Fremont, CA: The fast development of new technology and materials has resulted in significant changes in how bridges get designed. Engineers did not previously have the tools or software to generate realistic bridge models or extensive analyses. However, bridge engineers now have access to new innovative building processes, materials, equipment, and software with today's technological advancements.
Let's see some of the top New Advanced Bridge Design and Construction Technologies.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a procedure that integrates architects, engineers, and construction (AEC) professionals more effectively throughout the building process. Engineers and designers use BIM technology to produce 3-D models that comprise data ranging from a building's physical qualities to its functional aspects. Such data brings architects, engineers, and construction experts together in multidisciplinary cooperation to better understand the project they are working on.
In the world of civil engineering, new building materials are developing. Self-healing concrete is the most innovative building material being studied for bridge design today. Concrete is prone to cracking during it's life cycle and due to the diverse stresses in bridges. On the other hand, new concrete combinations, having limestone-producing bacteria, are being developed to fill fractures as they occur. Its breakthrough solution can avoid costly damages that might occur if concrete fractures are not get filled or corrected.
Digital technology is now affecting and reshaping the construction sector at a rapid pace. AI, VR, Drones, Site Robots, and other smart construction approaches and concepts are currently helpful on every building site. Bridges are not exempt from this rule. Drones with LIDAR sensors and GPS tracking are commonly employed smart construction technologies in bridge design. Bridge engineers can locate the exact area on which the bridge will stand by employing these drones, considerably reducing mistakes.