Building Information Modeling in Electrical Design

BIM in der Elektrotechnik

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Modern buildings are becoming increasingly more complex. Today, customers count on BIM when awarding construction projects to ensure that processes are digitalized from the very beginning and to enhance collaboration. Why? Many work processes from a wide range of trades are still not interconnected or coordinated. Even if there is no project on the horizon at the moment it is still vital to build up expertise - especially in the electrical engineering trade.

BIM work method in the construction industry and in the electrical engineering trade

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Getting familiar with BIM

The potential of the BIM method for electrical engineering

BIM is an agile method and radically changes tasks and workflows in the building process. What has become everyday practice for mechanical design or the HVAC trade has still not established itself in electrical engineering. Reliable methodological expertise and the right data will get you up and running for BIM - also in electrical engineering.

Transparency and improved workflows throughout the entire building life cycle.

A building is erected twice with BIM – first virtually and then physically. By first setting up a digital model, conflicts between trades can already be detected as early as the planning phase and avoided in the execution phase.

In addition, relevant data can also be collected over the entire life cycle of a building. This data is then mapped in a digital building twin and integrated into building management systems for cost-efficient and trouble-free operations.

BIM helps you stay on top of things during the planning, construction and operation of your building. BIM data combined with real-time building data evolve predictive data analyses over the entire building life cycle. This improves productivity, efficiency, availability and overall quality.

Stay on top of things during the planning, construction and operation of your building with BIM. By combining BIM data with real-time building data you get predictive data analyses over the entire building life cycle. This enhances productivity, efficiency, availability and overall quality.

 

Learn in our tutorial what BIM is exactly an what role this new method will play in the future.

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The BIM method in the electrical engineering trade

BIM is a cross-trade method used to coordinate, among other things, individual trades in the planning phase. The success of a BIM project depends on the BIM expertise of all involved parties. A key role is played by the BIM manager and BIM coordinator. Individual planners deliver their models to them in order to align with the other in the coordination model.

 

As electrically driven functions are found throughout modern buildings, electrical engineering sub-trades must coordinate their data with many participants. This eliminates collisions in advance, such as when the routing for cable runs for electric power supply and the routing for ventilation ducts planned by the heating engineer overlap.

The scope and level of detail of BIM data for individual components or products depend on the project phase and the role that is to work with it.

 

Check out this tutorial to learn what BIM means for the way of working in the electrical engineering trade.

Webinar: Building Information Modeling in electrical design

Find out more in our webinar about the working method and its relevance for the infrastructure sector.

Webinar: Building Information Modeling electrical design

Find out more in our webinar about the working method and its relevance for the infrastructure...

The most used format for the exchange of BIM data is the IFC standard of buildingSMART International.  This standard describes the structure of a BIM object.

 

Learn in our tutorial which BIM data will be relevant for the electrotechnical trade in the future.