Metro Doha


Building Information Modeling





Buildings, civil engineering and infrastructure

  • New Construction of Filstal Viaduct

    NBS Stuttgart-Ulm

    The around 485 m long, double-tracked and semi-integrally designed structure crosses on two separate superstructure and up to 80 m high Y-supports the Filstal valley. It has a main span width of around 150 m and is on both sides connected to tunnels.

    The structure is built as single-web T-beam cross section on a launching track and on up to 80 m high temporary supports. The raking supports of the Y-supports are concreted afterwards and connected monolithically to the superstructures. Certain aspects of the bridge lead to exceptionally high requirements regarding the design, work preparation and construction and fabrication processes; these aspects are the high axle and breaking loads typical on railway lines, the future speed of 250 km/h on the ballastless track superstructure combined with the concept of a semi-integral bridge, the Y-supports with very flat diagonal struts and the difficult topographical and geometrical boundary conditions




    A successful synthesis of challenging architecture and energy efficiency


    The Energy Efficiency Centre was promoted by the Federal Ministry of Economy and Technology in the framework of the research focus EnOB (Research on optimised construction) as well as by the Free State of Bavaria.


    Main goal of this building is to use new, innovative and efficient materials, systems and technologies and to verify by means of example their application within the building stock as well as on new buildings, to demonstrate them and to subject them to monitoring. The load-bearing structure (concrete and steel) was designed by SSF Ingenieure as BIM isolated application. New energy storage solutions to provide heating and cooling required an interactive and integral collaboration between the architects, building services specialists and structural designers.





BIM as design and control method is a tool to efficiently manage knowledge throughout the whole project cycle. Following the motto ‘design digitally first, then built in real’ we have been prioritising digital design for over a decade. Our colleagues at the SSF Group work in interdisciplinary teams – comprising structural engineers, architects, building technology engineers, geotechnicians, development and environment engineers as well as surveyors – all working together in the virtual project space.


We focus on continuous dialogue between all participants and involve the client at an early project stage into decision making. A clear data structure and filing support the exchange of information. BIM gives us the possibility to generate early on a realistic, easily comprehensible model to show the progress of the project: a project to be designed becomes clearer, the understanding of the structure increases.


As a pioneer of the application of innovative construction methods and solutions, we actively design the digital transformation process in the engineering world. At SSF Ingenieure, we create new positions, colleagues are trained internally and externally, standards are developed, and interdisciplinary cooperation is promoted. Creating awareness for the digitalisation of design and construction – within our company, amongst our project partners and the public – accompanies our daily work as engineers and consultants.



BIM supports our effort to achieve highest quality, sustainability and economic efficiency. The use of BIM improves our engineering services during design, construction execution, use and operational life cycle. It enables us to develop even better solutions to solve complex and varied questions in the context of future-oriented construction.

Overview of the advantages of digital design methods:


  • expeditious examination of variants and early possibilities of optimisation
  • earlier and easier collision analysis (detection of errors) and thus avoidance of errors
  • on schedule work due to precise pre-planning
  • increased adherence to costs due to early cost safety
  • transparent information flow during the design and construction process
  • simplified communication and cooperation
  • documentation of design and modification processes in one project
  • quality assurance through increased design depth
  • clear project presentation in view of better comprehensibility of the structure/construction element for the contractor, client and the public
  • comprehensive possibilities of data processing by construction companies/building owner

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