“We have decided to roll out BIM group-wide, setting ourselves clear objectives. The Bouygues Immobilier group’s BIM Policy, endorsed by Chairman and CEO François Bertière on 6 September 2016, lays the foundations for each business line and each country to easily define its own BIM plan in line with its specific objectives. The group policy sets out our vision and objectives in relation to BIM. It establishes a common language and emphasises the importance of working together, incorporates sustainable development and highlights the contractual issues which all stakeholders need to consider. Our aim is to integrate BIM into the design and production of all our projects by 2020, with target thresholds of 20% in 2017 and 60% in 2018. The Bouygues Immobilier group’s BIM Policy is the cornerstone of that ambition.”
BIM, short for Building Information Management, refers to the modelling of information (data) about a building. Based on a digital model and new working methods, BIM will bring about a lasting transformation of business practices in the construction and property development sectors over the next few years.
What are its advantages? BIM makes operating processes simpler and quicker across the board, from design to operation. Offering greater precision and reliability, it also gives better control over processes throughout the construction chain. Integration is another major benefit: project information is shared between all the players involved, strengthening cooperation at all stages of project development.