The unique residential building Pontsteiger at the Amsterdam Houthaven is the winner of the international BuildingSMART Award 2018 in the category ‘construction’. This was announced during the ‘International Standards Summit’ in Tokyo.

Building combination Pontsteiger, consisting of Dura Vermeer, De Nijs and involved partners has realised the project fully according to open BIM standards. The open BIM ideas have been the thread running through the project from the development to the building process at which working together in a structured and unambiguously can lead to the increase of the integrality of the different parts, speeding up the alignment, facilitating in prefabrication and the increase of quality and safety during the building process.

One of the involved partners of Building combination Pontsteiger is Hoco Beton. They have delivered approximately 6500 m3 precast concrete in the form of stability walls, columns, balconies, roofing sheets, consoles or staircases. Hoco Beton has instructed Snijders Ingenieursgroep to engineer the precast concrete core- elevator and staircase walls. As one of the pioneers in 3D modeling Snijders Ingenieursgroep has taken this instruction and worked it out according to the open BIM ideas. With this Snijders Ingenieursgroep has made a good contribution to the unique project Pontsteiger, the rightfull winner of  the international BuildingSMART Award 2018.

BuildingSMART is an international non-profit organisation which develops open BIM-standards and stimulates the use of those standards. BuildingSMART International organizes an annual Award program. In this program a jury looks at how effective and innovative the open BIM-standards are applied in projects and how challenges can be overcome in the digital collaboration. BuildingSmart had difficulty looking at all the contributions this year and chosing a winner – there have never been so many contributions as this year.

This award is a confirmation that working in accordance with open BIM standards can lead to beautiful and unique results. Snijders Ingenieursgroep is proud of the contribution we have delivered to Pontsteiger!

Willem RooijakkersProjectleader