BIMlink and the Belgian BIM consultancy firm Bimplan have signed a partnership agreement to launch BIMlink’s digital building management cloud platform in Belgium. Both parties will work closely together to implement local processes and standards for Bimplan customers, who will then have better access to their real estate data.
The partnership was signed by BIMlink’s managing director Roy van der Velden and Bimplan’s director and founder Jan Van Sichem. BIMlink’s cloud platform provides construction companies, project developers, property owners and governments with quick, easy and real-time insights into building data throughout a building’s lifecycle. Through the BIMlink platform, all participating project partners have a secure and structured access to documents, drawings and models during the construction and management of a building. Through the platform, BIMlink customers also have access to third party applications of BIMlink partners via API links.
In line with the BIMlink vision, all users have access to the same source files of buildings, which prevents construction errors and makes the executing and managing projects more efficient and less expensive. Various contractors, managers of offices and shopping centers, but also hospitals and care institutions, housing corporations and municipalities in the Netherlands already work with the BIMlink platform.
Bimplan as ideal local partner
Roy van der Velden of BIMlink is enthusiastic about the new partnership. “Bimplan is a strong professional partner for BIMlink with an excellent level of service in Belgium,” says Van der Velden. “With their in-depth knowledge of BIM and their reputation in the field of BIM services in Belgium, we cannot imagine a better partner to implement our services in the Belgian construction market. By including our solutions in their portfolio we have the opportunity to be optimally service their existing customers and to develop and explore new markets together.”
Sharing knowledge across national borders
Thanks to the new partnership with BIMlink, Bimplan is able to share knowledge across national borders, director Jan Van Sichem of Bimplan believes. “Through this partnership we are able to offer our clients the best solution for the building and managing of real estate. Our customers are interested in long-term solutions. At the same time, this gives us an opportunity to guide the market towards a Level-3 BIM maturity, in which Open Data solutions are integrated with each other and customers can work unburdened in the field of digital construction documentation.”
Sharing of knowledge
Bimplan was founded at the end of 2009 and has been a pioneer in promoting BIM in the Belgian construction world. For example, Bimplan is a stakeholder and co-director of the Revit Standards Foundation and a driving force behind the Belgian Revit Standards. The company makes an active contribution to the National BIM Protocol of the Scientific Technical Center for Construction (WTCB), which acts as BIM advisor to the Flemish government service for Facility Management. With services in the field of BIM consultancy, BIM management, BIM coordination, Scan-to-BIM and BIM modeling, Bimplan has not only grown into a leading partner for various design and construction parties, but also for public and private clients in Belgium. Bimplan references are NATO headquarters in Brussels, the Port House in Antwerp, the Oosterweel connection (Lantis: the large infrastructure works around Antwerp) and various projects in the healthcare sector.
Bimplan has extensive practical experience with BIM since 2009 and is growing rapidly. The company started a BIM Academy and is accredited as a certified training center by SME portfolio Flanders. In addition to providing software training, the goal of the BIM Academy is to function as a BIM knowledge center. The practical experience is the main differentiator from traditional software vendors which is appreciated by customers of the BIM Academy. This creates a philosophy of ‘Sharing = Multiplying’ in which knowledge of the market is collected and returned. Bimplan’s slogan therefore is / = X.