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  • Video Safeway

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    This video introduces the H2020 EU project SAFEWAY (GIS-based infrastructure management system to keep European roads and railways robust against climate change and safety risk from human resources in the future)

    click here

  • DEMO In Control

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    The fifth edition of In Control on information management in social real estate is online:

    download here

    As a loyal partner of Building Blocks, DEMO co-wrote articles on pages 21 and 26 about Digital twin and about objective real estate information. To be able to optimally manage interesting information on real estate. now and in the future.

    Furthermore, in 'In Control' as every year, technical and functional score of our RE Suite is shown in clear matrixes among other available information systems.

  • Second DEMO Studio spring 2020

    12-19-2019

    DEMO Consultants will organize the second DEMO Studio at the beginning of 2020 with the theme:

    Maintenance software and efficient management


    What?

    In the process of achieving the right coordination between policy and maintenance, various actors and sub-processes can be distinguished. Proper transfer of information is crucial to ensure that this process runs efficiently and achieves the desired result. Software can support this. It is important to take into account the data and information principles in the development of such software and not least the wishes of the users. During this DEMO Studio, experienced property managers at housing corporations and municipalities will therefore exchange views on the most important functional aspects of an MJOB software applications such as: the link with policy, data management, connection with inspection, MJOB analysis, execution of maintenance and information transfer. On the basis of the improvement cycle used and executed at DEMO Consultants for the RE Suite, these aspects are looked at in more detail.

    Why?

    By informing and sharing knowledge with each other, we hope to help you as an administrator to efficiently shape the maintenance process.

    When? This knowledge session will take place in one afternoon at our office in spring 2020. Participation is entirely without obligation.

    How?

    You can register via 015-7502520.

    And beyond that...

    DEMO Studio is a periodic knowledge session, organized by DEMO Consultants with a different theme in our field of Real Estate Management and Maintenance. Think, for example, of sustainability, fire safety, BIM. We will keep you informed!

  • Result WoON 2018 module Energy

    12-18-2019

    Since 1964, the Government has commissioned research into the housing needs of the population in support of the policy preparation, policy evaluation and policy accountability of the Directorate-General for Housing Neighbourhoods and Integration (DG-WWI). This data is collected via the Woononderzoek Nederland (WoON). The information from the WoON is crucial for implementing a practical (housing) policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The WoON is modular. The core of the WoON consists of the housing market module that is carried out every three years. The Housing Market module has a basic sample with a net response of approximately 40,000 people. This basic sample is primarily intended to gather information about the current situation in the housing market. Following the Housing Market module, there are specific follow-up modules (such as social/physical, energy and consumer behaviour) that zoom in on important policy themes. One of the modules that was implemented in 2018 is the Energy module.

    DEMO, together with Arcadis, has taken care of the implementation of the quality control (lot 2) within the WoON 2018 module Energie.

    The aim of the Energy module is to map the energetic quality of the Dutch housing stock by performing an energy intake of 5,000 respondents from the basic sample. In order to monitor the quality, random recordings have been checked and findings have been linked back to the executing plot (lot 1).

    DEMO developed the software and app that allowed checks to be carried out efficiently and reliably. In addition, DEMO has been involved in the development of the recording methodology and questionnaire and has advised on setting up the quality control system.

    The result is shown in the following publication: Saving energy in the housing stock: insights from the Energy Module WoON 2018

    The research file has been made publicly available via: https://easy.dans.knaw.nl.


  • Lecture DEMO at congress Vastgoedjournaal

    10-16-2019

    On 6 November, the conference 'New technologies in home maintenance' will take place in Utrecht. The chairman of this afternoon is Vincent Gruis, Professor of Housing Management TU Delft.

    New technologies make home maintenance much more efficient, qualitatively better and cheaper for corporations and housing investors. This congress gives a state-of-the-art triptych. Data-driven maintenance with predictive statements, linked to the KPIs (data). New recording and display techniques (hardware). Asset management (software) decision-making models.

    André van Delft will give a lecture on digital renovation models at theconference. Here he goes into:

    - Which plug-and-play digital renovation models are there, for example for large-scale interventions (complete façade) or small-scale (innovative frames)?

    - How can crowdsourcing among residents and non-destructive techniques without physical inspection map the inside of a home, installations and construction for a BIM model for maintenance and renovation?

    - How toeasily collaborate with other stakeholders through an accessible cloud-based BIM platform?

    Other lectures include drones and sensors for inspections of the status of roof, gutters, masonry or window frames. Digital tools that show CO2 reduction. Hardware that makes as-built 3D BIM representations of homes based on point clouds. Software that contains such a large amount of footage that improves decision-making.

