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4C H A P T E R 1 âCivil Integrated Management (CIM) is the technology-enabled collection, organization, managed accessibility, and the use of accurate data and information throughout the life cycle of a transportation assetâ (FHWA 2012). CIM focuses on promoting successful and effective life- cycle application of modern technologies, such as information modeling, advanced surveying methods, subsurface mapping of utilities, automated machine guidance (AMG), and integration of project data with Transportation Asset Management (TAM). These tools have the potential to enable the transition to digital project delivery and enhance the role and quality of information available for project management tasks. The research objectives were to assess the current state of CIM practices, document the observed trends across the agencies (benefits, costs, opportunities, risks), and develop a guidebook that can be used by DOTs to enhance their level of CIM utilization. NCHRP Report 831: Civil Integrated Management (CIM) for Departments of Transportation, Volume 1: Guidebook, is intended to assist both decision-makers and practitioners. Section 1.1 provides more detail on the organization of the chapters in this Guidebook and the intended audience. 1.1 Readersâ Guide Chapter 2 presents an overview of CIM and its associated tools and functions to inform the readers about the research scope. This concise and educational chapter is beneficial to both senior executives and project management teams in an agency because it briefly explains the key termi- nologies to get started with CIM. Chapter 3 explains the anticipated changes in project delivery processes resulting from CIM implementation. Thus, this chapter would prove useful and interesting to project management representatives who are responsible for the oversight of the project work processes. The focus of this Guidebook is the implementation framework presented in Chapter 4. It provides a general strategy to support critical decisions regarding assessment of an agencyâs current capabilities and determination of future investment decisions. This chapter also con- tains necessary information that would be of interest to an implementation team that might include working representatives from all disciplines and senior management. Various stake- holders who may find this chapter useful include agencies, contractors, suppliers, and legal authorities. Chapter 5 consists of the optional supplemental materials that the research team gathered throughout the research effort. Although not directly supportive to CIM implementation, it contains references to important materials and research studies that are relevant for CIM both nationally and internationally. Introduction
Introduction 5 Appendix A presents a catalog of references to CIM resources gathered from the literature review and other data collection efforts. These resources are classified by different subcategories related to CIM and can be of interest to personnel responsible for implementing CIM at an agency. Appendix B contains a PowerPoint slide deck as an executive briefing. The link to the slide deck is available on the NCHRP Project 10-96 web page at www.trb.org. The slides review the key findings from this research. They may be used, in whole or in part, as a briefing for management on the uses, benefits, and conditions for CIM implementation.