Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the name given to a
cooperative working methodology, with which, on the basis of digital
digital models of a building, the information and data
information and data relevant to its life cycle
and data relevant to the life cycle of a building
communication between the parties involved.
exchanged or transferred for further processing.
BIM enables binding specifications to be made at an early stage and reduces changes in the subsequent process flow.
The added value of BIM is particularly evident in the assurance of planning quality through automated planning checks and collision checks during the integration of specialist planning.
The ultimate goal of using BIM is to consider the entire life cycle of a building, as the added value only takes full effect when the collected data is also used for the operation of a building. (Source documents RUB Bochum)
The BIM methodology was taught as part of a certificate course at the RUHR University in Bochum.