    The conference starts at 12:00 with a network lunch and at 13:00 the main program starts.

    View the complete program here and sign up!!

  • RE Design at Symposium Rijnstate Ziekenhuis

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    "Sometimes you have dreams that keep you awake until you perform them" says Willem Jan Hanegraaf. He was referring to the use of a further development of RE Design for the Hospital Pharmacy of Rijnstate Hospital. DEMO has been able to explain to about 100 interested people, which has meant artificial intelligence from RE Design for the hospital. We are super enthusiastic about the new insights and possibilities in the field of quality control (Systems Engineering), BIM, artificial intelligence & design optimizations. Read more about optimization and analysis of an early stage design in our Leaflet RE Design.

    In this video presentation, the entire process of the development of the new hospital pharmacy as we went through it is shown:


    After the symposium we went home with a lot of positive reactions and were inspired and motivated to take the next steps.

    For more information about the possibilities for you and your real estate issue, we are of course happy to tell you more.

    015-7502520 or resuite@demobv.nl


  • Smart Readiness Indicator

    9/-1/-019

    You can't have missed the fact that there is talk all around you about: smart buildings, energy efficiency, healthy indoor climate, Internet of Things etc. And if not, I'm sure you'll hear more and more about it from now on. Did you know that we spend an average of 90% (yes, you see it well!) of our time inside a building? At home, at school, at work, in a hospital or in a theater. We all live a lot indoors and that has a significant impact on our health, relationships, efficiency and sustainable energy management. It has been scientifically proven that buildings play a major role in our daily lives when it comes to work and school performance, safety, healthy ageing (in your own home) and consciously dealing with your energy consumption.

    But what exactly is a smart building? What makes a building smart? And how do we know if the buildings in which we live or work are smart? There are all legitimate questions that live with all of us (or will soon live), because smart buildings are a new phenomenon that will play an increasingly important role in our daily lives.

    A smart building is a building in which smart, innovative techniques are integrated that improve the working and living environment. In other words, they make our lives easier, they link our well-being/well-being with new technology. A smart building must therefore be able to communicate with its users. It should be able to 'feel' and fill in the needs of the users. A building – new, existing, renovated or renovated – becomes smart when innovative techniques are integrated into it that optimize its use and management. But each building has its own potential and preconditions.

    That's why the SRI– Smart Readiness Indicator – is an essential part of the new approach to make the buildings we live in smart. And as a result, increase the value of your buildings. The SRI aims to make the added value of the "smartness" of buildings more tangible for users, owners, tenants and smart service providers. The indicator aims to raise awareness about the benefits of smart technologies and ICT in buildings (in particular from an energy perspective), to motivate consumers to accelerate investment in smart building technologies and support the introduction of technological innovation in the construction sector. In order to measure this, a method with a corresponding recording has been developed that we can apply to your buildings.

    Do you want to know how smart your building(s) are or what it takes to make them smart? Contact us and we will help you further.


  • Symposium hospital pharmacy Rijnstate

    9/-0/-019

    In the autumn of 2017 Rijnstate decided to realize a new hospital pharmacy with the aim of improving quality, more efficient process and lower failure costs. On the basis of this decision, an innovative process has been set up. A tender has been started based on a described ambition. As a result, an alliance was concluded in February 2018 with the consortium of which DEMO is part.

    During the symposium on Wednesday 2 October, we will focus on the innovative process as we went through it. We explain the innovative way of cooperation, design realization and quality assurance. André van Delft gives a presentation about the new insights and possibilities in the field of quality control (Systems Engineering), BIM, artificial intelligence & design optimizations. Of course we put the new hospital pharmacy in a good picture.

     
    consortium: Altavilla, Clima Tech bv, DEMO Consultants, GAF architecten, Hoppenbrouwers and ICOP

  • DEMO at CorporatiePlein 2019

    8/-5/-019

    Again this year DEMO is present at the CorporatiePlein to show our innovative (software) solutions and services.

    Looking for more insight into your real estate? We help you make the optimal choices when creating and managing your real estate. Come to the Expo in Houten on Thursday 26 September and visit the demo stand for a detailed explanation of our vision, our services and demonstration of our products. We invite everyone to our booth to test the improved RE Suite for themselves! Of course we will tell you about our lessons learned and the latest news in the field.

    In this article we will tell you more about our knowledge and experiences: Reliable, available and secure data and information

    We provide two knowledge sessions about the use of BIM in management and maintenance and about Grip on real estate data in relation to the joint assessment framework Aw-WSW. Read more about the interesting content of these sessions here.

