Expansion of the Esslingen office building: BIM2Field consultancy and BIM planning

Project overview

The canteen was enlarged at the company’s own office building in Esslingen and a new three-storey building was constructed in order to create new workplaces. We used the project to trial fully-digitised planning and construction processes. The aim was to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by digitalisation for planning, construction and management/operation. The building structure was planned exclusively and simultaneously for all subsections in a single BIM model, i.e. in a single database. This approach goes a step beyond the creation and subsequent coordination of specialist planner models. Work on the construction site no longer used analogue construction plans, but was instead based on a digital 3D model that could be accessed by the site manager via a cloud platform, e.g. by means of a tablet. In addition, the digital data from the planning process is also used further down the line for operation of the site, thus guaranteeing efficient facility management for the future.

Our services

Overall project management. Inventory review via laser scanning using drone-assisted photogrammetry. BIM management and BIM coordination. Specialist planning for foundation engineering, load-bearing structures, building services engineering, acoustics and building physics, fire safety and service pipes. Consultation of the involved planners and installation engineers. Incorporation of facility management requirements in the existing BIM model.

Expertise involved

BIM consultancy, BIM planning, Building physics, Building services, Fire protection, Geotechnical engineering, Structural engineering

Client

Basler & Hofmann AG

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