BIMaaS to Partner with TNO – a Netherlands Based Research Company

By January 18, 2016 Partnership No Comments
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We’re excited to announce that BIMaaS is going to be partnering with TNO, a Dutch research company based in The Hague. The partnership aims to promote the amazing collaboration and knowledge sharing capabilities of BIM, BIMaaS and OpenSource technologies in many markets across Europe.

The background
TNO is a Netherlands organisation for applied scientific research. Its mission is to connect people and knowledge in order to create innovative solutions that boost the competitive strength of industry and the well-being of society in a sustainable way. It is a large organisation which employs 3,000 people, who focus on five social themes when trying to create economic and social value: urbanisation and energy; safety and security; defence; healthy living; and industry.Interesting projects that TNO has worked on (as part of a consortium) include the SolaRoad – the world’s first bike path made from solar panels in Krommenie, Netherlands, which, in theory, will be able to power lighting for the road, traffic lights, road signs and local dwellings along the route.Another TNO project includes the creation of BIMserver – the solid foundation on which vast amounts of BIM related tools are built, e.g. BIMaaS.The first prototype of the BIM server was built in 2008, and was quickly spotted by Eindhoven University and TNO. The prototype was successful and the BIM server has now become a favourite amongst professionals working in the AEC industry for information sharing and collaboration.

The partnership
The partnership between TNO and BIMaaS is a natural fit. TNO has a long established association with BIM, and pioneered important components that are seen at the core of any BIM application. They are also seen as BIM specialists, and have become impressed with the capabilities of the BIMaaS platform.BIMserver is also a core component used in BIMaaS, and with a speciality is asset data integration, and WSO2 OpenSource middleware technologies we use it to build and scale applications for our clients quickly and efficiently.

Looking ahead
BIMaaS and TNO have a joint passion for BIM and look forward to working with each other over the coming months and years to jointly promote its use, especially in The Netherlands and the UK.The partnership aims to connect people, share knowledge and jointly provide great value to infrastructure customers, with easy to use, scalable, flexible and supported technologies.

To see BIMserver’s blog post on us, click here!

Fraser Bell |Digital Marketing Manager


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