Using building information modeling to track and assess the structural condition of bridges
National Bridge Inspection Standards do not require documenting damage location during an inspection but bridge evaluation provisions highlight the importance of it. When determining a safe load carrying capacity of a bridge, damage location information is significant because shear and moment limit states are more critical at different locations and member capacities can vary along the length of a span. Capturing damage location information using current methods can be impractical; however, building information modeling (BIM) provides new opportunities in tracking and utilizing this information. ...
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