BIM and VR

VAN AKEN is the first architectural firm in the EU to be BSI Kitemark™ ISO19650 certified!

VAN AKEN Concepts, Architecture & Engineering is the first architectural firm in the EU to achieve BSI Kitemark™, the highest level of BIM certification introduced by BSI (British Standards Institution), for the BIM standard ISO 19650-2:2018.
BSI's verification was carried out in September 2020 and recognises the effective implementation of the processes of the ISO 19650-2:2018 standard with project-based evidence, customer satisfaction and partnerships. The Kitemark™ certificate demonstrates the internal compliance and external added value of using ISO 19650 processes on projects.
With this ISO certificate VAN AKEN demonstrates that it controls the processes for formulating, planning, producing, delivering and controlling digital information and information requirements for the entire delivery phase.

It is a confirmation of the knowledge and way of working that VAN AKEN has built up over the last few years and that it uses for its clients. We are extremely proud to receive this recognition as the first architectural firm within the European Union.
For detailed information please contact our BIM manager Bart Jeurissen,


General BIM information

All our designs are developed in a BIM (Building Information Model).

BIM is a virtual prototype of any project. It allows us to create a complete 3-dimensional model of any building, design, site, situation or even urban landscape to simulate and access any aspect of design performance, during and after it is built.

Through the integrated design methodology, all parties can simultaneously design in the model throughout the entire project design process. It is a tool to highlight challenges early on and solve them as a team. Through a ‘viewer program’ our client can inspect the digital model making it easier for them to evaluate the progress and design at every stage.

The model plays a pivotal role not only during the design process, but also acts as an interface between the design team and the contractor during the construction phase.



Virtual Reality is often seen as one of several visualization options, but that does not do justice to the ultimate possibilities that VR can offer the architect and client.

Means of communication
Clients and design teams can use VR to experience the impact of a design at an early stage.
The experience of a virtual walk through the building to be built is superior to the already impressive experience of seeing a visualization of a project.
VR transports users in a full (interactive) 3D environment, giving them the opportunity to explore a virtual representation of their design. This will allow you to experience the scale, appearance and feel of the design that cannot be achieved in other ways.

Design tool
In addition to being used as a communication tool, we also use VR as a design tool. Real time design options, materialization, design, transparency, sunlight, reflections, etc. can all be made visually in VR, creating better designs.

Ask us about the possibilities for your project ...