BIM for electrical planning

Building information modelling (BIM) supports decision making across the entire lifecycle of a construction project. The enhanced collaboration driven by the process collects and manages data to enable the work of all stakeholders to be coordinated and informed. With BIM a building is first built virtually then physically, with construction only beginning after the virtual building meets all expectations and specifications. Once the building is operational BIM enables it to respond and adapt to changing needs – and remain effective and efficient. With our holistic approach and extensive experience supported by our state-of-the-art technologies, we create environment that care for all stakeholders.

Building Information Modelling (BIM) offers great advantages in the context of digitalisation already in the planning process. The simple exchange of all relevant building data from planning to facility management ensures quality and saves time and money. That is why BIM is also playing an increasingly important role in electrical planning.

We support you as an electrical planner in the BIM capable planning of your energy distribution with data and tools:

How does BIM work?

Build twice

It is more efficient to build twice: First, the digital model is developed followed by the actual construction. This leads to an improved coopera-tion, an earlier detection of errors and conflicts, and a quicker construction process with less faults.

Plan and build together

All stakeholders are participating in the planning process; as a result, changes in the model can be made and cost-intensive and time-consuming modifications can be avoided on site.

Create data only once

It is much more efficient to invest time in a precise plan instead of sending an employee to the site with a tape measure to redo measurements.

For the entire lifecycle

Today, the focus is on planning with BIM. However, BIM offers benefits for the entire life cycle of buildings: The data model makes service, maintenance, and disposal easier.

The advantages of BIM at a glance:

For the transition from static data to the digital twin, Totally Integrated Power at Siemens offers tools that com-ply with international standards such as IFC (International Foundation Class). The digital data model structures the information flow (including the collection, exchange and use of information) and the data can be adapted to different levels of detail (LoD) depending on the requirements of the parties involved.

BIM for electrical engineering

With reliable method knowledge and the right data, you will be fit for BIM in electrical engineering.

More information about BIM

BIM leads to a synchronized approach to construction. All stakeholders benefit from this.