HELLER supports training event for employees from road administrations of Bavarian counties
Under the title Asset Management, the topics "BIM in the service of operators of district roads in Bavaria" and "Maintenance management for district roads - from pavement condition survey to construction program" were presented. In his contribution, Dr. Slawomir Heller addressed the importance of Building Information Management (BIM) for the management of road infrastructure. The focus was not exclusively on the design and construction phases - as is usually the case at other events on the subject of BIM - but primarily on the operational phase. In the life cycle of the infrastructure, the operating phase accounts for over 90% of all costs incurred and also covers the largest part of the cycle in terms of time. Therefore, a suitable management approach is required here. At the beginning of the event, the general opinion also prevailed in the audience that BIM is exclusively about the acquisition and consolidation of three-dimensional data from design or construction. Dr. Heller was able to show the participants, on the basis of the standards and concrete examples, that BIM should rather be understood as a process or management approach and that, if implemented appropriately, it represents a great added value for the maintenance and expansion of infrastructure. Particularly at the strategic level, there is no need for detailed three-dimensional models, but rather a suitable way of holding or being able to evaluate the necessary information in the required depth, accuracy and topicality for different issues.
Daniel Hilpert supplemented this presentation with a concrete proposal for an efficient and effective maintenance management of the district roads. He presented proposed solutions for the individual phases in the life cycle of the roads. In addition to the presentation of the most current procedures for pavement condition survey and assessment, these included in particular approaches for maintenance planning, forecasting maintenance requirements and prioritizing the construction program. As an experienced expert in road construction engineering, he was able to use practical examples to show that maintenance management is a continuous process and can be implemented comparatively easily with the right methods.
The feedback from the participants showed that road authorities need solutions that can also be implemented in practice and offer added value.
The colleagues from HELLER see themselves in an excellent position to do this and are pleased with the discussions after the presentations and the overall very positive response. A big thank you goes to the organizers of the training!