Design and construction project management


Design studies: PROJECTS IN BIM



How do you define what you expect from the BIM?

The successful implementation of BIM on a project involves first defining what you expect, in order to provide the right answers. 
Our knowledge of your business and BIM processes is an asset in helping you prioritise useful and achievable goals.


Our support

We help you define what is important to you: the benefits you expect and the necessary actions to be carried out during the various stages of design, construction and operation.


setec Service offers:

  • Support in the defining the BIM requirements of a project: expected benefits, what to prioritise
  • Defining and applying the BIM strategy
  • In the case of a consortium, drafting of organisational and contractual documents for the consortium (BIM Convention, definition of requirements, expected deliverables, limitation on levels of detail …)
  • Analysis of BIM contractual and organisational documents
  • Definition of the Common Data Environment (EDC) to comply with quality processes and BIM ISO 19650 standards

La démarche BIM infra par l’exemple

How do you initiate a BIM approach on a 30-year-old project?
The project management group to which setec belongs had the task of defining the premises of a BIM Convention for the transalpine tunnel, in collaboration with the other PM groups.

TELT, Draft BIM requirements for a project that started well before BIM

Leading the working group with the project owner and co-authoring part f the BIM document base
Understanding the clients and PM’s expectations, and comparing the maturity of the tools used
Proposal of an open BIM-based approach and realisation of concept validation models
Highlighting the need to include operators in the definition of needs

Le montage BIM d'un projet

How can BIM optimise design? 

BIM means speaking he same language together, working around a common base. An infrastructure project is made up of many interconnected works: Road, structures, retaining structures etc… BIM makes it possible to interconnect all digital information. 
BIM makes sense when you get the best value from this information: 3D models, project planning, construction costs, life cycle analysis of project components and integration into the environment, expectations of the operation and future users.


Our support

We organise the entire BIM design process in order to make the most of the project information, to blend the project into its environment, and to favour its future appropriation by the operator and users.


setec Service offers:

  • Project management through BIM
  • BIM 3D modelling of projects
  • Deployment and administrating of a Common Data Environment
  • Design Data Management
  • Definition, comparison and analysis of variants and innovative solutions
  • Analysis of transport requirements by simulation, prescription on the modes of transport to be implemented from BIM simulations
  • Integration of temporal components, construction costs, environmental footprint, future operations
  • Drafting of the organisational and contractual documents of the MOE BIM group 
  • Consultation and public inquiries

La démarche BIM infra par l’exemple

BIM from start to finish
On this reference project, the teams of setec carried out all studies from start to finish thourgh a BIM approach. A must for a project of this scale!

A57: A design by BIM, managed by the BIM

BIM modeling of all technical areas
Easier and smooth exchanges between colleagues throughout the project
Development of tools to help with the implementation of signalisation
Reducing right of way and analysing interfaces

Identification of interface conflicts
At coactivity sites, the BIM makes it easier to identify interface conflicts: On the rail triangle, a gauge problem on the track that was close to a viaduct under construction was resolved following the synthesis review. Mantes

EOLE: Mantes-la Jolie, France

A unique model for the technical fields of rail, building, art and VRD
A training accelerator for setec teams and various partners
Development of tools for the implantation of railway equipment and other catenary supports
Consideration and analysis of operating constraints via BIM models

Plan for maintenance, right from the design stage
By integrating maintenance plans into the BIM, setec designs sustainable and maintainable infrastructures.

Equipment integration

Modeling and integration of equipment and associated maintenance constraints
Capitalisation of operators’ feedback for the definition of constraints
Integration of equipment lifecycle into BIM models
Design of sustainable and maintainable infrastructure

« Live » discussions during public meetings
On this busy railway line, public consultation via BIM model demonstrations, showed that the project took into consideration and that it did not visually impact the historical monuments that are listed in the area


Full scale model reflecting the progress of the design in situ
Simplified exchanges thanks to the model and videos produced
An innovative approach in 2016, which was presented at conferences
An improved design for a better project

Design that is just right for you
With a 100% BIM approach to design, ranging from on-site data acquisition to workstation simulation, setec ensures that it has the optimal steering tool for VNF service. 

VNF locks and remote-control room, people at the heart of the project

Realistic work environment modeling
Support for decision making and social acceptance Validation by the operator of the future layout of the remote-control room and workstations
Development and use of a multi-collaboration virtual reality tool
Reduce the time and travel involved in designing and implementing a project 

La conception d'un projet

How do you apply the benefits of BIM to the construction site? 

The work preparation and construction phases are crucial phases for the BIM on a project. The correct flow of the BIM procedure makes the workflow more reliable. It is also a guarantee of the reliability of digital DOE.

