The master's thesis presents key integration methods that are used today for the exchange of information in development of integrated 5D BIM models. The integrations described in the theoretical part include exchanges based on open source and closed proprietary formats, direct API connections, and BIM servers. The introduction to the main topic of the master's thesis (BIM integrations) consists of general divisions of BIM models and BIM modeling approach, as well as the advantages and challenges of BIM technology.
In the scope of the practical part a 5D BIM model of Litija Primary School, which was built in 2014, was made. ArchiCAD was used as BIM authoring environment, Navisworks Manage and MS Project were used to create integrated BIM model. The description of modeling and the exchanges between programs used describe one of the 5D BIM integration options and outline its strengths and challenges. In the concluding part alternatives to selected practical integration are presented, e.g., Bexel Manager, Synchro Pro, iTWO and Fuzor. The comparison between the selected integration method in the practical use case and possible alternatives covers presentation of integration methods and specific software features.