The objective of Digital Integration is to increase the quality of data, exchange, conversion speed, and advanced analytics. There is a need for the development of a single source of truth for AECO companies, which can support transparent project delivery. This requires a platform capable of collection, analysis, and dissemination of project data.
Despite improvements in technology and practices, productivity in the AECO industry remains fairly stagnant. Companies have adopted various tools and software applications, but no real impact on the productivity index has been made. This is because the AECO industry is still operating in a highly fragmented way by adopting different systems simultaneously for different jobs. This disconnected technology adoption landscape will not secure long-term success. SO an integrated approach is needed.
An integrated platform or a Digital 5D BIM platform covers the entire lifecycle of building projects, from planning, construction, to operation and maintenance. With an integrated platform at the beginning, it is much easier to standardize workflows and adapt to changes as multiple modules interact and share data, ensuring all relevant parties are kept informed throughout relevant stages of the workflow.