The Munich-based company Allplan is a leading supplier of open BIM (building information modelling) solutions for architects, civil engineers, construction companies and facility managers. At the BAU 2017 trade fair (16 to 21 January, Munich), the company shows how BIM works in practice. Allplan, a subsidiary of the Nemetschek Group, offers innovative tools for the planning, realisation and operation of demanding architectural and engineering projects. Their solutions are used by over 40,000 operators in 20 languages and, as a member of the Open BIM initiative, Allplan supports the IFC standard and contributes to fostering the holistic planning, building and managing of buildings. Markus Tretheway, vice president product management at Allplan, explains: “Digitalisation can be felt in the building sector and there is no way around BIM as it offers enormous chances. If everyone realises these chances, the entire sector will profit and it will be able to implement the immense expectations of building owners, users and financing parties alike.”