BIM

To ensure that the BIM process runs optimally, the “I” element in BIM (information) must be clearly defined per phase. Pieters has extensive experience in this area, from a structural and construction engineering point of view and also as a project coordinator. In view of our focus on the building’s structural strength and the design and construction process, complemented by our involvement from the design phase to final handover, a coordinating role fits seamlessly within Pieters’ scope. Would you like to find out more? Please contact our experts:  bim@pieters.net

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What is BIM?

BIM is a process where the data associated with a building, based on a digital model built from objects, is generated and managed during the total building life cycle. The aim of this process is to improve the quality of design and execution and optimise building operation. This process is based on collaboration and information-sharing with the aim of storing all relevant information about a structure during its life cycle.  

These days, the question is not whether BIM will be applied, but rather how BIM will be applied within a project. Effective use of BIM requires clear agreements about the way project partners collaborate. These agreements are intended to give all those involved a clear picture of the approach and expectations in terms of the status and quality of the deliverable results per phase.

BIM process

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The BIM process is part of the design activity. Recording and phasing the output that needs to be generated is essential to good (interdisciplinary) collaboration. Organising this based on the tender assignment ensures effective integration in the working method that is appropriate to the level of elaboration for the phase in question. 

Documenting the agreements and effectively monitoring compliance results in a clear structure and each project partner knows what is expected and when. Furthermore, a compound model also makes relevant information available very quickly in the event of design changes.

Pieters frequently assumes the role of interdisciplinary BIM coordinator in ongoing projects and this role fits in perfectly with our other activities within a project.

The “I” in BIM

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The “I” in BIM makes your building model smart. The “I” adds additional information to the geometry. The project partners need to know where each organisation's relevant information can be found and when it will be added. Both the geometric and the “I” output are the basis for the interdisciplinary model checks. These are performed in a structured manner based on the agreements that have been made. 

In addition to optimising model quality by matching the output per phase even more accurately to the requirements of each partner’s individual discipline and the growing wish list in the market, continual fine-tuning is also important. Each project is different. 

Pieters has defined its deliverable output in the form of a formal information delivery specification (Pieters Informatie Leverings Specificatie/P.iLS). More details are available here: www.pietersbouwtechniek.nl/pils

BIM advisory service

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Integrating the BIM process within new projects is a core task for Pieters. In addition to the design activity, structuring the “I” in BIM is important for good and effective implementation of the BIM process. Correctly defining the tender assignment is very important in this respect. When you know what the goal is, the process can be set up accordingly. 

Pieters assists you with:

  • defining the goal,
  • correctly defining the tender assignment, 
  • converting the tender assignment into an action plan, 
  • checking the delivered products during the process.

More information?

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The BIM process has become an integral part of today’s construction practice and is constantly being developed and fine-tuned. The adoption of BIM, in a way that suits your business, is now essential.

Would you like to find out more?

Please contact our experts: bim@pieters.net

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