RVB BIM Norm obtained at rijkskantoor de Knoop

Never before has the RVB BIM Norm been achieved as quickly as at rijkskantoor de Knoop. We were able to use our previously acquired knowledge (PPP Judicial Complex Zaanstad). It enabled us to think even better alongside the Dutch Central Government Real Estate Agency (DCGREA) and use the standard in a smart way. In addition, we were able to integrate and align the standard better within the project through the open dialogue with the DCGREA and our partners.

Prescribe BIM standard

The DCGREA wants to have reliable information about the building stock in the future. That is why she prescribes a BIM standard: the RVB BIM Norm. The DCGREA uses Building Information Modelling (BIM, or Building Information Model) for specific, reliable and uniform information about the building stock.

In DBFMO contracts (such as in rijkskantoor de Knoop), the DCGREA applies the RVB BIM Standard as a performance requirement in the output specification. This performance requirement is therefore also subject to the agreements on monitoring and payment.

In order to comply with the RVB BIM Norm, we must constantly provide current building information products. For example building models and drawings. These information products contain the data prescribed by the standard.

The RVB BIM Norm of course does keeps developing alongside the developments within BIM. This is how the standard evolves and remains up-to-date.
In the coming years, the learnings that are currently being acquired, will lead to new versions of the standard. Just like the current standard, it is expected that this will also be bulky document. Contractors have therefore taken the lead in the development of the BIM basis ILS. Which is based on applicable Open Standards such as IFC and standards such as the RVB BIM Norm. Including clear agreements, enabling everyone to work in the same way. It is therefore more of a confirmation of how we already work.

RVB BIM Norm used more widely

In the meantime, the DCGREA is not the only one uses the RVB BIM Norm. Several clients also use the RVB BIM Norm, for instance during the construction of the VUmc Imaging Center, our client uses their own version of the RVB BIM Norm. Schiphol is also working on BIM with its own standard with the RVB BIM Norm as the starting point. This standard is used for the projects we carry out at Schiphol (redesign and expansion of the international KLM Crown Lounge and the construction of the new A pier). That is not that surprising. The RVB BIM Norm provides up-to-date information, specific and reliable information about buildings. Everyone works with the same information and forces all parties to work in a structured manner.

Rijkskantoor de Knoop

Consortium R Creators, the partnership between Strukton, Facilicom and Ballast Nedam, is responsible for the redevelopment of the former Knoopkazerne in Utrecht into rijkskantoor de Knoop. The project includes: design, realization, maintenance and operation. After the commissioning this year, the exploitation phase, with a term of twenty years, has started. Strukton Worksphere was responsible for the installation part of the RVB BIM Norm. Because of the previous experience Ballast Nedam had a coordinating role in achieving the RVB BIM Norm.