Construction industry owners and contractors are perplexed about ‘What to do next’ amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. With stringent norms for isolation coming in place, meeting project deadlines and fulfilling contractual agreements will be a challenge for contractors. To minimize the devastating impact, digital technology is the right answer.
Prioritize your business continuity by exploiting the capabilities of technologies like BIM. Take the right action to meet supply chain constraints and establish an effective and robust supply chain management system to enhance efficiency. As the construction is halted, it is important to look strongly at preconstruction phase, focus on project planning, engineering design and get prepared to emerge out stronger from this crisis.
With our strong expertise and in-depth experience in BIM, Hitech is helping AEC industry owners to keep the lights on during emergencies with effective modern design software and remote collaboration tools. With strict security measures and delivering optimum productivity in remote work life, Hitech aids construction industry owners and contractors become resilient in these challenging times.
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Prefabrication or modular construction is increasingly being adopted for various construction projects. Based on statistics, the prefabrication or modular construction is projected to reach a whopping $155 million by the year 2023. Prefabrication builds more quickly by using large building component modules that are built offsite but can be installed onsite. It uses various modules such as full units or panel style for various applications like offices, hotel projects, and industrial spaces.
Benefits of prefabrication include:
- Labor shortage mitigation cost-effective projects
- Enhanced time-savings
- Better quality control
- Green building based on lower carbon-footprint
- Better onsite safety and security
Various trends conform to prefabrication, there are two in particular that will continue to embrace prefabrication - BIM and Lean Construction. Using BIM for prefabrication allows project stakeholders to visualize the complete project lifecycle. Further, prefabrication enables architects, designers and building owners to understand the intent and use of the structure.
Lean construction also plays a vital role in the prefab department, it helps reduce time, material usage, and labor through innovative processes and technology as well as communication and collaboration between various teams and stakeholders. It also paves the way for green buildings based on lean fabricated structures.
Outsourcing prefabrication and formwork services exuberate a plethora of benefits, which makes it crucial to find the right prefab and formwork partner!
The demand for 3D architectural designs and renderings is increasing on a global level. Architects, real-estate owners, residential & commercial clients seek photo-realistic 3D rendering services to achieve aesthetic and functional goals. Outsourcing 3D rendering requirements makes it easier for other project stakeholders to focus on core areas, whilst design companies assure accurate 3D renders based on client specifications & affordable pricing under one roof.
Architectural design services have come a long way from 3D interior and exterior models to VR walkthroughs to Augmented Reality. Through a highly skilled workforce and state-of-the-art technology, architectural design companies convert freehand drawings and 2D CAD drawings to 3D architectural renders that provide a three-dimensional view.
- Better clarity of design in a three-dimensional view.
- Clash-free designs that focus on every aspect of the property and can be easily modified as per client needs or requirements.
- Easily create libraries, attract clients and win bids based on realistic 3D architectural 3D renders and get faster approvals.
It has become evident that 3D Architectural rendering services garner significant benefits for various project stakeholders. It exuberates efficiency and cost-effectiveness based on high-quality 3D models viewed in virtual reality.
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The Spanish subsidiary has made a huge leap into BIM following a vision and project driven by the group.
Andrea Mayorga, Technical Manager at Soprema Iberia explains: "Our strategy has always been to bring value to our customers. Not only do we sell products, we also offer solutions to designers, builders and installers, providing them with documents and tools that help them define their project. That's why we chose to model 53 systems across roofs, walls, slabs, floors, false ceilings, drainpipes and 75 material files in BIM''.
Coming from an international group, the subsidiary set out to find a distribution and management solution for its objects and the updating of its data. "BIM&CO is a powerful content platform specialises in BIM: it is global, but it also allows us to offer products and solutions in line with the markets we serve," adds Andrea Mayorga.
The Soprema teams were able to take advantage of a private workspace on the platform in order to exchange and collaborate on the objects before their final publication. This space has a chat area that allowed the manufacturer to talk to the BIM&CO technical teams about the focus of their objects. "The main advantage of the BIM&CO offer for manufacturers is the autonomy guaranteed to the manufacturer. But being self-sufficient does not mean being alone. They trained us on their tools and provided technical support that allowed us to easily familiarise ourselves with the platform".
"In particular, the listening and reactivity of our back-office teams allowed Soprema to publish its MORTERPLAS, ELITE, FLAGON PVC, FLAGON TP, TEXLOSA, TECSOUND and TEXFON products in accordance with the eCOB standard, parameters that can be consulted online before downloading", adds Muriel Bourgeay, CEO of BIM&CO Spain. The OPMS (Open Properties Management System) technology developed by BIM&CO allows data and geometry to be managed separately, ensuring advanced data management. Thanks to this approach, Soprema Iberia's BIM library is able to integrate both international classifications and the eCOB standard to meet the specific regulations and requirements of the Spanish market.
In addition to the space dedicated to manufacturers, BIM&CO offers a range of tools to increase the visibility of distributed objects and measure the business prospects resulting from their publication. Soprema Iberia chose the iframe option to integrate its BIM catalogue directly into its website. "The BIM&CO offer for manufacturers will allow us to be involved in an increasing number of projects and to have the relevant tools available for the architectural studios and construction companies, with whom we collaborate. Now we are planning to develop a PIM to facilitate the integration of data into BIM objects and to guarantee our users easy access to updated data", concludes Andrea Mayorga, Technical Manager of Soprema Iberia.
The first BIM objects from the Soprema brand are already available through this link.
An independent family group since its creation in 1908, SOPREMA has established itself as one of the world's leading waterproofing companies, but also as a specialist in roofing, soundproofing and insulation. Over the years, the SOPREMA Group has grown and diversified throughout the world, incorporating additional activities into its original business: waterproofing. Having become the world leader in waterproofing solutions, the Group is now a key player in the construction sector.