Designing a building as efficiently as possible provides more benefits than mere cost savings on energy-intensive building materials such as concrete, steel and glass. Including less material in a building also reduces its CO2 emissions. After all, less material needs to be produced and transported. This way, design optimisation provides an important contribution to a sustainable built-up environment.
The ABT framework is a database designed and built by ourselves, in which all imaginable parts of a building are contained - from floors to ceilings and from pipes to complete MEP systems. ABT has developed intelligent software in-house, with which our programmers are able to make a computer-aided design based on building parts included in the database. This allows quick calculation and easy sharing of different variants, enabling us to determine the optimum design together with our building partners. An important benefit of this way of working is that our building partners – client, architect, contractor – are able to share knowledge and information from a very early stage, allowing them to identify all the project risks and enabling them to collaborate perfectly during the realisation stage.