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Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Building Information Modelling (BIM) provides new strategic solutions for the planning and realisation of construction projects as well as the operation of buildings.

BIM supports the universal use of digital building blocks and efficiently links everyone involved in the planning, construction, and operation of buildings. At its heart is a digital data model, with which the planned construction project is realised in virtual form before any actual building work takes place. The Building Information Modelling tools enable information to be exchanged and shared between the partners involved.

Schüco supports users of the BIM method with planning modules and interfaces. These are continuously developed and regularly adapted to correspond to the state of the art.

Schüco is a member of the specialist association Bauprodukte Digital (digital construction products) and buildingSMART e.V.

Using BIM with Schüco

Planning data for BIM users


Digital planning and building

At this point, Schüco would like to provide support with information, experiences and other links from users of the BIM method. The planning, construction and operation of buildings are taken into account.

Specialist articles

Special publication: Ernst & Sohn Special

BIM is coming to your everyday – developers and architects are already getting started...

The question of correct planning data, standards and specific properties of components

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Bauprodukte Digital

Bauprodukte Digital (digital construction products) is a specialist association which emerged from a manufacturer initiative and is part of the German association for building systems (Bundesverband Bausysteme e.V.). The challenges of digitalisation in construction can be tackled better together. The design and handling of construction product planning data and the processes applied in planning, designing and managing buildings are currently the focus of our efforts. With the label “productsforbim”, the new specialist association stands for use of the BIM method with direct reference to real construction products. Schüco has been a member of the specialist association Bauprodukte Digital since 2018.

buildingSMART Deutschland e.V.

buildingSMART Deutschland is the German branch of buildingSMART International and aims to improve the exchange of information between software applications in the construction industry by means of neutral and open standards for Building Information Modelling (BIM). All efforts are focused on the timely organisational, process-related and technical support of digital processes across the entire value added chain for construction, with the aim of achieving an open, i.e. manufacturer and product-independent working method. Schüco Digital GmbH has been an active member of buildingSMART Deutschland e.V. since 2008.



Plan.One bridges the gap between developers and manufacturers in construction. Designed as an intelligent assistance system by architects and for architects, Plan.One allows you to quickly search for and compare products tailored perfectly to your building project. Product details and planning information can be copied over directly into standard planning software. Plan.One thereby creates market transparency, saves time for lengthy searches, and simplifies and speeds up the workflow. As an interactive business intelligence tool, Plan.One enables the extensive digitalisation of work processes and revolutionises the interaction between architects, developers, manufacturers and contracted companies in the construction industry. Plan.One is an initiative of Schüco International KG.



Digital twin – digital image of the building

Building Information Modelling (BIM) lays the foundations for the integrated planning, construction and operation of buildings. Planning requires separate consideration of the different dimensions of planning, construction and management. The associated processes are thereby optimised.

Stronger in a network - practise BIM together

Digital networking strengthens cooperative partnerships, helps save time and money, and makes life easier. The first pilot projects have taken place and the principles learned from them can be applied further. Digital support makes it easier and faster to pursue the same aims.

Plan better with Schüco - planning tools for CAD and BIM

Digital collaboration is supported by the use of Schüco planning data. Each planning task holds new challenges. Digital product data helps to find real solutions quicker. Working together in digital building and specialist models allows everyone involved to achieve better results than with conventional methods.


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