The project involves the construction of a house in The Hague. The house, which is part of a row of houses, has two stories and a total floor area of around 95 square meters. The building consists of three bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen, a bathroom and a separate toilet. It has a flat roof and is already structurally prepared for two additional stories. The walls and floors are constructed of cold formed C-profiles, and will be delivered to the construction site as complete structural panels. The floor panels have a concrete shell on the bottom side.
The information from the model has been used for the production of the cold formed steel profiles as well as the concrete shell via the CSV, respectively PXML file formats. This entailed challenges while building the model and exporting the necessary files. To meet the specific demands of the manufacturers, it was necessary to develop some tools ourselves using the Python and C# programming languages.
In both the walls and the floors, voids have been included to provide for installations which will be built in once the panels are in place.
During the structural design, only 2D drawings were available from other disciplines, so we had to build the BIM model from these drawings.
What made the project successful
Due to the large number of parts and the coordination between those parts, the use of good BIM software has been essential to the success of the project. Apart from that, rework and errors have been prevented by using exports instead of documents wherever possible.