BIM - Building Information Modelling - what is it?

In recent years, Building Information Modelling, or BIM for short, has developed into a pioneering method for designing complex construction projects more efficiently. With the digital transformation of the construction industry, BIM enables the holistic and precise visualisation of construction projects in a virtual 3D model. This innovative technology has the potential to fundamentally change the way we plan, design, build and manage buildings.
BIM goes far beyond the traditional 2D drawing. It enables architects, engineers and construction companies to create a comprehensive digital image of the entire construction process. From the initial idea to the design phase, clash detection, cost and time planning through to construction and facility management, BIM offers an integrated platform that provides all relevant information in real time.

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The advantages of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the construction industry

Building Information Modelling (BIM) offers numerous advantages for the construction industry. With its advanced digital technology, BIM is revolutionising the way construction projects are planned, designed, built and managed. In this text, we will take a closer look at the many benefits that BIM brings.


Efficient collaboration and communication

A key advantage of BIM is the improved collaboration and communication between project participants. By sharing access to the central BIM model, architects, engineers, contractors and other specialists can exchange information in real time, track changes and recognise conflicts at an early stage. This promotes closer collaboration and enables efficient coordination of all trades, resulting in improved project quality and time savings.


Error and conflict avoidance

BIM makes it possible to recognise errors and conflicts in the planning and construction process at an early stage. The integrated visualisation of the entire project allows potential collisions between different components or systems to be identified. This enables those involved in the project to make appropriate adjustments before construction begins. This minimises costly errors during the construction phase, resulting in cost and time savings.


Optimisation of cost and time planning

BIM supports more precise cost and time planning. By integrating quantity and cost information into the BIM model, the impact of design changes on the budget and schedule can be estimated directly. This enables optimised resource planning, material ordering and workflows. The precise recording of construction times and costs helps to minimise budget overruns and delays.


Improved quality and execution

Thanks to the detailed 3D visualisation and precise component information, BIM enables a higher quality of construction projects. Architects and engineers can visualise designs realistically and construction companies receive detailed instructions for correct execution. This leads to improved execution quality, reduced waste and fewer rectifications during the construction phase.


Optimised facility management

BIM also offers significant benefits in facility management. The digital model contains comprehensive information on the installed components, maintenance schedules and energy efficiency data. Facility managers can use this information to plan the building's life cycle more efficiently, optimise maintenance measures and reduce operating costs. Access to real-time data also allows them to react quickly to changes and repair requirements.

Building Information Modelling (BIM) offers a wide range of benefits for the construction industry. From improved collaboration and communication to early error detection, optimised cost and time planning and higher quality construction - BIM has the potential to optimise the entire construction process and significantly increase the efficiency of the construction industry. BIM also opens up new opportunities for optimised facility management and the sustainable use of buildings.


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