bmvi bim docsDigital technologies can make a decisive contribution to cost-effectiveness, cost transparency, efficiency and deadline. The improved availability of data for all involved in the construction project ensures transparency and networking. Time schedules, costs and risks can be determined more easily, earlier and more precisely, and controlled without any gaps. The continuous digitization of all building and construction information relevant to planning and realization as a virtual building model is described as Building Information Modeling ( BIM ). This method uses much more information compared to traditional IT models and creates a synchronized data base, accessible to all parties involved in the construction. In order to help BIM to make a breakthrough in Germany, the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure presented a step-by-step plan for the introduction of BIM on 15.12.2015. It applies primarily to infrastructure construction and infrastructure-related building construction, but can also be used as a model in other areas. Read More