Five powerful levels on our high-performance BIMQ platform provide you as employer, architect or operator a clearly noticeable reduced workload for managing your projects:
- Level 1: Service specifications and roles
- Level 2: BIM discipline-based models in the desired level of details
- Level 3: BIM application cases
- Level 4: Work stages and milestones
- Level 5: Data formats
Who is authorised to do what and why? With Level 1 the corresponding roles and responsibilities of all relevant people from the various professional disciplines and trades can be assigned. Persons can only see and work on information that is really relevant for their work. Role management creates an imaginary filter, assigns responsibilities and forms the basis for focussed and efficient working.
You want to set up BIM discipline-based models and assign the corresponding model elements to them? And preferably together with all characteristics in the corresponding levels of detail? Then Level 2 opens up a multitude of options for you with just a few clicks. With the classification of model elements, we are just as flexible with DIN 276, IFC2x3, IFC4 and Uniclass or Omniclass as with the specifications that we offer you on BIMQ. In addition to architecture and structural engineering, you also find here specifications for the areas of technical building equipment and bridges. Also here, we want to make things easy for you!
Twenty (20!) – that is the number of defined application cases – for the roadmap Digital Planning and Construction – that we have created for you in Level 3. And to enable you to bring transparency into your work from the very beginning, you can allocate not only milestones and service specifications to your project, but also define work stages.
The big advantage of Level No. 4 is the option to incorporate from BIMQ work stages as set out in the Official Scale of Fees for Services by Architects and Engineers in Germany (German: HOAI). This makes it easier for you to define milestones in your BIM project. And it goes without saying that as professionals, we also think you might want to set up additional services. Data format flexibility and compatibility with your BIM planning software and tools for model review – that´s what Level5 stands for. Here you can issue project requirements created in BIMQ in different formats for re-use or for create contract annexes. Because also here, things should be easy. To ensure that we can keep this promise also long-term, we are continually developing new interfaces that complement the existing ArchiCAD, Revit, Allplan and Vectorworks. Testing takes place via IFC2x3 and IFC4.
Transparency and performance thanks to open data
To make sure you as an employer, architect, professional planner, executor or operator of a project planned with BIM stay cost effective, you need information – at the right time, with all the facts and of course always up to date. That is why with BIMQ we rely on manufacturer-independent exchange of open data. You will recognise that we stay true to our motto at the latest when you can freely plan your specifications for your CAD software while developing your information management.
As a user, you will recognise the many options provided by BIMQ at the latest after intuitively working with the five levels. As architects of AEC3, we swear by:
- Better management during BIM project execution thanks to precise definition of the Employer´s Information Requirements and a common understanding of roles and responsibilities.
- Minimised workload when creating project-specific BIM guidelines.
- Easy to define, single components in the Information Requirements.
- Uncomplicated adjustment of project-specific guidelines thanks to common specifications.
- Absolutely reliable application of open BIM by the direct export of specifications to the planning software.
- Diverse export interfaces for ArchiCAD and Revit for directly importing attribute definitions.
- An EIR editor integrated into BIMQ for Revit users.
- Optimised quality management thanks to direct derivation of validation rules for test software.
- Fast and reliable quality control of BIM models.
- Automatic validation of the submitted discipline-based models in Solibri or simplebim.
- Collaborative working.
- Individual login permissions.
- Cloud-based data hosting – always available, from wherever you are.