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Krishna Verma Verma, Thomas A. Siewert, F. Beckmann


This paper highlights developments that led the FHWA¿s Office of Bridge Technology, working with State departments of transportation (DOT) and the concrete and steel bridge industries, to launch a major initiative to identify available technologies and develop integrated engineering software demonstration packages to promote faster and more efficient automated processes applicable through the entire life cycle (design, fabrication, construction, and preservation) for bridge owners and contractors. The paper includes examples that illustrate how the engineering software package to be developed will include guidelines and training materials to ease the transition among users from current practices to synergistic integrated automation. Also, the paper explains that integrated automation through 3D modeling is an extension of the conventional 2D methodology in designing, constructing, and maintaining bridges. The use of 3D modeling will generate an architectural blueprint for integrating phases into the automated processes yet it will have the potential to produce significantly improved 2D design drawings, as well as construction drawings, in conjunction with life-cycle management through automation.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the First South-East Asia IIW Congress
Conference Dates
November 21-22, 2006
Conference Location
Bankok, 1, ID
Conference Title
First South-East Asia IIW Congress


automation, bridges, 3D modeling, life cycle management


Verma, K. , Siewert, T. and Beckmann, F. (2006), INTEGRATED BRIDGE PROJECT DELIVERY AND LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT, Proceedings of the First South-East Asia IIW Congress, Bankok, 1, ID, [online], (Accessed May 24, 2024)


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Created November 15, 2006, Updated October 12, 2021