O3 Solutions, Inc., an industrial construction technology company providing Agile Project Management and Advanced Work Packaging solutions, introduced a comprehensive graphical work packaging technology through an integration with Autodesk Construction Cloud’s BIM 360®, powered by Autodesk’s Forge® Viewer. The new integration transforms traditional work package management by providing a single solution that addresses the entire process from concept through commissioning – leveraging the Forge Viewer to create a graphical work packaging solution and pulling in 3D virtual construction models via BIM 360 Docs.
Customers have historically done work packaging manually on paper or in complex spreadsheets, where they are unable to account for 3D models. This manual and outdated approach led to errors, slowed down the execution process, and made it difficult for construction teams to truly understand how their projects were performing against scope, schedule, and budget. With O3’s new integrated solution, customers can now fully scope packages and see 3D visualizations of package status, constraint status, and material availability. Once project packages are defined, customers can also easily share the schedule and components into BIM 360 and collaborate with others in the supply chain.
This new graphical experience works seamlessly with O3’s original non-graphical work package scoping and management tools and includes package workflow automation, status and progressing, approvals, release management, constraint management, and data management. The data collected also supports a wide range of reporting and analytics tools to provide a single, consistent interface for all levels of management from the foreman at the jobsite to project and corporate executives.
PRWeb quoted Josh Girvin, O3 CEO, as saying that everyone wins by digitizing the work packaging process. Combining 3D graphical scoping with O3’s industry leading automation platform reduces human errors, enables packaging all disciplines in a single tool, enhances team collaboration, provides unprecedented visibility into progress, and puts data in the hands of those who need it most to make solid decisions more quickly.
O3 chose to integrate with BIM 360, a construction project management solution, because of its support for models in every major industry format and Autodesk’s history of rapid product development.
James Cook, head of integrations at Autodesk Construction Solutions said that construction teams are faced with data silos every day. By incorporating the detailed information contained in construction models within BIM 360 Docs, customers can now realize the full benefit of model-based advanced work packaging.