How to Eliminate Waste and Increase Profits with “Optimized Construction”

By Akio

The Optimized Construction Industry Solution Experience from Dassault Systèmes integrates AEC project data, tracks progress, and brings together project teams – including owners, architects, engineers, general contractors, fabricators, and sub-contractors – all on a single, intuitive, collaborative platform.

You get the value of:

  • Integrated Project Plans—where project data files are integrated with plans in the same location – bringing together all information in one place.
  • Project Visibility— through real-time dashboards that summarize project status and give visibility to all participants. With real-time updates, you can identify potential problem areas and take action early on.
  • The Power of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform— that puts everyone on the same platform, giving people the ability to talk, discuss, chat, and collaborate on a project together;

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Optimized Construction connects the dots between project progress, project efforts, and corresponding 3D data – bringing it all together under one 3D umbrella for a “single source of truth”.

Integrated Project Plans

With Integrated Project Plans, AEC professionals can integrate data with project plans in an easy-to-use interface. Each project member has access to a dashboard, where files can be easily uploaded.

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables importing of IFC data into an object-based platform that allows individual sharing of objects to the right audience.

From the dashboard, users receive real-time notifications when fresh data is uploaded. By using these capabilities, searching through email Inboxes for the latest information will become a thing of the past.

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Formal and Informal Project Collaboration

In addition to automatic notifications, the platform provides a forum for more informal collaboration.

Through 3DSWYM, a 3DEXPERIENCE social media platform, instant messages can be exchanged among platform users to confirm an upload, ask questions, or provide additional information.

Collboration

Design Review

Optimized Construction provides a formal space for the crucial review of project information during the design stage and data aggregation. Users can place markups directly in the data, pinpointing areas of concern on the model.

After placing a markup, users can send a message from within that page to alert the responsible individual that their attention is needed, ensuring that no note goes unnoticed.

These reviews can be connected to the project plans to efficiently keep track of progress, and each markup stays in place indefinitely, so that a concern can be tracked through the life of the project.

Project Visibility through Dashboards

The platform’s Project Business Status View allows a project manager to see real-time updates for every aspect of the project. This project visibility at each step of design and construction helps ensure that potential problems are spotted well before they occur.

By integrating your fabricator into this process, you can monitor the real-time status of the work, preventing cost and schedule overruns and enabling him to get paid earlier.

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status, prevent cost/sched overruns, get him paid earlier

Project Management

Project managers get an overview of the project’s status from the dashboard and the tasks that need to be addressed. This overview helps users quickly identify overdue tasks that could possibly delay the schedule. The project manager can flag those items within the dashboard to ask for an informal update from a colleague.

Users are able to make an update in the graphical interface, with no need to move into a table to enter data and recreate the visual representation. The moment those tasks are updated, the new status becomes visible to the project manager.

Project management dashboard

Project management dashboard

Collaboration and Approvals

With Collaboration and Approvals, project managers can follow-up on missing deliverables either through an instant message or through the more official channels of the platform’s Project Management functionality. Team members can quickly respond with an instant message and, once a formal resolution has been entered, the project manager will immediately see that the urgent issue has been updated.

The power of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is its ability to bring data and people together in one place.

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#AEC data & people together in one place

From unstructured communication among colleagues through the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to more formal project management tools, the platform is as much about improving communication as it is about sharing information.

Learn how Optimized Construction Industry Solution Experience from Dassault Systèmes can work to help improve your projects.


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Optimized Planning: Analyze and verify your construction sequence before breaking ground

By Prashanth

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The Optimized Planning Industry Process Experience is for construction planners, project managers, and safety engineers to collaborate on a digital model that is true to the reality of the construction process.

It allows teams to simulate and validate critical project activities—even worker tasks—before arriving onsite.

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The main ingredients for creating a fully optimized plan are the project design, construction sequences, and critical resources:

3D Model. The physical asset is represented in it’s completed form by a BIM or VDC (Virtual Design Construction) model.

Processes. Construction timeline and sequences are outlined in a Gantt chart or other timeline tool to illustrate the progression of the project.

Resources. The space, labor, and equipment utilized during a project are critical to simulating the construction process, but are often overlooked in the planning phase. Activities on the construction site often have even more impact on the bottom line than the design of the project itself. An analysis of the building environment throughout the build is necessary for planners to determine how the project will be built.

