Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Building information modelling (BIM) is radically changing planning processes and results. In future, constructions will not “only” be developed based on abstract plans; the construction will be created digitally before the work actually begins – as a digital twin. This entails a highly cooperative planning process – each stakeholder in the project keeps their planning status up to date by coordinating and making adjustments directly in the model. The digital model therefore far exceeds the three-dimensional presentation of the future construction. It is an extremely valuable database, if properly developed, since it supports the client during the entire life cycle – from the first decisions in the planning process to the later stages of management, renovations and conversions. Basler & Hofmann utilises BIM in all its variants – from Open BIM to Big Closed BIM; from structural engineering to infrastructure construction – always coordinated based on the client’s requirements and state-of-the-art technology.

Our services

  • Consultations regarding the launch of BIM pilot projects
  • BIM management and coordination
  • Support in introducing BIM methods
  • Developing models in all areas of operation (structural engineering, building services, infrastructure construction, utility engineering)
  • Support in the digital draft designs of parameterised geometries
  • Managing models
  • Linking databases, for example geographic information systems
  • Developing data enhancement processes
  • Surveying/data collection with laser scanning and drone photogrammetry

Digitalisation in the construction sector

Digitalisation has found its way into the construction sector. We understand this to mean the steady and continuous use of data during the entire life cycle of the construction – from data collection to planning and implementation until the construction and operation. We therefore speak of “BIM” less frequently now and prefer to use the term “integral digital planning and construction” instead. BIM software is (only) a valuable tool for this. We are focusing on how we can optimise our working processes and flow of data thanks to these new possibilities: What data is necessary? How does it have to be collected; for whom; when; why; and in which form does it have to be made available? Integral digital planning and construction enable an even closer cooperation between our disciplines and with our partners. They form the basis for an optimised construction, in which all details are coordinated together – totally corresponding to the client’s requirements. The construction then exists not just as a physical object, but also in digital form.