The future of the construction industry is digital and Siemens Building Technologies is driving this trend. With our holistic approach and extensive experience supported by our state-of-the-art technologies, we create the perfect place for all stakeholders. This is how we ensure that the stakeholders achieve their individual business goals.
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Building information modeling
In today’s evolving construction industry, we turn data into value! The method that enables this is called Building Information Modeling, or simply BIM. But what is BIM actually? It is a revolutionary, forward-looking digital planning and working method that integrates the work of all stakeholders involved. With BIM, a building is built twice – first virtually and then physically. The physical construction process begins only after the virtual building meets all expectations and specifications, saving time and costs while improving quality. Naturally, changes are easier to make in the virtual model than in the real physical building. This value creation extends beyond the planning and construction phases. The consistent use of a common BIM database also has a measurable positive effect on the long-term and cost-intensive operation phase. In other words, BIM enables significant productivity gains in all phases of a building project.
BIM is changing the way we build, collaborate and operate
As with every other aspect of our lives, digitalization is transforming the entire building lifecycle. This transformation presents far-reaching opportunities. While BIM clearly allows us to plan and construct buildings with greater insight, it also creates significant benefits that are realized during the operation phase. All of this will improve profitability over the entire building lifecycle and generate measurable advantages for investors, planners, contractors, tenants and operators.
Creating and operating perfect places with BIM
The increasing complexity of construction projects makes coordination with current tools and workflows more difficult. Consequently, unbudgeted costs, unreliable schedules and insufficient quality cause challenges for everyone involved. BIM is the answer to these challenges, which cannot be mastered with traditional methods. Its holistic approach and parallel planning capabilities lead to concerted construction and smooth operation, making it valuable to all stakeholders. The use of a virtual twin over the entire lifecycle of the building turns the maxim “built and operated as planned” into a sustainable promise.
BIM objects enable the accurate planning and analysis of the digital design. Beyond that, they provide the static data that forms the basis for operational efficiency. All stakeholders benefit to varying degrees from our extensive range of BIM-data-enriched objects, which contain essential information like interdependency, interactions, geometry, classes and attributes relations.