As construction technology continues to advance in the virtual world, integrating the complex realities of real world construction will be critical for keeping the model on track to maintain a single source of truth about a project.
Building in the virtual world provides a living, breathing 3D digital vision of a project as conceived by the architect and designed virtually by Revit/CAD detailers. About the only thing missing from the building model these days are the complexities of the physical jobsite and the people charged with turning a 3D model into reality.
The real-world is never as clean and flexible as the virtual world, plans change, deliveries are late, trades are delayed, cranes don’t arrive on time, and vendors don’t always send the correct materials—the list goes on. In the real world, things happen for all sorts of reasons, which is also something almost impossible to account for in the model, but critical to measuring the success of a project.
For most contractors connecting the constantly changing materials, tradespeople, and workflow processes from a brick and mortar project to a virtual project can be slow and painful undertaking. At BuildCentrix we’ve already connected materials, people, and processes in the real world. Now we’re connecting data from the real world to data from the virtual world into a seamless process for all trades.
From the project’s model to the people, materials, equipment, and processes that make it happen, BuildCentrix will provide the digital and human interfaces to help contractors improve efficiency and reduce costs on every project. ■