Building Information Modeling
Networked design using a 5-dimensional model.
Building Information Modelling (BiM) is a method of design using a digital building model that stretches from the conceptualisation to completion and is based on standardised processes. It is thus a method for the optimised design and construction of structures spanning their entire life cycle. This design process includes 3D geometry with standardised parameters, 4D linkage for purposes of construction process planning (time) as well as 5D linkage for purposes of performance and cost monitoring.
The fact that all project participants, from the Architecture Department to the Statics Department, the Building Technology Department as well as the Departments of Construction Preparation, Cost Estimation as well as the client and Facility Management work on the same model yields several benefits:
- Design errors are minimised
- Shorter decision-making processes
- Networked flow of information
- Data consistency
- Time and cost savings
The use of BiM not only provides the client with increased security but also promotes collaboration between all trades in all areas of the project based on partnership. The biggest challenges in the field of BiM and its implementation is the application and use of IT tools and an understanding for the use of standards for an integrated project handling in all phases of a building’s construction. Our employees can look back on many years of experience in the use of BiM methods in national and international building construction and civil engineering projects.