Gobar Consulting Group is an independent agency with over 25 years of expertise in Building Information Management (BIM).
We drive innovation by combining our expertise in data management and digital transitions with experience in systems engineering, contract management and asset management.
WHO WE ARE
Gobar consultants create value for our clients by achieving their digital transitions in a customized way, enabled by open standards and with a focus on sustainable solutions for asset management or in major construction projects.
Gobar Consulting Group is an independent team of experts with over 25 years of expertise in information management. We work hand-in-hand with our clients and are significantly involved in the (inter)national development of Open BIM Standards.
The combination of Technology and Management is our value proposition.
By: Systems Engineering
By: Open standards
For: Engineering Management
For: Contract Management
For: Asset Management
With: Sustainable Solutions
In: Infrastructure Sector
In: Energy Sector
State-of-the art methodologies and technology are applied, acquired from our consistent pro-active engagement in the development of open standards and innovative sector programs.
Business Experience From Naval Shipbuilding to the Built Environment
The foundation of Gobar starts with the introduction of cross-industry knowledge in a fragmented construction industry for the purpose of standardization. Digitalization in naval shipbuilding was already well advanced in the mid-1990s . From iron to demolition, the Product Lifecycle Management process was well structured and digitized.
At that point, key-players in the Dutch construction industry were looking for the regularisation of processes and information throughout the lifecycle of asset management. By applying cross-industry experience in a standardization program, one of the first open Dutch BIM standards was born.
We advanced Gobar’s development through our active participation in international networks and regulation institutes like ISO and CEN, resulting in the creation of a body of knowledge of open BIM-standards. The transference of cross-border expertise was crucial when participating in the creation of national BIM-guidelines, e.g. in the Netherlands and Germany.
The customer experience and practical applicability of open standards are key. Feedback from our customers helps us to optimize standard methodologies. Actors in the industry that apply standards benefit from these improvements accordingly.
Development of open standard for Communication Exchange Agreements
Development of open standard for Object Data Exchange
Convener of ISO Standard IDM (ISO 29481)
buildingSmart International Infraroom Board
Development of global Industry Foundation Classes for Infrastructure and Rail (IFC 4.3)
Development of German BIM-Guidelines (VDI 2552 – Booklets 7 and 10)
Development of roadmap for Network of Ontologies (OTL) based on Linked Data Technology
Development of International Container Standard (ICDD ISO 21597-1)
Review of International Standard of Information Management (ISO 19650)
Steering Committee NL of Information Protocols (ISO 19650 Templates)
Steering Committee NL of Core Model of Concept Type Library
Scope selection of IFC 4.3 and test instructions for certification of alignment in BIM-Models (Alignment Based Reference View)
Development of German BIM-Guideline for BIM Use Case (VDI/DIN EE 2552)
Development of requirements for checking BIM models on sustainability aspects and long-term archiving (DUTO-BIM)