    For who? A visit to CorporatiePlein 2019 is highly recommended for management, managers and employees of housing corporations dealing with ICT, finance, maintenance and real estate management.

    Please until September 26th!

  • Grip on fire safety risks?

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    Do you have a grip on the fire safety risks of your building stock? Do you, as a property owner, comply with the legislation and is fire safety part of your policy? The new business directory Brandveilig.com gives an overview of the most important companies in the fire safety sector. On the profile page of DEMO Consultants you can read about inspections, advice and software with which we help to put the fire safety of your property in order.

    click here to go to our profile page

  • Future perspective of sustainable renovation

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    Making the existing real estate more sustainable is one of the biggest challenges that construction currently faces. Although the need is on the minds of almost everyone, there is often still a barrier to initiating such large-scale renovations. The lack of real evidence of the energy savings to be achieved, cost reduction and an improved indoor environment makes the construction sector hesitant to take the step towards large-scale sustainable renovation. The European Horizon2020 research project P2Endure now ensures a thorough substantiation of the results to be achieved and makes a good, objective assessment possible.

    DEMO is involved in the P2Endure as project coordinator and as a knowledge partner in the field of real estate creation and management. P2Endure focuses on large-scale renovation and transformation based on prefabricated plug-and-play solutions and BIM. P2Endure examines the entire renovation process and investigates how this can be optimized. First of all, taking stock of the current real estate object, then modelling, actually renovating it and ultimately monitoring the results. Where the monitoring is used again to further optimize the renovation process.

    At the moment, the P2Endure project is halfway through the four-year term. We are happy to provide an update on the development of the software tools, which help to take stock of the as-built situation and that support in making optimal choices for both renovation and transformation.

    To make optimal choices for renovation, we need the following information:

    - the cost of renovation or transformation (CAPEX),
    - and the expected maintenance costs (OPEX),
    - the calculated energy consumption for the chosen renovation variant (OPEX),
    - the (increased) revenues from exploitation.

    Through the software tool in RE Suite, the renovation variants can be compared from a financial economic point of view. The various prefabricated plug-and-play solutions can be compared to traditional renovation and to the situation where renovation would not take place. The total lifetime costs (LCC) can be mapped on the basis of the ISO NEN 15686-5 standard. Other criteria can be added via the RE Dashboard in order to be able to make decisions on not purely economic criteria. Think, for example, of comfort, health, environmental impact materials, cultural value of the building and disruption of residents and users during the renovation.

    For the necessary input in the field of energy, P2Endure develops a structure in which the various Plug-and-Play renovation solutions can be made available in a library and which can be applied in the various renovation variants based on their parametric properties.

    In order to realize all this, a BIM model of the existing building is needed supplemented with the condition scores. In P2Endure, our condition measurement software tool (RE Maintenance) has been further developed, not only as a reliable and accurate method for recording the technical condition and the required maintenance measures to extend the service life, but also to serve as the basis for large-scale renovation and transformation. The advantage for the building owner is that all information from and about the building is now collected in one information model. This model can again serve as a starting point for renovation and transformation decisions. More than ten demonstration cases will monitor the performance of this innovative large-scale renovation approach and the results will serve as an 'evidence-based' decision-making basis for sustainability policy.

    More information about the P2Endure project and the various demonstration cases can be found on our website. Can we support you in making choices in the field of creating and managing real estate? Please contact us: call 015-7502520 or email info@demobv.nl


  • Quality Assurance Act - prevention is better than cure

    4/-5/-019

    The quality of a building and the energy performance are strongly influenced in various phases of the construction process. From making the first design to carrying out the construction work, there are several factors that can negatively affect this.

    However, in all these phases there are various possibilities to apply inspection work, in order to quickly identify the problems and to solve and/or solve the problems efficiently and effectively. Based on the idea of private quality assurance, DEMO has initiated a European research project called INSITER. The software toolset that DEMO has developed in this Horizon2020 project helps the employees on the construction site to monitor and increase this quality and is part of the RE Suite.

    This BIM toolset, contains collaborative software applications and apps for both the office and the construction site itself. The toolset allows the "construction workers" to quickly register errors and quality issues themselves, test the assembly, visualize the building design including the installations on site, show relevant documents and information, for example via Augmented Reality, visualize the results of acoustic and thermal checks and 3D laser scanning in the 3D model etc. etc. The DEMO software has now been tested in Italy and Germany, but also in Enschede and Delft. Interested in possible application in your projects, please contact us for more information.

