Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Sharing product information is essential for project's success. The digitalization era represents a turning point in fostering enhanced product transparency and project team coordination with BIM. With BIM, all levels of project personnel can instantly access an interactive and detailed 3D model of each product being implemented for a new construction. Engaging in BIM offers the ability to address all project requirements at the design stage, ensuring that products are implemented and perform as expected, while reducing the potential for team miscommunication.

WHAT IS BIM?

  1. BIM is a process, with a key focus on the informational part of the building. BIM is a process born from the digitalization of the design and construction industries. 3D visualization allows various professionals including architects, contractors, distributors, facility managers and owners - to use one central information tool.

  2. At the beginning of a construction, an architect often builds a 3D model in software programs such as Autodesk® Revit® or Graphisoft® ARCHICAD. This model stores a high number of objects or components representing a real product created by each manufacturer.

  3. The objects contain detailed manufacturer product data, marketing collateral, instructions and other miscellaneous information that are useful to all parts of the building process. The goal of BIM is to use information more effectively and collaboratively, to reduce communication friction and coordinate more easily.

  4. BIM provides lots of benefits such as time and cost reduction and improves project management with a common, lean and interactive interface for all project personnel.

Some of your project’s team members that can benefit from BIM include:

Owners

Architects

Security consultants

 

What is a BIM object?

  • A BIM Object is a digital representation of a product, such as the above examples, that are information rich and contain manufacturer-specific details. These include information on size, height, weight, material, hardware, and more. These 3D representations are downloaded and added to an architect's 3D model for precision in detail and for seamless communication with architects, contractors, distributors, facility managers and owners.

  • As a manufacturer, we can provide the most accurate and up-to-date component content. Making BIM content available provides us with the opportunity to directly engage with our customers, and to ensure the right specification of products within a building project.

  • BIM content can also be leveraged as an opportunity to be involved in a more standardized process.

 

Contact

E-mail:Olivier Schuester