Global construction will grow by 67%, from $7.2 trillion today to $12 trillion in 2020. However, the industry wastes more than $120 billion annually in the United States alone because of out-of-control delays, cost overruns, and other inefficiencies. The AEC industry needs to industrialize and standardize, much as manufacturing industries did decades ago, by leveraging design collaboration, prefabrication and modularization.

The construction industry has been moving towards the industrialization of construction, based on lean principles and practices, to refine the end-to-end design and construction process.

Optimized Construction provides four key benefits. The first benefit is controlling costs through better visibility. Real time project status will identify tasks which cause cost risks. Additionally, there is a link to procurement which enhances cost control. The second benefit is improved cash flow. Better measurement of work breakdown and completion results in earned value approach. This, coupled with prefab delivery, will result in earlier payment. The third benefit is the single 3D version of the truth. 3D visualization results in clear understanding of a complex project through a common language. Workers at all levels can understand their specific role and how that fits in the grand design. The fourth benefit is minimized waste. Achieve Lean project delivery and minimize waste with an executable and reasonable plan based on the real state of the project in real time.

Optimized Construction Industry Solution Experience provides a collaboration based project backbone that enables centralized project and data management, construction simulation for better planning and execution, and the right information to be available to the right people at the right time.

Discover the values of Optimized Construction Industry Solution Experience:

  • Reduces schedule and budget overruns through real-time project updates that prevent problems before they happen.
  • Keeps expectations aligned through improved communication among all project stakeholders.
  • Prevents outdated communications by ensuring consistent information is used and maintaining 4D as a common language.
  • Simplifies information access by separating the most meaningful information from the flood of project data.
  • Keeps the project on its critical path by dramatically reducing project risks and wasted time.

Advanced Project Delivery through Efficient Construction Project Definition

Construction projects have been using project management methodologies. However, they still have out of control delays, cost overruns, and other inefficiencies. There is a need to adjust and modify these project management methodologies. Optimized Work Package enables project managers to define work packages including such necessary information as instructions, materials, equipment, and project sequences to eliminate inefficiency.

The Optimized Work Package of the Optimized Construction 3DEXPERIENCE Solution is about being able to access any type of latest deliverable whether it be CAD, BIM, or IFC. It is about the document lifecycle and providing electronic collaboration including creation, approval and storage.  This enables real time document delivery status reports with warnings and reminders which can be integrated with the project schedule for real time progress reporting and measurements.

Key Highlights and Benefits:

  • Collaborative, real-time platform designed to improve your work efficiency and productivity through integration of all details into a master project schedule.
  • Watch up-to-the-minute progress measurements of all tasks on your dashboard and receive instant status reports with the delivery of every updated document, from design through fabrication to installation.

Advanced Project Delivery through Efficient Project Forecasting, Planning, and Execution

Construction Projects have been using project management methodologies. However, they still have out of control delays, cost overruns, and other inefficiency. There is a need to adjust and modify project management methodologies. In addition to scheduling capability, capable project planning impacts factors such as links with budget, roles, and foreseeing unexpected status adjustments, in order to achieve efficient project delivery.

Optimized Project Industry Process Experince is about creating a project structure that enables the many members of the construction team to collaborate. It is about automating resource planning activities and institutionalizing its best practices. Its collaborative project management capabilities dramatically increase the productivity of globally distributed users by executing projects and programs with real-time information that updates automatically through direct links to tasks, documents, deliverables, and other data sources. These automatic updates allow the project manager to focus on high value activities rather than tracking down status.

Key Highlights and Benefits

  • Use real-time progress reports and modeling to pinpoint and fix issues before they occur, keeping projects on time and budget.
  • Ensure all stakeholders are informed of project changes as they happen, so that the most accurate data is used during every step of the process.
  • Insert markups, flag overdue tasks, track missing products and handle scheduling complexities of any project — all through a single solution.

Enhanced Onsite Worker Safety and Efficiency

Construction managers need to instruct workers how to assemble, install and maintain building components on a construction job site.  They need to communicate how several trades, which may not know the local language or have previously worked together, will install a complex assembly in a building.

Optimized Work Instruction of the Optimized Construction Industry Solution Experience is about enhancing worker safety, eliminating misunderstandings and avoiding errors.  This enables a project team to instruct individual workers who may not know the local language, who may not be familiar with the project, and who may not be skilled or experienced at the task at hand.  This helps the worker to understand the scope, scale, process and interactions of the project.  Finally, this creates clear work instructions to accomplish the task at hand thereby protecting the workers on every project, reducing risk, eliminating accidents, and decreasing the cost of doing business.

Key Highlights and Benefits:

  • Easily communicate work sequencing, project mark-ups and other information to all project participants.
  • Provide delivery of these components through a variety of media and devices — and with no need for additional training.

Analysis and Verification of Dynamic Construction Sequences

The Optimized Planning Industry Process Experience powered by the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE® platform helps construction project managers and virtual design construction managers dramatically reduce the risks and costs associated with the most critical components of complex projects by offering an unmatched planning solution.

When every moment wasted on a project  site can lead to major increased costs — and potentially cost future clients even more — it is critical to ensure that you are putting every moment on the job to good use. By simulating critical project activities before arriving onsite.

Key Highlights and Benefits

Minimize costs by accurately predicting workforce requirements and onsite time needed for using costly material handling equipment, especially in congested area:

  • 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