Building Information Modeling





Buildings, civil engineering and infrastructure

  • 2nd Main Line Munich

    Underground Stations

    The 2nd main line for the regional trains aims at alleviating the overloaded regional transport system in Munich. For this 2nd main line, SSF Ingenieure, as part of an engineering joint venture, designs the optimisation of the three underground stations Hauptbahnhof, Marienhof and Ostbahnhof. Moreover, at Central Station (Hauptbahnhof), for the future underground train line U9, a provisional structure will be planned in the framework of an integrated overall solution which allows a subsequent implementation of the underground train line.




  • Münchner Volkstheater

    Multi-layered planning of an extraordinary engineering structure


    New construction of the theatre venue of Münchner Volkstheater on the area of the former Munich stockyard. A complex of around 30,000 m² gross floor area and a gross volume of 162,000 m³ incorporating a main and a side stage, a rehearsal stage, dressing rooms, foyer, administrative offices, workshops and storage. The offices of the artistic management and administration are partially integrated into the existing heritage-protected building, which will also be renovated.




  • Adenauer Bridge

    New replacement construction on the B11


    Adenauer Bridge crosses the Danube holding national road B10, the railway line Ulm (central station) – Friedrichshafen as well as in total three pedestrian and cycle lanes. The traffic areas will be expanded from six to eight lanes.

    The superstructures, separately built for each direction, are designed as reinforced concrete composite structures, each with three hollow steel boxes and reinforced concrete deck slabs in the cross section. The substructures are positioned outside of the existing substructures/foundations. The hollow steel boxes are vaulted in longitudinal direction towards the pillar; the pillar reflects the line of the superstructure. In their final position, the superstructures are connected to the piles. During construction, however, they are placed on bearings as the superstructure in direction Ulm is used as detour during construction and only later transversally launched into its final position.

    Project planning of the structure was implemented by BIM method, entirely in 3D.

  • New Construction of Viaduct Kattenohl

    Design of Construction Pit 


    In addition to two abutments, the design of viaduct Kattenohl entails eight pile locations founded on large bored piles (four pile axes). To reach those locations, preparatory measures included site roads and crane locations, partly built as steep slopes with reinforced soil. The construction soil is partially made up of weathered rock, covered by hillside debris of different thicknesses. The detected surfaces and fissures in the rock are so disadvantageous that they require comprehensive preparations for the construction pits.

    Due to the very rough terrain with in parts steeply inclined westward flanks, the substructure locations show very demanding geometries for the required construction pits, resulting in side walls of varying heights and crossing different layers of the soil. The disadvantageous soil conditions lead in some areas to difficult pit linings which in turn require large-scale embankment filling for the bore levels.

  • Zürich Stadelhofen

    Extension of the regional train station 


    The project comprises the expansion by a fourth track of the current inner-urban station Zürich-Stadelhofen and an adjoining tunnel. It is designed in combination with the second single-tracked tunnel Riesbach between Zurich-Stadelhofen and Zürich-Tiefenbrunnen. The additional track will be connected by a tunnel link to Zürichberg Tunnel to increase flexibility.



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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