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.
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.
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. (?)