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13-02 — Advances in Civil Integrated Management (CIM)

Over the past 20 years the use of computers has dynamically evolved to assist in highway construction efforts. The application of computer-driven total station, laser guidance systems, automatic machine guidance systems, 3-D, 4-D and 5-D modeling of complex construction strategies, and remote modeling of assemble of bridge elements has resulted in more efficiency and accuracy than ever before. In addition, contract administration has evolved such that contracting tools are being used to enhance partnering between owners, consultants, materials suppliers and contractors to optimize just-in-time delivery of services and materials.

The purpose of this scan is to examine projects that utilize civil integrated management (CIM) technologies and partnering efforts between State DOTs, consultants, contractors and materials suppliers. Considerations include organization factors (e.g., size of program, degree of centralization or decentralization, and outsourcing) that may influence how state DOTs, consultants, materials suppliers and contractors use CIM.

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Scan Results and Report

Implementation and Impact

Following the scan site visits in 2014, the scan team worked at the state and national levels to advance the scan findings. Highlights of follow-up activities and outcomes include:

  • Scan team members produced a 13-02-related TRB webinar, “Information Standardization Practices for Digital Project Delivery,” with 430 attendees.
  • Scan team members collaboratively produced an overview video sharing key findings and lessons learned from the scan.
  • Scan team members made state and regional presentations, sharing findings and lessons learned at: AASHTO SCOH and SOC meetings; the WASHTO and MAASTO annual meetings; the TRB Annual Meeting; the FHWA Visualization Working Group and EDC 3D Engineered Models for Construction Workshop; the International Highway Engineering Exchange Program Conference; the NACE annual conference; the Midcontinent Transportation Symposium; the Conference on Autonomous and Robotic Construction; local chapters of ARTBA, ASCE, and ACEC; their own departments of transportation, and at other state and regional meetings.

Scan members continue to work closely within their own states and nationally to monitor needs and identify opportunities to communicate and implement advances in civil-integrated management.

Scan Members

Pictured left to right

  • Charles Jahren, Subject Matter Expert, Iowa State University
  • Randall Park, Utah DOT
  • Julie Kliewer, Arizona DOT
  • John Adam, AASHTO co-chair, Iowa DOT
  • Katherine Petros, FHWA Co-chair, FHWA
  • Duane Brautigam, Florida DOT
  • Rebecca Burns, Pennsylvania DOT
  • Yelda Turkan, SME Associate, ISU
  • John Lobbestael, Michigan DOT
  • David Jeong, SME Associate, ISU
  • Fangyu "Denise" Guo, SME Associate, ISU

Not pictured

  • Stan Burns, Utah DOT

Sites Visited

  • Iowa
  • Michigan
  • New York
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin