Railway Information Modeling RIM

The Track to Rail Modernization

Railway Information Modeling RIM

Mounir Bensalah, School of Engineers of Rabat, Marocco
Abdelmajid Elouadi, Ibn Tofail University, Morocco
Hassan Mharzi, Ibn Tofail University, Morocco

ISBN : 9781786303875

Publication Date : August 2019

Hardcover 164 pp

120.00 USD



Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the digital and graphical representation of the physical and functional characteristics of a structure. It provides a reliable basis for decisions throughout a building’s lifecycle, and with BIM it is possible to design, plan, build and track projects. In particular, BIM has sparked a transformation of the railway sector.

Railway Information Modeling RIM is a compilation of two years’ worth of academic, conceptual and practical research on the integration of BIM into railway. It summarizes and focuses on a survey carried out by the authors, who are experts in the field. The book also contains a literature review and a case study to demonstrate the benefits and sustainability of BIM integration, and finishes with the practical steps and considerations for the successful management of the integration process.


1. Introduction to BIM Integration into Railway.
2. BIM into Railway: Optimization of Cost by Using BIM.
3. BIM and Sustainability.
4. BIM Integration to Railway Projects – Case Study.
5. How to Successfully Integrate BIM into a Railway Project–Framework.
6. Railway Information Modeling – Project Management.

About the authors/editors

Mounir Bensalah is an engineer at the Mohammadia School of Engineers of Rabat in Mechanical Engineering. He works as project director at Colas Rail, as well as managing the railway studies office and working on several international projects.

Abdelmajid Elouadi is Professor of Higher Education at the National School of Applied Sciences of Kenitra at Ibn Tofail University (Morocco). With a history of professional experience in logistics and health, his research includes big data, information systems and lean manufacturing.

Hassan Mharzi is Professor of Higher Education at the National School of Applied Sciences of Kenitra at Ibn Tofail University. Among other areas, he leads research on logistics, energy and sustainable development, and engineering.