Digital planning and construction
The Building Information Modeling (BIM) method is now used regularly for new complex or standardizable projects and is constantly being further developed. DB Netz AG therefore meets the requirements of the Federal Government’s tier plan. At DB Engineering&Consulting (DB E&C), BIM is mainly being applied in 2021 in order to increase efficiency and partially automate further production steps. To this end, work is being done to standardize BIM across the entire production chain. As of June 30, 2021, DB E&C was using BIM in about 240 DB Group infrastructure projects, thereof 80 were started in the first half of 2021. DB Netze Energy is currently using BIM for complex 16 Hz switchgear and S-Bahn (metro) rectifiers.