Building Information Modeling in MT Højgaard (BIM)

Visualising the construction process

BIM stands for Building Information Modelling, and is used to structure and share information from the construction process with the 3D model as the pivotal point.

3D models give us an overview of our construction and civil works projects even before we break ground. Once the project is up and running, we use BIM to visualise, plan and manage the process.

Knowledge sharing

BIM gives us a method of describing the structure of the building or plant, as well as its components and materials, with all the relevant information and properties, all of which is compiled in the BIM model.

The digital compilation of all the processes and information in the construction project provide an overview for all parties involved in the project, and the model ensures that the right people get the right project information at the right time. All in all, it means a better construction process for all concerned.

Optimised processes

A comprehensive digital overview of a project enables us to foresee potential challenges in a construction project. It also allows us to ensure a sound basis for the construction, and to optimise the process and time schedule.

Furthermore it enables us to minimise the risk of reworking and its associated costs, as well as exercising basic collision control – altogether benefiting the finished result.

Valuable operation and maintenance information

The BIM model contains all the relevant information on the construction project.

This creates a sound basis for the subsequent operation and maintenance of the completed building, since the building owner or operator can benefit from all the information that has been compiled during the course of the project.

See also

BIM in public sector and municipal housing construction

For construction projects undertaken for public sector clients, two ICT notifications help to form the framework for our construction activities...

Good Building Information Modelling Practices with 12 simple rules

We focus on utilising BIM models and have devised 12 rules for best modeling practice.


Find some of our Ph.D. theses, articles and design manuals here and download them as pdf.