Cities

A healthy city needs sustainable buildings, resilient systems, effective infrastructure, and harmony between government, residents, industry and the natural environment.

Cities in the Age of Experience

Cities – like any dynamic, complex system – can benefit greatly from 3D to model, simulate and visualize cities in a virtual environment.

Business challenge

Become Irreplaceable to City Leaders

Given the complexity of today’s urban challenges, traditional urban planning techniques seem outdated. Processes and technologies from industry can guide us toward achieving truly 'smart' cities. Collaborative 3D modeling, visualization and simulation have been used for decades by designers and engineers to imagine and anticipate the behavior of complex systems. Applying such methods to cities will reveal new insights and possibilities for improving urban systems and give government officials tools they've never had before to make decisions for the benefit of residents, businesses and the natural environment.

We will capture the virtualized life of Singapore. For example, it will include demographic data about where elderly people are living, where the businesses and shopping malls and restaurants are, and what the transport schedules are. People can have access to all of that information and make sense of it.

George Loh
Director, National Research Foundation Programmes Directorate, Virtual Singapore
Business challenge

Modernize the Process of Urban Growth

Modern tools and the digitization of knowledge are revolutionizing how we plan and construct the city environment. Owners, planners, designers, engineers and construction teams are achieving unprecedented levels of precision and control. And the results are covering over all benefits for all stakeholders.

Advanced design tools enable rapid iterations and expand the realm of possibilities. Effective collaboration systems allow upstream owners to get transparency and downstream supply chain partners to contribute valuable input early in the process.

We would not be able to attain the level of control and detail required to complete this project [the Botswana Innovation Hub] without the 3DEXPERIENCE technologies.

John Cerone
Associate Principal, SHoP Architects
Business challenge

Maximize Performance to meet expectation from owners & public

The project-based nature and fragmentation of the industry makes it difficult for AEC teams to connect owners and public expectatios. It reqires to standardize on a single platform and efficiently share data. Plus, competitive bidding practices and functional silos lead to padded estimates and poor outcomes.

A more scientific process for construction requires dissecting traditional industry practices and rethinking assumptions about collaboration, execution and information. It is required that owners are in the loops. Innovations like prefabrication, 4D modeling and real-time project management tools are empowering teams to build it once and build it right to meet owners requirements.

The simulation was really an important tool for the entire team to analyze the assembly of the full structure and all the components of the building and find the fastest way to do it and the most optimized way to deliver the project.

Javier Glatt
Co-founder and CEO, CadMakers
Business challenge

Achieve Cohesion Across All City Stakeholders

Traditional methods of interaction among business and residents cannot meet current demands. Plus, increasing connectivity creates an expectation for greater public participation in shaping the urban environment. Cities that embrace collaborative 3D technologies to collect and manage publicly available data will be able to improve decision making, delivery of services and communication among stakeholders.

We need to give the right data to the right people at the right level at the right time.

George Loh
Director, National Research Foundation Programmes Directorate, Virtual Singapore