Building information modeling (Civil Engineering)

The challenges faced when planning, designing, constructing and operating buildings continue to increase. Life-cycle costs, for instance, have taken on greater significance for real-estate projects of all kinds. Digital planning methods such as building information modeling (BIM) offer an effective means of meeting the demands associated with the increased complexity and the expanding range of issues and specialist disciplines involved. BIM enables stakeholders to increase the quality and reliability of their planning, design, construction and operation processes. It also enables planners to generate important data relating to the entire life cycle of a given property or portfolio.

Building information modeling (BIM) is a tool used to optimize the planning, design, construction and management of buildings. It enables the cross-referencing of all of the relevant planning and design data. This provides a more transparent and detailed planning basis. In particular, it enables stakeholders to gain a more holistic view of construction projects and to more effectively harmonize the various factors involved, i.e. in a manner that goes far beyond what is possible using conventional CAD design and drafting. This information can be applied to the entire life cycle of the buildings in question.

BIM offers the following advantages:

  • Increased planning reliability for developers and designers thanks to enhanced project harmonization
  • Improved quality assurance
  • Improved communication among project participants
  • Collision checking and model validation
  • More effective controlling via target definitions and process planning
  • Automated or partially automated checks of compliance with laws and industry standards
  • Quantity and volume assessments
  • Systematic deficiency management during acceptance procedures
  • Systematic facility management

We share our extensive BIM know-how so that developers and entire design-and-engineering teams can benefit from the above-mentioned advantages. We also offer developers consulting services in respect of defining project goals, specifications and procedures within the context of BIM-based planning.

EBP is an active member of the Swiss Digital Construction Association (Bauen Digital Schweiz) and has been involved in digital architectural-design processes and their application in Switzerland from the beginning. (Link – „Grundlagen einer OpenBIM Methodik für die Schweiz“)