MS 04

Digital methods in the lifecycle of infrastructure systems to enhance reliability of operation

Organizers

Robert Hartung, hartungnull@icom.uni-hannover.de

Institute of Construction Management and Digital Engineering, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

Katharina Klemt-Albert, klemt-albertnull@icom.uni-hannover.de

Institute of Construction Management and Digital Engineering, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

Abstract

Digital methods, in particular Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), are being used more and more in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Sector. However, building operation and maintenance processes mainly still follow conventional processes and are hardly supported by digital databases. The symposium is open for contributions which focus on fundamental concepts for digitally supported maintenance of infrastructure systems. The aim is to enhance availability, reliability and provide a structured data basis for the involved project participants along the lifecycle. Therefore, required methods and processes need to be defined and harmonized from different perspectives like infrastructure operators, monitoring service providers and supervision authorities. The symposium should address at least one of the following areas:

  • Concepts for using Digital Twins for data organization and infrastructure management along the lifecycle.
  • Digital models and linked data models as the basis for data exchange and communication processes during the operation phase.
  • Innovative Methods for data analysis, economic assessments and risk calculation regarding the phase of operation to optimize lifecycle costs.

In conclusion, maintenance processes can be initiated on a data-driven basis to change the way from reactive maintenance processes to proactive approaches.