Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Planning and controlling large projects

It is becoming less and less possible to meet the growing requirements associated with construction projects using traditional planning methods. And it is exactly for this reason that ahw engineers are increasingly employing the IT-supported BIM process.

The task served by BIM during the planning and realisation of construction projects is to connect all those involved within a network. Contributors with various specialist skillsets and project groups work on the same 3-D model or on models that are connected with one another. This ensures the cooperation among the various specialist disciplines, as well as the optimised interaction of different analysis software. This means, for example, that the results of calculations, changes to the geometry or the material can be up-dated, tested and adapted in real-time.

BIM can be scaled to fulfil functions such as single, one-off structural planning solutions, as well as right through to accompanying a building through every phase of its lifespan. A precondition to allow this is simply a standardised interface for the relevant software.


  • Significantly increased flexibility
  • Cost controls during the design phase
  • Complex requirements become calculable
  • Faster, more precise exchange of information
  • Virtual management in all phases
  • Cost reductions

Clearly defined conventions are required for the associated processes and interfaces between all involved. The association buildingSMART e.V. has been actively involved in this for many years now. The independently acting association fosters and promotes open interfaces, and in this way the openBIM method in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. We are a member of building smart.


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Halle (Saale)

ahw Ingenieure GmbH

Emil-Abderhalden-Straße 19

D-06108 Halle (Saale)


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Munich ahw


ahw Ingenieure GmbH

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D-80335 München


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