As-built files collect all information about the elements, materials and dimensions used in the new state after construction work has been carried out. Currently, such files, if they exist at all, are a hotchpotch of information from various suppliers, technical sheets and documents in which one gets lost. They are often design plans that were not updated during the execution of the works.
With the BIM Integrum project, Beneens wants to develop a system that displays all materials used in a building in the right quantity and position. We want to achieve this by setting up an online platform that displays the as-built file, the post-intervention file, the maintenance guidelines and the potential for urban mining in a single clear and user-friendly viewer.
On the platform, pre-programmed measurements, filters and views will make it easy to browse through digital as-built files, even for people who are not familiar with 3D software. This could include building owners, maintenance companies, technicians, renovators, as well as future urban miners.
With this user-friendly tool that transforms all the information from a thorough BIM model into a usable resource repository, we aim to give new life to even more used materials from buildings.
Beneens Bouw & Interieur
Partners WTCB, Bouwunie, Kamp C en TEN
We want to offer BIM integrum, divided into the digital as-built file, the building passport and the circularity score, as a service. This will either be as a package with a construction project or as separate services.
We also already have visibility of projects in the near future on which we can apply the principles of BIM integrum. Cross-laminated timber (CLT) and precast projects lend themselves perfectly to the system. We also hope to convince the market, building owners and architects of the added value of a building passport and circular construction.
Furthermore, we have had reinforcement from a new BIM modeller for several months now. This gives us extra capacity to offer additional BIM services. So we hope to further commercialise the project. It is almost infinitely scalable in quantity and size of projects.
Finally, we will be looking for a software partner who can make the system even more user-friendly.