While Building Information Modeling is a new technology and collaboration process for German architects and engineers, foreign building owners and investors demand to drive especially planning and construction as well as Facility Management of their Germany-based buildings under BIM standards and based on Building Information Models.
"If investors from abroad talk to Germany-based architects and engineers, they are explained that BIM is not a work standard between German project parties in Germany and that BIM is expensive or at least not compliant with established local processes.", explains Tobias Schmidt, director of BPS Technology and BIM project coordinator in the German region, and continues: "Some Germany-based architects or engineers understand that Building Information Modeling is about developing a parametric 3D model of a building, which is just a small part of the truth about BIM. In addition to the virtual model, Building Information Modeling is a sustainability process to accompany a building throughout its full lifecycle, including planning, construction and operation. The advantage to have all information about the building in the virtual model - including information about its elements and the entire equipment - and to use this model for operational stages like Facility and Property Management, brings enormous advantages to building owners in long term. That essential fact is often forgotten or ignored, when talking about Building Information Modeling in Germany."
That is why "BIM it!" has focused to provide advanced Building Information Modeling (BIM) services to building owners and investors also in Germany, including...
- BIM-based planning for architecture as well as for MEP and structural engineering,
- BIM services for bid and construction management,
- BIM services for Facility and Property Management,
- additional BIM services
"BIM it!" joins a team of 63 planners and project managers as well as BIM Managers for Germany-based projects about Building Information Modeling.
Relevant technology support including technical BIM infrastructure, data management and collaboration management comes from BPS Technology, the IT and ICT division of BPS International that has specialized in building up and managing virtual real-time collaboration for industrial and banking sectors.
By it, "BIM it!" provides both professional expertise for architecture and engineering as well as for (BIM) technologies and process management.
The level of Building Information Modeling services and responsibilities is high, since BPS International is investor and building owners as well as operator by itself, with an international portfolio consisting office buildings, medical facilities and infrastructure properties.
Due to that fact, "BIM it!" is far away from understanding Building Information Modeling as pure hype or as theoretical advantage. In contrast to a classical planning and project practice, "BIM it!" was set up from the blank to be a pragmatic BIM-focused expert team including all relevant knowledge, man power and experience.
On international level, the BPS team works for American, British, Chinese and Swiss investors, architects and project managers and has built up a track record of BIM projects about own facilities and external Building Information Modeling projects.
More information about the Building Information Modeling (BIM) team from BPS International, please visit www.bim-it.de/en