A 3D Building Information Model of the United Kingdom‘s entire rail network is set to drastically increase future efficiencies of maintenance and repair works.
Now into its second year of development, data already collated will be added to additional data collected from LiDAR scanning, some of which will be completed via helicopter. This combination of data will then be used to create a rail infrastructure network model (RINM), a information-saturated BIM tool to enable engineers to “make far more informed decisions about the maintenance and operation” of sections of rail.
As part of the ORBIS Project, engineers can already download an app with the latest up to date version of the RINM, meaning they can access the data via mobile tablets on-site when working on maintenance.
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