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Digital Solutions

05 Jul

How We Use BIM to Work Together With Our Customers

BIM (building information modeling) is the process of developing BIM files, which are essentially digital 3D models of construction sites including buildings, machines, furniture, landscaping, and more. BIM is used most frequently by architects, contractors, and landscapers.

BIM Gives You More Control

Using BIM technology allows contractors to see the complete layout of a construction site to scale and anticipate any problems that might come up before they even happen. This makes it possible for project planners to have more control over the construction progress. It also enables co-creation with suppliers, for example, to ensure that the selected aerial work platforms have the correct working height and fit through the necessary entrances and exits of a building.

Riwal Innovates With BIM

Our focus on innovation has led us to develop a Riwal branded library of BIM models of machines in our fleet from reputable brands such as JLG, Genie, Skyjack, and Nifty Lift. These machines are available for free online in one place so that our customers can easily find all of the BIM models of machinery that they rent from us to implement into BIM project models.

How We Can Help You Use BIM

Our in-house expert consultants are here to not only to advise you about which aerial work platforms are best suited for your work but also to add the BIM models directly to construction site models. Specially trained Riwal consultants can advise the customer in the development phase about the cost and usage of equipment, lowering the failure cost.

For example, if you need to install specialized lighting systems, Riwal consultants can suggest which aerial work platform is best suited for the job. And in addition discuss solutions in an early stage that can have a positive impact on maintenance costs, for example by creating a wider maintenance door in the building to facilitate entrance with a regular aerial work platform instead of a more expensive spider lift. In this way, we act as both your supplier and expert consultant, serving all of your needs when working at height with BIM.

To see how you can use BIM to your advantage, click here.

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To contact Kees van Benschop about the possibilities with BIM, click here.

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