Municipal BIMsprint NRW

Development of an innovative training box and conceptual design of a knowledge platform for the practical application of the BIM method in municipal building administration and municipal building management in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Funders: Ministerium für Heimat, Kommunales, Bau und Digitalsierung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (MHKBD) within the framework of the Innovative Building Project Group

Project term: 10/2022 to 09/2024

The state of North Rhine-Westphalia has set itself the goal of becoming the nationwide pioneer in the introduction of the Building Information Modelling (BIM) method. Since public building owners and their contractors often pursue different BIM project goals, the public building owner must be in a position to define and specify its own goals and associated added values and to be able to accompany and control their implementation.

The aim of the research project is to develop an innovative training box and a knowledge platform in order to significantly promote and advance the application of the BIM method in municipal building administrations and municipal building management in North Rhine-Westphalia.

The training box is an innovative learning station in which the BIM method is applied and experienced in a playful approach to gamification. In various stations based on the building life cycle, scenarios for the planning, construction, operation and dismantling of buildings are taught in a concrete and practical way. A variety of innovative software and hardware products, such as simulation tools, virtual reality or augmented reality, are used for this purpose. The training box is designed to be portable and can therefore be used at various locations for events, trade fairs, research days or a road show. With this novel approach, digital innovations for the management of buildings can be experienced directly.

As a further building block to promote the application of the BIM method, a knowledge platform is being developed as a central exchange platform for all municipalities in NRW. As a digital and always accessible medium, the platform will provide information on BIM implementation and project realisation. Sample documents and template files, such as client information requirements and BIM execution plans, can be published by municipalities and thus made available to all users.

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