When there is plenty of work but skilled workers are scarce, there is a lot of pressure on the productivity of MEP contractors. To ensure that productivity remains high, Dutch contractor Megens Installations has found a solution in technology.
How do you distinguish yourself as a new player in a traditional market? A tough challenge, but manufacturer Hisense accepted it. The formula? Innovation, digitization and close collaboration with installers.
At the Amsterdamse Zuidas, the final touches are being added to The New Atrium, a drastic renovation and new development project involving phased renovation and extension of the existing Atrium building (anno 1976) incorporating a northern and southern tower measuring 10.000 and 16.500 m² GFS respectively, an underground, double-layered parking garage measuring15,000 m² GFS and 5,000 m² GFS commercial space. Transparency, flexibility and sustainability are key to the design and construction, whereby the installations play an important role.
For the construction of the new SoFiSTiK AG office in Nuremberg, all building partners collaborate closely according to the BIM method. GM Planen + Beraten GmbH is responsible as a specialist planner for all building services, ventilation, air-conditioning, heating, plumbing and electrical systems - using Stabicad for Revit.
It’s the future eyecatcher of Amsterdam’s skyline: The Golden Gate (NL: Pontsteiger). Not only its outstanding design, but also the level of detail is what makes this BIM-project unique.
A spectacular hydraulic engineering project will soon be starting in the Zeeland Delta in the Netherlands: Brouwerseiland. Some 360 residences will be built on a number of islands, which are planned for completion in 18 months. BIM is the key in this, explain Mark-Jan Koldijk managing director and Aart-Jan Stroober work planner at DWT Groep.
ABT has long been at the forefront with Revit and BIM. Their strength is taking care of all structural engineering under one roof for their clients.
Near the Hague, the new office for the largest international institution in the Netherlands, is under construction: the European Patent Office (EPO). The intention of the architect is that the glass building, at 80,000 m2 GFA, will seem to blend in with its surroundings. It is a prestigious project with a strong focus on sustainability.
Old and new technologies are in sharp contrast at the World Forum in The Hague. An interesting challenge for Unica Installation Technologies, who is responsible for the complete renovation of the installations in the congress building.
For an organization that is active in the Dutch construction industry one thing is essential: the balance between organization, process and systems used. One cannot exist without the other.
The Seyster Veste housing corporation will replace the current 705 rental apartments in the Kerckebosch district in Zeist, The Netherlands.
"Working with a BIM model helped us a lot in the design and the consultation with the customer and building partners. "
The trust between the BIM partners was already there before we started the project. For us, supply chain management is transparency, openness and respect for each business operation.
BIM is not an end in itself. You hear this so often, but how does it work in practice? Michiel van Wijk, BIM manager at Deerns, is happy to talk about it in an international context.
We meet Bart at the spot where in a few months a brand new animal shelter will rise from the ground, and talk to him about how he, as a Stabicad user, tackles this project following the BIM principles.
Beautiful projects are no longer beautiful just because they look good or provide a special view in an unexpected place.
Klein Poelhuis builts a new care home for Dimence in Almelo, the Netherlands: a project that was fully implemented in Revit by the construction team.
"Now that we work simultaneously on the project model with various parties, such as architects, engineers and consultants, we started with Stabicad for Revit at the end of 2012. "
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