BIM road map in Germany - consultancy contract awarded to HOCHTIEF ViCon



In a partnership headed by planen bauen 4.0, HOCHTIEF ViCon has been awarded a consultancy contract for the phased introduction of BIM in Germany by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. By the end of 2018, the "BIM4INFRA 2020" consortium will prepare the implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) within federal transport infrastructure (bridge, road, waterways) as described in the BIM road map.

For this purpose, HOCHTIEF ViCon will provide advisory services to the pilot projects in the second phase of the BIM road map. In addition, experts will analyze to what extent BIM is already being used in Germany and determine a realistic performance level to be expected when BIM is introduced in 2020 for the public infrastructure sector. The consortium will define the steps required for nationwide BIM implementation, analyze matters relating to the legal and contractual situation, work out recommended actions, and provide market participants with guidelines, samples, and handouts. An integral part of consultancy services consists of systematic training of employees and decision-makers for traffic infrastructure projects in the respective federal states.

ViCon is considered a pioneer of digital construction and has been promoting the nationwide introduction of BIM in the construction industry for many years via national and international research projects (such as Inpro or Insiter), committee work in national and international bodies, training (BIM certification), and its own BIM-related events. The HOCHTIEF subsidiary has accompanied more than 450 BIM projects across the world in the planning and execution phases and will contribute its practical experience to the phased introduction of BIM.

The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur, BMVI) presented the BIM road map in December 2015. It is aimed at rendering planning and construction processes in Germany more efficient, transparent, and controllable. The BIM road map defines steps and methods relevant to the use of BIM in Germany. From 2020 onwards, the use of BIM is expected to be mandatory for all new projects under the responsibility of the BMVI.

The "BIM4INFRA 2020" research team is comprised of the following members: planen bauen 4.0, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, TU München, Kapellmann, Obermeyer Planen + Beraten, AEC3 Deutschland, HOCHTIEF ViCon, Max Bögl, WTM Engineers, Erste Lesung, interactive instruments Gesellschaft für Software-Entwicklung.


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