“BIM (Building Information Modelling) is the solution that makes it possible to connect, store and use relevant information digitally during the total building process.”
All the parties that are part of the building process can access this information and thus are all working with the same information. They can see from one another what is going on. The information is always available and current. BIM is not only convenient for the design and build team, but also for the client/user of the building. BIM provides the possibility to ‘walk through’ the building digitally before it is even build. This not only increases the understanding of the building, but also the enthusiasm about it!
BIM with Bartels From 2008 Bartels designs all her projects in 3D, with the software Revit Structure. From that time on we are also experimenting in the area of BIM, though carefully. For instance by having our draughtsmen (now modellers) of structural and building engineering working together in one model. From that moment on, our knowledge and experience has grown. At this point we are working on incorporating 3D prefab engineering into the BIM model.
Bartels is an ideal BIM partner; with us you can create more value in your project. We see that BIM is about cooperation, communication and coordination. Bartels can provide extra value in the design phase, but also during the execution of a project. With our large capacity of specialised technical employees, great knowledge of the execution phase and diversity of services makes Bartels an interesting partner.
We can work according to all standards, with a Closed (all parties working with the same software) or Open BIM (parties with different software) working method. Both methods have several advantages and disadvantages. At this moment a BIM process with the Closed BIM method with linked models delivers the best results. The reason is that there is little to no loss of data (with an Open BIM that happens when exporting to IFC model) and every party is still responsible for its own model and work.
Our vision and strategy is focused on expanding our knowledge on BIM. Already it is possible with us to make a connection with 4D (planning and time) and 5D (cost calculation) BIM. Furthermore, we are looking into the possibilities of 6D BIM, where the maintenance of a building is incorporated in the BIM model. We believe in the future of BIM!