Talking the same language in BIM
At the beginning of May 2018, some 200 designers and technical managers of Lindner Group congregated with representatives of Autodesk and software partners to discuss the possibilities of a unified BIM strategy for the entire Lindner Group – from the production of components, planning and construction up to the time and costconscious handling of complex projects.
Since October 2016, an exclusive Enterprise Business Agreement (EBA) has been in place between Lindner and Autodesk, which includes userbased licensing per day and users with access to almost all Autodesk programs, enterprise priority support with personal contacts and regular business reviews as well as individual consulting projects. “Autodesk does not provide standard software, but cooperatively developed solutions, exactly how we want them to be for Lindner,” is an enthusiastic statement by our staff about working with Autodesk. The BIM Consulting project is not only intended to define standards for the Lindner Group, but also to identify new solutions and implementation paths as best practice for the use of BIM in Germany.
Lindner invited the participants to various lectures and info booths about BIM. In addition to presentations by Autodesk and partner software vendors, Lindner system developers and application consultants also presented a number of case studies on how to implement a consistent value chain as well as optimized planning and process flows with the implementation of BIM.
The focus was on Autodesk´s BIM software Revit in various applications and with special case examples at Lindner. Especially the integration of configured components and their production - often neglected in the discussion about BIM – is important to the full service provider for interior fit-out, facade and insulation technology. Similar to Lindner's range of services, Autodesk's Revit BIM software provides a comprehensive solution package for the different service phases and trades, from concept to construction; in new buildings, conversions and also in renovations. Architects, planners, and project executives can use Revit to access a common data pool early in the early design phase, increasing the efficiency of project implementation. Component manufacturers will also be involved as early as possible. In so-called Revit families, the required components are categorized and displayed in the model with appropriate geometric visualization and data information.
“It is important to define a common “language” from the beginning. To provide everyone with the information he needs at the right time in the right format, which can be adapted at any time. This is one of the first, fundamental steps that we now want to tackle together in order to further advance BIM not only at Lindner but also in the German construction industry” said the organizers of Autodesk and Lindner in a joint summary.