Networked planning and execution of state and federal roads in Baden-Württemberg as well as digital modelling, combination and recording of construction projects: For the second time, Baden-Württemberg's Minister of Transport, Winfried Hermann, has presented the BIM Award to students of the seven universities participating in the "Virtual Academy A6" for outstanding work on the topic of "Building Information Modelling (BIM, building data modelling). The six prize winners, including Sebastian Bernert, a bachelor's graduate of the faculty, received their awards on 30th January 2020. A total of 110 students had applied for the BIM Award.
Bernert received the award for his bachelor thesis written at the Institute of Construction Management (IBL) entitled "Changes in quality control and site surveying through digitalisation in the construction industry using the example of road construction". Using road construction as an example, he demonstrated how construction machines can be equipped with digital additional modules in order to digitally record and control the work performed and to document it for later purposes, for example for renovation measures. In addition, he also presented new digital methods such as photogrammetry, in which spatial terrain models are created using aerial photographs taken by drones.
BIM, i.e. the management of building or project data using a digital model of the building or project, is becoming increasingly important. The reliable acquisition of project data directly during the service provision reduces the effort compared to a subsequent survey and allows deviations from the planning to be detected earlier. Since the application of BIM in federal infrastructure projects has become effective in 2020, Sebastian Bernert presented a highly topical issue.