Rijkswaterstaat is part of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and responsible for the design, construction, management and maintenance of the main infrastructure facilities in the Netherlands. Rijkswaterstaat manage and develop the main road network and waterway network plus the main water systems. They endeavour to create a sustainable living environment for the country. Rijkswaterstaat work with others to ensure that the country is protected against flooding, that there is sufficient green space and an adequate supply of clean water, and that the citizens of the Netherlands are able to travel quickly and safely from A to B. Jointly promoting safety, mobility and the quality of life in the Netherlands is what Rijkswaterstaat stands for.
The information processes of construction projects must go well. Bringing and keeping the object to be built in the right place has more to do with measurements than with information processes. Nevertheless, requirements are also required for this in the contracts. It is also important to collect the right data for management. These are necessary for the execution of the management, but also to create multi-year maintenance plans and budgets. On the one hand, the maintenance contracts are about which area data Rijkswaterstaat provides during the tender to make good tenders possible. On the other hand, Rijkswaterstaat itself needs data from and information about the acreage for its own asset management tasks and legal responsibilities. Rijkswaterstaat have begun to require the use of BIM in the contracts for its projects. This website contains many resources relating to the organisations current developments.