Easier Collaboration So Construction Projects Get Done Faster

When was the last time you heard that a construction project was finishing ahead of schedule? Keeping everyone involved in a construction project on the same page can seem like an endless battle.

The pandemic forced every organization to rethink how they do business. Now that more people work from home or remote offices, challenges are amplified. Construction companies must enable employees to work together more efficiently as workplaces become increasingly spread out.

We’ll review some of the challenges construction companies are experiencing as well as opportunities beyond drafting to transform construction processes and collaboration.

Construction Challenges Today

One of the challenges facing construction projects today is that those outside of engineering or project management often aren’t able to stay apprised of project issues and status. Even if they have access to the necessary technologies and systems, the complex nature and wide variety of engineering tools don’t facilitate collaboration.

Therefore, in-person meetings, data extractions, screen captures, emails, phone calls, Excel spreadsheets, and more litter a technology environment with disparate systems that don’t speak the same language. Keeping an audit trail of such data is overwhelming and practically impossible.

Approvals from critical stakeholders can become bottlenecks that impede fast and efficient progress. Consider the typical construction project. Constant challenges include knowing who is working on what, when each project segment is due, what is causing delays, and how to resolve the problems causing the delays.

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Effective Communication and Feedback in Construction

Effective communication and feedback play essential roles in every construction project. It isn’t easy to effectively present concepts or project milestones, especially to non-technical stakeholders who need concrete evidence for decision-making yet may not fully comprehend the engineering reasons behind construction decisions.

Everyone on the team, including stakeholders, needs easily accessible tools that provide a window into the construction project to participate in real-time status updates. Enabling all non-technical stakeholders to participate early in the design and project-review process and easily view all issues in their various stages—with the associated priorities—supports front-end collaboration, preventing potential downstream problems that can slow down or halt construction.

Streamline Collaboration with 3DEXPERIENCE® DraftSight

3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight connects your preferred 2D CAD solution to the cloud for access to new design and data management capabilities, and it brings together two market-leading technologies: DraftSight and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to address common challenges in the design space today.

3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight offers project stakeholders everything they need to design, manage, and connect, thereby improving productivity, ensuring traceability, and speeding your construction project to completion.

Imagine an environment where it is easy to communicate, identify issues, and propose resolutions. Communication becomes a snap because all team members, from engineers to project managers to executives, can participate in the project review process by connecting in a single environment. Potential issues are discovered earlier, so they are less costly to resolve. And everyone on the team has instant access to updates made by other contributors. This enables real-time, enhanced decision-making and quicker time-to-decision and efficiency, ultimately leading to faster construction.

3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight is part of the 3DEXPERIENCE Works portfolio of cloud solutions, bringing all your key stakeholders together on a single collaborative platform. Once you connect to the platform, you are connected to multiple, purpose-built solutions. 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight enables designers to create and share designs quickly and easily, allowing key stakeholders to give feedback throughout the product development phase with all the design data stored securely in the cloud.

Take the First Step in Accelerating your Construction Projects!

Making drawings and project information accessible to the entire team anytime and anywhere, 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight turns 2D CAD design and document management from isolated activities to transparent collaboration and success.

What can DraftSight do to help with your construction challenges? Visit the 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight product page or request a demo from your local reseller.

Proven DWG-file-based CAD at the best value on the market. DraftSight, brought to you by Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE company, has been trusted by millions of users worldwide. DraftSight provides a familiar, intuitive 2D drafting experience with options for advanced productivity tools, 3D design capabilities, parametric constraints, and flexible licensing options including perpetual licenses and network licenses for organizations with multiple users or sites. DraftSight’s command and file compatibility and support for legacy drawings and data like Dynamic Blocks facilitate a quick transition from AutoCAD with a minimal learning curve. Visit DraftSight.com to learn more.