The best way for BIM to function is if all project partners are familiar with the working method, of which BIM is a part. For effective cooperation within BIM, it is important that the data of one partner can be processed and (re)used by the other partners. This requires clear agreements, which are defined in BIM standards. Van den Berg Bouwkundigen makes an active contribution to the development of these standards and helps to increase the accessibility of BIM.
We are affiliated with BIM base IDS (Information Delivery Specification). This is an initiative that strives for a correct, unambiguous and structured exchange of building information between project partners, based on collective agreements on the provision of information. The more parties work according to these collective agreements, the less time is needed to make basic agreements for a new project. Through our participation in the committee, we actively contribute to the further development of BIM base ILS and the creation of support in the construction sector.
The starting point of BIM base IDS is that cooperation is based on open BIM standards. We at Van den Berg Bouwkundigen are strongly committed to the use of these standards. They ensure an easily accessible, free availability of information from the BIM model for all partners in the chain. Even when working with different software programs. This promotes efficient and integral cooperation and minimises dependence on software suppliers.
A great example of an open standard is the Dutch Revit Standard (DRS), an initiative of the Dutch Revit User Group (RevitGG), to enhance the use of Revit. This is achieved by using an open standard for Revit users, which provides a unified working method to which all chain partners who work with Revit adhere. This makes it easier to collaborate with all the different chain partners. Van den Berg Bouwkundigen is a member of the Revit Standard Foundation and is definitely involved in the further development of this standard.