Warum BIM

BIM adoption around
the world.
How far are we?

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All around the world, implementation and usage of BIM occurred in the 1990s. However, the US started earlier – since the 1970s. Many state departments have established their requirements and published them to symposiums such as the National Institute of Building Sciences. But there is no relationship between these standards – they are discovered independently. In 2003, the GSA (US General Services Administration) afresh a formula of the National 3D-4D-BIM Program. This program provided policy mandating BIM adoption for all Public Buildings Service projects.​Recently, the US government has released a proposal that includes $200 billion in federal money over the next decade to incite an additional $1.3 trillion in spending from cities, states and private associations on sizable infrastructure projects. The US is one of the largest global markets with output reaching over 1.1 billion US dollars in 2017.


First made BIM as a public mandate in 2005 in Norway and then in 2007 in Finland and Denmark. Like the GSA, they were also focused on controlling initial costs. But on the other hand, other factors were important for their adoption as well, including valid investment at the national government level in innovative technologies, the potential of BIM to persuade to better-performing buildings and lower energy costs, interest at the nationwide level in becoming innovation leaders and global commanders in the building industry.​​


The Government declared the arrangement of the Digital Building Platform – BIM task group conceived by several industry-led organizations to develop a national BIM system. The government is playing an enormous role in BIM promotion and is all set to make it mandatory for public infrastructure projects by 2020.

Existing BIM

potential for current properties

What are the benefits
of a digital twin for
the real estate?

A digital twin is the next stage of real estate innovation. The answer comes to light from the benefits it brings – immediate and long-term. It brings savings on maintenance costs, makes the building more sustainable and raises the living standards of tenants.


Speed up decision-making Through cloud solution allowing building owners and operators to access the virtual twin any time and make use of the statistics.


Reduce maintenance costs by easing labor costs related to facility management – the technology will help the specialist to identify the fault location via tablet/smartphone and understand exactly what the problem is.


Create an ecosystem of buildings with the possibility to deploy a single application across a range of properties – digital twins will forecast the impact of buildings on one another.


Increase user satisfaction by timely troubleshooting and improved customer service for tenants.


Foster sustainability with the possibility to deploy a single application across a range of properties – digital twins will forecast the impact of buildings on one another.

Why understanding
the building lifecycle
is so vital?

The future of the building lifecycle is based on BIM solutions which provide saving time and money not only during design and construction but in the management phase as well. In the area of lifecycle costs, it gives us the possibility to:

re-use building models and data to better manage facility operations

analyze data-rich models to optimize resources and reduce waste as well as lower lifetime maintenance and operation costs

use intelligent 3D models to help manage space and perform spatial affirmation for occupant chargebacks

The Facility Manager is no longer responsible for simply “changing light bulbs” or for maintaining elevators but is an active part of a new culture of collaboration, environmental sustainability, information sharing and innovative initiatives.


For whom BIM is useful?

Onwers &









of BIM

In Europe, more than 80% of buildings were built before 1990 and most of them do not have building documentation in BIM format. Incomplete, missing or outdated information in existing buildings results in inefficient management of time and resources, therefore increasing the cost of maintenance and renovation processes. To bridge this gap, as-built documentation can be generated through the process of Scan-to-BIM to recapture building information in BIM format.

BIM can be beneficial to the stakeholders in all design phases. In the case of existing buildings, it has numerous potential benefits, especially when it comes to the lifecycle of a facility. The design and construction phase contributes to only 30% of costs, whereas the operation and maintenance phase averages around 70% of the total life cycle costs. Life cycle cost analysis (LCCA) through BIM can be used to evaluate the economic performance of the building over its entire lifetime. When focusing exclusively on cost reduction, the life cycle costs of different design alternatives can be compared to understand and identify the most profitable/economic design configuration.

“Moreover, according to The Stanford University Centre for Integrated Facility Engineering’s report on a study of 32 projects from across the US, Europe and Asia, BIM could increase the accuracy of cost estimation up to 3%, eliminate up to 40% of unbudgeted changes and reduce the time taken to generate cost estimations by 80%.”

Save money & time with BIM