BIMeye is the time saving link

Rejlers Sverige AB

BIMeye Simplifies More BIM Processes In The Slussen Project, Stockholm City

Customer:

Rejlers, Sverige AB

Challenge:

To optimise the BIM process in the project planning and in construction

Solution:

BIMeye simplifies: Coordination of literature and labeling of luminaires, Coordinated accounting to client and contractor, Coordinated data on luminaires for design models (Multiple models from each electrical consultant containing the same data), Information delivery to contractor

Tool:

BIMeye Asset, Room, Door and Requirement Manager

Rejlers in Scandinavia

BIMeye is the time saving link

Project Slussen: BIMeye is the time saving link for the electrical engineering company Rejlers, Sweden

In the large Slussen project, Rejlers is one of two engineering consultants within electro engineering – the other supplier is the company ÅF. In order to ease the collaboration between the two suppliers, BIMeye has proven to be an efficient solution.

Jonas Liberth

Jonas Libérth, Rejlers AB:

BIMeye allows us to invite both external and internal people in the project to join so they can describe their part of the project in the database. The entire project is model based and all electrical data is entered into BIMeye and synched back to the BIM models in Revit”, Jonas says

 

 

According to BIM manager Jonas Libérth, the collaborative work in their field has been improved immensely by adding the BIMeye database solution to their working methods across the entire project – from pre-studies and planning to design, construction, project planning and project management.

 

At Rejlers there are 5 consultants simultaneously working in BIMeye. The fact that the other supplier ÅF is also working and sharing their work in the same database, makes the flow and collaboration much easier and smooth. There are multiple models in the system and all data added in BIMeye will synchronise back into the original models in the BIM programs, such as Revit, ensuring that everything is constantly updated.

 

 

Slussen – an entirely model based project – no drawing files

In the case of the Slussen project, they have found BIMeye to be the link that combines two consultant companies within the same field (Rejlers and ÅF) making the collaboration within electro deliveries extremely smooth and cooperative.

 

BIMeye; a choice by the engineers to streamline their design process

According to Jonas Libérth, the implementation of BIMeye has been smooth. The solution was a wish from the engineers to be able to streamline their design processes all through the projects:

 

The solution is easy to learn. Easier than Revit. That means that other users in Rejlers can easily do the description and reporting in BIMeye without knowing Revit. We have 5 users working in BIMeye and ÅF has 5. The description work and adding data really is efficient due to the possibility of sorting and filtering out the products and adding data to many products in one operation. For the customer’s validation and verification, we can take out traditional reports like lighting fixture reports just by using the data in BIMeye, instead of having to type everything manually”.

 

BIMeye apps are flexible – Room manager for requirements

Rejlers have been using the app requirement manager during the first year of the implementation. However, as they discovered that with room manager you can search out numbers, and as every space/room varies in description, they will change to this app for future data management of the requirements.

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The latest development is the use of asset manager for creating reports of electrical fixtures

The decision on using BIMeye for electro installations was based on a testing version on a small building project where they used BIMeye asset manager for lighting fixtures. As this was a success, it was decided to use and implement the solution in the big Slussen project for the handling of information on public lighting and construction. In this way, the two engineering companies can handle the information delivery simultaneously and according to the requirement specifications from the commissioner – in this case the municipality of Stockholm who have determined the look of the report layout.

 

 

Autodesk Revit MEP for electrical,  Naviate .. and BIMeye

Rejlers have been working with Autodesk Revit MEP for electrical for many years.

This is a perfect solution as we have added the program Naviate from Symetri as an add-in. By doing so we have saved a lot of time and money during the years.

 

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Until now, Slussen has been a very good example on how to work with data instead of with files and drawings; the structural engineers have used asset manager in the Slussen project and the architects have used room manager and door manager from BIMeye, which has been an immense benefit for the handling of the information overall in the project.

 

 

Considering the size of the Slussen project there is a big need for the partners in the project to work closely together. With BIMeye, the two engineering companies obtain a common, transparent and efficient way of working with data management.

 

BIMeye allows us to invite both external and internal people in the project to join so they can describe their part of the project in the database. The entire project is model based and all electrical data is entered into BIMeye and synched back to the BIM models in Revit”, Jonas says.

 

Each item is named with a litre according to the Swedish BIP code system. This way, the consultants can manage data on electro-products from many different models without producing any drawings at all. As a next step, a Navisworks model is produced to be used on the construction site where all the information on the products and items needed are visible through BIMeye. (?)

With the BIMeye solution as a new tool we know we will be even stronger in the competition as we can

 

  • deliver much higher data quality,
  • save time, cutting down manual work
  • involve people, both internal and external
  • handle models centrally
  • have all information in one place
  • synch data between BIMeye and the Revit model – or any other BIM program
  • search and filter data and values

 

The database may be easy to work with for Jonas Libérth as he has a profound interest in it and is used to working with this sort of tools. Having said that he adds:

 

“We have a mission that we want to be pioneers within the field. We want to have the best solutions so we need to test the new inventions, which is what we have been doing here. Our experience is that our collaboration with other partners in the project is running smoothly and this tells me that the people we have invited to use it find it applicable as well.

 

Integration with other databases – Dialux

For lighting products, Rejlers use the Dialux database and synch it through Revit to BIMeye where they handle all information.

 

“Every item has its own litre number and the data on Revit families and article numbers are collected easily through BIMeye”, Jonas Libérth explains.

 

BIMeye is the new time saving method for future projects

At Rejlers it was not the commissioners requirements that led to use of BIMeye but the users, the engineers, the architects and the contractors who all have chosen BIMeye to obtain a more efficient work methodology; to be able to work efficiently with data management and information delivery.

 

The way you structure the information in BIMeye is unique. You work directly in the model – outside Revit – and we can filter and search on values and data, which is a great benefit, instead of having to search manually in spreadsheet,” says Jonas Libérth.

Benefits at a glance:

  • Report in pdf of lighting fixtures
  • Reports of technical specifications
  • Reports of electrical panels / switchboards
  • Easy to sync back to BIMeye and Revit
  • We use BIMeye for descriptions and push back to Revit with the new information.
  • Through Navisworks the workers on the construction site can obtain all the information needed.
  • A smooth collaboration between two different companies working on the same project
  • Databased instead of manually in word.
  • Automatic retrieval of group reports.
  • Data is typed into the database and can be used for delivering better products
  • Ability to synch and use the data in the model.
  • Ability to control all data
  • Easy to layout excel from BIMeye for switchboards
  • Details on doors to synch back to BIMeye and Revit
  • Description in BIMeye and data back to Revit
  • Easy structure information on model level outside Revit.
  • You can search and filter your data
 

According to Jonas Libérth, the app Door Manager will be the next app to implement. As the electrical engineer, Rejlers is involved in this new process with the issues and requirements for electro and security around the doors in the project. Many doors need admission systems and the database structures the requirements for each door in the model.

specifications Rejlers

 

Client:
Stockholm City
Main Design Consultant:
ELU-Konsult
BIM/VDC-Manager:
Tikab
Electrical Consultant:
Rejlers
Public Lightning consultant:
ÅF Lightning

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