Sanjay Gangal interviewed Viktor Várkonyi, Chief Division Officer, Planning & Design Division, & member of the Executive Board of the Nemetschek Group
The complexity of building projects is ever increasing. BIM is ensuring smoother processes, but many projects still struggle. Why is that the case?
Building Information Modeling, as the name implies, should be all about information. But the reality looks quite different – most BIM processes are centered around model-based workflows. This approach implies that models are designed based on certain requirements, then data is generated and validated. Handing those models over to the next profession within the building lifecycle often generates data losses, which leads to errors. Even more problematic that during the construction, parts are redesigned. Especially for large and complex projects this approach is far from being efficient. But if we instead focus on the data itself and organize this data at a central point for all stakeholders to access, a smooth process can be guaranteed.
The building data follows a data scheme that can be utilized dynamically across different software applications. Non-graphical data can drive the entire value chain. This is what we in the Nemetschek Group call Building Lifecycle Intelligence™. The approach needs an open, connected ecosystem, centered around data that dynamically connects models and documents. Working in an open cloud environment allows anyone to connect and communicate through open protocols and standards, generating real value for all parties.