Bimplus receives Certificate from Research Project BIMSWARM


Award given for ALLPLAN's OPEN BIM platform

Munich, July 8, 2021 - Bimplus from ALLPLAN, global provider of BIM solutions for the AEC industry, has been certified, as one of the first OPEN BIM platforms, in the BIM Collaboration product group as part of the BIMSWARM research project. The BIMSWARM project pursues the goal of advancing the digitalization of the construction industry and developing standards and solutions for this purpose. The core of the project is an open platform of applications, services and content for BIM-based planning, execution and operation of buildings. The focus is on the certification and evaluation of software solutions based on vendor-neutral BIM interfaces.

"The demanding certification criteria of BIMSWARM contain all the essential functions and safety aspects that are indispensable in the cooperation of the various project participants. We are pleased that Bimplus fully meets these requirements. Users can be confident that they are using a platform that enables effective cloud-based data and information management throughout the entire project lifecycle and thus transparent BIM workflows," says Thomas Müller, Product Manager Interoperability at ALLPLAN.

Bimplus supports the central, database-supported management of building models and documents as well as issue management through OPEN BIM workflows. This increases productivity and simplifies the collaboration of interdisciplinary teams. In this way, project goals such as budget and time targets are reliably met.


Marketplace and software platform in one

OPEN BIM is increasingly becoming the preferred tool of choice when it comes to uniform data standards for all parties involved in a construction project. Misinterpretation of native data can quickly lead to costly construction defects. Companies are therefore increasingly using software solutions that support the secure exchange of data on the basis of open standards. This is precisely the goal of the BIMSWARM research project, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy under the leadership of the German initiative planen bauen 4.0.

"The certification is further confirmation of the success of our strategy to develop solutions that can be seamlessly integrated into any OPEN BIM workflow," says Stefan Kaufmann, Product Manager BIM Strategy and New Technologies at ALLPLAN. "Through integration across system and manufacturer boundaries and our commitment to OPEN BIM, we are contributing to future-proof digitization in the construction industry, where all project participants retain sovereignty over their data," Stefan Kaufmann continues.

On the one hand, BIMSWARM serves as an information portal and marketplace for BIM solutions. On the other hand, it forms a platform that enables the interaction of software solutions for construction-related sub-processes. Companies can find BIM-certified software solutions for their respective areas on BIMSWARM - including the just-certified OPEN BIM platform Bimplus as well as the certified BIM CAD solution Allplan.

With its expertise in digital processes in construction projects, ALLPLAN supports BIMSWARM as an associated partner.

For further information on BIMSWARM (German only), look here.

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