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IFC4precast - Modern model-based data exchange for precast industry

IFC4precast industry

Overcoming the challenges of existing file formats, and disconnecting the factory constraints from the detailing phase, IFC4precast is the future way of communicating the constructible model to the manufacturing system based on the IFC4 data format. The IFC4precast project, supported by the buildingSMART, aims at combining the best abilities of each existing precast fabrication format to create a modern process for collaboration that serves the needs of the construction lifecycle and even beyond.

"In practice, this means that IFC4 will be enriched with the characteristics of precast manufacturing so that all relevant intelligence of the constructible model is readable for the manufacturing systems without flattening BIM," says Thorsten Hertel, Product Manager Precast Fabrication, Structures Division, who is the Trimble representative of the IFC4precast project group.

The IFC4precast project group consists of industry-leading technology providers - such as Trimble - and industry professionals.

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You can also contact us for more information on IFC4precast for Tekla software by Trimble:

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Further reading: How IFC4precast plans to modernize data exchange in the precast industry

About the Author

Thorsten Hertel has more than 15 years of civil engineering experience in the building industry, specializing in steel industrial and plant design. His main focus has been on production automation and ERP integration worldwide, supporting solution implementation as well interface specification and development. As a Product Manager, his responsibilities extend to collecting, coordinating and translating global industry requirements and knowledge to product strategies, roadmaps and development priorities for Tekla Structures and related BIM solutions.

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