Architecture Engineering & ConstructionMarch 15, 2022

Gaining a competitive edge through smart construction

The following article is excerpted from “The Virtual Twin Experience for Smart…
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The following article is excerpted from “The Virtual Twin Experience for Smart and More Sustainable Construction” a whitepaper developed by Dassault Systèmes. To read more about virtual twin in construction industry, download the white paper here.Dassault Systèmes Construction, Cities & Territories Industry

Leading construction companies are realizing the benefits of transforming their operations through digitalization and technological innovation. Equipping companies with the Virtual Twin Experience enables smart construction, enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of project delivery.

Digital capabilities such as supply chain integration, remote employee collaboration, asset optimization, inventory management, waste reduction, digital performance management and remote assistance allow construction companies to enjoy the following benefits:

  • Lower operating and project costs
  • Connectivity and data intelligence
  • Increased operational flexibility
  • Reduced need for raw materials
  • Less waste generated
  • Employee safety and reduced risk
  • Improved liquidity

Bouygues Construction made the decision to innovate by choosing Dassault Systèmes and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. After ensuring a smooth implementation process at their worksite in Pantin, Paris, the project saw improved collaboration and productivity, more sustainable operations, as well as better employee health and safety.

“The 3DEXPERIENCE platform brings together all stakeholders around a single source of truth. All data related to the construction project—from design to execution, operations and building maintenance—is located on the platform. Implementation involved integrating Dassault Systèmes employees so they could analyze how our teams worked. This was then factored into the tool settings to simplify and facilitate the worksite execution process.”

Frédéric Gal, Business Modernization Project Director, Bouygues Construction

To construct infrastructure, buildings and smart cities of the future, companies need to take the first step with smart construction. With the global need for more sustainable industrial activity, the construction industry is expected to do its part by transforming their operations to be more environmentally friendly. This is made possible by embracing virtual twin technology and data in construction, laying the foundation for companies to enhance their operational performance, capture new business opportunities and stay ahead of the competition.

“We manage a huge mass and flow of information, so it’s about how to centralize all this information and use the best collaborative tools so that we don’t miss any information— which could jeopardize the whole operation. Our experience with the platform created support for us to work more collaboratively with ease. The support provided by Dassault Systèmes was a real help in getting people on board.”

Guilhem Bourgoin, Head of Works, Bouygues Construction

Excerpted from The Virtual Twin Experience for Smart and More Sustainable Construction, a Dassault Systèmes whitepaper. Download to learn more.

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