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vramework is an agile approach to developing, implementing and maintaining complex building projects. Our services rely on a digital project management and control model based on consistent, object-oriented information sharing across all stakeholders and
project phases. This model enables the development of meaningful decision support, ensuring transparency and predictability of project risks at an early stage.
The earlier we get involved in a building project, the more comprehensive our support for our client will be. We call this point of entry ‘Phase 0’. Together with our client we will analyse the planned building project in view of the intended use, and define the associated opportunities and risks which we will then track continuously throughout the project. We will identify the requirements for the intended use of the building, true to our creed: “With the end in mind”. This important part of the BIM process serves to define the precise specifications and requirements for planning and implementation, enabling us to make sure every aspect of the building will be geared towards its subsequent operation. We simulate operational scenarios using virtual models to define precise specifications and requirements to be included in contracts with planners. This approach ensures that both the planning work and the implementation are optimised for the utilisation envisioned by the builder. At the same time, virtual models provide a unified language that facilitates communication among all project stakeholders in a transparent, quality-assured, collaborative and efficient manner.
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Our primary goal as information managers is to ensure stable, well-coordinated processes across all project stages and stakeholders. This allows potential weaknesses and collisions in workflows involving several disciplines or trades to be detected, identified and addressed at an early time. Our approach ensures transparent, quality-assured, collaborative and efficient implementation of the BIM method according to the BIM guidelines and technical standards.
The geometric information as well as the operational, maintenance and building services-related specifications captured through the BIM method will eventually be available to the facility managers once the building has been commissioned. This avoids the effort of repeated system virtualisation.
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Our approach helps the building industry digitalise its processes step-by-step while supporting companies in implementing user-centric solutions using BIM. We not only give advice on comprehensive digitalisation strategies but also offer workshops and coaching sessions to provide guidance for implementation, execution and support, through to management and control. This includes preparing project-specific requirements specifications, strategies and guidelines, monitoring compliance, and directing their implementation through our project information management services. The result is sustainable improvement of all collaboration, communication and cooperation processes in building projects, making them transparent, quality-insured, collaborative and efficient.