Simplifying processes in construction through better data interoperability (BIM)

With the BIM (Building Information Modelling) method, a standard is establishing itself that improves processes in the construction industry. This measure explains the success models, standards and requirements for the reusability of information in the construction industry from the perspective of public building owners. Different use cases in the life cycle of buildings as well as user and IT processes are described.

The aim is to simplify the interoperability of digital building information and processes in the construction industry. The results of this measure help to reduce the previous lack of clarity among building owners and in the market and to name those sub-areas that lead to a simplification of the digitisation of the building sector through better interface design.

The primary aim is to establish robust, non-discriminatory basic principles of interoperability that help all those involved in construction. For example, relieving the burden of routine tasks such as typing up report slips benefits everyone. The data consistency for such solutions is developed in this measure.

This is achieved by bringing together existing knowledge as well as project experiences in Switzerland and abroad from the perspective of public building owners. The result is the publication of a report with concepts and practical examples.

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Start 2023
End 2024


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Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications


Koordinationskonferenz der Bau- und Liegenschaftsorgane der öffentlichen Bauherren


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