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Lights, camera, … requirements!

A TV studio?! BriefBuilder has been used in a wide diversity of projects (schools, roads, tunnels, hospitals, even prisons), but never in something as glamorous (and complex) as a TV studio. That has changed now. A consortium of Belgian construction companies, led by Willemen Construct, the Jan De...

Requirements overload?!

We have made a 'quick & dirty' analysis of the amount of requirements per project for a selection of construction projects (buildings, infrastructure, industrial structures). What we saw is that the number of requirements relates to the project's scope, type of tender, phasing and the...

Welcome to idverde

Idverde NL selects BriefBuilder as its requirements management tool! Idverde is Europe’s leading provider of grounds maintenance services and landscape creation projects. They will use BriefBuilder for the definition and verification of specifications for a diversity of objects, varying from river banks and harbour areas,...

Welcome to the Dublin Airport Authority

The BriefBuilder team is excited to welcome the daa (Dublin Airport Authority) as a customer! The daa is a global airports and travel retail group with businesses in 16 countries. They are owned by the Irish State and headquartered at Dublin Airport. With large and complicated projects ahead for Dublin Airport,...

Jetzt auch auf Deutsch!

BriefBuilder is now also available in German. Germany is obviously a large market and it has a great tradition for briefing (Bedarfsplanung) and requirements management (Anforderungsmanagement) for both building and infrastructure projects. So, it was about time we launched a German version! Key words: #anforderungsmanagement#bedarfsplanung#raumundfunktionsprogramm#raumprogramm#nutzerbedarfsprogramm ...

Interface matrix

New feature: interface relations

Construction projects are made up of many kinds of systems (access systems, lighting systems, climate control systems, etc), which need to work closely together for the project to be successful. That sounds obvious, but in practice much effort is spent on designing individual systems, while...

Requirements management

Requirements management explained

We have contributed to the Designing Buildings Wiki with an article about requirements management for construction projects, which can be found here. The article explains what requirements management (RM) is, why it is important, and what it entails. It explains briefly the following RM activities: >...

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...