Digitalizing of construction projects is very necessary in every projects. Is this critical to look for solution to digitalize your construction projects? Whether you are manufacture, an architect, an engineer, or a builder, there are solution for all types of construction professionals.
Here are five solutions you can implement to digitalise your construction project.
1. Implementing Building Information Modeling in your construction projects
The BIM methodology allows virtual representation of manufacturers’ products and materials used in construction. There are many advantages to this methodology. BIM is the ideal tool to anticipate the viability of a building and to have a more rigorous follow-up of a construction site. It also reduces design errors and improves productivity and communication during construction. Moreover, By using BIM, it is also easier to determine the roles of the different actors in a construction project. BIM also allows the use of structured and accurate data to ensure that information is exchanged without loss.
2. Ensuring the digitisation of manufacturers’ product catalogues via a public and cloud platform
Manufacturers sometimes struggle to digitalise their products. And yet, they have a lot to gain by doing so! Why? Because BIM revolves around the data of a building. And these buildings depend to a large extent on the characteristics of the products installed. So to build ever more efficient buildings using BIM, collaborating in this process, namely architects, engineers and construction companies, greatly require product information.
The role of manufacturers in this process is essential. they are the most likely to provide reliable and quality data for engineering and architectural firms. Therefore, by digitizing their product catalogues in BIM format, manufacturers will be more likely to be contacted to be part of engineering and architectural projects. It’s a win-win situation!
3. Centralising the BIM via a library of 3D objects
Once manufacturers’ 3D objects and their data have been uploaded by digital mock-up designers, they need to be shared with key players in a common project. The increasing digitalization of the construction industry is proving particularly useful.
4. Implementing the use of PIM for manufacturers
BIM for manufacturers is good, PIM is even better. PIM, or Product Information Management, is a tool for centralizing all the data concerning the products offered by a company. This data is collected upstream from various sources. It is then processed so that there is only one version of the product. The aim is simple: to homogenize the information, to obtain a single source of truth. This is a real lever for marketing your products on multiple distribution channels.
5. Taking an interest in virtual reality in your construction projects
This last solution is more relevant to construction professionals working in the EXE phase. Virtual reality allows them to immerse themselves in a site, building or space in a realistic digital environment. The user can move around and interact with the environment using goggles or controllers. Moreover, virtual reality has many benefits in construction projects. Firstly, being able to immerse oneself in the virtual reality of a space allows potential defects and construction conflicts to be identified before work begins. This saves time, money and manpower.
If you like to know more about the digitalization of construction project, contact us at home3ds we will be happy to accompany you in this digital transition.