Building Information Modeling
We are convinced that digital change requires new ways of planning construction projects. Well-trodden paths have to be abandoned and new paths discovered. As a progressive and innovative provider of planning and solutions, we see it as a matter of course, together with our partners, to prioritize digitization during the planning process for our customers for the benefit of sustainability and new value chains. One of the key ways we do this is with Building Information Modeling (BIM).
From A for waste heat utilization to Z for certification
BIM refers to networked, interdisciplinary planning on the basis of shared databases. Thus, BIM represents a digital planning method that accompanies a Data Center throughout its entire life cycle. Compared to conventional planning steps, BIM requires modified work processes and offers open communication with all project participants. The entire BIM planning process is accompanied by the BIM manager as the overall coordinator.
Through our work via numerous standardization and working groups, we not only know the content of the BIM process, but we actively help shape it. For example, we are involved in the Electrotechnical aspects in BIM standardization committee hosted by the German Commission for Electrical Engineering in DIN and VDE and the BIM working group of the Association of Consulting Engineers (VBI).
BIM-supported planning offers advantages to both large-scale projects as well as smaller projects, as the use of valuable resources can be reduced and interface problems avoided by setting up a digital twin.
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BIM and Automation
When BIM is integrated into data center planning, it becomes easier to set up automations such as checking the number of participants on bus systems and connecting intelligent bus systems such as ModBus, BacNet, and KNX. In addition, it is possible to check the types of sockets according to the type of wall or ducts in necessary corridors and firewalls that are not marked, as well as the abolition of the construction schedule by means of time stamps.