Building a structure is an ambitious project which requires the implementation of project management that is clear and understandable to all. Many rules, some of which are implicit, are rigorously followed in order to guarantee the success of the project: division of the project into phases, organisation of teams and roles, etc. However, for the time being, no consensus seems to have been reached on standard digital organisation for a construction project. This is why, in this article, we will share 5 key tips for optimising the organisation and digital management of your projects.
1. Create an environment conducive to information sharing
In a construction project, collaboration is a key factor for success. The teams need to communicate constantly to ensure the smooth running of the project, right from the design phase. However, it is also important to respect the exchange and validation channels imposed by the industry and the relations between stakeholders. As a construction specialist, Kairnial has designed its platform to facilitate the organisation of these exchanges. With EDM, each stakeholder is allocated a level of rights allowing them to consult or modify documents and the BIM model.
2. Interact continuously on the digital model
The main issue in the design phase is of course ensuring that the needs of the project owner and the architectural, technical and budgetary proposals provided by project management match up. In order to speed up this process, BIM is an undeniable ally that facilitates discussions and visualisation of the project. This is why Kairnial is fully compatible with BIM and goes further, by offering you the possibility of storing your BIM model on the application whether in IFC or Revit format and of interacting directly with the latter thanks to BCF (BIM Collaboration Format).
3. Carry out all business processes on the platform
The days of paper pushing are almost over and it is common to use Excel to prepare for the future site or to use the company's Drive to share documents. This general-purpose software is, by definition, not specifically designed for construction. The Kairnial platform is totally adapted to your challenges and allows you to digitise your business processes such as the sharing of sketches, basic preliminary design and detailed preliminary design or to ensure the sign-off procedure for execution plans.
4. Integrate compliance and quality requirements
Designing involves planning! Just as we protect parquet floors before we start painting, it is essential to prepare for the use of digital during the future stages of the project right from the design stage. Thus, you can plan ahead for all quality and safety checks which must be carried out during the execution phase of the works. These checks can be tied in with 2D plans but also with elements of the BIM model. The field teams will just have to open the application to consult the forms and complete them on site. No more unpleasant surprises!
5. Call on experts to configure your digital tools
In the same way that you use a project owner BIM to draft your BIM agreement, it is strongly recommended to rely on business expertise such as Kalidoc to configure your Kairnial EDM. Experts will thus organise the entire tree structure of your platform and set up the monitoring of the progress of the various procedures such as sign-offs. You can therefore focus on your core business.
As you can see, digitising the management of your construction project offers many advantages for all teams, right from the design phase. In short, it is an undeniable means of improving quality and optimising productivity around construction projects.
The question is no longer “will you digitise the management of your projects” but “when are you going to drive digitisation in your projects by connecting all stakeholders to your Kairnial platform?”