Building industry in deep slumber?
Advances in digitalization at the heart of the Tiroler Bautag
Innsbruck, 2nd March 2017 – Is Tyrol’s building industry prepared for a digital future? Which opportunities and challenges are facing the sector? These questions were asked at the opening of this year’s 10th Tiroler Bautag in the Innsbruck Economic Chamber. The conclusion of the experts: Tyrol’s building industry should quickly awake from its digital slumber.
Professor Christoph M. Achammer, CEO of ATP architects engineers foresaw dramatic changes in the culture of building. Together with Astrid Achatz, Managing Director of Fraunhofer-Allianz Bau, he was one of the principle keynote speakers at the event. As a BIM expert Achammer sees digitalization as offering enormous opportunities for lifecycle-oriented and tailor-made design for one-off buildings. This is expected to bring flexibility, higher productivity and the efficient use of resources. “We will transform the building site into a place of assembly” hypothesized Achammer.
ATP has been designing with Building Information Modeling (BIM) for several years. The planning approach allows the architectural, technical, physical and functional characteristics of a building to be digitally represented in a central data model. The key to successful digitalization is integrated design. Rather than working alongside one other on different plans, architects and engineers work as equal partners in a process of close, simultaneous cooperation on a single 3D model. This enables misunderstandings to be reduced, quality to be increased, and costs to be saved.