Here are links to my paper and presentation from the recent ICSI 2014 conference.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is increasing the transparency and consistency of data in the planning, design, and operations phases of infrastructure projects. Economic Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) is currently used on infrastructure projects to decide whether to proceed and, occasionally, which alternatives to design. Marrying CBA with BIM has tremendous potential to help in making sustainability and resiliency decisions related to infrastructure. This paper shows how CBA-BIM can produce better estimates of the social value of infrastructure, characterized in the Quality of Life category in Envision, as well as addressing issues of social equity. CBA-BIM has the potential to measure the “resiliency of physical infrastructure across the full economic, social, and environmental dimensions of sustainability” (Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure 2012).
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) held its first International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI 2014) in Long Beach California on November 6-8, 2014. Outside of the conference …
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