There is a rather large gap between digital design and digital building: Building Information Modelling, or BIM for short, is currently the driving force in the digitisation of architecture. While the work processes in the construction industry have largely been digitised, there are hardly any building projects that are planned, designed and built digitally. With its tools, BIM has changed the building industry. BIM is designed to facilitate the smooth digitisation of all processes for architects and designers, from planning through to construction. JUNG proactively supports its partners from the fields of architecture, planning and design through using cutting-edge technologies and providing its products as free BIM objects.
BIM – increased efficiency in project design and implementation
Digitisation allows the reduction of complexity and, to a large degree, prevents errors in work processes. BIM makes the communication between the different trades easier and, through compatible interfaces, facilitates error-free and efficient design. One of the greatest benefits of using BIM is the streamlining of planning and design processes: architects and designers can construct a three-dimensional, object-oriented model of the building. Building data and properties are stored in the BIM model. Each project partner can access and download the data at any time, which facilitates cost-efficient and simple implementation of complex processes in architecture.
Establishing BIM as a future model
When a project is finished, BIM can be used for the regular maintenance of buildings during operation. With BIM, it’s easy to see which products from the respective trades have been incorporated into the building. It will be both a long-term objective and a challenge to swiftly adapt the work processes and product databases of planners and companies to the efficient structure of BIM. From 2020 onwards, BIM is to be applied regularly in the planning of new buildings under the authority of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. The Netherlands is a pioneer in the use of BIM data: since 2011, the use of BIM has been mandatory for buildings whose construction will cost more than 10 million euros. All BIM data is structured according to country: information in BIM models is based on the same data, but, depending on country, is linked to different metadata. Digital processing, for example through BIM, is increasingly advancing in the construction industries. ‘Digital Building’ has become a buzzword, yet BIM planning in Germany is still in its infancy.
BIM objects from JUNG: intuitively usable data
All relevant product properties, such as material qualities, dimensions and performance characteristics are stored in the BIM objects from JUNG. The selected bezels and inserts can be combined flexibly and are available in the software as a complete object. The software includes a logic check that prevents the combination of non-compatible components and it can also generate exact bills of quantities.
JUNG goes BIM
The guiding principle of ‘progress as tradition’ has been driving JUNG for more than 100 years, making the company a firmly established player in both the national and international market. The key premise is to develop modern solutions and products to support architects and designers. JUNG’s large portfolio spans traditional electrical installation and retrofitting radio technology to high-end smart home technologies, with safety, energy-efficiency and convenience being first on the agenda. As an innovative partner, JUNG provides its free-to-use BIM objects for Revit and ArchicCAD to architects and designers. JUNG’s pioneering spirit comes to life in the development and application of cutting-edge technology: BIM guarantees the correct pre-configuration of covers, inserts and bezels in both conventional and KNX installations. The LS switch classic in plastic and metal is the first switch series that has been made BIM compatible.
JUNG – Progress as a Tradition
JUNG is a premium provider of cutting-edge building technology. The medium-sized traditional firm’s portfolio includes switches, wall sockets, dimmers, observers and systems for regulating functions in private homes and public buildings. Founded in 1912, the motivation behind the company’s products has not changed in over 100 years: JUNG adopts a pioneering approach to developing classic products and future-oriented solutions. The various switches and applications by JUNG can be customized to suit individual needs. They are manufactured exclusively at their two locations in Schalksmühle and Lünen. In 2011 TÜV Nord awarded the firm its ‘Made in Germany’ certificate to honor its commitment to the country. Firmly rooted in the region and a reliable employer for many decades, today customers from around the world depend on the consistently high quality of its products. Moreover, JUNG is committed to sustainable and energy-efficient production. The team spirit of the roughly 1,200 employees in Germany and in the 17 subsidiaries and 67 outlets in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia plays a key role in this regard.
JUNG Reference: Futurium Berlin – Forum of the Future in BIM
With the futuristic construction concept of Futurium Berlin, developed by architects Richter and Musikowski (Berlin), JUNG has been part of a project designed according to BIM requirements, which is one of the most modern and ‘intelligent’ buildings in Germany. It fulfils all standards of low-energy construction and uses the KNX system from JUNG. All building technology functions are connected and communicate with each other. With the worldwide KNX standard, JUNG combines aspects such as safety, reliability, efficiency and convenience. The opening of the entire Futurium building is scheduled for the spring of 2019. More information on this reference is available here: jung.de/en/