OBERMEYER Planen + Beraten GmbHOBERMEYER Planen + Beraten GmbH
Munich, 20.08.2018
Auenbach viaduct
The Auenbach viaduct...
one of the four pilot projects which had to be investigated by the JV “INFRABIM“.
...is one of the four pilot projects which had to be investigated by the JV “INFRABIM“.
The planned structure and its surroundings are wholly depicted as a digital model. In this way BIM creates the basis for the exchange of information between all parties involved in the construction process.
The planned structure and its surroundings are wholly depicted as a digital model. In this way BIM creates the basis for the exchange of information between all parties involved in the construction process.
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INFRABIM: The first phase of the "Digital Planning and Construction" phased plan has been completed

In 2015 the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) published the three-part phased plan "Digital Planning and Construction". The scientific monitoring of the first stage by the JV "INFRABIM" is now officially completed with the publication of the recommendations for action.

The goal of the overall measure is to promote Building Information Modelling (BIM) as a holistic planning method. OBERMEYER is involved in all phases.


The first phase included the BIM-based implementation of four infrastructure pilot projects selected by the BMVI and their scientific monitoring by the Joint Venture INFRABIM. Within a working group OBERMEYER was charged with scientifically monitoring the four pilots. The BMVI had put the research contract out to tender in December 2015.


This first phase has now been officially completed with the publication of the recommendations for action. The contract consisted of a total of three work packages: a status quo analysis in the form of a compilation of materials, the analysis of the pilot projects and the determination of the BIM maturity level of the projects followed by the resulting derivation of the recommended actions for all parties involved in the construction.


Markus Hochmuth, head of Overall Planning Integration at OBERMEYER: "The first pilot projects have already shown promising results. At the same time, however, it has become clear that increased efforts are still needed in many places to also be able to use BIM efficiently across the full spectrum. A further build-up of knowledge and experience with all participants is absolutely necessary."


The second phase BIM4INFRA2020 is currently underway. The BIM4RAIL JV, finally, is due to complete the phased introduction of digital planning and construction in Germany.