Transforming Project Delivery in 3 steps with Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro

By William Reynolds | Collaboration, Data Management

As the AEC industry accelerates to a new era of digitization, the way Architects, Engineers, and Construction professionals work is being transformed. In order to deliver projects better, faster, and with less risk, the industry is finding new ways of working that facilitate rich collaboration between disciplines and ensure the seamless flow of data across the entire project lifecycle.


Project Delivery is more than just delivering on a contract. In its broadest terms, it’s about how project data is organized, coordinated, structured, and streamlined for real-time collaboration, data-driven decision making, and risk mitigation – whether the project is Design-Bid-Build, Private-Public-Partnership, or any other model.


As the foundation of this digital transformation, BIM is revolutionizing the way projects are developed and delivered across industries adding intelligence and efficiency to project execution – and connecting teams, data, and processes in the cloud for better project delivery.


“The power of the cloud modernizes collaboration and unites our teams. As an integrated team, we build a project based on shared information. Both horizontal and vertical infrastructure teams can coordinate design data in real-time and share the latest data with clients at any point in the project.”

David Butts, Engineering Technology Manager, Gannett Fleming


3 steps to deliver projects better, faster, and with less risk


1. Connect People: Leverage the power of real-time collaboration

Maximize efficiencies and avoid the loss of important information and insights by connecting disparate teams across offices, industries, or companies via the cloud. By setting up workflows around a common data environment, all team members and stakeholders have access to a single source of truth providing them with the right information at the right time. This real-time design collaboration leads to more transparency, less rework, and better cost control throughout the project lifecycle.


2. Connect Data: Transform data into business insights

Draw better insights out of your data to help you make better, more informed decisions. By collaborating in the cloud within a common data environment, you can gain a deeper understanding of project performance, find and quickly resolve potential issues, prioritize daily activities and, track package completion.


3. Connect Processes: Boost your project management capabilities

Connecting processes and providing teams a consistent and secure data management platform makes project management significantly more impactful. With a common data environment, project managers have complete control and visibility of project data, including access controls and cloud-based reviews of project milestones leading to better project oversight.


Cloud collaboration tools and better delivery are driving transformational change in how AEC teams, data, and processes connect. By centralizing all design and construction data in the cloud, you can simplify workflows while allowing all stakeholders to access the same platform for complete transparency and the most accurate information in real-time.


Autodesk’s portfolio of cloud collaboration solutions integrates the entire project lifecycle, from design to construction, connecting leading products like Revit, Civil 3D, and AutoCAD across one common data environment enabling you to realize better ways of working and better outcomes for your business, industry, and the built world!


Why Use BIM for Enhancing Project Delivery?

Efficient collaboration and coordination among stakeholders are crucial elements in successful construction project delivery. With the advancement of technology, tools like Building Information Modeling (BIM) Collaborative Pro have emerged to streamline project workflows and enhance communication between project participants. In this article, we explore the benefits of utilizing BIM Collaborative Pro for project delivery, highlighting its ability to improve collaboration, coordination, visualization, documentation, and overall project efficiency.


Improved Collaboration and Coordination

BIM Collaborative Pro serves as a centralized platform for architects, engineers, contractors, and subcontractors to collaborate and share information in real time. Gone are the days of relying solely on emails and phone calls for communication. This tool fosters seamless collaboration, reducing errors and enhancing overall project efficiency. With stakeholders working together on a unified platform, the potential for miscommunication and delays is significantly minimized.


Integrated Design and Construction

One of the key advantages of BIM Collaborative Pro is its ability to integrate the design and construction phases of a project. By enabling the sharing of 3D models, design files, and project data, the software facilitates early clash detection and conflict resolution. Identifying clashes between different building systems or components at the design stage saves time and reduces rework during construction. Moreover, this integration allows for better decision-making and more accurate cost estimation, benefiting both project stakeholders and clients.


Clash Detection and Coordination

BIM Collaborative Pro incorporates clash detection capabilities, which automatically identify conflicts within the 3D model. By proactively addressing clashes before construction begins, the software minimizes coordination problems and potential construction delays. This clash detection feature not only streamlines the construction process but also improves constructability by ensuring that building systems and components fit together seamlessly. As a result, the likelihood of costly rework and change orders is significantly reduced.


Improved Visualization and Communication

Effective visualization and communication are crucial for project success, and BIM Collaborative Pro excels in this area. The software provides a visual representation of the project through 3D models, rendering, and simulations. This visual representation helps stakeholders gain a better understanding of the project, enabling them to make informed decisions and provide valuable feedback. Clients, in particular, benefit from being able to visualize the final product before construction begins, leading to more accurate expectations and increased satisfaction.


Streamlined Documentation and Data Management

BIM Collaborative Pro simplifies the storage and management of project documentation, ensuring that all stakeholders have access to the most up-to-date information. By centralizing documents such as drawings, specifications, and schedules, the software minimizes confusion and conflicts arising from outdated or incomplete data. It also streamlines document control, versioning, and revision management, saving time and improving overall project efficiency.


Increased Project Efficiency and Cost Savings

By promoting collaboration, coordination, and visualization, BIM Collaborative Pro significantly improves project workflows and productivity. The early identification and resolution of clashes and issues minimize project delays and rework, ultimately leading to improved project efficiency. Additionally, the software facilitates accurate quantity take-offs and cost estimation, helping stakeholders maintain better control over budgets and potentially achieve cost savings.


Post-construction Benefits

The benefits of BIM Collaborative Pro extend beyond project completion. The software supports the delivery of an as-built model, capturing the final state of the project. This valuable asset can be utilized for facility management, maintenance, and future renovations. With a comprehensive as-built model in hand, facility managers can effectively plan and execute maintenance activities, ensuring the long-term durability and functionality of the building.


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INDUSTRIES: Architecture, Buildings, Civil Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, Construction, MEP Engineering, Structural Engineering

Published on August 6, 2022 in Collaboration, Data Management.

About the Author

Bill Reynolds is the Account Executive for Microsol Resources supporting architecture, engineering, and construction firms that focus on the latest solutions to help improve collaboration, data collection and maximize ROI for any project. Bill hails from New Haven, CT, and now lives in Philadelphia. In his free time, he enjoys running, baseball, and golf.