BIM as the planning method of the future for localising information to the correct areas in the project.
As the future-oriented method for cooperative work in the entire construction industry, BIM has already been used outside Germany for many years. We have used the Building Information Modelling (BIM) method since 2019 and have helped to promote the spread of the innovative technology in Germany.
BIM as the intermediary between all parties involved in a project
Collaborative work on one shared model allows conflicts that will affect all trades to be detected and cost-effectively mitigated during the initial stages of a project. The localisation of all relevant information in the digital twin allows the client to make decisions during the early stages, helping to ensure a smooth and trouble-free planning process. Timely investments in the software landscapes have ensured that BIM is ubiquitous at DES.
Cost and planning certainty thanks to BIM (4D)
BIM enables planners to extend 3D modelling to additional dimensions. In the fourth dimension, the used components are linked to their respective costs by the software in order to allow a high degree of cost control, even during the initial stages of a project. Former planning methods were not capable of producing cost estimates with this level of accuracy. Revit MEP means we are now able to move the planning process from the 3D world into the 5D level, where the processes are illustrated.
BIM for construction time reliability (5D)
In addition to cost control, the inclusion of a 5th dimension in the model also underlines the time required to install each individual component. This allows us to digitally simulate the entire construction process before construction begins. It provides us with an invaluable source of information in terms of resource planning, material logistics and the resulting construction progress, particularly in large-scale projects. Construction processes can be simulated in real time by the planning team.
BIM as a trusted companion throughout the entire life span of a building
The building’s digital twin enables all installed materials to be identified at any point in time. As a result, maintenance intervals, operating costs, repairs, or conversions can be implemented within the life span of a building without any significant planning work required. The ‘I’ in BIM is key in this regard, whereby all information located in the model can be accessed by all parties involved in the project in real time.