A day dedicated entirely to innovation
Sersa showcased its progress towards BIM
"Digitalisation" and "visualisation" are two terms that were frequently heard at the first Sersa Innovation Day, which took place on Wednesday 19 February. The BIM department, which is still young but growing in size, used this day to present the latest developments in this field within our group to all those interested and to make the whole subject tangible. BIM stands for Building Information Modelling. In concrete terms, all relevant building data is modelled, recorded and combined digitally. The aim of BIM is to collect the data and information of a building in a model and, by intelligently linking this data, to optimise the overall process in a construction project from planning to realisation. In the Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group the BIM overall process consists of 6 project phases:
At the Innovation Day the achievements in these 6 areas were presented in several short presentations. The aim of the day was to inform our employees about the developments on BIM in the company and thereby create acceptance for the future, changing way of work. We also wanted to get feedback from employees from the construction sites who will eventually work with these tools.
Some 150 interested people attended the event. Besides the interesting presentations, which took place every half hour, the atrium was transformed into an exhibition hall where visitors could learn about new innovations and experience them first-hand. A big highlight were the excavator simulators from Trimble and MOBA with the latest generation of 3D machine control. We will be happy to report in more detail on the individual fields of activity in the coming weeks.