EBC is a Canadian-based general contractor that focuses on creating value on large-scale, ambitious projects through collaboration and innovation across the building, mining, and infrastructure sectors. To eliminate risk associated with traditional construction asset tracking, EBC uses BIM 360 within Autodesk Construction Cloud™ for construction data management to create a collaborative virtual environment where every project team member can access the correct information at the right time.
With BIM 360, asset management workflows are directly linked to better forecast and manage workers on the jobsite. Because it’s all integrated, it’s easy to see when specific equipment is planned for installation, so EBC can schedule the right amount of people to be on the jobsite to safely manage deliveries.
Plus, BIM 360 asset tracking enables EBC to plan the use of their owned and managed assets across multiple simultaneous projects to ensure the equipment is available on each job site when it is needed. This insight into materials reduces project risk and decreases loss of equipment.
“With BIM 360, we can support the entire lifecycle. By continually tracking and managing assets and equipment on the platform, we can anticipate any issues that will arise during the project so we are successful in collaborating and supporting the information that will be transitioned or shared between the various stakeholders on a project.”
Disruption and delays are almost inevitable, especially on large, complex, and ambitious construction projects. BIM 360 asset tracking enables EBC to pivot quickly around delays caused by vendors, global disruptions, and partners.
The visibility and transparency provided by construction asset tracking in BIM 360 means that all project stakeholders can be involved in real-time decision-making in response to delayed materials and shipments, leading to more trust, collaboration, and better outcomes.
Managing assets in BIM 360 also helps EBC keep track of vendor and subcontractor performance. Suppose a vendor frequently delays shipments, or a subcontractor fails to show up with proper resources regularly. In that case, the data aids in making better decisions around who to hire in the future.
“When we’ve got a vendor or a subcontractor that’s not showing up at the jobsite on the expected date. We can just turn around and look at other vendors and other assets and get them onsite asap.”
The ability to track and manage assets and equipment from design through construction primes EBC for construction handovers. With a platform that simplifies information, owners can easily access project data for the long term management of an asset. This leads to more business, now and in the future.
With BIM 360, EBC has successfully deployed a digital assets management process that reduces project risk and improves project outcomes by connecting asset tracking and management from end to end throughout the project lifecycle.
“When customers can see how much things cost, that creates a huge level of trust. Asset tracking with BIM 360 provides transparency and enables clear discussions around the cost of materials, labor, and the reasons for any timeline disruptions. This transparency leads to better relations and better outcomes, as well as more successful construction handovers.”
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L'Ancienne-Lorette, QC, Canada