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weijenberg shares bim knowledge, first FIRM TO USE GRAPHISOFT BIM CLOUD

Camiel Weijenberg, founding director of WEIJENBERG, shared the core principles of BIM in relation to people, processes and technology at the Integrated BIM Masterclass Series at the Singapore Institute of Architects. Camiel discussed the technology that was used to create the firm’s award-wining design for RAW, a Taipei restaurant by celebrated chef André Chiang, and the recent BIM-winning design for Chicago Towers. The firm has been working on Solar Tower parametric design with Diva and Honeybee softwares with environmental analyzers.

At the same time, WEIJENBERG was recognized as the first office in Singapore to use Graphisoft BIMcloud, which allows firms to work effectively and efficiently with other design and engineering firms and with virtual teams from the same firm globally. This eliminates the need for expensive staff travel and time wasted to mix and match different files. All that is needed is to log in as a team member to a commonly shared ArchiCAD file and work in real-time with other team members from different location.

WEIJENBERG tested out their first BIMcloud team project with Liu and Wo Architects in Singapore. Five team members from two offices were concurrently working on a bungalow with the sharing of ideas speeding up workflows and improving communication. Based on this pilot project, the WEIJENBERG team is looking towards the future to invite other offices to collaborate within their BIMcloud.

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