The current housing shortage requires disruptive solutions because traditional construction has too many inhibiting factors (PFAS, nitrogen, slow decision making, lack of staff) to adequately meet the need. Therefore, Stan Vermeulen of Tatami and Andreja Andrejevic of OMRT on Thursday, December 23, signed a letter of intent to investigate how OMRT’s software and technology can be used for the acquisition and development of housing projects. In this way, two innovative companies join forces to tackle the housing shortage together.
Tatami is a sustainable design housing brand on a modular basis, while OMRT develops software and technology that takes the design and development process in construction to a higher level. Together, in 2022, they want to investigate how Tatami can be supported by OMRT’s software and technology in connection with the acquisition of projects and the design and development of housing projects. The aim is to meet the huge, current demand for affordable housing faster and more efficiently and to tackle this challenge in a more sustainable and circular way.
Chain collaboration and digitization
Tatami, which has previously entered into strategic alliances with Paul de Ruiter Architects and Tankindretningsbureauet, sees an opportunity in the collaboration with OMRT to further shape the necessary chain collaboration and digitization of the construction process. Founder Stan Vermeulen from Tatami: “The collaboration with OMRT gives us digital tools to accelerate and clarify the decision-making process regarding area development and housing construction. The design and development process becomes more objective and transparent, which creates more space for quality and the human side of the process. ”
Solve a modular puzzle
Maarten Zwemmer, director of business OMRT, then explains why it is important to merge for OMRT: “Within OMRT’s ecosystem called Hub, we are working on a digital copy of the built environment. A virtual environment where we come together for a design, a 1-on-1 copy of reality in all its facets and in all its complexity. Software, technology, data and people are gathered in Hub. We are convinced that collaboration is necessary for this. We have developed the modular design tool MODE for the growing modular housing market.Based on modules, calculation rules and design independence, the software generates all possible variants in real time.It is so important to weigh these variants against each other and come to a decision.In 2022 we want to further develop MODE to better serve the growing module market Strategic collaborations as with Tatami fit into that goal Tatami has knowledge and insight into the modules, the design and production process, so that together we can further develop MODE and solve the modular puzzle better and faster. ”
Jeroen Koops, co-founder of Tatami, and co-owner of project developer New Cheese Development, on the benefits of merging: “In the OMRT model, there are many variables such as location, building decree, BENG, energy, wind, shadow, etc. cetera, can be included in its entirety and is changing. This gives you an instant insight into the consequences of changes in the various variables. This leads to a better estimate during volume studies, shorter design time, lower error costs and maximum performance during the design and construction phases. “Thanks to OMRT’s software, decisions in the design and development phase can be made based on clear and complete insights and analyzes. and the development process is not only more objective (the models are based on data) but also more transparent (the consequences of choices become clear.) According to Stan Vermeulen, this gives you more room for human and creative translation into solutions that fit into a specific project : “The model also creates clarity about all aspects of a proposed plan, including costs and benefits for people, the environment and the environment. Not everything can be realized within a project; the tool provides insight into this, which can help create support for a particular project.” In short, OMRT’s analyzes provide insight into what can and cannot be done, and it creates a discussion of possibilities in a plan, rather than a discussion of details.
According to Stan Vermeulen, the current shortage of affordable housing can only be solved by a modular approach. Digitization plays a significant role in this: “There is a great need for far-reaching digitization and chain collaboration to make housing development more efficient, objective and effective. Because Tatami has worked with fixed modules from the start and will always realize a unique construction, the investment in digitization is a logical step in every phase of development: from procurement to design and from production to evaluation and improvement. In the near future, the 3D files from the design phase will directly control the CNC machines and robots of the production lines, and the performance of housing construction will be improved using the digital twin, a virtual 1-to-1 copy of reality. “To which Maarten Zwemmer adds:” By making a digital twin, you have insight in advance into the effect of design choices, both at the building level (in relation to performance), but also the effect in the environment, for example by making urban planning analyzes. “
Tatami is in talks with various municipalities about the realization of concrete plans. In addition, it is actively looking for parties that have land positions and want to transform them into a sustainable investment with beautiful, sustainable and affordable housing. Stan Vermeulen: “We like to get in touch with parties who are interested in the possibilities in their position and can conduct a feasibility study for them using OMRT’s tools. We do not only look at different scenarios for the design, development and realization of the plan, but we can also provide the necessary funding if desired. ”