    Watch the Insiter videos to get more clarity about the project in a hurry.





  • Top 8 insights DEMO Studio

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    To kick off the new year, we present the top 8 insights of the DEMO Studio that took place at our office at the end of last year. The theme of the DEMO Studio was: FIRE SAFETY POLICY AT HOUSING CORPORATIONS.

    These eight insights provide inspiration for the fire safety policy at your organization. Of course, we are always available to answer questions or to spar in this area.


  • BIM can also be used in existing stock

    12-13-2018

    To gain insight into the possibilities for energy saving, a lot of information about real estate is needed. Construction Information Models (BIM) can play an important role in this. Until recently, these instruments were mainly aimed at new construction, but can also be used to collect and organize data on the existing building stock.

    link to article by Menno van den Broeke in the publication In Control 2018 of Building Blocks

    In this article you will learn more about the usefulness and necessity of BIM for managing real estate, not only in the context of the sustainability challenge that owners and managers are committed to, but also in connection with all real estate and management processes that need to be linked to BIM in the long term.

  • Autumn edition of the DEMO Trends newsletter is out!

    11-19-2018

    Spread the news!!

    In the newsletter DEMO Trends November 2018 we inform you about general trends, our projects and new developments in the field of real estate information management. The basis of much of our work starts with the collection of data by inspection, the inclusion of real estate on location. Collecting can be done in many ways. From the collected data, all processes of real estate information management start. Read about the versatility of this theme in this autumn's newsletter.

    Open the newsletter

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  • DEMO Studio: fire safety policy at housing corporations

    10-18-2018

    DEMO Consultants organizes this autumn in collaboration with a DEMO Studio.

    What?

    We see that fire safety is an important theme for housing corporations. There is a lot of inspecting and the amount of data is growing. The important next step is to translate the data into information and policy (where are we most at risk, who is responsible for what, where should we start?). We would now like to bring housing associations in contact with each other to help each other with this complex issue. The intention is to provide you with tips in an interactive meeting. In addition, there is ample opportunity to share knowledge and exchange tips and ideas with colleagues from other housing corporations.

    Why?

    Ensuring safety is an important responsibility. By informing you and sharing knowledge with each other, we hope to be able to contribute to this responsibility.

    When and how?

    This knowledge session for and by housing corporations will take place on 29 November from 13:00-17:00 at DEMO at the office in Delft and is accessible to corporation employees without obligation. You can register via this link.

    And beyond that...

    DEMO Studio is a recurring knowledge session, organized by DEMO Consultants with a different theme within our field of real estate information management. Think, for example, of BIM, sustainability, multi-year maintenance plans.

    We will keep you informed!


  • INSITER project in The Green Village, Increase building quality through instruction and inspection

    10-1/-018

    The European project INSITER focuses on reducing the gap between the design and realisation of new construction and renovation projects with prefabricated elements. The aim is an improved quality and energetic performance of the building. The INSITER methodology developed for this purpose is tested in demonstration projects, including the Office Lab of The Green Village.

    During the assembly of the Office lab of The Green Village, the quality of the airtight connections was considered in particular. This concerns the connections of the different modules against each other and the ducts of pipes and pipes. The airtightness of a building is an important quality aspect and affects the energy consumption, comfort and prevention of building physical problems.

    Within the INSITER methodology it is a step-by-step support of the mechanic on the construction site using tools. With this tool we monitor the quality of the assembly process: from the control and accuracy of the received materials, via self-instruction to properly apply the materials, to self-inspection to check whether it has been carried out correctly, to reporting and quality assurance of the work delivered.

    Read more here for the full article

  • EU safeway project for resilience transport infrastructure

    9/-6/-018


    In September 2018, the EU research project SAFEWAY will start with the main aim of keeping European roads and railways robust against climate change and safety risk from human resources in the future. Why is SAFEWAY important and what does it yield?

    Climate change is increasingly affecting our daily lives due to higher temperatures, greater temperature differences, increased storms, heavy rains, and periods of drought. Our roads and railways are also suffering from extreme weather and ageing. This natural phenomenon, together with higher traffic taxes and risks of attacks, poses a serious threat to Europe's infrastructure. Infrastructure owners and managers should therefore be able to respond to incidents faster and more adequately, and better respond to dynamic maintenance plans.

    In these changing circumstances, traditional calculation models do not provide sufficient insight and support in decision-making in relation to risks and costs around the measures for the sustainable functioning of our infrastructure. There is an urgent need for reliable analysis based on long-term statistics and inspection data as well as real-time data via satellites, sensors, car navigation, and social media. To meet this need, the EU safeway project develops innovative methods and tools for predictive maintenance by using Big Data analytics in combination with 3D geo-information (GIS) technology.

