i-Theses and Trimble join forces to simplify BIM to fabrication workflows in precast industry

November 16, 2018
Kamula Toni / Trimble
Rony Verlee / i-Theses

i-Theses, a developer of specialized software solutions for precast concrete manufacturers and Trimble, a developer of structural building information modelling (BIM) software Tekla Structures, have signed a strategic partnership agreement. Commitment for joint development will enable seamless data flow between their solutions and more streamlined precast design, detailing and production workflows for their customers.

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Building Information Modeling

Wat is BIM?

BIM is an integrated process that enables building professionals in the construction industry to explore a building digitaly before it's even built. In the whole process coordinated and reliable information is used to design innovative projects, accurately visualize the appearance for better communication, and simulate real-world performance to better understand important characteristics such as cost, schedule, and impact on the environment. The software for Autodesk® Building Information Modeling (BIM), both large and small contractors can face the challenges they are confronted with.

An information model of a project consists first of all of the composition of the structure and the properties of the components such as dimensions, materials, etc... The 3D-model adds the forms and positions to it. This could be used in so-called dynamic and intelligent objects. The information model contains data that indicate what is an object, so computer programs can make objects interactive. This ensures that changes that are made respond to all objects of which the change has an influence on. All this is saved in the database. With traditional design changes often cause errors that must be corrected again, so it's very labor-intensive and therefore cost decisive. Also mistakes in the design are detected in location and / or dimensions of construction parts. Another big advantage is that the risk of differences decreases between construction, architectural and installation, because all components are integrated into one model.

Thanks to the structure of the software
the calculation and analysis software can also be linked to the BIM model. Furthermore, it is possible to take into account the factor of time and cost (4D 5D, respectively). This makes it possible to visualize and analyse the structure and the cost of a building.














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  1. During analyses, a descriptive answer shall be given regarding the implementation of the desired functionality. Any windows, database structures or other layouts which are shown in the resulting documents are examples for the purpose of clarifying the text. These may take another form in the final programming.
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  10. iTs retains the right to use the knowledge acquired during the implementation of the activities for other purposes.
  11. The Customer herewith states and affirms to refrain from soliciting or employing collaborators or ex-collaborators of iTs, either directly or indirectly, either under employment contract or in any independent capacity, without mutual consent from both contract partners.
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  19. The Customer shall organise back-ups of the databases used as well as of the computer configuration. iTs assumes no responsibility with regard to the functionality of interim versions or in the event that customer data is lost due to or during the installation or use of (interim) versions.
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  21. Indicated delivery dates are always subject to the Customer providing the required input before the commencement of the next phase, as well as timely feedback after delivery of the interim version.
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  10. We reserve the right to charge for our work in keeping with its delivery schedule, even in instances where a delivery may only be partial.
  11. The client herewith states and affirms to refrain from soliciting or employing collaborators or ex-collaborators of i-Theses or Hevac, either directly or indirectly, either under employment contract or in any independent capacity, without mutual consent from both contract partners. In case of custom-made product, this renunciation clause shall remain valid for a period starting at the time of the agreement pertaining to the project and continue up to at least 2 years following its delivery and acceptance, on the one hand, and up to at least 2 years following the discontinuance of the maintenance contract, on the other. In the case of training programmes and implementations, this clause shall remain valid for a period commencing at the start of the agreement pertaining to instructions and/or implementation and continuing for a number of months following the final instruction day corresponding to the number of training and/or implementation days performed, with a minimum of 12 months. In the event this clause is breached, i-Theses or Hevac shall in good right and de iure be entitled to 6 months remuneration as established on the last i-Theses pay slip of the individual(s) in casu, this amount to be increased with all sundry other legal obligations pertaining to matters of salary.
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  13. The extent of our liability with respect to any eventual direct or indirect loss and/or damage resulting from our work shall never exceed the invoiced amount.
  14. In the event that an invoice remains unpaid during more than 30 days after the due date in casu and no satisfactory response has been received within 15 days following the dispatch of a default notice, for reason of neglect or negligence or because of lack of goodwill on the part of the debtor:
    1. the sum owed shall be increased by 20% (with a minimum of 50 €)
    2. an arrears interest of 12% per annum shall be charged, to be counted as of the overdue date.
  15. i-Theses BVBA shall retain full title of possession of any and all delivered products, case pertaining, until settlement of the full amount owed.
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  17. Only the Courts in the judicial district of Dendermonde shall have the competent jurisdiction to entertain any dispute.

    In case of discrepancy between the Terms and Conditions on paper or via the website, priority will be given to the digital version on the website.

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