Intelligent construction technology of railway engineering in China

  • Chunfang Lu
  • Junfei Liu
  • Yanhong Liu
  • Yuming LiuEmail author
Research Article


Intelligent construction technology has been widely used in the field of railway engineering. This work first analyzes the connotation, function, and characteristics of intelligent construction of railway engineering (ICRE) and establishes its system structure from three dimensions, namely, life cycle, layers of management, and intelligent function, to deeply understand the development situation of intelligent railway construction in China. Second, seven key technical support systems of ICRE, which include building information modeling (BIM) standard system for China’s railway sector, technology management platform and life cycle management based on BIM + GIS (geography information system), ubiquitous intelligent perception system, intelligent Internet-of-Things (IoT) communication system based on mobile interconnection, construction management platform based on cloud computing and big data, unmanned operation system based on artificial intelligence, intelligent machinery and robot, and intelligent operation and maintenance system based on BIM and PHM (prediction and health management), are established. Third, ICRE is divided into three development stages: primary (perception), intermediate (substitution), and advanced (intelligence). The evaluation index system of each stage is provided from the aspects of technology and function. Finally, this work summarizes and analyzes the application situation of ICRE in the entire railway sector of China, represented by Beijing-Zhangjiakou and Beijing-Xiong’an high-speed railways. Result shows that the technical support systems of the ICRE have emerged in China and are still in the process of deepening basic technology research and preliminary application. In the future, the ICRE of China’s railway sector will develop toward a higher stage.


China railway sector intelligent construction railway engineering informatization development stage 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chunfang Lu
    • 1
  • Junfei Liu
    • 2
  • Yanhong Liu
    • 2
  • Yuming Liu
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.China Railway SocietyBeijingChina
  2. 2.Engineering Management CenterChina Railway CorporationBeijingChina
  3. 3.School of Economics and ManagementBeijing Jiaotong UniversityBeijingChina

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