BIM on site also means offering all stakeholders in the construction industry the possibility of appropriating the models through ergonomic tools that provide them with real added value.


Our support

We monitor the production and control of BIM EXE models through collaborative tools. In the construction phase, we ensure that the correct data is properly collected, the presence of the required information and the presence of links to the all documents of the digital DOE.


setec Service offer:

  • Management through BIM
  • Analysis of organizational and contractual documents of work contracts
  • BIM EXE production monitoring
  • BIM EXE, BIM TQC and BIM DOE Deliverables Analysis
  • Summary of BIM models
  • Validation of 4D phase models
  • BIM DOE data reliability

La démarche BIM infra par l’exemple

BIM makes sense when all stakeholders have access to it
On this ambitious motorway project, with multiple interfaces, setec, in addition to the management of the collaborative platform, carries out the analysis and synthesis of BIM EXE models.

A57 Construction management, BIM in the hands of the employees

A project where the Owner, the Project Manager and the Contractor are all volunteers in the BIM process
The BIM is in the hands of employees on site with enhanced reality systems
Development of a model completion control protocol based on IFC and setec tools
The reduction of work uncertainties allows for resource savings

AA virtual protype with PRO, EXE, TQC and DOE models
On this project, setec makes live a synthesis model in which the models are updated as the EXE studies and construction.

A43 Chambéry, the BIM for the EXE, the "as built" on a daily basis

On this project, setec is using a synthesis model in which the models are updated during the design and construction phases.
A BIM approach that adapts to the difficulties faced by the stakeholders
Deployment of virtual reality bringing the BIM to you
Preparation of the DOE in relation to the project's BIM models

Réalisation du projet

How can the transition to the operator be successful?

Successfully completing your BIM process means ensuring that it will be useful to the operator, who will be able to benefit from valuable information to optimise the management and maintenance of your infrastructure.
The analysis of the future operator’s needs encourages the integration of useful data at a very early stage. Simulations and training on the model allow the simulation of real situations.


Our assistance

We analyse the operator’s needs. Based on plans and measurements of the existing building or on BIM models of the project, we prepare the Operation and Maintenance model. We connect all elements identified as required by the operator.
We deploy the Operations & Maintenance BIM model and keep it up to date. We build the initial model of your infrastructure. We incorporate setec’s expertise and know-how.


setec Service offers:

  • Gathering the needs of project owners (or future O&M’s) for operation and maintenance
  • Real-life situations for staff training (motorway signs, equipment maintenance sites, etc.), serious gaming
  • Acquissition and modeling of existing infrastructure
  • BIBIM simulations for operational performance analysis (flow management in a transport site, resource consumption, energy efficiency, etc.)
  • Technological inventory for the sharing of BIM models in an operational and maintenance context, for their interconnection with GMAO tools, operations and other information sources.
  • Definition of organisational schemes for data management (exchanges, collection, sharing, uniqueness, etc.)

La démarche BIM infra par l’exemple

New technologies available, every day, for everyone
With the setec digital twin, operating teams have access to tools to meet their daily needs in an adaptable environment. 

The Mallemort bridge - digital twin of infrastructure

Modeling of the work of art and integration of structural state data
An easy-to-use tool available to all
Integrated setec expertise in the digital twin for real-time calculation of risks
Participation in extending the longevity of our infrastructures

Initial state including the analysis of the existing structure’s situation.
With the acquisition tools and modeling methods developed by setec, we form the basis for digital twins.

Initial state model, first step of the digital twin

Development of existing acquisition tools
Facilitating secure access to infrastructure data
Integration of the literature diagnostics into the BIM models
Reduction of on-site intervention time, reduction of travel

Participate in the energy transition using BIM processes
With this project, setec uses the new BIM and mapping technologies to transform a traditional bus depot into an electrical bus depot by integrating the operational and maintenance restrictions.

Traditional bus depot transformation to accommodate electric buses

Integration of electrical bus operating restrictions and recharging procedures
Direct confirmation and approval by the stakeholders thanks to virtual reality
Acquisition of the existing as a work and heritage base.
Active participation in the transformation of the sustainable infrastructure of tomorrow

Prepare for tomorrow’s operations, without visibility barriers
Operating a lock means being responsible for the safety of people and the goods that navigate.

VNF locks, preparation for the cable car

Acquisition of the existing as a work and heritage base.
Direct confirmation and approval by the stakeholders thanks to virtual reality
Development of simulation tools for telecontrol stations using Drone surveys
Limiting field operation camera staking, limiting travel.

Exploitation et maintenance

La démarche BIM infra par l’exemple