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For us 3D planning starts during the preliminary layout stage. Shaft details, chasings and cutouts are developed in 3D to help achieve planning safety at an early stage. Each of our locations has its own CAD department with qualified system planners; they work with the latest software on the 3D visualisation of your project.

Building Information Modeling, abbreviated to BIM, has for several years been a well-established term in the planning and interdisciplinary handling of building processes. With the publication of the EU directive for public procurement, it was determined that by 2016 all EU member states may demand the use of BIM for publicly-financed building and infrastructure projects. Allocation to the Federal Ministry for Traffic and Digital Infrastructure and Minister Alexander Dobrindt, establishing the “Reform Commission for Major Construction Projects”, and setting up the “BIM Task Group” show that Germany intends to comply. The introduction of BIM-based processes is therefore fully underway and has broad political backing.

We have also been concerned with Building Information Modeling (BIM)for some time now, and have already realised such projects in modified form. In this procedure, buildings are modelled in a computer so that they can be geometrically visualised. All project participants, such as architects, planners and technicians, have access to the 3D model and can all work on it at the same time. The building stands complete – with all details – in the computer, so that the amount of effort for coordination and changes is decisively reduced by BIM.