Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the method with which projects will be digitally handled in future. The planning and realization of construction projects using BIM is already a client requirement in many countries. The method is based on the active networking of all parties involved in the construction with the help of a 3D computer model that can be enhanced with further information such as time, costs and usage.
HOCHTIEF recognized BIM’s potential at a very early stage and already initiated “virtual building” as a focus of innovation back in 2003. With the establishment of a dedicated company for virtual construction—HOCHTIEF ViCon GmbH—HOCHTIEF is regarded as a pioneer in this area. Today HOCHTIEF ViCon is the Group’s BIM competence center and is putting the future of digital construction into practice worldwide.