For anyone who works with complex assets

We help organisations who have a data and information issue regarding to physical assets in the infrastructure, construction or energy industry. We have experience with various asset management and design systems, exchange standards and various companies within the public, semi-public and commercial domain. We work for asset owners and managers, contractors and engineering firms.

Depending on your needs and the maturity of your organisation, we fulfill different roles. Whether there is a dedicated IT team already with an initial setup based on future-proof techniques (Linked Data),

or whether the data and information is still available to a select number of people; we can use our social and technical skills in a broad spectrum. We are happy to start to create a future-proof solution. This is embedded in the business case with our interest in the (digital) development of the organisation. We ensure that your data is FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable) and based on your information needs. Techniques and standards that we apply to help organisations and projects work more data-driven are Linked Data, libraries (OTL’s), IFC and GIS.

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For government agencies such as municipalities, provinces, water boards and agencies such as Rijkswaterstaat and Rijksvastgoedbedrijf. Organizations that own and/or manage many assets. Or for them, engineering firms and builders, who work for a high-quality public space.

We have experience in setting up, developing, implementing and applying an Object Type Library (OTL). We have gained this from, among others, Rijkswaterstaat and the Municipality of Amsterdam.
In addition, we support contractors in projects with the delivery of data in accordance with an OTL and/or Information Delivery Specification.

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Construction and Utility

For public and private parties who want to use BIM in residential and non-residential construction. With special attention to the management and maintenance phase.

We do this at the contractor to support the setting up of a usable BIM model for property management. We support the asset manager, or client, in setting up an Information Delivery Specification, so that the correct information is requested for the BIM model in relation to the management phase. For us, parties that take on both the realization and maintenance are the parties that benefit most from setting up a BIM model for management and maintenance. Parties that (want to) apply BIM for visual (3D) asset management and work with asset management applications from Ultimo, Planon, O-Prognose or similar, among others, can get started right away with our link performed by BIM-Bridge. The BIM-Bridge helps you with automatic checks and analyses.

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For grid operators, contractors, maintainers and energy companies with assets. We can support on a process and technical level for asset data issues in relation to storage and exchange between internal and external systems and organizations.

We have experience with the standardization of BIM and related processes and setting up an OTL at TenneT and Qirion, among others. In addition, we support contractors in projects with the delivery of data in accordance with an OTL and/or ILS.

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All activities that take place at some distance from the coast. Wind farms are a good example of this, which we are happy to work hard for.

This involves good asset information management during the design, construction and maintenance of these parks and associated infrastructure.

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Facility management

Within this sector, BIM-Connected focuses on the application of openBIM for cleaning, catering, space management, asset maintenance and workplace management for and by airports, hospitals, universities, government and offices.

We think further than just the transfer of information when realizing assets. In addition to the management and maintenance of an asset, today’s digital innovation also offers opportunities for efficient facility management.

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Experts in (open) standards

Standards make data exchange more effective and efficient. Within your organisation when commissioning new systems, as well as in the exchange of data with other organisations. Moreover, you do not have to reinvent the wheel; you can make use of standardised data schemes. Do you make or want to make use of relevant standards to keep up with developments within your industry? We have knowledge in applying the below mentioned standards.

RDF (S), OWL, SKOS, SHACL and (Geo)SPARQL are the languages within the Linked Data technique, developed by the open-source community W3C. Depending on the application / use case, a language binding is used, each with its own modelling strength. Do you only want to record terms and definitions? Or exchange data and perhaps also enable automatic verification? Important questions for applying the correct language binding.

These language connections ensure that data is computer processable and computer interpretable. The modeller sets up data structures, called an ontology, that are extensible and scalable. Reference data from other (knowledge) systems can be harmonized.

The NEN 2660 is the standard for rules for information modeling of the built environment. The standard provides a framework for developing coherent conceptual models that address the use of, and the entire lifecycle of, the built environment and elements of this environment. The standard embraces the Linked Data methodology. This standard will be the foudation for an European/ international standard.

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Open geo-standards ensure that geo-information is meaningful for various tasks and can be used in various software packages.

GML is the exchange format that belongs to the basic geo-information model NEN 3610. It defines XML coding for transferring and storing all kinds of geo-information, such as geometry, topography, coverages and sensor data. GML can be used for file exchange, but also within web services. Find more information here.

Then there is also the Key Register for Large-Scale Topography (BGT|IMGeo) standard. This sets out how government organizations digitally record the layout of the outdoor space – roads, ditches, landscaping, traffic lights – in the Netherlands. The legally required BGT standards form the core of the geography information model (IMGeo). An addition to this is the IMBOR. More information: click here.

The above standards, which are legally anchored sector standards, are managed by Geonovum.

The international standard NEN-EN-ISO 19650 is regarded worldwide as the standard for the management of digital information in the life cycle of construction works. At the end of 2018, the European standards committee for BIM (CEN/TC 442) published the first two parts of this standard. In 2019, this standard was adopted by the Netherlands and published by NEN.

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IFC is a standardized, digital description of the built assets. It is an open, international standard (ISO 16739) and promotes vendor-neutral and usable capabilities for a wide variety of software applications and interfaces for many different use cases.

More about IFC, its use and acceptance can be found here.

With the experiences of COINS, a new ISO standard (ISO 21597), the ICDD (Information Container for Data Delivery) has been established as a European standard. You use ICDD when exchanging data between two parties. If you exchange files or datasets of which you want to know what belongs together. This standard will consist of two parts; part 1 which describes the container principle and part 2 which will discuss the data model. The ICDD will thereby become the successor to the COINS standard.

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National agreements have been made in IMBOR about object data for the management of public space. It is therefore an important tool that supports managers in setting up and filling their management systems, such as for road and green management. The BGT | IMGEO forms the basis for the IMBOR. A linked data version has recently become available, drawn up by CROW.

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The Urban Water Data Dictionary (GWSW) is an ontology, a special data structure that describes systems and processes in the field of urban water management. The GWSW is a mandatory open standard according to Forum Standardization’s apply-or-explain list. The RioNED Foundation manages the standard.

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NEN 2767 is the standard for condition measurement of buildings, infrastructure and other built assets. This can be used to manage performance requirements, so that an owner or manager has insight into the status of his/her assets.

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Together with TenneT and contractor Qirion, BIM-Connected has drawn up an information delivery specification (ILS) for BIM data deliveries. In addition, a data control portal has been set up to automatically check the data supplied in conjunction (based on Linked Data, IFC and physical documents). The contractor can do this himself, before it actually reaches the client. For this an ongoing project was used. It immediately captured the imagination.

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