Getting the data right by using BIMcollab turned out to be a huge time saver. A 4-hour meeting was reduced to a 30-minute meeting, which left us with much more time to focus on the design. The social housing complex ‘Het Schip’ (the ship) was designed by Dutch architect Michel de Klerk in 1917, constructed in 1918, and delivered in 1919.
Michel de Klerk is considered one of the main architects who influenced the Amsterdam school style of architecture, with ‘Het Schip’ being a prime example of this style. Eigen Haard, the owner of the complex, commissioned archivolt architecten BV as one of the members of the design team to renovate and refurbish the complex. It was mandatory for all the companies involved to use BIM. This was the first national monument project to be completely executed in BIM.
In BIMcollab the issue was communicated clearly to all parties involved and everyone knew what to do. Such seemingly simple situations have a huge positive impact on the workflow. Macobo is an allround engineering office. They offer a complete package of coordinated engineering designs for new buildings, infrastructure- and industrial projects. For the project of a new crematory centre in Lommel (Belgium) they joined in as the structural engineer.
We can view and edit issues instantly in BIMcollab, Solibri Model Checker and ARCHICAD. All the previous todo lists are gone, the entire project team has the same up-to-date list with all the issues to work on. An openBIM workflow means communicating clashes and collaborating with multiple software tools. Rijnboutt recognized the value that BIMcollab adds to an openBIM workflow early on.
The best thing about BIMcollab is that all the issues, comments and history are in one place. Before, issues got lost in the mail and forgotten about.Every project team wants to collaborate as efficient as possible. For construction company Kumpen this means motivated employees, but also dedicated BIM software. They are one of the first construction companies in Belgium to apply BIM to their existing workflows.
Construction projects of this size have an enormous amount of issues to handle. BIMcollab gives you a clear overview and makes the process of solving them more efficient. Pontsteiger is a grand, elegant and iconic building that rises in the harbour of Amsterdam. With a rich industrial history the site will be developed into a sustainable area within the next few years.
We experienced BIMcollab as a very powerful tool for communication during the construction project. The continuity of the communication process from design phase to delivery gave us a big advantage. When KUBUS decided to renovate their Headquarters, there was no doubt that everything should be done in BIM. Archifoor, co-operative of self-employed construction professionals, was chosen for the role of both architect and BIM manager.