    As a core partner in the project consortium with a total of 16 international partners, DEMO is responsible for the development of a new information management system for robust infrastructure. In the Netherlands, this research project is supported by TomTom, Rijkswaterstaat, Provincie Noord-Holland, Van Gelder, the Port of Rotterdam Authority, and ProRail.

    read more on the website safeway-project.eu

  • Energy Efficient Buildings Project Review 2018

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    The Energy Efficient Buildings Committee of ECTP has published the 7th edition of the EeB PPP Project Review. It presents four of our EUprojects:Proficient, Streamer, Insiter and P2Endure.

    This annual publication presents the progress and results of 110 European research projects co-funded within the Public-Private Partnership for Energy Efficient Buildings (EeB PPP) under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and 58 projects under the Horizon 2020 programme from 2014 to 2017.

    An impressive project overview and highly informative explanations and summaries of EU projects where energy efficiency is the main focus.

    Download this interesting booklet here: EXP_EeB PPP_Booklet_Digital 2018.pdf

  • DEMO participates in revision NEN 2660

    5/-3/-018

    Recently, the standards committee NEN 2660, 'Regulation rules for data in construction', was reopened with the aim of revising the NEN 2660. This NEN standard defines general planning and structuring rules for architectural objects. DEMO has been involved in this initiative from the beginning and Sander Bruinenberg is now also involved in this standard as a committee member.

    The construction and construction process is becoming more and more digitized, and more and more data is being collected before, during and after construction. At the same time, we also see that this data does not always match each other. An important factor in this is also the emergence of BIM, digital building models, as a central source of information in the design, construction and use phase of a real estate object. How do we ensure that this data is in line with current real estate processes and other systems?

    The NEN 2660 is being revised to lay a foundation for these types of issues. This is, on the one hand, a conceptual, systematic approach and, on the other hand, clearly a practical approach; what will this mean in the day-to-day work? The approach is to connect and/or refer to other NEN standards related to similar issues (such as the NEN 2767 for condition measurement) to the NEN 2660.


    We recently demonstrated what is possible with a good, structured, information management on the basis of a concrete case in a European research project: from a digital building recording (laser scan) via a BIM model to an automated maintenance decomposition and inventory (see image).

    Are you also struggling with questions about how to shape data flows? Shall we include you in the operations and results of the revision of the NEN 2660? Or do you need practical advice about real estate (information) management? Feel free to contact us!

  • New EU contract

    5/-4/-018

    DEMO has recently been commissioned by the EU to support the various Directorates-General of the European Commission (DG GROW, RTD, CONNECT, ENER) in accelerating Construction 4.0 and BIM adoption among SMEs. Within this assignment DEMO collaborates with TNO, Trinomics and Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT).

    More information about the different Directorates-General:

    Directorate-General GROW: Internal market, industry, entrepreneurship and small and medium-sized enterprises

    Directorate-General RTD: Research and innovation

    Directorate-General CONNECT: Communication networks, content and technologies

    Directorate-General ENER: Energy

  • DEMO Trends Newsletter - spring edition

    4/-1/-018

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    We have got spring news for you!!

    In the demo trends newsletter of spring 2018 we inform you about general trends, our projects and new developments in the field of real estate information management. Learn all about our 'innovation cycle', the possibilities of various software tools developed in EU projects, our role in solving earthquake damage and improving fire safety.

    Open the newsletter

    Download the pdf of the newsletter

    Subscribe to the demo trends newsletter

    View the archive of previous newsletters

  • Article about INSITER in TVVL Magazine

    2/-9/-018

    In the TVVL Magazine (October 2017) an article was published about the progress of the Horizon 2020-INSITER project: Development of intuitive techniques for self-inspection.

    As a result of the law 'Quality assurance for construction' under development, market parties in the construction sector will start working more consciously on building quality. If this law is introduced in 2018 or 2019, the quality will also be checked during the realization of buildings. After realization, the total quality is then assessed and a quality statement is issued. An independent admissions organisation is likely to assess whether the method of quality assurance used is satisfactory. From this perspective, it becomes clear that quality control during construction, preventive quality measures and repairs of detected construction defects are becoming an increasingly high priority. How can quality assurance be organized efficiently in a way that increases quality, reduces failure costs and keeps realisation costs within limits? This is the main question in the INSITER project. After two years of research, considerable progress has been made. This article shows the progress and looks ahead to the challenges ahead.

    Read the full article here.

