Despite continuing technological advancement in the construction industry, AEC professionals in every specialty continue to find sharing information across the project lifecycle cumbersome. Systems lack interoperability, information isn’t readily accessible in the field, and manual curation opens the door to costly errors. This traditional workflow stands in the way of team effectiveness and is often at odds with the best interests of the overall project.
Construction management software specifically addresses AEC workflow problems through improved collaboration and handoff of project data. This software seamlessly meets the needs of all users across trades. Here’s how software like BIM 360 saves time and reduces risk of errors within a project by addressing multiple common pain points:
- 2D and 3D plans are in one system instead of having to find “the BIM guy” for 3D models
- Markup functionality is far more sophisticated and is maintained between versions of docs
- Document version access and approval controls make sure the team is working with the latest set of approved plans at all times
- You can organize your project doc store by contents instead of filenames, using title blocks for plans in PDF OCR formats that can be rasterized and data stored as attributes
- No more flipping through piles of paper drawings to find what you need, all text and all properties are searchable
- File sharing and even simple viewing of sheets is made faster
So what would implementation of this software mean for the workflow of every member of a project? Let’s take a look by role.
Owners and CIOs
Minimizing risk and maximizing profitability makes every owner smile.
Right now, most of the tools being utilized are siloed by specialty; designers are using one set of tools and field construction staff another. An all-inclusive construction management software offers a graceful solution to bridge gaps in document handoff and save costly mistakes. Designers and those in the field can now standardize the information shared across teams, working off a single, up-to-date set of information. All users have the most recent versions available and at anytime via a mobile device.
This saves organizations the cost of deploying multiple technology solutions and learning resources, giving owners and CIOs a single solution for all workgroups. It provides peace-of-mind and minimizes costly errors by mitigating risk from users accessing the wrong document version. With a reduction in managing multiple tools, decision makers can now focus on maximizing the value of solutions and meeting compliance.
Architects and Engineers
Superintendents use BIM 360 to increase workflow efficiency.
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