“The development of the construction industry enables more advanced engineering solutions in buildings and infrastructure. This requires more integrated working methods also from the consultants, designers, contractors and users of the building. At Royal HaskoningDVH, we have taken Building Information Modelling (BIM) a step further by introducing a new approach called Virtual Design & Construction (VDC).
BIM ensures that the design of complex projects can be carried out effectively. VDC is a more comprehensive approach, including also process and organisation modelling before actual design begins. Royal HaskoningDVH develops VDC in cooperation with Stanford University. VDC can provide cost savings of up to 30% compared to traditional approaches.
We have used MagiCAD for Revit with Revit MEP since the beginning of 2012. It fits well into our strategy towards a more integrated design process. The main reason for adding MagiCAD to our software portfolio was the fact that it provided us with standards-compliant drawing symbols and access to online databases containing 3D models of actual products from international suppliers.
MagiCAD for Revit also provides more efficient working methods for our designers. At the moment, we are using MagiCAD for Revit with MagiCAD Ventilation, Heating & Piping and Electrical, and we have already used it successfully in about ten projects”, says Jeroen Mackaij at Royal HaskoningDHV.