Directing technology

The building industry is continually innovating, renewing, and anticipating the demands of clients and users, who require optimum, feasible and makeable buildings. Over the past decades, architects, engineers and builders have been specialising to a great extent. Directing technology means that, during the realisation or renovation of a building, the different areas of expertise involved are brought together at the right moment. This will lead to integrated and high-quality technological solutions.

As a widely oriented engineering firm, ABT has every technological expertise needed to produce excellent results regarding any building project. In addition, we have many years of experience in managing, organising and supervising building processes. Based on our technical knowledge and experience, we are able to direct the increasingly complex collaboration among technological expertises, a discipline that is becoming more and more important as the building process itself is evolving.

For example, specifications have made way for outline queries and DBFMO contracts. And the drawing table has definitely been replaced by the Building Information Model (BIM). These developments have not only sped up the design and building process, but also increased its dependency on the correct, timely and competent combination of high-quality technologies.

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Lean planning - Renovation municipal office building Zwolle

For the construction of the five-storey underground parking garage of Nieuw Hoog Catharijne in Utrecht, ABT was responsible for quality assurance. In addition, ABT engineers supported designers in the site hut of builder BAM Utiliteitsbouw, with whom ABT was collaborating for this project in an integrated contract, regarding the integral design and execution of the project. In Zwolle, the Netherlands, ABT supervised the design and building process for the renovation of the municipal office building. To ensure maximum efficiency of this process, a ‘discussion table’ was placed in the room, where all people involved in the design and realisation of the project were able to gear their efforts to one another. Soon, this led to the redundancy of lengthy meetings and e-mail discussions. The project went smoothly and people were collaborating in a pleasant and inspired manner.

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