BIM - Building Information Modeling
This tool provides a computer-workable representation of the physical and functional characteristics of a structure and of the information relating to the entire process, organised into a single container of graphic data, drawings and attributes, technical specifications and datasheets. This allows for the integrated execution of the order (from the initial concept all the way to maintenance, transformation, disposal and recycling of the work).
Italferr is the only engineering company in Italy to have adopted BIM (Building Information Modeling) for its architectural, structural and system design work, and one of the few in the world to have launched its use in infrastructure projects.
BIM is a digital revolution that will impact design, construction and maintenance efficiency with important returns throughout the useful life of the real estate and/or infrastructural artefact.
The purpose of introducing BIM, in the various phases envisaged, is to:
• reorganise the work into processes and activities ("to-be" processes);
• define the input and output data and information deriving from these processes and activities;
• create a Data Warehouse;
• select and implement the software products required for managing the data and information (between the BIM modules and the other ICT systems);
• automate activity flows in a collaborative environment ("automatic workflows").