People familiar with BIM/VDC technology know how valuable it can be in the planning stages of any construction project, especially complex, asset-intensive builds that require extra careful planning. But all too often, the moment construction begins, a painstakingly crafted 3D model gets squashed into 2D site documentation, changes get made, and the 3D model no longer bears any resemblance to what’s actually getting built.
But thanks to a transformational new approach, BIM/VDC technology—and the experts who know how to work with it—can now achieve a whole new level of value across the entire life cycle of any construction project, before, during and after it’s been built.
Traditional Limitations: People, Processes and Perceptions
Historically, BIM/VDC is a technology that is usually reserved for large, complicated projects—even though it’s just as beneficial for a project of any size. And while more than 90% of all construction engineers are familiar with the technology in general, less than half think they have the training required to take advantage of it.
Other factors have prevented more widespread adoption of BIM/VDC technologies, including:
- Uncertain ROI—especially when the as-built reality strays so quickly from the original models.
- Interoperability issues—BIM systems often clash with other systems, and integration can be expensive and time-consuming.
- Staffing—As noted above, not everybody feels qualified to work with BIM/VDC solutions, and builders and property managers are reluctant to invest in new specialists or training.
- Process disruption—BIM/VDC solutions sometimes require changes in existing management processes and protocols, and not everyone is willing to make those adjustments.
- Lack of access and open collaboration—Perhaps most importantly, unless cBIM/VDC models are made available to all the right people, including people without the training required to build one, there’s no hope of it delivering value after construction begins.
- Costs—While it is possible to rescan an environment and reflect it in a 3D model, those methods have historically been too expensive and complicated for wide-spread usage.
A Shift in Thinking
In short, the biggest limitations to BIM/VDC have been a combination of how they’ve been designed, how they’ve been used, who gets to use them, and how quickly they become outdated once the real-world construction environment changes.
But the potential for BIM/VDC technology to revolutionize construction beyond the design and planning phase remains undeniable. What we need is a new approach.
So what if there were an easy way to make sure BIM remained an accurate reflection of the as-built environment across planning, construction and post-construction?
What if you could immediately see the differences between the original design intent and the as-built environment, across construction and post-construction?
What if tracking construction progress against the BIM model were as simple as conducting a standard walk-through with a consumer-quality 360 camera?
What if you could let your BIM/VDC let you see what’s going on at a site at any given moment, anticipate problems before they happen, and manage complexities and changes remotely?
What if your BIM/VDC platform adapted to how you work, instead of the other way around?
By being able to track construction progress against the BIM across the entire lifecycle of any project, without having to use a 3D scanner, the potential to drive value becomes virtually limitless.
And that’s where Cupix comes in.
Unleashing the Full Potential of BIM/VDC Across the Entire Built-World Lifecycle
By eliminating the traditional barriers to broader BIM/VDC adoption, Cupix has helped customers achieve an average savings of $400,000 per project, per year. And much of that is because our flagship solution, CupixWorks 2.0, gives all our customers 100% visibility into their projects across the entire life cycle of their construction projects, whether it’s in the planning phase, the construction phase, or the management phase. And that’s something only Cupix can provide.
One of the most transformative features of the Cupix platform is the ease and flexibility of site capture. With a consumer-quality 360 camera, builders can conduct a simple walk-around to capture the latest updates of their site, which are then uploaded and used to track construction progress against the original design intent or project schedule. Video, cluster and drone shots are also available for harder-to-capture spaces, whether they’re indoors, outdoors, in the dark or above the ceiling. In other words, no part of your as-built environment remains in the dark. Which means every part of your BIM model always adds value, even after construction begins and the change orders start rolling in.
Another great feature of CupixWorks 2.0 is the ability to customize how people access and use the platform. We’ve cracked the code on secure collaboration and customization. If your team has well-established processes, you can adjust CupixWorks 2.0 to work how you work. If you and your team are new to using BIM/VDC post-planning, we have proven templates to get you up and running quickly. It’s our goal to give everybody the maximum benefits from their 3D models, no matter what their level of technical sophistication. But if you’re an experienced BIM/VDC expert, CupixWorks 2.0 is the digital playground you’ve been looking for.
But what we hear most frequently from our customers is how fair our pricing is. Other vendors charge their customers based on a percentage of their overall project budget. Cupix bases its pricing only on how much and when you use our solution. That lets builders and owners of any size benefit from our solution, whether they’re planning their next project, building their next facility, or managing their portfolio of properties.
Upgrade Your Future
So what could you do with a solution like CupixWorks 2.0? How much time and money could it save you? And what could it do for your company’s reliability, reputation and repeat business?
To find out more about CupixWorks 2.0, visit https://www.cupix.com/solutions.