Building Information Modeling

Building Information Modeling

Improve your planning, construction and operations with Building Information Modeling

Building projects, whether in the building construction sector or in the infrastructure sector, are becoming more and more complex. There are lots of reasons for this, one of which is the growing number of people involved in individual projects. And there has also recently been a significant increase in design variety as well as in safety and sustainability requirements. So it is becoming more and more difficult to manage projects like this while ensuring that you adhere to deadlines and keep costs and quality standards within the boundaries you have been set.

Help is at hand in the form of Building Information Modeling (BIM) – which is currently revolutionizing planning and construction processes. It is all about bundling planning data together in one system, allowing buildings to be completed on a virtual basis before progressing to physical construction in concrete, steel and glass.

What lies behind BIM?

BIM describes a digital planning process linking all planners together in a single network. BIM planning uses a database to connect information such as space plans, dimensions, quantities and item descriptions, in addition to costs.

At the same time, BIM is also a new form of interdisciplinary team work (collaboration). It is based on virtual simulation of the building or infrastructure under construction. The BIM process seeks to arrive at a precise performance prediction enabling the economic and environmental effects of the project to be assessed and optimized.

The BIM value chain ranges from basic evaluation through preliminary planning, design planning, analysis, documentation, the production process (including quantity take-off and schedule planning) to site management and facility management. And the data can even be used at a later stage, when it comes to demolishing or renovating the building, for example.