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BIM + LEAN:
The supreme discipline.

Our world is becoming
more complex.

Construction tasks continue to increase in complexity due to project-specific requirements and legal regulations. Conventional working methods and control methods in planning and execution are reaching their limits.

A rethink is required in many fields. The goal is to reduce redundancies and prevent avoidable costs. This also opens up new perspectives for forward-looking processes and the best possible coordination for the greatest possible project success in planning, construction and operation. Avoiding redundancy is clearly also a sustainability imperative.

Building Information
M­odeling (BIM)

In the construction industry, Building Information Modeling (BIM) stands for the global trend toward digitalization. All relevant building data is digitally modeled, recorded and combined. The early safeguarding of decision-making processes of the building owner, e.g. also through virtual reality solutions (VR), provides further advantages. 

Digital design and construction efficiently and effectively brought to the point.

Lean Construction (LEAN)

Lean Construction (LEAN) is a management or philosophical approach in the construction industry, based on experience from the automotive industry, which aims to increase customer value through continuous improvement and the elimination of wastefulness in processes.

The linking of BIM and LEAN can be regarded as the supreme discipline which creates a special opportunity for the design and construction of the future.

Benefits and added value

We regard BIM and LEAN as a consistent continuation of our methodical approach for evident customer benefit.

As a general rule, where wastefulness is minimized or eliminated, added value is created. In planning as well as on the construction site, complexity is significantly reduced through clear and transparent work packages. The flow-oriented dovetailing of planning and execution results in a new kind of cooperation that does not exist in this kind in conventional construction.

Studies show that optimal coordination of processes and workflows in the planning and construction process opens up optimization potential of up to 70 percent! In combination with production and factory planning, collisions and technical constraints can be identified and eliminated at an early stage and the link to Industry 4.0 can be formed. Sensibly structured and digitally supported, construction projects receive an enormous boost in terms of costs, quality and adherence to schedules.

Studies show: Optimal coordination of processes and workflows offers optimization potential of up to 70 percent.

Sensibly structured and digitally supported, construction projects receive an enormous boost in terms of costs, quality and adherence to schedules. In their interaction, BIM + LEAN offer great opportunities.

Open and transparent way of working.

Vollack therefore consistently relies on lean processes and 'open BIM'. Knowledge and work are shared transparently and the best architecturally sustainable solution is developed together with all planning and construction participants without any barriers. The exchange of data and information takes place on an open collaboration platform. The basis is a cross-software and cross-national data exchange format, the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC).

Through active collaboration, processes are planned and controlled transparently across all disciplines and phases in order to get closer to the goal: generating added value for customers without any wastefulness.

Combination of the individual subject models in a coordination model

Entrance ticket to the world of BIM + LEAN.

At the Steinbeis Transfer Center Real Estate Industry at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, continuing education courses on BIM and Lean Construction have been established for professionals and managers in the field. The advanced training courses combine scientific quality with practical application in construction. These courses are carried out in the form of a cooperation between the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering and experts from the construction industry. 

Vollack as a specialist for methodical planning, construction as well as revitalization of sustainable, energy-efficient buildings in the areas of office, industry and healthcare is a cooperation partner from professional practice and co-initiator.

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