Platform centric approach – A Transformative Solution
The traditional paper-based design review process has its limitations, often leading to delays, miscommunications, and costly errors. Fortunately, a platform-centric approach is emerging as a transformative solution, offering the construction industry a more efficient way to review designs and make critical decisions.
In this presentation Arsen Safaryan, Director Information & Data Management, SEVEN, explains how SEVEN has adopted a platform centric approach in more efficient design review and decision making that has already proven value to the company’s overall operational improvement.
The Challenge of Traditional Design Review
Traditional design review processes in construction typically involve physical drawings, documents, and on-site meetings. These methods are not only time-consuming but also prone to various challenges, including:
Delays: Coordinating meetings and sharing physical documents can lead to project delays, hindering progress.
Version Control: Managing multiple versions of drawings and documents can result in confusion and errors.
Communication Gaps: Miscommunications between project stakeholders can occur due to the lack of real-time collaboration and feedback mechanisms.
Costs: The printing and distribution of physical documents incur significant costs over time.
The Platform-Centric Solution
A platform-centric approach leverages digital technologies and collaborative platforms to streamline the design review and decision-making process. Here’s how it is transforming the construction industry:
Centralised Collaboration: Digital platforms provide a centralised space for all project stakeholders to access and review design documents and models. This fosters real-time collaboration and ensures that everyone is working with the most up-to-date information.
Efficient Workflow: Workflows can be customised to match the project’s specific needs. Stakeholders can review, comment, and approve documents and designs seamlessly, reducing bottlenecks and improving efficiency.
Version Control: Digital platforms maintain a version history, making it easy to track changes and ensure that the latest revisions are always available.
Accessibility: Stakeholders can access the platform from anywhere, reducing the need for physical meetings and enabling remote collaboration.
Enhanced Decision Making: With real-time access to project data and design changes, decision-makers can make informed choices promptly, reducing the risk of costly errors.
The platform-centric approach is revolutionising design review and decision-making in construction by bringing the industry into the digital age. With its centralization of collaboration, efficient workflows, enhanced accessibility, and improved decision-making, construction projects are experiencing reduced delays, lower costs, and higher-quality outcomes.
As the construction industry continues to evolve, embracing digital platforms for design review and decision-making is no longer an option but a necessity. This transformative approach not only accelerates project timelines but also ensures that construction projects are executed with precision and efficiency, ultimately leading to greater success and customer satisfaction.