BIM@SBB.

BIM digitally records all from railway infrastructure and real estate installations, connects them together and visualises them as a virtual computer model, enriched with further information from the life cycle of the installation — in other words, as the digital twin of the railway infrastructure or a station.

For example, all information on installation components can be accessed with one click and/or new installations can be efficiently planned, built, managed and maintained. The exchange of information is also significantly simplified and standardised within the company and for partners.

Example with and without BIM.

At present, the Federal Office of Transport (FOT) receives printed plans and other documents for planning approval procedures for a construction project in boxes. In future, this data will be available digitally so that it can be viewed by different stakeholders and worked on later.