Whitepaper: Collaboration and integrated planning as recipe for success
RAPHAEL WICK, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, GÄHLER UND PARTNER AG
INES MANSFELD, ARCHITECT AND PRODUCT MARKETING MANAGER, ALLPLAN GMBH
The digital planning, which can now be found in architecture and design offices, at general contractors or via prefabrication, bricklaying robots and GPS-based excavators already on the building site, is characterized by Building Information Modeling (BIM). Yet, BIM is only really an efficient and commercial option if it is paired with the integrated working method.
Collaboration and interdisciplinary working method, integrated planning and Building Information Modeling dovetail perfectly. However, a joint focus on a workable planning approach and the early formulation of detailed design parameters remain important.
This white paper is based on an in-depth discussion with the Chief Executive Officer of Gähler und Partner AG based in Ennetbaden in Switzerland, Mr Raphael Wick, who provides a comprehensive insight into the planning philosophy and features of integrated working. Gähler und Partner is a highly specialized firm with over 100 years of planning and construction experience. Today its competences lie in structural and civil engineering, road and railway line construction, in project management and in real estate development, amongst others. For example, the firm was involved in the design of the Gotthard Base Tunnel which was opened in June 2016. Gähler und Partner is an integrally operating general planning firm with more than 100 employees for whom the integrated planning and BIM are an important tool for project success and satisfaction of involved specialist planners, construction companies and clients.
- Minimizing inefficiencies and potential for errors
- Necessity and potential of the integrated working method
- Identifying competitive benefits with BIM
- Making decisions, conveying planning reliability
- Significance of the model-oriented BIM for the planner
- Developing competences and nurturing expertise
- BIM is clearly a management decision