Catenda is among Norway’s leading experts on BIM (building information modelling) and has its roots in building smart and building process group at SINTEF building and infrastructure. We offer counseling, coordination and training and as well as development of our own BIM tools. Catenda is also represented in various decision-making groups within builidingSMART both nationally and internationally and takes an active part in the development of IFC, IFD, IDM and BCF standards all being international standards for open BIM collaboration.
BIM consulting and coordination – We have many years of practical experience both as BIM consultants in construction projects and specialize in openBIM. We also offer BIM coordinator expertise and contacts to a wide network of specialists in different software.
Developemt of rule-sets for BIM – Catenda has implemented various rule-sets to check the quality of BIM files in projects. An example is Statsbygg’s BIM manual. These rules can be executed in on our BIM platform : bimsync.
Development of BIM manuals and process maps – Catenda has assisted Statsbygg and the The Norwegian Defence Estates Agency in writing their BIM manuals. We are also the authors of two IDM’er (Information Delivery Manual), one on Energy Calculation for buildings and on Service Life Planning for buildings.
We offer seminars and courses for contractors, house developers, consulting engineers and designers in areas of buildingSMART in particular and BIM in general.
Strategic advice on BIM – Catenda’s employees has since 1997 helped various companies defining strategies for how to improving information flow and knowledge management . We are also involved in standardization in various committees under Standards Norway and ISO.
Development of specialized tools for BIM – Catenda has developed a range of special tools for practical use in BIM projects. We know the IFC standard by heart. If you have data on formats that you want to use in your openBIM projects but that is locked in on formats that are not compatible with openBIM we are happy to help you writing the tools to free your data.
Catenda has a pragmatic approach to the use of BIM. We have through own and others’ research seen that there is great potential for improved collaboration and information flow in the building processes and how open BIM can solve much of this. We have also seen that the use of BIM brings its own challenges. It can be difficult to know how to utilize BIM in the best possible way in projects. Catenda offers advice for how to gradually introduce BIM in your business in ways where every step gives improvements. There is no need to take the giant leap in one go.