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Ambitious use of BIM

Successful chain integrations means correct, up-to-date information


Successful chain integration means that all parties involved must have access to correct, up-to-date information and data. Hurks supplies this through a three-dimensional BIM (Building Information Model). This is a great tool that integrates the design, building and management processes.

Tekla global BIM Awards

Hurks delphi engineering and Hurks precast concrete have been using BIM for their constructions for many years. In 2010, 2012 and 2014, their expertise resulted in the Tekla Global BIM Award in 'Concrete' category, for an office building at the Pr Catharina-Amaliastraat in The Hague, P+R De Uithof in Utrecht and a railway station car park in the Belgian city of Mons (Bergen). In addition, BIM is used to operate the meshing robot at the precast concrete factory in Veldhoven, which means some of the metal reinforcements can be produced automatically.

Ambitious use of BIM

Besides constructions, we also use BIM for façades, like at the FrieslandCampina Innovation Centre in Wageningen, the Jeroen Bosch Hospital in ’s-Hertogenbosch and the Reinier de Graaf Hospital in Delft. The newly-built Faculty of Applied Sciences at TU Delft has been realised by ambitiously implementing BIM. The total m2 of high-quality BIM techniques, and the fact that maintenance and management will later also take place in BIM, make this a unique project in the Netherlands.

Own BIM managers

In the meantime, Hurks has its own BIM managers with experience in 3D clash control and BIM management at level LOD 400/500. They have gained experience in complex projects like the St. Antonius Hospital in Utrecht, the renovated Building A at the Radboud University in Nijmegen and the Faculty of Applied Sciences at TU Delft. 

The benefits of BIM

BIM is beneficial to project teams because intended results become measurable. Goals, resources and collaboration arrangements are translated into clear agreements and procedures, which means the team always possesses the very best information. A digital document management system (DMS) allows project-related documents complete and up-to-date from start to finish to be accessed by the entire team. 

Right at the centre

Hurks building and Hurks real-estate development are right at the centre of operations when developing and implementing BIM projects. They don't do any modelling themselves but co-ordinate and supervise. Using a BIM plan of approach, they steer all BIM users and check the quality and consistency of the BIM model throughout the entire process.

Surveying with Point Clouds

Hurks goes even further with BIM. For example, in renovating the UMC Radboud in Nijmegen, the existing building was completely surveyed in 3D using Point Clouds. A laser scanner surveys the building and automatically incorporates the information into the BIM software.

BIM is a way of working

Because we are able to integrate all of the expertise of our companies, Hurks knows a lot about the entire life-cycle of a building. We use various software packages for this. However BIM is more than just another piece of software. It's a way of working that is increasingly part of our entire company.

Rigth at the centre with BIM