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BIM and Dassault Systèmes

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Transformation of the construction value network

 Sustainability and environmental concerns are key issues within the construction industry. Knowing that 40% of the total waste materials created are produced by the construction industry, it seems mandatory to allow efficient changes. From scratch to building, all actors are touched by those issues.

By 2030, members of the European Union agreed on decreasing by 55% greenhouse gas emissions, impacting and challenging construction industry. Taking into consideration environmental considerations can only be done successfully by reshaping construction processes and implementing virtual twins to enhance the whole supply chain (Building sustainability starts from component and supply chain sustainability.)

The construction industry is facing extreme demands for speed, sustainability and customization. The only way to meet these demands is to break free of the constraints of today’s trade-based prefabrication and subcontractor coordination mentalities.

Productization drives more value, offers more scalability and bypasses financial sinkholes rampant in trade-based industrialized processes. As productization becomes more widespread, construction value chain players will reorganize and collaborate more closely through virtual twins. General Contractors  will serve as prime integrators of multi-trade modules, specialty contractors will morph into virtual makers and microfactories will become more prevalent.

Forward-thinking business leaders are already adjusting their business models around virtualized processes and digital deliverables. Construction teams will ultimately maximize value with integration-ready construction modules that include multi-trade assemblies, generative variants and standardized interfaces. 

What about the construction industry transformation by Dassault Systèmes and Bouygues Construction ?

At Dassault Systèmes, we know the specificities of the construction industry. This project-based industry has nothing in compare due to its fragmented ecosystem and personalized project model. Not any project is similar to one another: standardization cannot be applied to infrastructures & buildings.

This is why our company aims at providing to all concerned actors a unique and collaborative platform for all stakeholders. All data, from the conception to the building and maintenance, localized in one single place, accessible anywhere at any moment: a single moment of truth. In another words, adopting this moment of truth means accessing one unique source of truth on all documents and information related to the virtual twins.

Dassault Systèmes is here to help the industry from shifting to a document centric approach to a model based approach.

This adoption could not be realizable without our partnership with Bouygues Construction. The French company has made a long-term commitment to reinvent the construction industry and make it more efficient and sustainable.

Bouygues Construction choose Dassault Systèmes to create a new digital management platform. This new digital platform addresses environmental issues, security and health of employees, improvement of productivity, all in integrating the digital transformation in the construction industry.

The integration of this project took place by integrating Dassault Systèmes teams into Bouygues Construction ones, and not the other way around: doing a “live my life” in order to understand the way Bouygues Construction is doing things and is working to facilitate the worksite execution process.

Together, using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, this partnership succeed in reshaping the former Art Deco Leclerc swimming pool into a modern, dual-purpose facility for art and sports. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform helped the French company to combine technical prowess, bold architecture and high environmental standards. Bouygues construction committed itself to a radical evolution of its construction approach, improving their own traditional ways of working (using paper, wall displays…) while shifting to digital. Their main ambition: building

Ultimately, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is helping Bouygues Construction to redefine its future and the modus operandi of the industry. Their main ambition: building the next generation of solutions that will address the construction industry’s key challenges and support customization at scale.