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How Stamhuis Utilises Construction Software on Innovative Retail Building Projects

Since its founding in 1926, Stamhuis has been building on a reputation for quality and dependability. They specialise in retail shop construction and renovations and work closely with their clients to create custom solutions tailored to get the most out of their retail spaces. Stamhuis has been exploring the possibilities offered by construction software in boosting their efficiency and creating added value. With BIM 360 within Autodesk Construction SolutionsTM, Stamhuis reduced design and construction errors by 15%.

15%

reduction of design and construction errors

10%

efficiency gain in project team collaboration

10%

ROI improvement projected per year

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The Problem

Stamhuis’ primary focus has always been on shopfitting, with additional planning and project management services available. The complex business of outfitting (or up-fitting) retail spaces requires an intense attention to detail. Stamhuis takes great pride in its ability to plan and organise these projects in seamless collaboration with clients. To build on their skillset and to increase value and reduce waste, Stamhuis looked to the power of construction software to centralise project data to solve production errors, which led to the loss of time and extra costs.

As the market tightened and became increasingly competitive, the team at Stamhuis knew they would need innovative solutions for reducing waste, while increasing efficiency and quality. This realisation led the team to turn to software-driven solutions to create the Stamhuis Total Concept (STC) - not just a service, but an ethos that they offer their customers. The STC enables Stamhuis to create a convergence between AEC and manufacturing in one company, from concept, design and engineering to manufacturing, preassembly, installation, and maintenance.

The Solution

Stamhuis sought to streamline their process and support the STC with the collaborative power of BIM 360 within Autodesk Construction Cloud.

Their wish and ultimate vision is the convergence of all disciplines in the construction chain with a connected digital workflow in BIM 360 with the BIM model forming the central link of this process. By creating a standardised system, Stamhuis seeks to achieve high scalability, providing a unique method for implementation across all projects. Creating this synergy provides benefits through the integration of people and resources, ensuring a competitive advantage. There is a continuous process of learning and improving to build better, faster, and cheaper.

Stamhuis takes great pride in finishing projects on time and within a set schedule. This focus allows them to promise a one-week turnaround on their shopfitting process, minimising downtime for their customers.

They strive to avoid errors during execution, since this results in unnecessary additional labour and resources, which is expensive and disrupts the tightly choreographed flow of the installation. They refer to their execution process as “well-organised chaos”, which might look like a military operation with little to no room for additional hands.

The Results

The implementation of BIM 360 into the STC resulted in a 15% reduction of design and construction mistakes, over the last three years. They have also seen a 10% efficiency gain in project team collaboration through simplifying communication and documentation.

Following their initial success, Stamhuis will expand its use of construction software to increase their quality and value in the coming years. Autodesk worked closely with Stamhuis to implement a BIM 360 template, which gives them the ability to copy projects easily and reuse project settings.

Stamhuis is also developing a Generative Design solution for store floor planning together with the Autodesk team. Stamhuis have already connected BIM to ERP, Calculation, Planning, and Maintenance software. Now, even the country’s largest retail chain, Ahold, is following their lead and uses the BIM project information to generate purchase orders. Due to their work with Stamhuis, customers across the country are mandating purchase orders based on Revit classification.

With BIM 360, Stamhuis, their partners, and their clients benefit from easy access to project information. They are projecting an ROI improvement of 10% each year.

Quotation mark

"Stamhuis is looking to have more synergy advantages by the “data at the centre” strategy. This is our mutual goal with Autodesk. We will continue to integrate all our different disciplines to work with the same data. From concept design, to engineering and fabrication we will try to merge workflows and combine construction software to a fully integrated and converged workspace."

- Ron Rijkers, Team manager: BIM and Innovation
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