Timbatec: DeepWood

Project description

The Innosuisse sponsored project “DeepWood” was initiated in 2020 to lay the cornerstone for a disruptive evolving approach in the digital planning of prefabricated timber constructions.
DeepWood is referring to the future development from BIM level 2 to BIM level 3 (iBIM) and to meet the challenges of cloud-based concurrent engineering within the same model.

Key data and technical details

  • Project duration: 2020 to 2022
  • University partners: Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts; Bern University of Applied Sciences
  • Industrial partners: Timbatec Holzbauingenieure Schweiz AG, Stuberholz AG, Dassault Systèmes, Helbling PLM Solutions
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  • Project monitoring and coaching
  • Process and application consulting for 3DEXPERIENCE platform on cloud
  • Training and support

Results / Success

The theoretical concept was tested in the context of two practical projects, so called Living Labs. In a first phase the possibilities for industrialized timber construction were demonstrated on an apartment building featuring a completely wooden basement that can refrain from heating and cooling systems – a premiere in Switzerland.
Subsequently, the team of architects and engineers focused on the functionalities of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to further develop the process of real-time based and interdisciplinary collaboration in timber construction across multiple organizations.

DeepWood, executed and supported by the two universities, Dassault Systèmes and Helbling PLM Solutions, turned out to be a great success, forgoing rigid project phases and related limitations – resulting in a new understanding of the construction process.
If you are interested, feel free to download the Innosuisse report here.

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