In the "Stufenplan Digitales Bauen und Betreiben", the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) in Germany defines goals and approaches for a holistic and comprehensive application of BIM. As part of this initiative, the legislature is calling for the use of modern, IT-supported processes and technologies in the planning, construction, and operation of public infrastructure structures from 2020. As part of the "Wissenschaftlichen Begleitung der BMVI Pilotprojekte zur Anwendung von BIM im Infrastrukturbau", a comprehensive collection of material was compiled that summarizes current developments regarding the application of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in infrastructure construction. The evaluation of the collection of materials shows that the application of BIM methodology in road construction has not been widespread to date.

Mature concepts for data management and data exchange (e.g. OKSTRA, LandXML) have already been established in the field of road construction. However, these are designed for specific use cases or exclusive use during individual project phases.

The use of BIM over the entire life cycle, on the other hand, requires an open data exchange between the project participants. An appropriate data format should enable the generation, use, and exchange of information for the desired BIM use cases. In this context, Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) represent a standardized data format.

In this project, the aspects, parameters, and information relevant for a road, which are contained in the FGSV regulations (categories R1 and R2) as well as in regulations of the IT-Ko, are to be integrated into a BIM-based road model. The contract for this was awarded to the research consortium consisting of the chairs of Verkehrswegebau, Verkehrswesen - Planung und Management and Computing in Engineering at the Ruhr-University Bochum. The focus is on working out the interrelationships between the individual regulations.

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FGSV2BIM. Anwendung der Methode BIM in Konformität mit den Regelwerken der FGSV und des IT-Ko

Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt), FE-Nr. 02.0427/2018/ARB


Project partners:

  • RUB, Lehrstuhl für Informatik im Bauwesen
  • RUB, Lehrstuhl für Verkehrswegebau
  • RUB, Lehrstuhl für Verkehrswesen – Planung und Management
  • Schüßler-Plan Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH