Visionaries have been able to experience an entire ecosystem of innovations in Vilvoorde near Brussels for several years: At the "Living Tomorrow" innovation campus, visitors are already immersing themselves in the world of tomorrow. The "Building of the Future" at the heart of the campus provides insights into smart homes, smart cities, and other cutting-edge topics, and also offers a special environment for business meetings of all kinds. As a pioneer of innovation in the construction industry, Xella is an official partner of the Innovation Campus. What distinguishes us in this regard is demonstrated by our involvement on the campus to date.
Xella plans buildings with state-of-the-art methods
Away from paper and PDF format: when construction planning went digital, Xella was one of the first building materials suppliers to use BIM (building information modeling). BIM-based, i.e., data-driven building planning, which combines all paradigms relating to the building in a three-dimensional model, saves both time and material costs and identifies errors at an early stage. The model as a "digital twin" of the planned building even serves as a communication tool, because all the players involved can view it together and at the same time from their specific perspective. For this reason, Xella has been involved in the construction of the innovative Living Tomorrow Campus since the planning phase.Another important tool on the construction site: the Hololens. These special glasses create an image that mixes the real construction site with virtually planned components, making it easier to plan the next steps on the ongoing construction site.