Recently, we have seen the impacts of digital technology across all industries as COVID-19 have shifted the world workforce into remote work models. Although Architecture, Construction and Engineering are the industries that are mostly based on cross-functional collaborations and on-site project management, these sectors are not the exception of the new normal. Therefore, in the context that face-to-face communication is limited, AEC professionals need to urgently look for the right tools to manage their construction projects in the most effective and cost-saving way.
To start the webinar, Mr. Sokheng Ly – Softline Account Manager had an introduction on Softline and how we can help business leverage technologies in digital transformation. Softline has more than 25 years in the IT market, we believe that we can help your business in implementing an effective digital transformation strategy.
After that, it is our pleasure to welcome Ms. Amy Ooi – Autodesk Technician Sales Manager to share about her experience in the construction and engineering industry. Amy as well as Autodesk understand the struggle that many construction companies are facing today. At first, it seems easy to manage a project with multiple applications such as Excel or WhatsApp since they are easy to use and with just a few clicks away, you can have updated information from partners and peers. However, as the project progresses, the number of documents keep growing rapidly and involving people start to confuse about what they should do after tons of adjustments. Changes, issues, and requests are sent back and forth with many new documents and versions created making it difficult to keep up to date. This problem has haunted the industry’s professionals for a long time, then Coronavirus outbreak appears making collaboration activities become even more interrupted and slower across all departments. The numbers of issues start to arise, such as:
- Increase schedule risk and cost overruns from rework
- Increase risk of errors that were avoidable
- Increased risk of significant project delays
However, the answer is it does not have to be like that! Those problems are avoidable, and we can use new technology like Building Information Modelling Technology (BIM) to manage them all smoothly and effectively.
As one of the leading constructions and engineering software providers in the world, Autodesk has done several researches to launch AEC Collection and BIM 360 to provide end-to-end capabilities for design, engineering, and construction. Especially, BIM 360 Docs - a cloud-based collaboration platform centralizing your data and allowing you to work from anywhere is an essential solution for industry professionals. But first, let’s find out with us what is AEC Collection and how it can help your business.
The AEC Collection provides BIM and CAD software, including Revit, Civil 3D and AutoCAD, enabling designers, engineers, and contractors to efficiently deliver high quality building and infrastructure projects. Powerful conceptual design tools help AEC professionals capture design intent, while model-based design solutions accelerate design processes and support integrated workflows for multi-discipline coordination. Analysis and optimization tools improve design quality and ensure constructability. Construction coordination and schedule simulation help reduce costs and minimize field coordination issues during construction. Therefore, the collection will help organization solve multiple problems such as:
- Reduce risks and minimize costs on complex projects.
- Align owners and project members on design intent early.
- Coordinate work across multi-discipline teams and meet increasingly stringent project requirements and performance standards.
With the AEC Collection, teams can create with ease, explore what is possible, and build with confidence. Whereas BIM 360 is that one application managing all your project documents from 2D plans to 3D models with unlimited storage on the cloud. The solution helps to automatically organize all documents while allowing users to control access with clear adjustment history. Moreover, users can check the designs and files on all devices including mobile access with 3D viewing.
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