BIM – Building Information Modeling

New level of consulting, planning, and implementation of infrastructure projects

The increasing complexity of construction work requires the use of new methods and modern equipment that make conventional planning processes more efficient and also increase projects’ transparency. Using the BIM method, DB Engineering & Consulting can deliver a new degree of quality for consulting, planning and implementation services throughout the entire lifecycle of an infrastructure-related facility – for example at Hannover main station in Germany:

BIM model fly-through of existing platform at Hanover main station

Marc Willich

Director, BIM Management
DB Engineering & Consulting
EUREF-Campus 14
Torgauer Strasse 12-15
10829 Berlin

What is building information modeling (BIM)?

“Building information modeling (BIM) is a term used to describe a collaborative work approach. Based on digital models, it can be used to compile and manage a consistent repository of a building’s information and data that is relevant for its entire lifecycle. This information can also be shared between all parties using transparent communication, or it can be forwarded for further processing.”*

*Source: Road Map for Digital Design and Construction, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (publ.), 2015

What are the benefits of using BIM?

Greater efficiency when planning, constructing and operating infrastructure facilities

The BIM approach is based on an integrated system of geometrical information, data, and documents within a single information model that can be accessed by all project team members via a common data environment (CDE). Thanks to this collective, up-to-date database, it is easy to identify information gaps and conflicts quickly and so apply the right solution to resolve them. The transparency that this creates benefits everyone working on the project, and it promotes efficiency.

Higher planning quality  and shorter planning times
  • Standardization of the planning process (modular system/object libraries)
  • Simplified three-dimensional reasoning to identify potential clashes in-project and with external systems
  • Better variant and production analyses (virtual construction)
  • In-depth communication among project team members
Greater cost security
  • More accurate data regarding quantities/costs in early planning stages
  • Transparent negotiations regarding the agreed cost model
Greater deadline-related certainty
  • Construction process simulations in integrated deadline models
  • Better coordination between interface points for construction stages and technical disciplines
Enhanced acceptance levels
  • Visualizing complex overall contexts concerning a building
  • Easy generation of variant assessments
Improved lifecycle assessment
  • Energy and CO2 balance analyses based on the model
  • Simulation of operations before starting construction
  • Timely, full handover of digital construction documents

Our services for your project’s success

With our experience and expertise in using the BIM approach, DB Engineering & Consulting is a reliable partner for your project, and we offer a broad range of services that cover the complete lifecycle of an infrastructure-related facility

Learn more about our projects

Management and consulting

Project management
  • Project coordination
  • Project control
  • Interface management
  • Construction site management and local construction supervision for individual specialty fields
  • Quality management/assurance
  • Design and acceptance testing
  • Risk management
  • Time and cost management
  • Setup of a BIM infrastructure
  • Inventory data management
  • Model and data structure

Data input/re-input

  • Control point
  • Laser scanning
  • Tachymetric surveying
  • Track geometry
  • Geotechnical examinations
  • Analytics for building stock
  • Georadar
  • Multicopter

Providing BIM data sources

  • Point cloud products: TruView data, Recap data, 3D point cloud map
  • Georeferenced CAD status quo data
  • Results of the construction-related examination

Modeling/data maintenance

  • 3D status quo models
  • Conversion of 2D plans into a 3D model
  • Digital surface model (DSM)
  • Hybrid models
  • Modeling of object information
  • Component modeling (families)

Creating and processing BIM-compatable data

Engineering planning for all service phases
  • Track system, engineering structures, structural engineering
  • Railway-related electromechanical engineering
  • Mechanical, electrical and plumbing
  • Object-oriented 3D modeling
  • Visualization of the planning alternatives
  • Simulation of construction processes
Instructor with young people in engineering training

Take off

From stations to complex infrastructure projects, in Germany and worldwide – BIM has arrived in our everyday working world. Do you also want to work in a company where BIM is part of everyday work?

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