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Building Information Modeling

gbc engineers implements BIM planning method in almost all of our projects. In this way, we ensure high-quality and efficient detection of very complex building structures in every construction phase.

BIM is the new buzzword in construction planning. Nowadays, numerous planners speak of 3-dimensional building models and mean BIM. However, BIM is much more than that.

“Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a planning method in construction that includes the generation and management of digital virtual representations of the physical and functional properties of a building. The building models represent an information database about the building in order to offer a reliable source for decisions during the entire life cycle; from the first preliminary planning to dismantling." - Source: NBIMS

In addition to the geometric data of the building, data on manufacturers, material properties, costs and deadlines can be managed in the BIM database (5D). When using BIM, it is essential that all planning parties already integrate their planning processes into the model.

The modern creation of formwork and reinforcement drawings starts with the creation of a 3D model that depicts the building geometry. Views, vertical and horizontal sections in the drawings can then be automatically derived from the 3D model. As a result, any cuts can be created from any geometric bodies with less effort. A change in the 3D model is then automatically tracked in the section on the drawing.

gbc engineers implements almost all projects with the BIM design method. This ensures that all your project information is in one place providing:

  • Better collaboration and communication between all design parties
  • Enhanced cost estimation and cost control
  • Preconstruction project visualization
  • Improved coordination and clash detection e.g. between structure and MEP
  • Reduced cost and mitigation risk
  • Improved scheduling / sequencing

BIM adoption has been steadily growing around the world since the year 2000 and is being adopted as the new standard of design and construction by governments around the globe. gbc engineers support their clients in the adoption and setup of BIM for the project ensuring that all standards are met.

During the project design stage gbc engineers provides the client with access to the BIM Model of the project via the internet. This enables the client to track and monitor the design progress and view the model in 3D.

gbc engineers utilizes state of the art BIM technology from Germany to provide even the rebar model in 3D. This reduces errors and increases quality on site which guarantees a smooth project execution. Furthermore, the client has full cost control as the material quantities can be easily checked and controlled inside the model.