ENGINEERING / ARCHITECTURE

 

An unstructured approach to defining and managing building data is expensive

Standardization of data, models, and information is one of the significant challenges for construction consultants. At design studios and engineering offices, many projects are handled with an unstructured approach to defining and managing building data – and properties in the plans.

In spite of increasing digitalization in the construction industry, it is still challenging to create an overview of phases, models and building data across competencies, parties, and projects. It difficult to quality assure information from the project to project and utilize the synergies that digital tools open up. The result is unnecessarily large time and resource consumption on the consultant side.

Projectspine® makes it possible to upgrade all building data quickly and efficiently. Based on a given classification the spine platform automatically enriches data and models with correct information, properties, and ID coding. It creates a solid foundation for knowledge sharing, communication and the exchange of accurate information – and minimizes data conflicts and heavy manual work in Excel.

Safe knowledge sharing and increased buildability

spine builds an efficient digital cloud on top of the company’s project libraries and standards. Everything packed into a common standard item such as the CCS classification or an Iso standard. It gives full clarity of building data and a uniform classification from day one and creates an effective platform for knowledge sharing with a complete overview for all employees. It makes it easier to make the right decisions early in the process. It increases the buildability of the individual project and promotes efficient construction.

Efficiency gains and easy compliance

The spine platform delivers efficiency gains by digitizing and aligning data and ensuring easy handover between the building parties – across all BIM models, proprietary standards and tools. When all parties in the project automatically use the same data structure for sub-codes, types, and properties, it is easy to control users, information and processes at all stages and according to delivery requirements for everything from sustainability to efficient operation and maintenance.

“The development around BIM we have seen in the last 10-12 years has not yet given the expected gains. So far, the building actors have focused on their processes and seen for isolation on function instead of integration. It means that much of the data that crosses the construction process lags behind the practical use of BIM. However, there is an increasing recognition that data integration must flow better”.

- Christian Koch, Professor Chalmers University of Technology

Creativity with full control and freedom of method

The spine platform gives full method freedom across all models. spine ensures that creative work on the background of up-to-date and accurate building information is automatically shared across models, versions, employees and external parties. It creates a uniform digital foundation.

Traceability and increased data control

Today, it is expected that the advisors have control over who has done what and what information the individual player has access to. Therefore, full control of traceability and information security is crucial for you as an advisor to make valid and correct decisions. Spine creates the foundation for managing information, method, and roles in a simple cloud solution. Thus, we help engineers, architects to solve one of the most business-critical challenges of today.

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Projectspine® offers 3 user products. By doing so, we make sure that Spine fits your need. Whether you are looking for a basic, a professional or an advanced user package Projectspine® is here with software to help you manage your project.

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