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Building Information Modeling (BIM)

during training 

Gruner Gruneko AG
Dijvar Pekerman, trainee ventilation building services planner
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Final apprenticeship exam: Panoramic rendering of a ventilation system

Our trainee Dijvar Pekerman is taking his final apprenticeship exam this year as a ventilation building services planner at Gruner Gruneko AG. As part of the assignment for his individual practical project (IPP), he has created a panoramic rendering of the system planned and constructed by him - a ventilation system for an industrial kitchen.

Take a look at the panoramic rendering here. When looked at via smartphone with a Google Cardboard kit (also available from Gruner , by the way), the whole thing is even displayed as a stereo panorama.


What do young professionals think about BIM and the ongoing digitization in the industry in general? We asked Dijvar.

Gruner (G): What are the advantages of using BIM during your training at Gruner and in school?

Dijvar Pekerman (DP): Thanks to the varied large-scale projects and many BIM projects that we have at Gruner, I have been able to learn a lot since the beginning of my apprenticeship simply through “learning by doing.” This offers an advantage in the job market over others who rarely or never came into contact with BIM during their apprenticeship.

By contrast, vocational schools have a lot of catching up to do in my opinion. While I was asked about BIM during my oral apprenticeship exam, it’s unfortunately not part of the curriculum yet. This topic is so important today that it should also be part of theoretical learning.

(G): What are the main benefits of rendering projects?

(DP): It gives us the opportunity to show our clients how our installations will look prior to the begin of construction. I think it’s also a good marketing tool to make future clients aware of what the Gruner Group can do.

(G): What are you looking forward to with regard to digitization in the construction industry?

(DP): It’s difficult to say which direction it’s heading in. Generally, l think digitization is making many things easier - with BIM-to-field, for example, once the technology matures. I can imagine the new generation of technicians all being equipped with tablets at the construction site, projecting the attachment points with lasers and pulling the mass itself out of the model. It will take a while, but I believe that’s where the future is headed.