BIM - Building Information Modeling
What is BIM?
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a combination of technologies, processes and guidelines that enables all stakeholders in the construction value chain to collaborate on the design, construction and operation of a building using a virtual building model (BIM model).
The BIM model is composed of different building products, systems and building materials, so-called BIM objects. BIM objects are thus digital building blocks that make up the virtual building model (BIM model).
In addition to geometric, three-dimensional information, such as dimensions and parameterisations, these digital building blocks also contain alphanumeric data and attributes. Examples include classification features, manufacturer specifications, material information, maintenance and care information or performance characteristics, such as wind classes and thermal transmittance coefficients for doors.
Due to the diversity of information, the BIM model can be used for various purposes, such as cost estimates, collision simulations, quantity take-offs, construction process simulations, scheduling and much more - and all this before the building is actually built. This results in enormous digitalisation potential for all stakeholders along the value chain.
Our BIM solution
We support developments in the field of BIM by making our product information available to our customers in the form of BIM objects. The BIM objects can be configured using an online configurator. The configurator can also be integrated directly into the planning software of Autodesk Revit, Graphisoft ArchiCAD, Nemetschek ALLPLAN, Tekla and SketchUp using a plug-in.