“Building Information Modeling is the digital Zauberbegriff in the construction industry. BIM should be building processes much easier and faster. After the big companies also discover smaller companies and universities the topic.
After long lasting years of crisis the German construction sector is in a slow recovery, the largest portion of it has been already the sixth year in a row the housing.
An Instrument of productivity growth is the digitization, in most other industries, years ago arrived. “This is the construction industry not innovationsresistent,” says Frank Jansen, of the VDI company Building and building technology. High-tech materials and innovative techniques are on every site. “A stumbling block there, however: The margins on construction projects in the range of 1 % to 2 %. Because it is difficult, financial cushion for the development of new techniques in abeyance.“
Such a process is the digitisation of the construction industry in the Form of BIM, the so-called “Building Information Modeling”. With the model, both the planning and the execution and management of a building can be simulated and evaluated. In addition to geometric data can at the same time, factors such as events, construction or maintenance costs taken into account, and of all those Involved in the construction are used. Digital capture, processing and networking of all relevant building data causes finally, optimization of the planning and construction process as well as to increase in productivity.