We have got a new employee in Gothenburg!


Amanda Berneblad has made her first week as an information coordinator at Plan B in Gothenburg!

After havning worked hard on a career as an opera singer, she made a big turn and began studying 3D design at the Handelsakademien in Gothenburg. The interest was born out of an already existing curiosity on 3D and when she randomly came over the word BIM, she started reading. After a little more research, there was no return.

Amanda will work as an information coordinator in several of our projects in the field of care. She is already deeply engaged in one of our major hospital projects, with much focus on utilizing cloud-based services to integrate workflows and link the project’s stakeholders closer together.

On the qustion of how it feels after the first working week, she answers:

“It feels good! A lot to take in and I look forward to learning a lot of new things. I already feel there is great development potential at Plan B. This will be fun!”

We are happy for our new team mate and we warmly welcome Amanda to Plan B!

Digital Case Management - a key to improved communication

"One key factor to a successful design process is to have an effective communication process, and that the right information is available at the right time in order to make the right decisions. Previous research suggests that traditional communication processes have led to difficulties creating common understanding between disciplines, a lack of transparency in information flow and fragmented data and information management create communication problems that lead to malfunctioning and additional costs."

These words introduces Kim Gustafsson’s and Marcus Qvist Nilsson’s (KTH) degree project "Improved communication within the design process with Digital Case Management".

During the spring of 2018, Kim and Marcus have done their degree work at Plan B.
In the study, they have analyzed data from case management systems, with the aim of finding innovative ways of utilizing it for improved management, quality assurance of projects and sustainable construction.

Read the full report here: http://kth.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2%3A1224041&dswid=9617

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Victoria Hjalmarsson is here!


She grew up in Karlskrona and Stuttgart, has studied industrial economics in Sundsvall and has now landed in Uppsala to work in a number of Plan B's major industrial projects.

In addition to tennis and trips to the Alps, Victoria has a strong interest in data mining and artificial intelligence and studies various ways of using this in Plan B.
She will work with analyzes of the digital information we handle.

This data gives us, especially our customers, useful insights about what desirable and undesirable existing patterns, what decisions are needed and how management should be addressed.

 Welcome to the gang, Victoria!

New Stars at Plan B!

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In early June we had the pleasure of welcoming Johannes Basmahji and Cristina Lázaro and to Plan B.

Johannes has worked for 7 years in major industrial projects as a designer and model coordinator, including KVV8 and Stora Enso. Johannes will work as project manager BIM in some of our industrial projects, including Northvolt.

Cristina has previously worked with strategies, trend reconnaissance and change management in the framework of a number of major research and development projects, and will work with change management in our projects, as well as projects within Smart Built Environment and other innovation programs.

Oscar Lindell applies the BEAst review- and approval standard

Our colleague Oscar Lindell applies the review- and approval standard which BEAST has developed in the project Albano by Akademiska Hus, using the issue management tool Jira. Yet another step in streamlining project and design management processes, and removing the paper from our desktops.

Read more about the application in an information sheet that the BIM Alliance has developed (Swedish).

 Oscar is happy to participate in yet another digital review- and approval process!

Oscar is happy to participate in yet another digital review- and approval process!

National guidelines for BIM and geodata

On April 17, Rogier Jongeling of Plan B presented National BIM Guidelines and Geodata at the BIM Alliance Annual Seminar. Everything is freely available and open source.

There is still a lot of work left, but we are very pleased with what has been published now. Most of the material wil be available in English soon!

Plan B has already begun applying the material for a number of customers.

Please visit http://nrb.sbplatform.se

 Finally here: National guidelines for BIM and geodata

Finally here: National guidelines for BIM and geodata

Hiral and Per join Plan B

In February, Hiral and Per joined us at Plan B.

Hiral has previously worked with cost estimation, production and facility management contracts. She has worked with cost estimates for civil works and housing. She will work with a number of major renovation projects and with the development of model-based cost-calculation methodology. Hiral will work from our Stockholm office.

Per will work with National guidelines for BIM and geodata, and a number of model coordination assignments. Per will work at our Uppsala office. We moved in December to a new office in Uppsala. The office is located right next to the train station. No, not the house with all the triangles, but the house just behind. Feel free to stop by for a coffee with BIM and PLM content!

 Plan Bs new Uppsala office

Plan Bs new Uppsala office

A whole group at once!

In January, a whole group of new employees joined us at Plan B. So nice!

Maria, Edona, Fredrik, Angelica and Sandra join our team. They have previous experience from the offshore industry, construction industry and construction production as project managers and construction engineers.

They will, among other things, work in a number of large industrial plants, as well as some of our construction projects of which the Royal Opera House is one of. Welcome!

 Plan works with digitization and BIM-coordination during the renovation of the Royal Opera

Plan works with digitization and BIM-coordination during the renovation of the Royal Opera

Inspiration from Singapore

Plan's annual autumn conference brought us to Singapore!

We visited the National University of Singapore and were very impressed with the progress of full-scale 3D printing with multiple materials. We saw examples from China, Singapore and India. This is really happening and will shortly lead to significant changes for the industry.

Our visit to Virtual Singapore was equally impressive. A truly so-called digital twin of all of Singapore in a sophisticated PLM platform. More than 1200 different types of data layers, all combined in an integrated and collaborative environment with endless features and uses. The degree of detail is impressive and perhaps on the verge of being a little scary. For example, you can take a close look at individual trees, windows and the question is what more ...?

Our hosts were impressed by our work using Level of Development, Product Lifecycle Management and BIM Portals, which feels like a good benchmark.

... and as you can see, Plan B has grown significantly over the last year. We are now 25 people, but need to grow even more to meet the demand for our services. Please contact us!

 Plan B visiting Virtual Singapore hosted by Dassault Systèmes

Plan B visiting Virtual Singapore hosted by Dassault Systèmes

Elin Persson at Plan B

Elin Persson has started at Plan B! Elin has previously worked as a project manager and will now work with a number of hospital and office buildings.

Our work in projects is not limited to the typical coordination in the design phase anymore, but stretches throughout the whole lifecycle and involves strategic planning and design- and project management. Elin's experience is very valuable in this respect. Elin will be part of our team in Stockholm.


Elin Persson at our office in Stockholm

Erik Lindström at Plan B

Erik Lindström starts his work at Plan B! Erik has been working as a site engineer and has a good understanding of the integration between design, procurement and construction. This is valuable experience in the increasingly more integrated digital information management in construction.

We asked our colleague Oscar to take a picture of Erik "in action". He sent us nine pictures of Erik in one of our conference rooms...quite some action in other words :-)  

Erik Lindström "in action"