In order to enable planners and architects, but also the project departments of the executing companies, to plan even more simply, safely and efficiently in the future, JUDO Wasseraufbereitung GmbH from the Swabian town of Winnenden will be providing BIM data in accordance with VDI 3805 for a large number of its products from the fall.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a digital method of construction project management. With the help of BIM, the entire life cycle of a construction project can be mapped virtually – from design and planning, through construction and operation, to the demolition of a structure. In order to support its customers in the best possible way and to ensure even better planning reliability, JUDO will provide BIM data of such products for the virtual planning of projects in building services and water management for the first time in the area of drinking water treatment and water treatment starting this fall. The JUDO BIM data can be accessed via ARGE New Media in Germany and the free Multi BIM CAD data model from BIMcatalogs.net, among others. Direct integration in existing planning software with the appropriate plug-ins from BIM catalog providers is also possible. For example, BIMcatalogs.net’s Multi BIM CAD Data Model enables common BIM CAD systems such as Revit, ARCHICAD, ALLPLAN, Vectorworks, Tekla and Sketchup to be served with high-quality information and relevant metadata from a single source. This allows project participants to easily integrate 3D models and product data into their plans and planning data visually and technically. The portal offers over 20 BIM-specific output formats and supports the most common classifications.
BIM not only increases planning reliability. The digital planning method also ensures simple and efficient planning for everyone involved in the process. With the help of the tool, workflows can be sustainably improved, potential planning errors can be identified and reduced at an early stage, thus shortening the project duration and significantly saving costs. Another advantage of the method is the optimized exchange with other planners and executing companies in the project and construction phase, as well as the complete data collection throughout the entire life cycle of a building. The basis for digital product data exchange for components and systems in heating, ventilation and sanitary engineering is VDI 3805. Sheet 17, which has not yet been published, deals with “Drinking water fittings and components for drinking water treatment”.