Ronald van Lanen
Senior Advisor, Smart Information Solution, Royal HaskoningDHV, The Netherlands
Ronald van Lanen works as a consultant geo-ICT and information management for Royal HaskoningDHV. With more than 20 years of experience he worked as a consultant at different organisations. He uses knowledge of standards like INSPIRE, data, BIM, Geo-ICT solutions, Scrum and innovative methods like linked data as improvement tactics to achieve the implementation of the digital transition.
The last years he was involved with the BIM program of Rijkswaterstaat working on an object type library (OTL) and research program European project.
How geo-bim can help infrastructure assets to become important in realising global sustainability goals such as bio-based economy
The organisation Rijkswaterstaat, the ministry of infrastructure and Water Management are responsible for the main infrastructure facilities in the Netherlands. Apart from managing roads, one of the assets for which Rijkswaterstaat is responsible is the roadside. Traditionally the roadside fulfils traffic functions of which the most important one is increasing safety.
But what if assets can provide additional functions such as biomass production for the industry, production of solar energy or becoming a restricted zone for a protected site? In this presentation we give a brief overview of the challenges arising when the aim is to obtain additional sustainability functions from roadsides. One of these challenges is the difficulty obtaining the necessary information to determine the impact of new functions (during the lifecycle) allowing for informed decision making.
Can geo-BIM contribute to better information collaboration (interoperability), stimulate re-use of information to avoid inefficient data management? To show that we found that geo-BIM can make this contribution, we briefly demonstrate the results from projects where the aim was to optimize creating additional functions from roadsides. We show how new innovations like I-report, an object type library (OTL’s), linked data and integrating with GIS and the transport network as a backbone can provide the data management functions which are needed.
As shown is several projects, the digital transition is fundamental in achieving other global transitions such as the energy transition and creating a bio-based and circular economy.