  • BIM of church in Obergum

    1/-2/-018

    DEMO cooperates with SOGK (Stichting Oude Groninger Kerken) as part of the EU project INCEPTION. SOGK has designated the St. Nicholas Chapel, also known as the Church of Obergum, as a demonstration case.

    Recently, a Point Cloud Scan was made of the church in Obergum, by one of the partners in the Inception consortium. With the help of this scan, a Building Information Model (BIM) has been generated.


    This BIM will now be used for planned maintenance of the church and the preparation of an MJOP. For this purpose, RE Maintenance, demo's software tool for maintenance planning, is used. The data from the BIM model is read directly into the software tool to be able to use for the maintenance schedules.

  • Renewed EU websites

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    Recently, we have given the websites of our EU projects a thorough makeover.  Curious about the result?


    http://www.inception-project.eu (Research into the application of BIM tools for cultural heritage)

    http://www.insiter-project.eu (Research into innovative inspection techniques in construction)

    http://www.p2endure-project.eu (Research into plug-and-play innovations for energy efficiency renovations)

    http://www.mobistyle-project.eu (Research into motivating behavioural change on energy consumption through combined ICT tools)

  • Article in Corporation Guide: Fire safety in the genes

    12-20-2017

    Article of DEMO in Corporation Guide online: Fire safety must be in the genes of the corporations.

    Last June, London was rocked by a huge fire. Grenfell Tower caught fire and that fire eventually claimed dozens of lives. Such disasters mean that fire safety at housing associations is higher on the agenda, but how fire-safe is the property? A conversation with Senior Advisor Menno van den Broeke of DEMO Consultants: "Including fire safety in the policy is crucial."

    read the full article here

  • Rijnstate hospital in Arnhem opts for DEMO RE Suite software!

    10-24-2017

    DEMO recently launched its latest application in the RE Suite framework: the RE Suite Early Design Configurator (EDC). The EDC generates a BIM model using artificial intelligence. Rijnstate hospital will use the RE Suite EDC in the tender phase for the new hospital pharmacy. The RE Suite is used by the client and tenderers for a Design & Construct contract to achieve an optimal hospital design. Rijnstate has participated in the EU streamer research programme for the past four years. In this she worked with DEMO Consultants, among others.

    Watch this video for the application and possibilities of the RE Suite EDC.

    We are very pleased that Rijnstate hospital will use this innovative method and look forward to working with (the team of) WillemJan Hanegraaf and Albert van der Beek van Rijnstate.


  • Second workshop BIM for hospitals

    9/-5/-017

    On Wednesday 20 September 2017, the second interactive design workshop BIM of European research project Streamer took place. The workshop was organized by Rijnstate (Arnhem) in collaboration with the consortium partners. It was a successful day with very enthusiastic reactions from the participants afterwards.

    During this workshop we shared the results of the four-year international STREAMERresearch into Energy Efficient Design with BIM tools. In addition, we informed the participants about the resulting approach and the software tools. Opportunities were shown to save energy and costs in hospital or care institution, and a more effective design process was demonstrated during renovation and new construction of your building(s). This provided insight into international development and practical application at European level of this new knowledge.


    Demo gave a demonstration of the new functionalities of our software (Life Cycle Cost calculation based on BIM/IFC model, energy performance, KPI dashboard) during the workshop. One of the innovative tools is the Early Design Configurator (EDC), developed within demo's RE Suite. The EDC creates design alternatives based on a Programme of Requirements (PVE) and the so-called design rules. These design alternatives are then compared with each other in the Decision Support Tool (DST) based on multiple Key Performance Indicators KPIs. For example, in a much earlier phase of the design process, it can be determined which alternative delivers the most optimal energy performance at the lowest investment and what about the Life Cycle Costing of the design alternative. During the workshop, the participants were able to practice with the tools themselves under the guidance of our software developers. 

    Are you also interested in these new tools in the RE Suite? Please contact us for an explanation of all possibilities (also outside the healthcare real estate) and for a demonstration.


    Read more about STREAMER

  • Newsletter September 2017 is out!

    9/-0/-017

    We have got news for you!!

    In the DEMO Trends newsletter of September 2017 we inform you about general trends, our projects and new developments. In particular, the international developments within DEMO are highlighted in this newsletter.

    Open the newsletter

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    Subscribe to the demo trends newsletter

    View the archive of previous newsletters

  • DEMO is nominated for Digital Awards

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    We are proud to announce that DEMO has been nominated for a CorporatieNL Digital Award 2017 in the category 'Most innovative product'.  It concerns implementation of the RE Maintenance app (in combination with the RE Maintenance application from the RE Suite) at our customer SCW Tiel. With this innovative software, they can quickly and efficiently carry out condition measurements for the existing real estate with the iPad (according to NEN 2767, among others) and generate multi-year maintenance budgets in real time.

