P2S Improves Their Workflow and Collaborates Better, Despite COVID-19
P2S turns client dreams into reality with inventive, sustainable solutions fueled by the desire to make the future a better place. The elite team of 250+ engineers and technical staff at P2S Inc. have brought forward-thinking, sustainable engineering solutions to California and beyond for over 30 years. Clash Detection and Remote Collaboration The P2S engineering team was experiencing a bottleneck in their workflows. As projects progressed through their lifecycle, they were limited by licensing for Autodesk Navisworks Manage, which directly impacted their efficiency. They only had the bandwidth for one or two people to perform design review across various projects being worked on at any one time. Then came the disruption of COVID-19. Like many teams across the globe, P2S suddenly found themselves in a position where learning to design and collaborate virtually, from anywhere, was mission critical. They needed a way for everyone to get on the same page – and fast.
P2S contacted Autodesk Solution Provider KETIV to inquire about remote collaboration and design review. They wanted to create a work environment that removed bottle necking and allowed employees to perform tasks efficiently.
Employees were set up to self-serve, removing their bottleneck at the clash detection stage. Providing the engineering team with the Autodesk Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) Collection means this important capability is distributed to the team members to self-serve, allowing all BIM staff to perform their own clash detection. They quickly realized that even their less experienced BIM staff could perform these tasks as well. With COVID-19 driving their teams to work remote, P2S found themselves in a good place to complete their projects. They already stood up a base install of BIM Collaborate before the pandemic, which allowed them to start collaborating right away – learning to succeed in this ‘new normal’. They found that projects could be easily coordinated by the BIM Manager or BIM technician using Dynamo functionality within BIM Collaborate and the AEC Collection, allowing them to set up the initial views and reports for the design team to resolve clashes faster.
1) The team can deliver clash resolutions and reports faster than they could before. 2) Designers get a head start on clash resolutions, with the help of BIM Managers and BIM technicians. 3) P2S standardized clash detection for the entire team, removing the bottleneck in their workflow. 4) Less experienced BIM technicians can now self-serve and leverage Dynamo scripts to drive greater efficiency.
The P2S team's remote collaboration experience is better than expected: “We are collaborating closer with each other now, compared to the pre-pandemic, office environment. We quickly found a rhythm using Dynamo functionality in BIM Collaborate and the AEC Collection.”
- Architecture, Engineering & Construction