Your BIM partner

We are your partner for BIM (Building Information Modeling), the work method aimed at facilitating exchange and interoperability of digital information in building projects, and as such provides their (Tekla) components through 3 BIM libraries.

A BIM model is a single model (database) in which information from architects, structural engineers, installers, contractors and suppliers is processed. The information relates to shape (geometry) and behaviour (object properties). Working in a 3D environment makes it easy to generate sections or visualizations, for example in a complex junction floor, balcony, brickwork support, etc. Other benefits include reducing failure costs, better quality of the building and promoting cooperation and mutual understanding between all parties.

For anchoring façades (for example brickwork support) we use the Open BIM philosophy: a universal cooperation, exchange and communication method based on the open file formats (IFC), a format that doesn`t require using specific software, because:  

 

  • IFC is the most used and most developed open standard for BIM models
  • We will not exclude other companies using other BIM applications
  • More and more clients will require BIM “as built” according to open standards

 

BIM project

BIM detail

BIM component

For anchoring concrete (for example HIT insulated connection) cooperation is usually 1 on 1 with the customer or the supporting engineering company; often communicated in Tekla, but also in IFC.

BIM project

BIM detail

BIM component

HALFEN provides 3D models of standard parametrized products for various (CAD) drawing packages. These models can be downloaded from 3 different libraries.

Tekla Warehouse
A free cloud-based BIM objects library for construction designers and suppliers. The current 3D (Tekla) components of HALFEN products are free to download from this library. Both the geometry and the available (parametric) information can be used directly in a BIM environment and therefore saves considerable time.

HALFEN PARTcommunity 
In cooperation with CADENAS we developed a PARTcommunity website to make HALFEN CAD libraries available for numerous users, these libraries include several 2D and 3D drawings of various HALFEN products. These drawings can be downloaded and directly integrated in a CAD drawing.

 

Tekla Warehouse

HALFEN PARTcommunity

HALFEN already has much experience as BIM partner and successfully completed many projects with the BIM methodology. All HALFEN engineers are trained to properly supervise this process. Through a combination of broad experience and well-trained engineers the high demand for BIM projects can be fulfilled in a proper way. Here are some samples of already developed projects in BIM.
Examples of facade projects

Zaans Medical Center

Detail brickwork support

Support bracket type GV

Examples of concrete projects

Stadionplein Amsterdam

Detail insulated connection

Element HIT-MV 1000

Examples of DETAN projects

Bicycle bridge A28 Harderwijk

Detail DETAN Rod system

Tension rod DETAN-E