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BIM – Building Information Modeling

Digital design process

The BIM (Building Information Modelling) digital design process is revolutionising the construction industry. We are also convinced that BIM technology is the future of modern design and now provide BIM files for our products.

Building Information Modelling, or BIM, is a model-based process underpinned by software, which describes the design, execution and management of buildings. BIM files used in the virtual building model contain both 3D geometrics and structured product information about the different objects, creating a realistic building visualisation. The centralised information database facilitates efficient planning and end-to-end communication between builders, architects, planners, subcontractors and facility management.


We are convinced by this revolutionary design process and are actively working on providing our product data in this format. BIM files have been available for arwa, Similor Kugler and Kartell by Laufen products since January 2016. We will continue to expand the range of product data available to our customers. The files are provided in collaboration with BIMobject for use with Revit and ArchiCAD.

You can browse existing BIM data below, or click here to open the BIMobject Cloud in a new window:

Information about BIM

What is BIM?
When we talk about the continuing use of BIM, we are referring to the concept of real, manufacturer-specific product models that are used to improve the data management and quality of information provided by the design model, allowing much greater control over all phases of construction design and execution. BIM stands for Building Information Model, with a strong emphasis on the word “information”.

How is it used?
Using the centralised building information model, which is worked on collaboratively by architects and other planners, the professionals involved can exchange data, check the building for inconsistencies, identify conflicting issues and generally work more effectively and smoothly. In essence, all drawings are automatically derived from the information model; all designs, patterns and details are automatically generated and constantly updated.
BIM models can also be used to create cost estimates and component lists.

The future of construction design
An increasing number of tools facilitate increasingly complex calculations and simulations of aspects such as sunlight and shade, energy and carbon dioxide, air flow and sound. This creates a greater demand for manufacturer-specific objects that can be used by architects and engineers in their BIM model. Real product data very quickly becomes pivotal in the process of generating accurate visualisations, functional analyses and precise calculations.