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The drawings of tomorrow

The process of designing and realizing a work has rapidly changed in the last years thanks to the BIM approach. Starting from the pilot project for the digitalization of the Railway Station in Pistoia (beginning in 2016), ETS has recognized the improvements to the workflow ensured by BIM and the advantages in its use. We use BIM to develop our projects by outlining integrated processes that are functional to the management and monitoring of the entire work lifecycle.

BIM is not a tool but a management process that makes it possible to “build” a work before its physical realization with a virtual, dynamic, interdisciplinary, shared and evolving information model. Such designing method is possible thanks to the collection of information made available by all the professionals working on the project, within a shared BIM model in which different software can dialogue and coordinate with each other. The workflow complies with the common standards UNI 11337 and with the guidelines BS 1192 and PAS 1192- 2:2013, and it returns a Database composed by a Federate Data Model and all related Information Contents.

Create a Database containing the virtual building of the work with all its components (Confederate Model) and all related information (Information Contents). These will be organized according to a breakdown (Project Structure) into different areas, such as disciplines or functional blocks. A private Cloud is used for storage, so that all project teams, external collaborators and clients can access it at multidisciplinary level. The aim is to create an information sharing channel among all the professionals who contribute to the project, in order to monitor all activities involving the work (from planning to maintenance), still having the Database as a guideline.

Why choose BIM ? Advantages
  • Standardized data return process;
  • Improved planning skills both for activities to implement and for resources to use;
  • Improved and faster project planning;
  • Reduced margins of error, both in the design and the execution phases;
  • Increased interoperability;
  • Transparency in the multidisciplinary communication;
  • Cost- and time-saving;
  • More efficacy and profitability of the entire process.