In the construction industry there is an ever-expanding interest in leveraging technology to improve project productivity. One of the hurdles to realizing productivity improvements from BIM is the ability to access and manage building information locked in design software. What if there was a tool that could separate building information from complex design software and reconstruct that information into a system accessible by construction teams? You can imagine how much your productivity would increase due to the team’s ability to track, share and report on that information.
Assemble Systems provides construction teams with the ability to easily access and manage building information. Our solutions help to organize building information in unlimited configurations, automatically compare and quantify changes between model iterations, and add in additional project data.
According to a recent report from MgGraw Hill Constructions, BIM use within construction projects is on the rise. Over 30% of company’s surveyed admitted to using BIM on their projects and 44% of BIM experts are now tracking the return on investment that it is having on their company’s productivity. Let’s take a closer look at the 3 ways you can improve productivity using Assemble:
1. Fast Data Extraction and Organization of Model Information
BIM authoring platforms (i.e. Autodesk Revit) create large datasets that contain crucial information for constructing a building; however, the software complexity and unwieldy file sizes make it difficult for project teams to access the building information they need in a timely fashion. Building information must be easily accessible by all team members. This allows them to focus their time on building to budget, not worrying about how to find, retrieve, manage and export model information. With Assemble, project teams are able to instantly and easily access model data, add intelligence and organize model information to assure that the project is on track and within budget.
2. Automate Comparison of Model Versions
Assemble provides the ability to manage model versions online and automatically compares two versions of a model allowing users to identify the changes in real-time. Assemble can also isolate groups of items of a specific scope to evaluate how changes are effecting the budget. Leveraging the model’s compare capability, users can dramatically reduce the amount of time spent quantifying design changes and more time evaluating constructability, cost, schedule, and efficiency drivers.
3. Sync Meta-Data Changes Back to the Design Model
Assemble’s Sync for Revit allows non-design users to update and add building information back into the model through an easy-to-use interface. By simply entering the information into Assemble, users can be automatically synch the added intelligence back to the authoring platform. In addition, updates are pushed back to all versions of the model with a complete audit trail of the changes. This allows all team members to review and work off the same version.