Funding for RiskBIM project
The Norwegian Research Council has granted funding for the RiskBIM project, a 15 million research project partnership between Bane NOR (state-owned company responsible for the Norwegian national railway infrastructure), Statens vegvesen (Norwegian Public Roads Administration), IFE, COWI, Multiconsult and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
IFE is the main research partner for this project with an overall objective to improve current work practices and tools supporting the RAMS (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, Safety) and SHA processes used when developing new roads and rail solutions with BIM (Building Information Model) platforms. In short, the project will focus on improving: 1) work processes and dataflow; 2) methods and tools for risk managements; and 3) visualisation of risks and their status.
In current practise the different engineering fields like electro, water, signalling, architecture, geology etc. all develop their part of the solution in BIM, the RAMS and SHA information being somewhat detached. By integrating risk information directly in the model, supported by advanced analytic and management tools and new kinds of visualisation, the project will aim to achieve improved risk awareness, assure mitigations to be identified earlier, improve risk management and more.