Digitization and BIM play an important role in the construction logistics processes at Megens Installations, a Dutch MEP contractor. According to Technical Director Armand van Andel, this has brought the company many advantages: “Think of excluding clashes, generating bills of materials from the model that can be ordered directly through our ERP system, and saving time by working with prefab software. The transfer of information is central to all of our processes. Our vision is that if we do something, we should do it in such a way that the next person in the construction workflow can proceed with it.”
CHALLENGEMegens Installations was looking to improve their process for the transfer of knowledge and information from the office to the mechanic in the field.
OUR APPROACHUse an integrated solution that translates the information from a BIM model to the construction site.
SOLUTIONMegens Installation began using the Trimble Robotic Positioning Tool. The robotic tool uses a laser beam to identify the exact locations on the building site that correspond to points in the BIM model. In this way, the information conceived in the office is brought to the building site, quickly and accurately.
“People can now do what they have to do: make the installation.”
-Armand van Andel, Technical Director of Megens Installations
In order to layout points, measure distances and find positions on the job site quickly, easily and precisely, Megens Installations has made the choice for Trimble MEP’s rapid positioning tool RPT600. This tool allowed the team to complete the layout of the entire ground level in just one visit.