The ICC group, which is constantly updated on new technologies, has focused on innovation for several years by introducing the BIM (Building Information Modelling) methodology throughout the entire production process.

In particular, with this methodology BIM optimizes the design workflow by supporting communication, cooperation, simulation and improvement of projects throughout the complete life cycle of the work in all its phases (design, implementation, use and maintenance) ). This allowed the realization of projects with high quality standards, with precise time control and optimizing management costs.

The BIM methodology



The application of the BIM methodology

The ICC applies the BIM methodology in all phases of the construction process from the analysis of the client’s needs, to the detailed survey activities, feasibility studies, as well as the design of the work and up to the construction and subsequent maintenance management of the work carried out.

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Scan and BIM

The ICC carries out directly the relief activities, through the most innovative instruments such as GPS, total Stations, drones and precision laser scanners, obtaining in this way a detailed scan of the work. This can be viewed through a specific software that allows navigation and object-oriented 3d modelling.

Advantages of BIM method

The many advantages of applying the BIM methodology apply to all stakeholders interested in the design

Advantages for designers

Automatic corrections to design changes
Generate accurate and consistent 2D drawings at any stage of the design.
Dynamic BIM model allows to extract information on:
• Geometries
• Materials
• Bearing Structures
• Thermal Characteristics
• Energy Performance
• Installations
• Costs
• Security
• Maintenance
• Life Cycle
• Demolition
• Decommissioning

Design consistency check
Interference check
Real-time cost estimates in the design phase
Detection of design errors before the construction of the work
Design synchronization with construction planning through the 4D BIM
Model integration with various IT devices

Benefits for the Company

For companies the advantages of using the BIM methodology are highlighted above all in the following activities:
• Drafting of offers
• Supply management
• Subcontracts
• Industrial accounting
• Works
• Construction of the work
• Progress of work

Advantages for the client

The client enjoys the greatest advantages in using a BIM method, advantages that translate into:
• High quality work and project sustainability, as it allows a conscious use of resources
• Control and monitoring of construction times
• Lower operating costs for the entire life cycle of the building
• Optimum management of cost-benefit analyses for each proposed design solution

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BIM – GIS Integration

The know-how developed by the group in the GIS sector, has allowed an easy integration between two methodologies today more and more similar.
The integration between GIS and BIM involves the simplification of the complex interaction of existing factors and relationships in the built and natural world, helping to guide the planning, design, construction and operation of a more sustainable and resilient infrastructure over time.
GIS data introduces the geospatial element in BIM design, GIS information becomes so necessary for proper planning and management of roads, bridges, airports, railway networks and other infrastructures in the surrounding context, BIM information will instead be an indispensable support for the design and the construction of these structures.
Furthermore, GIS information can offer an urban, regional and national representation, while BIM data applies to the design and construction of a specific form or structure. Therefore, with the addition of geospatial data, the structure is managed in the context of a wider and more complete and intelligent landscape.
Maximizing the long-term value of new roads, bridges and structures means providing better projects to solve many critical issues related to the sustainability and resilience required of today’s cities.


Interoperability and legislation

The integration of different methodologies and software requires the optimization of the dynamic exchange of BIM data, CAD (computer-aided design) and the GIS geospatial information.

It is therefore necessary to use a universal approach for collaboration during the design, construction and commissioning of buildings based on open standards and workflows.

The ICC cooperates with different realities present in the territory and to guarantee data interoperability it uses the IFC standard, defined by the UNI EN ISO 16739 standard, independent of the software house formats, which implicitly guarantees the re-use of data over time.

The new UNI 11337: 201 standard which defined a framework for the Italian building sector in terms of digital management of construction information processes by providing the operational tools for a BIM contract, after the approval of the New Procurement Code, in which the BIM is introduced as a method for managing public procurement.