Single Source of Truth for KSC's Data
KSC needed to improve its approach and business process workflows when developing and using shop drawings. Even though different departments had parallel workflows at the same time, they were not pulling from a single source of information.
The following priority project goals were identified: 1) Enable all departments to collaborate in one model: marketing, estimators, project managers, VDC/design, trades, shop drawings, field verification, fabricators, and installation 2) Create a single source workflow for all the departments to collaborate together more efficiently 3) Bring the diverse needs – user input, changes, updates – all together so everyone is on the same page
Initially, a Business Process Workflow performance improvement pilot project was implemented including: 1) Discovery and assessment of skills 2) Determining the improvements that are needed 3) A solution roadmap 4) Formal implementation plan for software, including Autodesk BIM 360, Revit and Inventor 5) Training Later, the production team will be added to the Business Process Workflow improvement project.
The Revit model became the single source that every department pulls information from. Every person in the company that needs access to information is able to refer to the same data source. The solution also resulted in significant reduced time and materials cost, reduced redundant rework and revisions.
With the partnership of Applied Software, the KSC team can now fulfill its “start to finish” commitment to its projects and continue to grow its VDC team to take advantage of a strong construction market.