‘Building Bridges’ is a technical book that reads like a novel, and acts like a reference point and a guide, with its systematic compilation of information on bridges across India. It presents the world’s first fully digitalized bridge management system; and describes the evolution of the Indian Bridge Management System (IBMS) from its conceptualization to the challenges faced, and the future of bridge management using AI in the next 20 years.
On 4 January 2022, Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shri. Nitin Gadkari released the e-book ‘Building Bridges: Shaping the Future’. Author Sachidanand Joshi, Chair IDDC Engineers, was behind the technical conceptualization of IBMS, based on his extensive experience in the rehabilitation of structures. Co-author Vaibhav Dange, former Secretary to Shri. Gadkari and current Advisor to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), helped compile the historical events described in the IBMS.
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