Kvarteret Korsningen is an architectural project, Jonas Hällgren (Utopia) in the municipality of Orebro (Sweden). The challenge makes the project unique: zero emission of C02. Regarding the materials, wood was the main one, and came from a Swedish farm, and glass for the facade.
"Once you have federated models and issue management on the same browser, really cool things can be done. The winning element is definitely the fact that you're based on open standards. So we were able to implement Bimsync in our existing workflows, using Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) and BIM Collaboration Format (BCF)," Björn says.
"We used two main features in Bimsync," Erik Björn. The first was issue management. The team published everything in Bimsync rather than exporting files. Issues were assigned to different disciplines and discussed during the meeting.
As for the connection between Solibri and Bimsync for issue management, the team had to download the models and export them to a large file. Then they had to load the models into Solibri. They created rules in Solibri and checked for errors. Once the problems were resolved, they labelled and assigned them in Solibri. They then uploaded the models into Bimsync and the issues automatically synchronized.
Once the new models were ready, the team uploaded and exported the models to Solibri. They checked for issues, and if the issues were resolved, the designers sent them to the BIM coordinator. "It's actually a time saver for the BIM coordinators," Erik says.
The second feature was the 3D viewer. "This feature is really good and easy to use," Erik says. Anyone can access the viewer and view the models.
Bimsync was mostly used during the validation phase rather than the design phase.
A typical coordination meeting, from uploading new models, checking them, evaluating collisions to summarizing the meeting, usually took 24 hours. "By using Bimsync, we saved 6 hours," Erik says. "That is a time saver, especially when it comes to issuing checks. Because the problems are tagged, it's easier to check them", Erik says.
– Was the implementation across disciplines easy? "It was surprisingly easy," Björn answers. It was easy for all project's members to download templates. "At some of the meetings, we did tutorials, because some of them were wondering how to do certain things. Everyone liked Bimsync," Erik says.
As for the 3D viewer, even for people who are unfamiliar with it, it is easy to navigate within the models. "Bimsync is intuitive for everyone, even for people who are not familiar with 3D viewers. It's easy to navigate inside the models," Erik says.
Learn more about the BCF connection between Solibri and Bimsync here.
Learn more about the workflows between Solibri and Bimsync here.
Learn How to solve design issues faster in Solibri with Bimsync here.
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Plan B, founded in 2007 by Rogier Jongeling, is a consulting company that has been working for more than a decade to strengthen the construction sector by guiding organizations to a more digital way of working. They work with BIM strategies, plus project lifecycle consulting. Many of their clients think digitization is important, but also complicated and difficult to achieve. Often it is an isolated process that doesn't resonate throughout the company, and the staff doesn't see the value in implementing new tools and methods. That's exactly what Plan B does. "We tidy up, sort out the concepts and ensure that the entire organization supports a coherent development plan aimed at achieving a common goal," Erik explains.
Plan B is one of the Nordic region's leading agencies in AEC digitalization, based in Sweden. With research and development partners in the US (Stanford, DPR) and the EU (Ashvin project, Horizon 2020).
They operate in four different service areas.
Björn Axelius, Project Manager, Plan B
Erik Lindström, BIM Coordinator, Plan B