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Drainage with Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Building Information Modelling (BIM) gives all disciplines of a construction project access to a common database. As a result, the BIM model helps to reduce the degree of complexity and facilitate the exchange of technical drawings, building information and detailed photographs.

In order to provide you with the best possible support in all project phases, we provide you with our entire product range, including special solutions, as BIM data of the highest quality. The data can be used for the entire life cycle. Individual project consulting from our BIM experts increases planning accuracy as well as time and cost certainty throughout your project.

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Placeholder of the drainage channel for the installation and maintenance area at a railway station

Advantages of the BIM way of working for your drainage project

Individual project consulting and support

Our BIM data is directly and individually adapted to your personal project. Thanks to the BIM method, custom-made products can be created and immediately integrated into your construction project as visualisation, rendering or simulation as an as-build product.

Combination with hydraulic power calculations

In order to increase the planning reliability for your project, our products are hydraulically dimensioned in advance. By automatically generating the volume flow in the BIM software, you can see exactly how many l/s ha are flowing through your channel line. This data is then used for the dimensioning of a channel, etc.

Increased planning and operational reliability

Our BIM data contains all the necessary manufacturer information as well as useful functions for the products (e.g. information on installation and maintenance) for the entire life cycle. This allows you to accurately plan your project with consistent and verifiable data.

Increased cost and schedule reliability

Our BIM data is quickly available and contains all the important information for the entire life cycle. Component lists and tender texts can also be generated directly. In this way, claims management can be reduced to a minimum and delivery times can be precisely planned and scheduled.

“You can use BIM data for the entire life cycle and thus optimise your drainage planning. Our BIM data is individually adapted to your project and created with integrated calculation of surface runoff. This increases your planning, cost and schedule security enormously.”

Planner & Visualisation Variants

Our BIM data is available to you both as a planner and as a visualisation variant.

In our product viewer you can interact with our RECYFIX NC channel and choose between both variants. The display in the viewer is a simplified representation of the product. The displayed surfaces can be individually set in the Revit software, as well as shown and hidden.

BIM planner variant

BIM planner variant with labelling

In the planning phase, there is a low demand on the geometric level of detail (LOG) in the product presentation. Here, the focus is on a small file size. This is the only way to plan many components in a complex BIM model, e.g. a building, and work in them at the same time without significantly reducing system performance.

  • Geometric information (LOG) from 100-300

  • Information about the component (LOI) from 100-500

  • Channel angle, length cuts and connected drainage area can be individually adjusted

  • Volumetric flow is displayed and calculated

  • Space for installation, maintenance and excavation taken into account

BIM visualisation variant

BIM Visualiser
An example of a BIM model of a RECYFIX channel

In the later planning phases, a high level of geometric detail (LOG) should support the product selection. The visualisation variant is an as-built representation that is used to generate renderings and create simulations. This means that the level of geometric representation (LOG) is very high, which increases the file size accordingly.

  • Geometric information (LOG)from 100-500

  • Information about the component (LOI) from 100-500

  • Connected drainage surface can be individually adjusted

  • Volumetric flow is displayed and calculated

  • Space for installation, maintenance and excavation taken into account

Volumetric flow rate for planner and visualisation variant


Frequently asked questions and their answers about BIM data from HAURATON


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