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Introduction With about 1,400 employees and 23 offices across the Netherlands, Van Wijnen provides construction services on a variety of project types, including healthcare facilities, schools, and single and multifamily residences. The company attributes its success to its commitment to working closely with clients and delivering high-quality construction for a reasonable price. As an increasing number of its projects were being designed using a Building Information Modeling (BIM) process, Van Wijnen saw the potential for BIM in construction. BIM is a process that involves creating and using intelligent 3D models to inform and communicate project decisions. The company decided to adopt a BIM process that relied on Autodesk ® Navisworks ® Manage software for model-based scheduling and coordination. The successful results of BIM in the office inspired the company to expand BIM usage into the field with support from Autodesk ® BIM 360™ Field software. According to Peter Hutten, a general manager at Van Wijnen, BIM has helped the company increase the pace of construction while improving quality— and more. He says, "If you build something as a model, you can see and fix many issues before the first day of construction. Fewer problems have meant lower costs and faster construction. Taking BIM to the job site made perfect sense, especially given that our goal is to keep getting better and faster." The challenge Cost is an important consideration when it comes to choosing a contractor to build a project. That's true whether the project is a residential development or a new medical center. Van Wijnen perceived that cost considerations would only increase in importance in the future, and it wanted to gain a competitive edge. With a specific goal of completing projects in half the time and for 15 percent lower costs, the company decided to commit to boosting its speed and cost- effectiveness over the long term by using BIM and lean construction practices, such as prefabrication. In 50% of the time for 15% less Van Wijnen uses BIM in the office and in the field to gain a competitive advantage COMPANY Van Wijnen LOCATION Baarn, The Netherlands PRODUCT Autodesk ® Navisworks ® Manage Autodesk ® BIM 360™ Field Autodesk customer success story Van Wijnen Image courtesy of Van Wijnen We're gaining a competitive edge from doing things better, faster, and at a lower cost. A house that once took 120 days to build now can be built in 60. This is with normal materials and a typical team. — Peter Hutten General Manager Van Wijnen

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