Development of business units

Digital planning and construction

Building information modeling (BIM) is a collaborative working method in which all data on rail infrastructure facilities is fed into an optimized planning, construction and management process that covers the entire life cycle and is available digitally. DB Netz AG has successfully completed the pilot phase. The Federal Government also found that the use of the BIM method generally has no effect on financial contributions. New complex and standardized projects will therefore be planned using BIM in the future. DB Netz AG therefore meets the requirements of the Federal Government’s tier plan. Since spring 2020, DB Engineering&Consulting GmbH (DB E&C) has equipped all 16 planning locations in Germany and the design centers in Bucharest and Bangalore with special workspaces (BIM Labs); DB E&C is currently using BIM in around 150 infrastructure projects of DB Group.

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