Geiger collaborates with BIMsystems on novel information management for BIM system

The Geiger Group and the software company BIMsystems from Stuttgart are forming a strategic partnership to professionalize data management for BIM planning and the interface to construction stakeholders. Based on real use cases, the BIMsystem for data management across the entire value chain will be expanded to include specific requirements of the construction and real estate industry.

Entering the digital transformation together: Geiger and BIMsystems work on BIM system for information management

BIMsystems specializes in the model-based planning method Building Information Modeling (short: BIM). With its unique database-based BIM system for data & information management, information requirements are defined at an early stage and managed in a central and web-based location. In combination with further functions, a system for data management is thus available for planners, operators and general contractors. The result: For the first time, data management can be organized transparently, centrally and efficiently with direct networking to the CAD systems.

Wilhelm Geiger GmbH & Co. KG and BIMsystems work together on the further development of the BIM system (Source: BIMsystems GmbH)
Wilhelm Geiger GmbH & Co. KG and BIMsystems work together on the further development of the BIM system (Source: BIMsystems GmbH)

The Geiger Group understands the potential of this BIM system and supports BIMsystems with practical knowledge. Since its founding in 1923, the family-run Geiger Unternehmensgruppe, headquartered in Oberstdorf in the Allgäu region of Germany, has developed into a multifaceted group of companies with more than a dozen business segments. In order to be able to exploit the resulting synergy potential in the best possible way and thus achieve long-term market success, the individual units often work together on a cross-divisional basis. In this way, the entire value chain of the construction and real estate sector can be covered. An interface between the company's own systems and external CAD systems or other tools gives the Geiger Group the opportunity to network value chains.

A partnership rich in opportunities: The practical experience of the Geiger Group and the technological know-how of BIMsystems optimize BIM information management

BIMsystems defines BIM as geometric and alphanumeric information in a central data model. This is created right from the start of planning and can be initiated by the general contractor himself. Ideally, he relies on defined use case-related information requirements at an early stage in order to capture the data as correctly as possible. The data model is continuously enriched with data by those involved in the process. The data model "lives". The advantage is that it is aligned with the information requirements of the project participants. Award processes or project constellations are only two of the reasons why this "frontloading" is challenging in reality.

Die nutzerfreundliche Oberfläche des BIM-Systems (Quelle: BIMsystems GmbH)
Die nutzerfreundliche Oberfläche des BIM-Systems (Quelle: BIMsystems GmbH)

Generalunternehmer stehen in der Projektphase zunehmend vor der Herausforderung, den Überblick über die Daten zu behalten und deren Aktualität sowie Validität zu gewährleisten. Die steigende Datenflut, deren Aktualisierung, aufwändiges Nachmodellieren und eine damit einhergehende zeitintensive Bearbeitung bringen nicht nur hohe Kosten, sondern auch eine hohe Fehlerquote mit sich. BIMsystems datenbankbasiertes BIM-System bietet Lösungsansätze auf allen Ebenen. Im vielschichtigen Planungsprozess werden Informationsanforderungen bereits zu Beginn an einem zentralen Speicherort, der cloudbasierten Datenbank, projektbezogen verwaltet. In Kombination mit weiteren Funktionen wird der gesamte BIM-Content und dessen Merkmale und Attribute miteinander verbunden, gepflegt und strukturiert. Der digitale Zwilling des Bauvorhabens schafft es damit aus der Theorie in die Praxis.

The partnership takes the BIM system a step forward

The development partnership between BIMsystems GmbH and the Geiger Group of Companies makes it possible to ensure the database-based BIM technology with the help of many years of experience as a general contractor in all service phases of a construction project. "Using practical use cases, we work together to develop all the features required for the BIM system, thereby enabling cost-secure construction," says Gregor Müller (CEO BIMsystems).

The clear advantage of the partnership: providers and end users exchange ideas based on practical experience and work together to achieve a satisfactory result - at all levels!

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Would you like more information about the BIM system? For fact and product sheets, images and further information, please contact Marcel Volm at any time.

Marcel Volm Senior Marketing Manager at BIMsystems T +49 711 400 460 31