Infrastructure

Infrastructure is the foundation for economic and social stability. Public works projects need: team collaboration, enhanced visualization and lifecycle optimized ROI.

Industrialization Achieves Breakthroughs in Civil Design

Global infrastructure trends, challenges, innovations, and case studies featuring the Shanghai Municipal Engineering Design Institute.

Business challenge

Become Irreplaceable to Project Owners

Traditional design methods make it difficult for government officials or public committees to truly envision and understand the final project deliverables. When project owners need to make informed decisions, it’s critical to tell a compelling story, offer pure visibility into the project and communicate openly and transparently. In exchange, you will inspire trust and generate confidence that what they expect is what they’ll get. Facilitating sound decision making across the entire project team offers additional value and ensures optimal outcomes at every step of the project.

With an advanced Building Information Modeling (BIM) platform, we can improve communication between owners, make design changes with great flexibility, manage project status with precision and efficiency and recover from project delays effectively.

Lv Wei Zhang
Association Chief Engineer, IT Center, Shanghai Municipal Engineering Design Institute
Business challenge

Modernize Your Craft in Infrastructure

Modern tools and the digitization of knowledge are revolutionizing how we construct the built environment. Infrastructure designers, engineers and construction teams are achieving unprecedented levels of precision and control. And the results are astounding.

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

We worked with our supplier to develop a BIM specifically for civil engineering that is perfect for visualizing roads, bridges and tunnels. It can demonstrate our design concepts and offers precision in our presentation, even for minor features.

Junwei Wu
Deputy Director, BIM Center, Shanghai Municipal Engineering Design Institute
Business challenge

Maximize Performance to reduce waste & improve efficiency

The project-based nature and fragmentation of the industry makes it difficult for civil design and construction team to standardize on a integrated platform and efficiently share information. Plus, competitive bidding practices and functional silos lead to padded estimates and poor outcomes.

A more scientific process for civil design and construction requires dissecting traditional industry practices and rethinking assumptions about collaboration, execution and information. Innovations like prefabrication, 4D modeling and real-time project management tools are empowering teams to build it once and build it right.

We used our specialized civil engineering BIM, enabling well-planned division of work, with different engineers deployed collaboratively for components, the skeleton and the steel structure.

Junwei Wu
Deputy director of Shanghai Municipal Engineering Design Institute BIM Center
Business challenge

Achieve Cohesion Across Infrastructure Project Stakeholders

Each civil design project brings a new combination of project members. Communicating and collaborating effectively across widely dispersed, multi-national, multilingual teams is challenging. It’s critical to openly share and accurately convey data across all project contributors and to convert information to be relevant and coherent to each project stakeholders. Taking a holistic approach to the infrastructure project and referencing a visualization of the outcome as a whole helps to keep everyone in sync.

The designs, from the macro system to the micro parts, are displayed as 3D visuals, giving clarity and precision in the process of communication with all stakeholders.

Lv Wei Zhang
Association Chief Engineer, IT Center, Shanghai Municipal Engineering Design Institute

Innovation of Civil Design & Construction through our AEC Industry Solution Experiences

Our cloud-based, collaborative environments and advanced design and simulation tools can help your team significantly reduce waste and rework, improve visibility and trust across the supply chain and achieve unprecedented results.