Over the years, Italferr has initiated and steadily consolidated work methodologies related to BIM (Building Information Modelling) and, more generally, to the adoption of innovative systems in design processes to the point of building a tested workflow that would allow the concurrent management of numerous projects.

Italfer's adoption of a BIM process for design was motivated by the need to manage a large number of activities such as plano-altimetric tracking, which is the basis of railway design and encompasses the technical specifications of reference, the development of three-dimensional models of the railway work, activities related to road design (especially in the case of construction site tracks or auxiliary access roads), the identification of technological systems along the line connected to the electrical traction and support system, and also signalling and localised works. For each project, this implies the use of many internal and also external resources as well as a very large number of complex engineering documents with a marked multidisciplinary character that are managed through the use of an ACDat, as required by current regulations (MD No. 560, as amended) regardless of the number of files, size, native format of the software used or approval process.