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Standardized information is the norm

Higher quality and better information exchange
BIM is slowly but surely becoming commonplace for installation companies. Given the importance of technical installations in a home or building, as well as the increasing importance of prefabrication, it's essential that everyone works according to the same standards. Standardization increases quality and improves information exchange in building models. These standards also allow for the development of objects used in CAD and/or BIM software to model buildings and installations.

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It's important that we apply the same standards in BIM. After all, there is no BIM without standardization.

Jeroen Leeuw Sales Director - Architecture, Engineering & Construction Jeroen Leeuw

Why standardize?

Standardizing information has several advantages.

USP Compatible products

Compatible products

Products and components become compatible, which provides economies of scale.

USP Clear information

Clear information

Standardization allows stakeholders to compare products and components.

USP Minimal failure costs

Minimal failure costs

During the building process, failure costs resulting from miscommunication can be significantly reduced.

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First steps towards standardization

In order to implement this standardization, UNETO-VNI launched the ETIM RT project for the installation sector. This project documents the calculation and drawing parameters for technical products. The Building Information Council (BIR) advocates standardization in the construction sector and has been working on developing a CB-NL (conceptual library of the Netherlands) for some time now.

The Revit Users Group (Revit GG) recently developed the Dutch Revit Standards (DRS) for all Revit users. The DRS is an open standard focused on open BIM collaboration and full integration with IFC. The ETIM RT project and CB-NL provide the necessary structure for uniform communication, independent of specific software programs. Revit GG plans to process the ETIM RT and CB-NL standards into its own DRS system, which will be used for the entire construction sector. The DRS is therefore the perfect transition to Revit.

Uniform Objects Library

The standard parametric description of a product in ETIM RT and its implementation in DRS will eventually lead to a standard Revit objects library. This library, known as the Uniform Objects Library, can be used by all modelling tools that support the standard.

Cadac Group has seen the importance of open standards from the very start and therefore wants to make a concrete contribution to the initiatives involved in setting up these open standards. Cadac Group is closely involved in the initiatives of UNETO-VNI and CB-NL and sees an important step towards standardization with the DRS. We highlight the importance of a standardized approach and applaud the various initiatives.

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Modellers often use content from libraries or manufacturer databases to build a model in Revit MP. The Content LAB allows Revit users to select your content and place it directly into the model. Using the Content LAB add-in, a Revit MEP modeller can select products directly from your product catalogue and place them in the BIM model.


Get the most out of BIM with Cadac's TheModus Suite

With TheModus Suite, we developed a package that helps you get more out of your digital design. This suite combines all the software you need to create, manage, and share the digital design information for your building projects.

Cadac's TheModus Suite is specifically geared towards the construction industry and the complex processes that arise due to the large number of parties and specialists involved. The Building Information Model is central to our approach. The software solutions in our TheModus Suite for architecture, construction, and installation technology can be used with any large-scale project and are fully compatible with Autodesk products.

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