BIM-based framework for managing performance of subway stations

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Journal Article

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mode - subway/metro, planning - standards, planning - environmental impact, technology - emissions, infrastructure - station


Building Information Modeling, Wireless Sensor Network, Thermal comfort, PM concentration levels, Subway stations


Rapid transit systems are considered a sustainable mode of transportation compared to other modes of transportation taking into consideration number of passengers, energy consumed and amount of pollution emitted. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is utilized in this research along with a global ranking system to monitor Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) in subway stations. The research is concerned with developing global rating system for subway stations' networks. The developed framework is capable of monitoring indoor temperature and Particulate Matter (PM) concentration levels in subway stations. A rating system is developed using Simos' ranking method in order to determine the weights of different components contributing to the whole level of service of a subway station as well as maintenance priority indices. A case study is presented to illustrate the use of the proposed system. The developed ranking system showed its effectiveness in ranking maintenance actions globally.


Permission to publish the abstract has been given by Elsevier, copyright remains with them.


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