INFRABIM Consortium

The use of innovative digital planning methods will significantly change the German construction industry sector. Currently, in many projects of large scale the given project performance does not achieve the planned one. This leads to increased construction durations as well as uncontrollable development of costs.

To face the challenges of constantly increasing complexity of construction projects, the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) passed a resolution to promote the Building Information Modeling (BIM) method for all infrastructure projects in Germany. For that purpose, the Ministry developed the Road Map for Digital Design and Construction containing detailed information and milestones of the German BIM-Strategy.

Further, in order to achieve first experiences, the BMVI chose 4 project as “BIM Pilots” in which different use cases are extensively tested and evaluated. 

"BIM Pilots"

The evaluation is performed by a consortium of companies and universities, all with a long-standing experience in the field of BIM. 


The research work is structured in three work packages.

  • WP 1 – State of the Art of BIM in Infrastructure Projects
  • WP 2 – Consulting of the BIM Pilots
  • WP 3 – Recommendations


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Figure 1: Schematic illustration of the BIM reference process (planen-bauen 4.0 GmbH) 





Art: kollaboratives Forschungsprojekt

Antragsteller: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus König

Bearbeitung: Markus Scheffer, M.Sc.


TU München, Kapellmann Rechtsanwälte,

AEC3, Obermeyer Planen + Beraten

Lehrstuhl für Informatik im Bauwesen
Gebäude IC, Raum 6-67
Universitätsstraße 150
44780 Bochum