Case Study: Scan-to-BIM

Project: Roman Way Mini Plant

The Roman Way Bridge on the site of the BMW Mini Plant in Oxford was originally constructed circa 1864, as part of the Princes Risborough to Oxford railway line. The line fell under the Beeching Axe in 1963 but the branch line to the then Morris car plant at Cowley was retained. The structure has since been used by BMW Mini to transport materials and vehicles from the site. With the structure now showing signs of corrosion, Benchmarq was commissioned to create a 3D Revit model of the structure from data captured by laser scanner. This was to enable consulting engineers to determine the exact location of highway and rail loading on each of the ‘trough’ sections which make up the bridge deck; to assess the capacity of the bridge based on the current condition; and to establish an appropriate means of repair, including sensitivity analysis around further structural cross-section loss of the troughs due to the corrosion.

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