Bane NOR – RiskBIM

IFE delivers project management and is the main research partner in a Bane NOR research project funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The project is named RiskBIM, has a 15 million NOK budget, and is a partnership between Bane NOR, Staten vegvesen, IFE, COWI, Multiconsult and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). IFE is the main research partner.

The overall objective is 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 management
  3. visualization of risk and status information

The overall problem in the current practice is that 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. Risk information generated from the RAMS and SHA work is to a large extent developed and maintained outside of the BIM platform. By integrating risk information directly in the model, supported by advanced analytic and management tools and new kinds of visualization, the general idea is to achieve improved risk awareness, mitigations to be identified earlier, improved management of risk and more.

The project is expected to start in the summer of 2019 and scheduled finalized in the summer of 2022.