Optimized Planning considers the design, timeline, and critical resources like cranes and crews to produce an exceedingly detailed construction plan and dramatically reduce the risks and costs associated with the most critical components of complex projects.

Utilizing the Optimized Planning process helps users to:

  • Minimize costs by accurately predicting workforce requirements and onsite time needed for using costly material handling equipment, especially in congested areas
  • Dramatically reduce rework and delays through rapid recalculations using real-time data in the event of unforeseen activities
  • Improve worker health and safety by identifying risks early in the design and planning process
  • Optimize efficiency of the construction project by evaluating the best resource allocation, logistics, construction sequence, and other factors
  • Simplify communication by planning, visualizing, and working from data contained within one aggregated model

Defining and validating a precise plan prior to the execution of the actual construction job is made possible with a simulation system that can handle the model, schedule, and critical resource data.

Planners may then run realistic scenarios to validate sequences, optimize the construction schedule, and avoid project risks.

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See the Shanghai Foundation Engineering Group customer story to learn how they leveraged the Optimized Planning Industry Process Experience.


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Extending the Showroom Experience Into the Home With BDHOME

By Akio

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BDHOME, a leading omnichannel retailer of innovative and affordable home decor in China, and Dassault Systèmes announced at the Kitchen & Bath China 2015 expo in Shanghai that they are partnering to revolutionize the home decoration industry in greater China with unique consumer experiences that extend beyond the showroom and into the home.

To support this initiative, the two companies will create a joint venture that will accelerate the adoption of Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform by the home furniture and decoration markets.

The joint venture combines the expertise of Dassault Systèmes in transformative digital solutions and of BDHOME in creative business models for high-quality, affordable home decor, to provide powerful 3D technologies that bring a new level of quality to the showroom experience.

Specifically, the joint venture will distribute Dassault Systèmes’ 3DVIA brand of applications for smart, 3D space planning solutions in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

It will develop related 3D content, services and experiences for furniture manufacturers such as virtual furniture and catalogues targeting furniture customization, construction and decorating materials.

Consumers can use the 3DVIA HomeByMe online interior design application to visualize and customize ideas for home decor or remodeling projects in 3D, and bring showrooms into their homes for a personalized decorating experience.

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visualize & customize ideas for home decor & remodeling in #3D

“With increasing demands for personal consumption from Chinese consumers, ‘customer experience’ has become a priority for each furniture manufacturer and retailer in terms of product production and sales,” said Mr. Chen Zaochun, President, BDHOME.

“Dassault Systèmes’ 3DVIA provides 3D virtual space, numerous decoration catalogues and fashion-tracking styles so that Chinese consumers can use their imaginations to build a home that belongs to them, and enjoy the amazing experience of decorating it. As the competition in the furniture market grows even fiercer, through its partnership with Dassault Systèmes, a global leader in 3D technology, BDHOME hopes to offer core competitiveness to furniture manufacturers while fostering better values for customers through the development of excellent customer experience.”

“Home design holds a very special place in Chinese culture—where a long history of ancestral tradition in furniture manufacturing blends art, customs and know-how—and, together with BDHOME, our ambition is to help designers and consumers reveal and unleash their creativity by combining a traditional approach to home and office decoration with the new standards of today’s society,” said Bernard Charlès, President & CEO, Dassault Systèmes.

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“We look forward to replicating the European success of our 3DVIA HomeByMe application in greater China with a specialized partner like BDHOME, whose online-offline business model and rigorous selection of international designers have created a paradigm shift in the region’s traditional home decor retail channels. The power of the virtual world has already been successfully demonstrated in multiple industries. Together with BDHOME we can complement and support existing businesses in the home decoration industry with customer-centric, value-added services that virtually unite the consumer, designer and retailer.”

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now entering China’s home decor market.” -@BernardCharles

About BDHOME

As founded by nine veteran designers in China, BDHOME is a leading interior soft decoration solutions provider that markets total soft decoration and imported home supplies in OTO model.

More than 13,000 kinds of products are provided by BDHOME, mainly in neo-classic, neo-oriental, neo-US and modern styles.

Now BDHOME has set up offline experience stores in more than 20 cities in China and the onsite designers will provide total design solutions and recommendations to consumers without charge. For more information, visit www.BDHOME.cn.

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