    On 16 November, the CorporatieNL Digital Awards 2017 will be presented during the conference 'The digital corporation'.

    Vote if you also think DEMO deserves an award

    Of course, we'd rather not just stick to a nomination, but we'll need your vote. The finalists of this award are 100% determined by the number of public votes. Are you voting? Cast your vote until October 2, 2017. Check out our project page and vote!

    As a thank you to all participants in this vote, a Samsung Galaxy Tab worth €199,= will be lost. Vote, vote, vote!

  • DEMO on the Corporation Square

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    Again this year DEMO is present at the CorporatiePlein to show our innovative software solutions. Looking for more opportunities and less risk through a grip on your real estate information management? Come to the Expo in Houten on Thursday 21 September and visit the DEMO stand for a detailed explanation of our services and demonstration of our products.

    We provide two knowledge sessions about the use of BIM in management and maintenance and about monitoring and monitoring performance contracts. More about this on the website of CorporatiePlein.

    For who? A visit to CorporatiePlein 2017 is highly recommended for management, managers and employees of housing corporations dealing with ICT, finance, maintenance and real estate management.

    Until September 21st!

  • Sustainable Places 2017

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    The Sustainable Places Conference will take place in Middlesbrough, Great Britain, on 28-30 June 2017. SP2017 is the fifth annual international conference focused on the commercial, technological and scientific overlap of energy-efficient buildings (EeB) and collaborative smart grids, policies and innovative communities.

    Andre van Delft will give a presentation at this leading conference called 'Four steps closer to a full set of interoperable tools for designing energy efficient buildings workshop'. This presentation relates to the findings in our EU research project STREAMER. The poster with more information about the presentation can be downloaded here.

    Demo also contributes to the presentations on INSITER and MOBISTYLE at this conference.


    Read more about Streamer here.

    Read more about Insiter here.

    Read more about Mobistyle here.

  • Meet a new employee at DEMO

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    We are happy to notify you that DEMO Consultants will be strengthened by Menno van den Broeke as of 1 June 2017!

    Menno is an old acquaintance of DEMO and after 14 years of Arcadis now continues his career at DEMO to develop the business unit Advies as a tractor. Menno has extensive experience with both consultancy and project management assignments, with an emphasis on the management and maintenance of real estate, building regulations and methodology development. Menno is a teacher nen 2767 and also a member of both the standards committee NEN 2767 and the examination committee SCEV. Some key words that best summarize Menno's experience and knowledge are: condition measurement, integrated (DBMO) and performance contracts, private quality assurance, helpdesk building regulations & fire-safe use, Centrum Veilig Wonen, Woon Onderzoek Nederland (e.g. the module Energy - energetic quality Dutch housing stock) and Bouwbesluit.

    Menno will be committed to applying the innovative software products from the RE Suite and the new tools developed by DEMO in a European research context for your real estate information management issues. The organization and implementation of recording projects, advice, training and implementation processes are part of this. Menno's down-to-earth, pragmatic and customer-oriented approach guarantees effective project results. Of course we are open to discussing with you what we can do for each other.

  • DEMO is a partner of Building Blocks

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    DEMO Consultants has become a partner of Building Blocks for Social. This is a sector-binding platform of and for directors, managers and professionals in social real estate, including buildings for neighbourhoods, education, shelter, culture, sports, welfare, information and care. Stronger together for good information management in social real estate !

    view the latest 'In Control' here

    read more on the website

  • Article in Building Quality in Practice

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    Article of DEMO in Building Quality in Practice: Private quality assurance with innovative technology

    On 1 January 2018, the Quality Assurance For Building Act is expected to enter into force. For the implementing parties, this entails major changes. In the new system, the contractor is not only liable for hidden defects, but for all defects that were present at the time of delivery. Quality control during construction becomes crucial. The European research project INSITER supports implementing parties with innovative technology to monitor quality in an affordable manner and, where necessary, to repair identified defects during the implementation process. This research is carried out by a consortium of 14 European companies and research institutes led by DEMO Consultants.

    read the full article here

  • Collaboration with Stichting Oude Groninger Kerken

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    DEMO cooperates with SOGK (Stichting Oude Groninger Kerken) as part of the EU project INCEPTION.

