An integrated design system with a quality by design approach

BIM (Building Information Modeling) is a method for the parametric and digital representation of a system’s physical and functional properties and is a design method that enables the integration, optimisation and updating of its constituent parts throughout the design life cycle. It can be applied perfectly in both revamping and greenfield projects, because it simplifies the integration of Facilities and Utilities by means of a three-dimensional and parametric model which allows a set of defining attributes, such as geometrical and physical characteristics, maintenance procedures, energy performance and electricity, heating and cooling consumption, to be recalled and modified at any time.

The benefits of BIM

Thanks to the benefits it offers in terms of design quality and integration, the BIM method is an essential requirement for projects applying for EU funding, as defined by the Public Procurement Directive (EUPPD) approved by the European Parliament.

Design Visualization

Construction of a 3D model with an extremely high resemblance to the final structure.

Design Options

Higher design quality standards from every point of view.

Clash Detection

Reduction of subcontractors’ construction times and modifications.

Constructability Review

Effective review of the project on the basis of the parameters defined.

Collaboration communication

Greater integration of the skills of the architects and the various teams.

How to construct the parametric model of a system’s design.

From geometrical design to integration of the project’s various dimensions, in a parametric model enabling control of all phases.

The BIM method integrates 8 dimensions of the system into a single design model


All elements of the 2D design are used to produce a three-dimensional model of the entire system or building.


All 3D elements are linked to the planning activities in accordance with the Gantt Chart.


All 4D elements are linked to the relative resources to define the final costs and those of each phase of the project.


All the building’s systems are evaluated in terms of Energy Management, acquiring information about the factors that define the various phases of the building’s lifecycle.


The adoption of BIM and its ability to model databases of 3D items revolutionises many maintenance processes and allows integration of a building’s lifecycle.


The use of 3rd and 4th dimension BIM modifies the management of H&S processes, aiding risk reduction and the coordination of activities.

How the BIM model is applied


BIM is implemented thanks to a team of people, systems, structures and practices that come together to maximise efficiency during design and construction.


LOD is a benchmark for defining the contents, accuracy and reliability of BIM at all design levels, to support the team and produce documentation.