Building Information Modeling (BIM) is defined as a variety of technologies, processes and guidelines intended to enhance design quality as well as cost and time reliability in addition to the improvement of cooperation in partnership. This applies to the entire lifetime of the structure.
In hydromechanical engineering, BIM has increasingly gained in significance. It allows for integrating movable hydromechanical as well as mechanical elements with only small dimensional tolerances with solid structure components in a model, hence providing a possibility of detecting potential collision.
The basis of BIM consists of special models designed in 3D. Since 2007, i.e. for over 10 years, IRS has been using 3D design methods and therefore gathered a lot of experience in integrated design work. These 3D models comprise the following assemblies and/or components:
Hydromechanical equipment and/or structural steel gates
Mechanical engineering and/or drive technology
Hydraulic equipment and/or solid structures Steel access structures
Technical equipment such as piping for ballasting systems and pumping technology
Electrical equipment such as control cabinets and cable trays
Sensor technology e.g. for position monitoring, vibration measurement, etc.