    This international research project focuses on developing methods and tools for the restoration and conservation of monuments (technical direction: e.g. inspections, condition measurement and planning maintenance) and for tourists/visitors who want to visit the cultural heritage (social direction: developing mobile apps for virtual experiences of visitors).

    We will focus primarily on repurposed churches that are on the SOGK program (Obergum, Beerta, Termunten). There is a lot of international interest in this. It is nice to be able to contribute in the way to the quality promotion of the preservation of the (Groningen) cultural heritage.

  • Testimonial SmartPort celebration

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    Last Thursday, April 6, more than 150 guests celebrated the 2 year Anniversary of SmartPort. In the Hulstkamp building, formerly one of the large gin distilleries of the Netherlands, a historical gem in the middle of the modern skyline of Rotterdam.

    Andrévan Delft was interviewed during this celebration about demo's joint project Smart Quay Walls with SmartPort.

    Read more about this interesting afternoon here

  • DEMO is looking for new colleagues

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    DEMO is innovative, international, creative, resourceful, ambitious and growing rapidly. We are looking for interpretation for various functions.

    Read more about these features

      Senior Researcher / Project Manager

        Senior .NET team leader

          Senior advisor real estate / head of department

            Technical advisor

              European Researcher for the Built Environment

                Research internship

                  Innovative .NET developer

                    Graduate / Intern


                  • Article fire safety and risk management in 'In Control'

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                  • DEMO in newsletter VBMK

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                    We introduce ourselves as patrons in the newsletter of the Association of Managers of Monumental Church Buildings. An interesting collaboration and software development following the EU project INCEPTION.
                     
                    Click here for the newsletter
                     

                    We have come into contact with VBMK through our EU research project INCEPTION. At the moment, as part of the INCEPTION project, we want to renew and share our expertise in the field of cultural heritage. In the form of training courses and cases, we will develop the software tool that is being developed in INCEPTION into a practical tool to improve the asset management of cultural heritage.
                     
                    A positive future for the management and maintenance of monumental church buildings with RE Suite for Cultural Heritage!
                     
                    More information about INCEPTION can be found hereand on the website www.inception-project.eu

                  • DEMO on front page of EU online magazine

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                    Horizon magazine, the magazine on 'EU Research and Innovation', has published the article 'Not just Pokémon – prepare for an augmented reality deluge'.

                    In this article Rizal Sebastian (Director of Research at DEMO) talks about the groundbreaking innovations from our EU projects Inception and Insiter. Games like Pokemon have introduced a wide audience to Augmented Reality. The researchers from Inception and Insiter look beyond the entertainment industry and see how augmented reality technology can be used to improve our daily lives.

                    Click here for the article

                    Click here for the online EU magazine

                    Read more about Inception

                  • New EU project ENGINENCY

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                    As of 1 July 2016, our new EU project ENGINENCY has started. We are enthusiastically working with a consortium of four European partners.

                    The focus of this project is on marketing (in the EU) innovative hardware and software that comes from EU research. In particular, techniques for simulation, inspection and monitoring of building energy performance by.m means of drones, sensors, building management systems and of course software tools such as the RE Suite of DEMO.

                    Read more information on the website of the project.

                    This project falls within the EU H2020 programme: FTI (Fast Track to Innovation) and has a duration of two years.

                  • Workshop 'Built-as-designed'

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                    The Sustainable Places 2016 conference will take place in Anglet, France at the end of June. The SP'16 conference deals with sustainability and energy issues in the field of building, city and environment. DEMO will host a workshop 'Built-as-designed' on our EU project INSITER at this conference. INSITER is a research project on intuitive self-inspection techniques (with Augmented Reality) for construction, renovation and maintenance. We focus in particular on improving the quality and energy performance of buildings.

                    read more on the website of SP'16

                    The workshop is given by Andre van Delft and contains three parts: a short presentation of the project (main objectives, consortium, development activities), then a presentation of the most important expected exploitable results (type of results, the main innovation, the description of the market) and finally an open discussion between the project representatives and the public about the context of the application and about the exploitable results presented. The workshop covers three EU projects related to the same theme. The other two EU projects alongside INSITER are ACCEPT and BUILT2SPEC.

                    INSITER started an H2020 project in 2015 in the theme "EeB-03-2014: Development of new self-inspection techniques and methods of quality control for efficient construction processes". INSITER focuses on the construction process itself and how we can improve the quality by ensuring that the building "as built" fits the building "as designed".  The project explores the possibilities of intuitive self-inspection with Augmented Reality to reduce the gap between the planned performance and actual performance of energy sister prefabricated buildings and building parts.

                    click here for more information about the INSITER project

                  • New letter June 2016 is out!

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