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The Pulse, Amsterdam

Cool new BriefBuilder project: The Pulse, Amsterdam! A highly ambitious project where BriefBuilder will be used for requirements management and systems engineering. It is a 56,000 sqm mixed use building, developed by VORM Holding. The project combines affordable housing and office functions with public facilities such as...

Lecture at Leuven University

Our co-founder Juriaan van Meel gave a lecture about construction briefing at Leuven University, on their post-graduate course on real estate. He discussed the purpose of briefing, the relation between briefing and design, and different kinds of briefs (the strategic, functional and technical brief). He...

Collab with BIM-Connected

The Dutch company BIM-Connected has developed a platform called BIM-Bridge that can be used to exchange and compare building data between different software applications, on the basis of IFC models. The platform has a dedicated module for BriefBuilder data. This module can be used to compare and verify requirements concerning the following aspects: Quantities...

Collab with BIMlink

The Dutch company BIMlink has developed a connection between BriefBuilder and BIMlink’s platform for the management of building information. By means of this connection, information from the construction client’s brief/program of requirements (as captured in BriefBuilder) can easily be integrated in the building’s central, online...

New tutorial: requirements analysis

We have extended the BriefBuilder knowledge base with an instruction video about BriefBuilder's requirements analysis feature. A simple but very useful feature. Typically, it is the design and engineering team that makes a requirements analysis. Before jumping into the design process, they go through all...

Collab with CAD & Company

Defining good requirements is one thing. Integrating these into the design process is another. One of the advantages of BriefBuilder is that all requirements are captured in a digital model, which can be linked and integrated with a BIM model. Linking "as-required" data to "as-designed"...

Contributing to Master Design & Construction Management

BriefBuilder's co-founder Juriaan van Meel has been interviewed by Ronald van Warmerdam as a part of the Master course Design and Construction Management (DCM) at the Faculty of Architecture of Delft University of Technology. In the interview, Juriaan and Ronald discussed the importance of output-oriented...

Free Briefing ebook

BriefBuilder co-founder Juriaan van Meel has written a book about construction briefing, together with Kjersti Bjørkeng Størdal from Gottlieb Paludan Architects. The book's central idea is that briefing (also referred to architectural programming) is crucial to the success of a project as the brief describes...

Our 12th hospital project!

We are very happy to announce that the Dutch ETZ hospital has decided to use Briefbuilder for the development and management of their requirements for the extension of their hospital complex in Tilburg (the Netherlands). This will be our 12th hospital project--we are getting the...

New tutorial: objectives & principles

We have just added a new video to our knowledge base. The video explains how you can capture project objectives and design principles in BriefBuilder. Capturing this kind of information is somewhat a-typical for us because it often concerns fairly "fluffy" requirement texts, while BriefBuilder...