Architecture Engineering & ConstructionMay 17, 2021

Driving industry transformation with a construction virtual twin

Dassault Systèmes and Bouygues Construction are building on their partnership in order…

Dassault Systèmes and Bouygues Construction are building on their partnership in order to drive digital transformation in the construction industry. of new cloud-based, mobile-enabled approaches using a construction virtual twin.

“We are convinced that a renaissance of the construction industry is possible – one that will make it more sustainable and affordable,” Dassault Systèmes Chairman and CEO Bernard Charlès said. “This new level of integration will reduce waste and enable the construction lifecycle by providing new capabilities to site workers to collaborate and innovate.”

The companies teamed up in 2017, reinforced their commitment to reinventing the construction industry in 2020, and announced the latest enhancement of their partnership in Spring 2021. The most recent development builds off the success of prior projects. The goal is to transform the industry’s fragmented, multiscale ecosystems and address sustainability challenges.

They’ll focus on the capacity to collaborate throughout the lifecycle of a project by the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, where interactions with developers, architects, subcontractors, suppliers, customers and operating companies are simplified and streamlined. Further, creation of a construction virtual twin will serve from design to operation by helping industrialize project management. Ultimately, a broad portfolio of tailor-made, qualitative functionalities aims to increase productivity in the field, improve quality, reduce errors, facilitate compliances with new sustainability standards, and enable greater predictability on project delivery.

To that end, three industry solution experiences based on Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform will be applied to the construction sector: “Integrated Built Environment,” “Inclusive Urban Future” and “Building Design for Fabrication.”

“Each project is unique, with its own specific set of demands. The challenges we face to meet the requirements of usage are becoming increasingly complex,” said Bouygues Chairman and CEO Philippe Bonnave. “Through our partnership with Dassault Systèmes, we are taking a different approach to developing the way we construct for our customers’ benefit, and potentially to improving how the sector addresses environmental challenges. This revolution can only be achieved by involving all project stakeholders in the creation of a virtual twin. Such a high level of collaboration calls for a single digital platform that will bring this ecosystem together.”

Check out the full announcement on the expanded partnership between 3DS and Bouygues Construction. Learn more about Dassault Systèmes’ solutions for the Construction, Cities and Territories industry

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