TASE SOLUTIONS® is an authorized MagiCAD distributor in the Benelux countries. They recently set out to find out more about Belgian construction company Les Entreprises Esmer who have experienced regular growth for several years. Interview with BIM manager Jérémy Wattiez.
Could you present Les Entreprises Esmer?
Les Entreprises Esmer is a Brussels based construction company, founded in 2007 by the Esmer brothers. We specialise in building services maintenance, boiler systems, and HVAC system installations. The projects of Esmer are carried out by a team of 110 construction professionals and around 20 other employees. We are class 7 approved for public procurement projects.
What advantages does Esmer offer compared to other companies?
We guarantee our customers excellent quality from construction site preparation through to project execution. This is possible thanks to our own 16-person design team, as well as our skilled construction and installation professionals. We rarely need to use sub-contractors in projects.
And what is the role of BIM at Esmer?
Companies that were previously working with AutoCAD have made a quick switch to Revit in order to keep up with the evolution of BIM technologies. We feel that this has helped eliminate some issues and has saved time on the construction site, as we have become proficient in the BIM process. With the help of a well-produced model, we can easily check the available space for any location, preview the project before system installation and produce takeoffs and listings from the model.
Do you also use the calculation and management tools in MagiCAD?
Absolutely. Performing calculations in MagiCAD is much simpler than in Revit. The software also allows us to manage provisions. The latest module we have added is MagiCAD Schematics, which saves us a lot of time when producing schematic diagrams to go along with the 3D model.
TASE SOLUTIONS® is an official MagiCAD partner and reseller for BENELUX. BIM Experts since 2004, TASE has developed its technical team with industry professionals from all stages of the design process, and today offers a powerful range of software solutions, as well as services in BIM management and coordination, modelling, and BIM implementation.