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RIVM, new ministry building



New office building and laboratory for the Ministery of Public Health, The Netherlands, Utrecht


D-studio develops and manages an automated validation system: RevRel. Based on systems engineering techniques and life cycle management, BIM objects are automatically validated. For this purpose, BIM models are linked to external databases containing the construction requirements. Any BIM object can be validated at any time, based on the most recent information. Furthermore, BIM object parameters can be modified in response to the requirements.

This approach is advantageous in many ways:

  • Fewer manual manipulations are required, which reduces the risk of introducing errors.
  • The most recent information is used at any time.
  • The link is bidirectional, which implies that two applications are able to query each other simultaneously and, if necessary, edit properties (e.g. a commentary field, fire resistance value…)
  • Reports can be generated for analysis and validation

RevRel can be considered a BIM level 3 application.

LocationUtrecht, The Netherlands
DomainGovernment / Administration
ClientRijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (Ministry of Public Health)
FunctionInformation Management / Planning & Risk Management
Estimated Cost±€ 300,000,000
Period2013 – 2018