Monitoring conditions and sustaining operability of infrastructure projects especially concrete bridges is a very significant and challenging process for any municipality. Visual representation of concrete bridges’ conditions in one hand and deterioration rate is a challenging task. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an intelligent, professional, and an effective multi-dimensioning modeling tool. BIM has the potential to assess the conditions across infrastructure projects throughout their life cycles. Using BIM, all project related information can be integrated and visualized as well in an effective way. This paper introduces a visualized framework for conditions assessment of concrete bridges’ elements in order to support the efficient planning of its maintenance and repair programs. To achieve a dynamic and timely flow of information, the proposed framework integrates between Excel, as a source for numeric calculations, and Revit as a visualization tool. The framework is aiming to create an automated information sharing platform. It has the capability to record for condition and deterioration rate at both bridge and network levels. This paper provides a significant step in motivating the research related in the near future to use the BIM platform as a visualization tool for bridges management in the operation and maintenance stage. The proposed model as such, will support the municipalities and consultants to administrate multi-bridges in making appropriate decisions.


Asset management BIM Condition assessments Deterioration 


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  1. 1.Middle East CollegeMuscatOman

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