The Shitan Xiangjiang Grand Bridge will improve transportation connections in Hunan. Changsa BIMcloud Information Technology is working to implement a BIM methodology for digital construction management. They faced technical, environmental, and coordination challenges, compounded by a tight construction schedule. Third-party modeling software proved incapable of building the complex models and coordinating the multiple processes and disciplines. Therefore, they needed integrated BIM and reality modeling technology.
They selected Bentley applications to create a digital construction management platform, which integrated the reality mesh with roadway and bridge structure models and accurately simulated the construction process. The applications transformed traditional paper construction methods into intelligent digital construction workflows that improved data sharing, multidiscipline coordination, and safety. The BIM-based solution minimized rework to save labor and material costs, which shortened the construction schedule, as well as allowed the team to use the models throughout operations and maintenance to achieve full-lifecycle BIM application.