The application of building information modelling in the building industry is happening more slowly in Switzerland than in other countries. Nonetheless, the methodology is also starting to take off here. “BIM-to-field” describes the transfer of digital planning data to the building site. Its use helps minimise planning risks and avoid sources of error. The benefits are evident: correct execution on building sites and a considerable increase in project efficiency. And then there’s the contribution made to improving occupational health and safety, which shouldn’t be underestimated. But what exactly do BIM-to-field projects look like?
In the Jurasüdfuss region, Bouygues Energies & Services is successfully using BIM-to-field in the RiverNest new build project in the Riverside area in Zuchwil. The competence centre for renewable energy, which will also function as the headquarters of the Helion business unit, is currently being erected on the site situated by the Aare river. The project encompasses a light-filled and ecological lightweight construction made of wood, which is being built on the existing warehouse on site. The new location is set to combine the company’s various areas of expertise from autumn 2022.
Ebru Daniskan is the CAD-BIM Coordinator at Bouygues Energies & Services in the region. In this role, she is responsible for the planning of the fabrication models and field links (drilling points) for the building technology systems in the RiverNest new build. On the basis of the coordination and execution plans for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing and electrics, she modelled the fundamental principles for the prefabrication of the pipes and fastening points. For the team headed by Yves Kessler, HVAC Area Manager at Bouygues Energies & Services in the Jurasüdfuss region, the digital basis ultimately formed the foundation for setting up a logistics concept and for ordering all materials for the construction of the systems in the required quantity and sizes.