What is BIM and how do we add value for our clients through the use of modern technology?
Building Information Modeling – or BIM – for the client, for the users and for the environment.
The central added value of the BIM method lies in the accuracy and the permanent availability of up to date information on all parts of the project for all its participants. The building is first created as a virtual BIM coordination model, on the basis of which all project participants can work out the feasibility of a project in detail.
Even before construction begins, you can take a virtual tour of the planned building. The BIM method is a holistic approach which incorporates all lifecycle phases of a building and realizes it in a sustainable and resource-conscious manner.
By integrating all relevant information, a comprehensive project database is created from the descriptive three-dimensional building model as the central data management of all building information. Thus, BIM not only contributes to more efficient planning and execution of the project, but also provides a realistic estimation of time and cost planning as well as sustainable use of materials.
The BIM methodology simultaneously ensures control as well as the necessary flexibility. Economic considerations with the necessary variants and optimizations can be easily added at any time. Coordination and discussions during the course of the construction process are simplified. Floor plans and elevations required for the construction process can be easily generated from the 3D data model and supplemented with important details.
Building Information Modeling in practice
The BIM method provides many advantages:
- 01. 3D visualizations
- 02. Virtual tours in the BIM model
- 03. Simulations of planned construction sequences and forecasts
- 04. Linking of the 3D data model with quantity-, cost- and scheduling details
- 05. Short-term cost forecasts at any time
- 06. Minimization of interface losses - synchronized planning status and linked processes
- 07. A basis for efficient facility management (CAFM)
- 08. Comprehensive documentation of the project in the model
Even in the early planning phases, the use of BIM can help to avoid costly and time-consuming planning errors and discrepancies across all disciplines. BIM simplifies communication and controlling: All information can be accessed and exchanged smoothly by all project participants at any time and from anywhere. With BIM, processes are transparent and traceable. The realistic building representation increases the understanding of the design and creates the basis for forward-looking planning and interdisciplinary solutions.
The added value of these intelligent models does not end with the construction of the building: Over the entire life cycle of a property, the use of BIM technology can permanently save considerable operating costs. This not only increases efficiency, but also conserves resources and the environment.