Digital Construction Management
Digital Construction management (DCM) is a professional service that oversees the planning, design, and construction of a project from start to finish using specific project management methodologies. The objectives of Digital construction management are to keep a project’s time/delivery, cost, and quality under control—a concept known as the “project management triangle” or “three constraints.” All project delivery methods, including design-bid-build, design-build, CM At-Risk, and Public-Private Partnerships, are compatible with CM. Professional Digital construction management is sometimes reserved for large-scale, high-budget projects (commercial real estate, transit infrastructure, industrial facilities, and military infrastructure).
Keeping project timetables on pace relies heavily on visibility. Analog-based methods, on the other hand, make acquiring deep visibility difficult. Through graphic representations of data, 3D BIM helps expedite project delivery by allowing participants to walk through the construction process step-by-step throughout the design and planning phases, predicting potential problems with design, building processes, workflow, safety, and other issues. The addition of 4D BIM to 3D models adds the element of time, making seamless schedule planning and real-time schedule adjustment possible. 4D data also allows for more efficient resource allocation and provides insight into how a pace project management is proceeding.
Importance of digital construction management
The transition to a fully digital future in pace project management
While companies increasingly recognize the value of digital construction management in helping them meet project deadlines and objectives, they are often hesitant to commit to a company-wide adoption and cling to outdated processes and software tools that don’t always work well with other stakeholders. The lack of a single source, connected data environment contributes to project errors, which can lead to costly delays, lost productivity, and even project failure.
Ongoing Added Value — From project to project, the value delivered should always surpass the investment.
Reduced Complexity—Without being aware of the technology behind the transformation, businesses should only notice improvements in their normal work routines.
Implementing digital construction management successfully requires:
Operational Efficiency—Any process that is digitized must be more efficient.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) and a networked data environment offer both broad and comprehensive views of all phases of a project, assisting in the mitigation or avoidance of difficulties that can cause a project to stall. The ability of a fully digital construction management process to be both predictive and reactive is a significant benefit. Digital twinning using BIMs, in contrast to earlier digital forms, goes beyond simply speeding up analog operations to pushing changes in core project management methods, minimizing project delays. The usage of digital construction management from the beginning helps to identify potential issues. Because twins are updated continuously during construction, faults can be identified early and corrected rapidly. And with the addition of time, costing, and quantities, digital twins can control every aspect of the project life cycle.
From start to finish, Digital construction management involves the complete planning, coordination, and control of a construction project. The goals of project management are to deliver a project that satisfies the needs of the client on time and budget, with acceptable risk, quality, and safety.
Project managers frequently earn their jobs by demonstrating effective management of similar-value initiatives. The development of teamwork is critical to their project management success. As a result, high-quality construction with a smooth and consistent progression is achieved. A good construction crew prevents mismanagement of construction supplies, untidiness on the job site, and construction flaws, lowering the overall project cost.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) and a networked data environment offer both broad and comprehensive views of all phases of a pace project management, assisting in the mitigation or avoidance of difficulties that can cause a project to stall.
The use and deployment of digital tools to improve the delivery and operation of the built environment are known as digital construction. In general, words will translate to safer, more efficient, and collaborative delivery, operation, and renewal of our built environment.
BIM, cloud computing, reality modeling, AI, and other digital construction management technologies are currently in use.
In general, words will translate to safer, more efficient, and collaborative delivery, operation, and renewal of our built environment. It will ensure that we achieve a better result at every stage of an asset’s life cycle.
Technology has changed the way we communicate, shop for products and services, and even go grocery shopping. It’s no surprise, then, that the property and construction industries have slowly but steadily begun to recognize the advantages of the ever-evolving technology environment in which we now live and work.
Professionals who are young and tech-savvy are entering the workforce. They’ve just recently experienced a world without technology, and they’re eager to put it to work in this industry.