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ÅF wins prestigious Swiss Arc-Award 2017

ÅF Hydro Power has won the prestigious industry Arc-Award 2017 – Silver in the category BIM-Innovation for its innovative solutions of applying BIM in design and construction of the 900 MW pumped storage hydropower plant Nant de Drance in Switzerland.

The award is given to the BIM solution involving diverse, innovative and versatile processes, structures and forms of cooperation in complex projects. Through BIM, the value chain in the design, construction and operation of Nant de Drance has experienced a profound development and change.

The Arc Award is an integral Swiss Architecture Prize with various categories. It recognises past and present achievements in the construction industry in Switzerland, including innovations in technology and collaboration.

BIM creates added value by allowing people, processes and tools to interact systematically throughout the entire building life cycle. It allows that changes in a plan carry through to all of the related items in other plans and budgets, and enables the project team to avoid rework and engage in real time estimating, so as ensures efficient planning, execution and maintenance processes.

BIM is one of ÅF’s digital solutions for the implementation of projects in fostering digital and transformational success of our clients in the energy industry.

“This is a top-tier construction industry award and to be recognised in this way is a fantastic endorsement of our track record of leading consulting and engineering in the industry. The award reflects the spirit and passion which comes with the hydropower team and the collaboration with clients, partners, suppliers and construction companies.” Says Dieter Müller, Head of ÅF Hydro Power.

The award was formally presented to ÅF on 26 October 2017 at the Swiss BIM Congress 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland. For more details, visit Arc-Award 2017 and Bauen Digital Schweiz.

About Nant de Drance on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qj-j2PPScYQ

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