BIMQ - platform for information management

 

BIMQ provides the right elements for information management or for answering the question: “Who delivers what when what for and how?“:

  • WHO ?  -  Actors and project participants
  • WHEN ?  -   Phases and milestones
  • WHAT ?  -  BIM discipline models with model elements and attributes
  • WHAT FOR ?  -  BIM use cases
  • HOW ?  -  Data formats for handover to BIM software and checking tools

BIMQ is a platform for all BIM project stakeholders. There, useful, well-structured and quality checked information requirements can be centrally defined, disseminated and processed. BIMQ manages all information for one or more projects securely and quickly via a web based project server.
Each user has a customized interface corresponding to his role conveying the project’s information requirements. The guidelines can be created incorporating specific BIM roles i.e. managers, coordinators or other users with regard to phases and use cases.
BIMQ allows you to assign building elements to discipline specific models, e.g. of architects, structural engineers, product manufacturers or asset managers. With the help of a convenient configurator, all model elements and their properties can be set up with the required LOD definitions of a specific project. Then, classifications according to DIN (such as DIN 276) and buildingSMART (IFC) are used. All BIM project requirements created in BIMQ can be securely exported in high-quality form for BIM software, model check tools or in the form of PDF protocols as contract annexes.

Constantly available information requirements

 

Plan your projects based on an always up-to date information requirements data base. The web based project server makes it possible to access BIMQ platform from any PC no matter the role you have in the planning process (an owner, designer, contractor or asset manager) - BIMQ always provides information requirements for each project participant.

Assigning or understanding LOD requirements in terms of HOAI phases, actors and use cases does not occur anymore in endless data sheets but is rather database-oriented. In BIMQ a digital, secure and high-quality handover process is established with the help of data exports for BIM software and model checking solutions.

You can set up an information management process independently of specific CAD software and unlock the potentials of open BIM. Needless to say, all inputs and results can also be issued in the usual way in the form of PDF reports. In this way, you always get, among other things, up-to-date employer information requirements or BIM execution plans for owners, designers, contractors and asset managers.

BIMQ benefits

 

1. Better management of BIM execution

  • More precise definition of employer information requirements
  • Less uncertainty regarding roles and responsibilities

 

2. Less effort in creating project-specific BIM guidelines

  • Generic and re-usable definitions of individual components of information requirements
  • Easy setup of project-specific guidelines from standard specifications

 

3. Better quality management through direct derivation of validation rules

  • Faster and safer execution of BIM models quality control / quality assurance

 

4. One platform for all project participants

  • Role-based access for BIM managers, BIM coordinators, BIM designing engineers
  • A storage in the cloud allows a standardized and globally available state

BIMQ and the AIA Editor provide the answer to the optimization demand

 

A database for requirements- and quality-management. It defines:

  • the persons responsible for creating the model elements and their properties
  • model elements (components or component systems) for phases and BIM use cases
  • levels of detail of model elements (LOD) - divided into geometric level of detail LOG and the alphanumeric level of detail LOI
  • the mapping to BIM software and the open exchange format IFC.

 

More information about the AIA Editor can be found here.

Collect and arrange information

Assigning BIM use cases to phases and actors as a part of BIM contracts in a BIMQ guideline.

Arrange by means of IFC 2x3 or IFC 4 classes complied attributes for the required level of geometry (LOG) or level of information (LOI) to the desired components. Autodesk Revit and ArchiCAD export interfaces are implemented in order to define a precise specification for the contractor or asset manager by BIM software users.

Important components of BIMQ:

Roles and actors (e.g. according to HOAI)
Phases (e.g. according to HOAI)
Use cases possible BIM use cases per phase
Element catalogs Extended DIN 276
Attribute catalogs e.g. CAFM Connect
Completion Level LOD

Capture and map ArchiCAD and IFC properties

 

Create IFC4 or IFC 2x3 component attribute mappings depending on requirements from EIR.

Assign the corresponding attributes for the required level of geometry (LOG) or level of information (LOI) to the desired components using IFC 2x3 or IFC4 classes. To ensure the designer accurate specifications for BIM software, export interfaces for Autodesk Revit and ArchiCAD are implemented.

• Creation of the property data file according to BIM discipline specific models and phases considering system parameters

• Creation of the project parameters from the property data file

• The description of the properties, the data types and the forms for the option sets are applied

• Automatic mapping of properties to model elements

BIMQ for Facility Management

Check IFC4 or IFC 2x3 assignments to component attributes depending on requirements from EIR.

The asset manager gets access to the project's component information via various IFC discipline specific models. Create appropriate validation rules in your CAFM or Model Checker software. On the basis of IFC 2x3 or IFC 4 classes, check appropriate attributes for the required level of geometry (LOG) or level of information (LOI) according to the existing EIR. Solibri Export interfaces are implemented in BIMQ to ensure accurate specifications for BIM Model Checker.

• Include FM catalogues already in the EIR.


• Enable automatic quality checks by creating digital validation rules.

• Already during the project, define data stepwise transfers for CAFM.