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Awards Category: Enterprise Engineering

Digital As-built Proof of Concept

Location: Elk River, Minnesota, United States
Project Playbook: ContextCapture, OpenBridge, OpenRoads, ProjectWise, SYNCHRO
Image Credit: WSB

As part of the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s (MnDOT’s) TH 169 Elk Redefine Elk River initiative to support the roadway’s lifecycle management and long-term maintenance, WSB wanted to share complex 3D model information between design, construction, and asset management teams. WSB faced challenges updating the design model with the construction data, as well as integrating the information with asset management systems. They needed an open digital platform to integrate all data without losing valuable information.

Leveraging OpenRoads and iTwin, WSB imported data from MnDOT and other asset management systems into the design models and integrated them with the construction process data. Bentley applications reduced costs and resource hours while delivering the as-built model. The proof of concept demonstrates the value of a digital twin, providing real-time insight on the performance of 12 MnDOT asset classes for easier lifecycle maintenance and saving millions on project scoping assignments by identifying asset needs.