The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
Publications Copernicus
Articles | Volume XLVIII-M-2-2023
24 Jun 2023
 | 24 Jun 2023


A. Aglietti, C. Biagini, A. Bongini, and P. Ottobri

Keywords: Scan-to-BIM, InfraBIM, Digital Twin, IoT, Sensor Monitoring, Facility Management

Abstract. The implementation of geometric, alphanumerical and documentary data within BIM models is opening up interesting scenarios in the integrated management of existing infrastructure works. In particular, data from the application of sensors for structural monitoring of historic bridges can originate a flow of information exchange between real artifacts and Digital Twin capable of activating effective reactive or planned responses in the operation and maintenance phase of the asset by the facility manager. This paper intends to outline a BIM-oriented process workflow, which from the creation of parametric objects for infrastructural works using Scan-to-BIM acquisition techniques and procedures, arrives at the implementation of models aimed at the management of data from incoming and outgoing sensors towards analysis, supervision and control systems of the facilities organization. The case study of the Toppoli Bridge over the Arno River along the S.P. 64 road in the Province of Arezzo (IT), an artifact dating back to the early decades of the 1900s and built using traditional construction techniques and recently subject to renovation, is addressed. The experience conducted has highlighted how the BIM methodology for information management of existing assets, effectively responds to the current needs of monitoring and control of historical infrastructure assets, being able to integrate with multiple information management systems of the facilities organization, as well as the latest AI and AR technologies.