Construction

Challenging Construction to Work Smarter

Delivering leading technology solutions and services to increase construction capability and capacity

The construction sector is going through a period of significant change. While economic conditions and a highly competitive market ensures that margins remain tight, technological change, BIM, and alternative ways of working, e.g. offsite construction, are creating opportunities for companies involved in construction to innovate and differentiate themselves from the competition. The client’s requirements for smarter and more environmentally friendly buildings also provides a number of challenges and opportunities for those operating in this sector.

Those trying to manage the construction process are faced with the challenge of delivering high quality projects in a cost-effective way, while maintaining the safety of all their employees. Luckily, there is now a huge quantity of data which can help inform every decision, the key is to manage it in a way that allows complete control and quick analysis.

Symetri provide leading technology solutions and services which increase the capability and capacity of all those involved in the construction process, including:

  • Digital Transformation - The knowledge, solutions and support to enable digital transformation focused on satisfying each client’s value drivers and desired outcomes
  • Project Support - The resource, solutions and support to ensure the successful delivery of projects in a BIM compliant fashion
  • Implementation and Adoption – Provision of technology solutions, including the support, training and consultancy needed for their successful adoption

The benefits of digital construction

Ensure compliance

... With BIM standards and client requirements

Reduce rework

... right first time

Reduce risk

... less on-site man hours

Consistency of delivery

... defined standards

Increase efficiency

... accurate data capture and management

Improve quality

... less discrepancies at handover

Increase control

... instantly assess impact of required changes

Increase capacity

... outsource work to our team 

Digitising Construction

Several reports have shown that while technology has had a massive impact in increasing productivity across almost all sectors, construction has yet to see the same positive impact, this is set to change. Those construction companies who can take advantage of mobile technology, integrated management solutions, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, IOT, robotics/drones, BIM, augmented reality/virtual reality, 3D printing, and digital twins are likely to have a significant competitive advantage and see massive gains in terms of productivity. Symetri’s consultancy teamwork in partnership with construction companies to identify how technology adoption can be used to drive the desired changes to their business.

Building Data

There is a huge amount of data generated which needs to be managed during the construction process. The change in working practices necessitated by BIM requires all information to be captured and managed in a standardised, consistent, and complete format to meet client specified requirements. Both construction companies and the client are now taking responsibility for the management of the Common Data Environment required to effectively manage this data collection. The increased engagement from owner/occupiers is due to a better understanding of the benefits accurate data can bring to them post-handover and for the entire lifecycle of the building. Symetri support construction companies and clients in the management of data by providing technology, advice around best practice adoption, and in some cases the BIM or Information Manager to govern it.

Off-site Construction

In order to increase efficiency and safety, many construction companies are looking to carry out as much work as possible away from the construction site. There are huge benefits to doing this where possible in terms of increased quality, increased consistency, reduced downtime and reduced wastage.

Symetri are uniquely positioned to support those looking to undertake off-site construction projects with specialists capable of supporting your design, manufacturing, and construction teams. Symetri can take a holistic view of your current processes and provide the best solution and support to increase the efficiency of your operations.

Case Studies

BIM 360 Brings Real-time Inter-office Collaboration to Leading Consultancy Practice

Bailey Partnership wanted to gain the benefits of sharing architectural models, in addition to documents and data. They knew they could work more tightly if teams could share in real-time, contribute to models, and avoid the tedium previously associated with sending 2D drawings between offices, with all the time loss that such a process entailed.

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1st Horizon - EdgeWise

The end of 3D modelling workarounds: 1st Horizon makes its geospatial survey workflows faster, with EdgeWise

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Training courses

AutoCAD for MicroStation Users 

No two CAD packages are exactly alike. But as technology progresses, MicroStation and AutoCAD are getting more and more alike with each new version. However, MicroStation and AutoCAD are still different CAD packages. This 3-day AutoCAD for MicroStati ...

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Training courses

Navisworks for Lead Designer

This course is intended to allow new users to understand in detail the capabilities of Navisworks software as a project review and coordination tool. The course also considers the part that Navisworks software plays within the wider context of Buildi ...

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