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Frontiers of Engineering Management

Front. Eng    2019, Vol. 6 Issue (4) : 503-516
Intelligent construction technology of railway engineering in China
Chunfang LU1, Junfei LIU2, Yanhong LIU2, Yuming LIU3()
1. China Railway Society, Beijing 100844, China
2. Engineering Management Center, China Railway Corporation, Beijing 100844, China
3. School of Economics and Management, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China
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Intelligent construction technology has been widely used in the field of railway engineering. This work first analyzes the connotation, function, and characteristics of intelligent construction of railway engineering (ICRE) and establishes its system structure from three dimensions, namely, life cycle, layers of management, and intelligent function, to deeply understand the development situation of intelligent railway construction in China. Second, seven key technical support systems of ICRE, which include building information modeling (BIM) standard system for China’s railway sector, technology management platform and life cycle management based on BIM+GIS (geography information system), ubiquitous intelligent perception system, intelligent Internet-of-Things (IoT) commu-nication system based on mobile interconnection, construction management platform based on cloud computing and big data, unmanned operation system based on artificial intelligence, intelligent machinery and robot, and intelligent operation and maintenance system based on BIM and PHM (prediction and health management), are established. Third, ICRE is divided into three development stages: primary (perception), intermediate (substitution), and advanced (intelligence). The evaluation index system of each stage is provided from the aspects of technology and function. Finally, this work summarizes and analyzes the application situation of ICRE in the entire railway sector of China, represented by Beijing–Zhangjiakou and Beijing–Xiong’an high-speed railways. Result shows that the technical support systems of the ICRE have emerged in China and are still in the process of deepening basic technology research and preliminary application. In the future, the ICRE of China’s railway sector will develop toward a higher stage.

Keywords China railway sector      intelligent construction      railway engineering      informatization      development stage     
Corresponding Author(s): Yuming LIU   
Just Accepted Date: 28 October 2019   Online First Date: 22 November 2019    Issue Date: 05 December 2019
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Chunfang LU,Junfei LIU,Yanhong LIU, et al. Intelligent construction technology of railway engineering in China[J]. Front. Eng, 2019, 6(4): 503-516.
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Fig.1  The basic framework of standardized management system for railway construction project.
Fig.2  The intelligent technology system.
Fig.3  The basic framework of intelligent railway information system.
Fig.4  The system structure of the ICRE.
Fig.5  Seven-supporting technological systems for the ICRE.
Fig.6  Ubiquitous intelligent perception system.
Fig.7  The railway engineering construction management platform.
Fig.8  Three-stage development of the ICRE.
Fig.9  Three-dimension collaborative design based on the same database.
Fig.10  Optimum design with BIM in a cable-stayed bridge.
Fig.11  Construction site planning.
Fig.12  Three-dimension visualization technical disclosure.
Fig.13  Three-dimension digital pre-assembly.
Fig.14  Digital construction based on BIM.
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