09 July 2015

Virtual construction

Virtual construction

 

For the engineering and construction development of the residential blocks in Holland Park in Amsterdam, Inbo chose to work in a 3D model, that closely fits to the actual on site construction. At first we started by modelling all elements, that occur in this kind of building, in a digital element library. With these elements the 3D model of a residential block can be virtually built within six weeks. The great advantage of building virtual in BIM was the immediately and jointly solving of observed deviations, before the actual construction begins.

To avoid tuning problems at the construction site, due to different types of drawings, and the attending huge amount of physical inspection work, all detail drawings were also produced in Revit. Call-outs from the 3D model have been embellished by 2D information into detail drawings. This immediate link offers great profit in adjustments and inspection. With each following residential block the element library in Revit is expanded, by which detail drawing in Revit will be even more efficient in the future.         

To Dutch standards Holland Park is a transformation project of unknown proportions; on 30 hectare a seventies office area will be replaced by an attractive residential area. Approx. 100.000 square meters of unwanted office space make way for more than 3.000 houses in an urban context with canals and a park. The urban design was made by Sjoerd Soeters. Furthermore the engineering of this project Inbo is also responsible for the architectural design of a number of residential blocks. 
 
More information: Piet van der Ploeg, Rien van Egdom