OBERMEYER Planen + Beraten GmbH (OBERMEYER) uses building information modeling (BIM) for rigorous, interdisciplinary coordination among the firm’s technical departments and effective collaboration with external consultants. The company adopted BIM with assistance from Autodesk® Revit® software products in 2005 to help accelerate its building services strategy. The firm’s multidisciplinary project teams now use Autodesk BIM solutions for integrated design, analysis, and documentation from the earliest design phase through project delivery.
Founded in Munich in 1958, OBERMEYER offers integrated planning and design for building, transportation, and environmental projects. OBERMEYER has over 1200 employees around the world in its numerous subsidiaries and associated companies. Its subsidiary Faust Consult GmbH specializes in the architectural design of health care projects.
OBERMEYER relies on Autodesk BIM solutions, Autodesk® Revit® Architecture, Autodesk® Revit® Structure, Autodesk® Revit® MEP software, complemented by Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design and Autodesk® Ecotect® Analysis software, for all of its new projects. The firm’s in-house design disciplines—architecture, structure, and MEP—all use software based on the Revit® platform and centralized project models to coordinate their designs and to facilitate sustainable design and an integrated practice.
One of OBERMEYER’s recent BIM projects is the new $825-million SEHA Hospital in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The 688-bed hospital will include surgical, family medicine, rehabilitation, and critical care centers, specialized trauma, orthopedics, and sports medicine units, as well as the first stroke unit in UAE.
Faust Consult, an OBERMEYER subsidiary specializing in hospital planning, led the project team, with over 50 architects and 100 engineers (including OBERMEYER personnel and external engineering partners) located in Germany and Abu Dhabi. This extended design team employed a Revit model to coordinate across design disciplines and geographic locations.
Early in the design process, Faust Consult used Revit Architecture software to create and help evaluate alternative building layouts that would support efficient healthcare delivery workflows. As the design progressed, OBERMEYER engineered the structure and mechanical, electrical and plumbing building systems. The team leveraged the integrated Revit model for improved cross-discipline coordination, enhanced communication and collaboration, and earlier and more accurate quantity takeoffs and cost estimates. The team also used the Revit model and 3ds Max Design software to facilitate production of near-realistic design visualizations and animations to improve project communication, and to support the client’s marketing efforts.
OBERMEYER uses WEYER Systemhaus in Munich, Germany as its reseller.