The project required DHV Building and Industry (DHV) to develop an interactive model of a pharmaceutical production facility to retrofit the new facility to an existing, small factory space in Eindhoven, Netherlands. To overcome the space management and interference challenges of designing a complex facility fitting into a relatively small building, DHV needed flexible, integrated information modeling tools.
Bentley BIM tools provided DHV with an integrated approach to design the complete facility with the customer. Using Bentley’s flexible, interoperable software, DHV set up space management models to solve interferences and collisions, and provide contractors with consistent, usable 2D layouts and sections.
Developing the model with Bentley BIM tools allowed DHV and the client to formulate the set up of the required functional rooms and define production logistics within the confines of the small building. Bentley BIM solutions saved time and money, enabling the team to solve space management issues prior to onsite construction. Determining piping lengths using the model improved cost control of the project.
Using Bentley BIM software, including Bentley Structural and Bentley Building Mechanical Systems (both now part of AECOsim Building Designer) as well as MicroStation, to model the pharmaceutical production facility allowed DHV and the client to conduct bio-safety classification studies, check the impact of cleanroom classes and contamination barrier concepts, and study the effects of utility cleanliness levels on layouts of specific space. Bentley’s flexible, interoperable software provided DHV an interactive, integrated modeling environment necessary to design the facility within the space constraints.