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BIM is a valuable tool and collaboration method in the design, construction, maintenance and management of built assets.

German BIM Implementation Strategy for Federal Buildings


The German BIM Implementation Strategy for Federal Buildings has been developed to drive digitalization and to specify the requirements and actions defined in the German master plan for the introduction of BIM for federal buildings (GER only).

It defines the steps required to implement BIM with a clear timeframe and responsibilities.

The implementation strategy thus forms the link between the master plan and all other conceptual and implementation steps that accompany the introduction:

  • The concepts of "BIM roles in federal construction (of buildings)", "life cycle", "qualification" and "digitalization of project processes" (see Annexes A to D of the Implementation Strategy)
  • the 12 current BIM handbook working aids (see Chapter 3 for an overview) and those to be created in the future
  • The three work packages of the BIM Office that are already underway in connection with the introduction of the BIM methodology for federal buildings: effective operation, scientific monitoring and user training
  • the organisation-specific concepts that have been or will be developed by the building administrations and client (constructor).

Like the master plan, the content of the implementation strategy was developed in a collaborative process. The implementation strategy was initiated by the Federal Ministry of Housing, Urban Development and Building. It is primarily addressed to the employees of the building administrations, the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning (BBR) and the employees of the building owners.

The following documents have been published:

The strategy is published together with tools (working aids) under the title "BIM for Federal Buildings". More information and a download link can be found here (GER only).


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