Buildings

Shaping the built environment requires an integration of transparency, efficiency, cohesion, and craftsmanship.

Replace Problem-Solving with Future Testing

"Future-Testing" lets AECO teams anticipate issues before they become problems, take advantage of innovative ideas, and gain a competitive edge.

Business challenge

Secure a Resilient Future

Planners and designers need to consider a building's maintenance costs, long-term impact on the surrounding environment, ability to respond to disasters, and more. To support a building's lifecycle from design, through construction, and into operation, it is critical to adopt environmentally-friendly materials, to test "what if" scenarios in 3D, to design facilities that can respond flexibly to occupants' needs, and to be efficiency-conscious of operational efficiency based on dynamic IOT data.

Business challenge

Respect the Art

Architects are expected to deliver multiple concepts under restrictive timeframes to win a project. Faster iterations allow the creation and evaluation of more designs, converging on higher-quality concepts. After the project is awarded, material and fabrication realities threaten the artistic integrity, quality, and scope of the building—unless the model is fortified with early input from downstream project contributors.

It’s so nice to be able to bring everything together in parametric terms. It’s almost like there’s nothing you can’t make.

Tomohiro Matsunaga
Lead engineer for 3D modeling, Kengo Kuma & Associates
Business challenge

Modernize Your Craft

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 would not be able to attain the level of control and detail required to complete the Botswana Innovation Hub without the 3DEXPERIENCE technologies

John Cerone
Associate Principal, SHoP Architects
Business challenge

Maximize Project Outcomes

The project-based nature and fragmentation of the AECO 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.

Simulations were critical for analyzing the assembly of the full structure and all the components of the building. We found the fastest way to construct it by optimizing the full project delivery process.

Javier Glatt
Co-founder and CEO, CadMakers
Business challenge

Create Collectively

Each construction project brings a new combination of team members and stakeholders. 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 discipline. Taking a holistic approach to the project and referencing a visualization of the outcome helps to keep everyone in sync.

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables an evolutionary process because it is flexible and open.

Chris Sharples
Founding Partner, SHoP Architects

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