Building Information Modeling

The digitalisation of construction – Building Information Modelling

Building Information Modelling, or BIM, is the term for the most promising approach to project implementation in the construction sector to date. The remarkable thing above BIM is its universality: everyone involved in a project at PORR works on a single 3D building model. This means that planning dimensions are viewed as interconnected and placed in relation to one another throughout the entire project life cycle, rather than being considered in isolation.

BIM 5D also means taking the dimensions of cost and time into account during the planning process. Using Building Information Modelling during all work phases allows us to guarantee schedules and plan within a fixed budget.

Building Information Modelling is already a standard procedure in many countries. At PORR Design & Engineering, we have been working with BIM methods for several years. A special department within the PORR Group invests in the continuous development of new tools in order to support and optimise BIM-based work processes.

BIM Design & Construction: a new construction planning standard in every dimension

As PORR’s innovation hub, we introduced the Building Information Modelling approach as one of the Group’s competencies. The members of our development department are also active on a number of committees and professional boards.

Building Information Modelling not only improves internal processes, it also offers a range advantages for the client:

  • Uninterrupted availability of all current and relevant data
  • High quality due to standardised procedures for all stakeholders throughout the project
  • Increased planning certainty and transparency during all processes
  • Improved project communication in project management
  • Optimised decision-making processes and execution times
  • Minimised risks in the planning and implementation stages
  • Early identification of optimisation potential with regard to costs, time and quality
  • Traceable further utilisation of data and information for facility management
  • Basis for certification processes relating to Life Cycle Costs (LCC)
  • Complexity and rising demands can be more easily controlled and estimated using digital methods such as BIM


Clemens Neubauer

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