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Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence is based on pattern recognition and has the ability to independently generate knowledge from experience.
Augmented Reality
Augmented Reality (AR) interlinks objects from the real world with virtual information. AR supports production planning for production processes and manufacturing.
BIM Collaboration Format
The BIM Collaboration Format serves to transfer individual, selected information of large building models.
BIM Coordinator
The BIM Coordinator is responsible for the monitoring and accuracy of BIM-specific planning services within a project team.
BIM Management
BIM Management describes a central, strategic and project-based control of BIM processes.
BIM Manager
The BIM Manager controls the entire process from the early planning phase right through to project completion.
BIM Project Management plan
The BMP is a project-based summary of all activities of the project members in regard to BIM.
BIM XD
BIM extends itself even further than geometric dimensions and is supplemented with the factors of Time (4D), Cost (5D), Performance (6D) and Life cycle (7D).
BubbleDeck
BubbleDeck is a biaxial hollow slab and thereby presents an advancement on usual hollow slabs.
Building Information Modeling
BIM is comprised of all activities for generating building model data, which form a basis for all building activities, from design, to planning, right up to revitalisation or demolition.
Building Internet of Things
Building Internet of Things takes the concept of the Internet of Things and applies it to functions in commercial buildings.
buildingSMART
The buildingSMART association develops open standards and specifications for the BIM method of working.
Common Data Environment
The Common Data Environment is a digital project platform that serves as an information source for all those involved.
Digital Twin
A digital twin represents a real object in a digital world.
Double Wall
The double wall consists of two, prefabricated and reinforced cement precast panels which are connected through the girders.

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Elementplan
The element plan connects 2D and 3D modelling and automatically generates production material.
Filigree Slab
The filigree slab is a cement precast slab with in-situ concrete complement.
Hollow Core Slab
Hollow core slabs are characterized by their continuous hollow cavities that result in weight reduction.

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IFC
IFC stands for Industry Foundation Classes and describes a worldwide open standard for building and construction industry data exchange.
IFC4precast
IFC4precast is a cross-industry, universal data pool for the precast parts industry that serves to prevent interface issues.
Industrialised Building System
IBS is a building system from Malaysia where structural components are manufactured in a workshop, transported to the final location and assembled there. Design and production processes are automated.
Industry 4.0
Industry 4.0 refers to the networking of humans, machines and processes for industry.
Information Delivery Manual
IDM defines when and where, within entire process, which information should be supplied.
Information Technology Infrastructure Library
ITIL is a vendor-independent set of detailed practices for IT service management
Insulated wall
The insulated wall is an element wall consisting of two concrete shells that are interconnected by lattice girders or thermal anchors.
Internet of Things
The Internet of Things allows objects or things that had previously been used offline/without internet connection to be linked to the internet.
Lean Management
The main goal of lean manufacturing is a systematic method for waste minimization within a manufacturing system without sacrificing productivity.
Lean Production
Lean Production is a process that helps avoid surplus production, long cycle times or defective products.
Level of Detail
The level of detail (LoD) involves decreasing the complexity of a digital building model representation, giving only the necessary information.
Level of Information
The level of information describes how much information about an element is given.

M-P

Manufacturing Execution System
MES allows the integration of production processes in an operating ERP system. It is the link between machine operation and the systems used at management level.
Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing
These three technical disciplines encompass the systems that make building interiors suitable for human occupancy.
ModelViewDefinition
A view is a certain selection/limited element and dataset of an entire model.
mTIM
The mTIM application works as a mobile information tool to retrieve a project overview and detailed information online and from any location.
Off-Site Construction
The phrase Off-Site Construction refers to the completion of elements or components of a construction project at a different location to where they will be permanently installed.
On-Site Construction
On-site construction describes building works that take place directly at the construction site.
Operational Technology & Information Technology
IT (Information Technology) belongs to an organisation level which also includes business orientation. OT (Operational Technology) orientates itself at the production level.
Overall Equipment Effectiveness
The OEE compares achieved output with the potential performance of the production equipment.
PLANBAR
PLANBAR is the efficient CAD solution especially for the concrete precast industry created by the Precast Software Engineering company.

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Robotic Process Automation
Robotic Process Automation is a technology to automate repeated and rule-based tasks which take place in the form of an artificial intelligence.
Sales Manager
The Sales Manager can see to speedy creation and editing of proposals without the need for previous CAD knowledge.
Sandwichwand
Sandwich walls consist of two reinforced concrete shells which are held together with fasteners.
Single Source of Truth
Single Source of Truth (SSOT) ensures that specific data should only relate back to one source which is then accessed by data consumers.
SMARTproduction
SMARTproduction is a software product paving the way to control and monitor a modern plant independent of printed plans and other documentation in the form of printouts.
Solid slab
A solid slab is a fully pre-fabricated slab construction made out of concrete
Solid wall
The solid wall can be used as a bearing or non-bearing component and is produced in a fully pre-fabricated state.
TIM
The Technical Information Manager (TIM) makes information and planning functions available centrally for all company divisions on the basis of 3D models.
TT-Plate
The TT-plate is a structural steel precast part and is used mainly in industrial construction.

U-Z

Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) / Globally Unique Identifier (GUID)
The Universally Unique Identifier or Global Unique Identifier is a worldwide one-time given number used to identify information in computer systems.
Value Proposition
A value proposition is a promise of value from a company to its customer to be delivered, communicated, and acknowledged. It can apply to more than the product itself.