BIM - Building Information Modeling


A central feature in the planning, construction and administrative process is Building Information Modeling (BIM), a term that stands for the digital transformation of the construction industry. Using BIM, all design, quality, timing and business targets and data are recorded and linked digitally. A virtual, three-dimensional building model is created in this way. The simulation adds time and cost as a fourth and fifth dimension. BIM enables an efficient and transparent collaboration and an improved workflow for all those involved in a project over the entire process of planning, constructing and managing a property or an infrastructure project. BIM building is used first virtually and then in reality to identify and correct planning errors before the actual construction process. As the pioneer of the BIM idea, the Nemetschek Group has followed this holistic approach for over thirty years.

The extensive data collected via BIM form a very good basis for digital twins. A digital twin is an image of a building that is created during the planning process and continuously enriched throughout the entire building lifecycle with updated information, e.g. for building construction, the building physics, the energetic behavior and the use of the building. This makes it possible to create forecasts for changes on the building itself or its use.   



Reference projects on this topic:
[Translate to english:] Assael Pontoon Dock

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From their design approach to their finished projects, the team at Flansburgh Architects doesn’t want to be typical — they want to be better. For over 50 years, the Boston-based firm has led its team…

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Eco-friendly living combines with a distinctive design

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First museum in passive house construction

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With the precision of Swiss clockwork

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Tripla comes into being through Open BIM

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Multifunctional Building opens Gateway to the Campus

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Football icon Santiago Bernabéu faces complete revamp

The stadium, inaugurated in 1947 and named in honor of Spanish soccer star Santiago Bernabéu, has been renovated and extended several times…

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Lichtwiese Campus of Darmstadt Technical University awarded "The German Sustainable Building Certification"

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Pearwood ensures listening pleasure

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A luxury-class weekend retreat

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Ecological contexts between two rivers

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The oldest evidence of creative intelligence

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Spacious conference rooms enhance a modern parliamentary work

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Building’s floor plan is based on furrows of a ploughed field

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A milestone in high alpine architecture

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Paris is growing skyward

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DIGITAL WORKFLOW ON A MEGA PROJECT

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Vectorworks

Ecologic Campus

"Green" architecture and historic conservation

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Honorable Mention on the Environment Top Ten Green Projects Awards

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1,700 trees for a good climate

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Bowden Centre won Australia's most prestigious architecture awards

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Revitalizing the Space "Where the Waters Meet"

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Mathias P Nilsson is a lucky man. He works in probably the best project room I have ever seen. It’s like the result of an interior designer’s perfect brief. On the one wall is an interactive screen…

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Solibri

SWECO

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Allplan

OMNITURM

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Three centuries of bridge building over the Firth of Forth

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An exciting path across the gorge:
The Tamina Bridge in the canton of St. Gallen

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Allplan

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Rehab unit meets all patient's requirements

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