TU Delft chooses BIMcollab Twin to manage real estate in the cloud

With TU Delft, BIMcollab has a third major university that relies on the BIMcollab Twin platform for property management in a future-proof property file. The university campus has an area of approximately 160 hectares and currently has approximately 540,000 m2 gross floor area (GFA). Adriaan Jung explains why TU Delft has chosen BIMcollab Twin for their property management.

TU Delft is the oldest and largest university of technology in the Netherland. It has eight faculties that offer 16 Bachelor and over 30 Master programs. The university has more than 27,000 students and 6,500 employees who work on science, design and technology on a daily basis.

Delft University of Technology campus

TU Delft is known for groundbreaking research, excellent education and innovative collaboration with external partner. The university aims to make an impact for a better society. The mission of the Campus Real Estate & Facility Management (CREFM) management is to create an environment in which students, scientists and employees can make a maximum contribution to this goal. CREFM develops and manages the real estate and grounds of TU Delft. This includes area development, new construction and renovations, management and maintenance, and the supply of energy on campus.

One data platform for property management

BIMcollab Twin has won the pre-selection for a data platform for the digital management of real estate in a European tender. The cloud platform offers TU Delft a smart Document Management System (DMS). With it, the university can manage existing and future buildings using the latest technology. “BIMcollab Twin is a powerful and future-proof real estate file for TU Delft. It offers a complete overview of all technical building information. Besides, the open API link with third-party applications and the easy access to this information through smart search functions is a plus,” says technical information manager Adriaan Jung.

Adriaan Jung, TU Delft

Implementation and setup

The implementation and design of the DMS and the associated workflows are done in collaboration with Brink. It is scheduled to take about six months. During this period, TU Delft employees will receive training and support from BIMcollab. The plan is that the university will be able to manage the existing real estate data with BIMcollab Twin starting this autumn. “The use of BIMcollab Twin is initially focused on the management phase,” Adriaan explains. “The possibilities of using BIMcollab during new construction projects are still being investigated.”

The existing document management systems no longer meet the requirements of CREFM and will therefore be replaced. This means that TU Delft is completely ready for the future. “As an innovative DMS, BIMcollab Twin fits perfectly into the call for tenders. We still have to get to know the extensive features. However, we have great confidence in a future-proof real estate file.”

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