WA Projects Ltd Supports Global Teams with BIM 360
Working on one model from multiple locations for BIM has been the holy grail for WA Projects, a leader in providing BIM architecture and visualization services to large international practices, since first using Autodesk Revit in 2006. They were sending BIM models back and forth using email, FTP and other means. The process was time-consuming and challenging on: up and down-loading of large files, re-linking of files, correcting or avoiding abortive parallel work, corruption of files and others.
VietCAD helped WA Projects already in earlier years to experiment with many collaboration solutions, all of which had their own inherent issues, and managed to minimize named challenges. However the process of file transfer limited the size and type of projects that could be shared. Then in 2015, with the arrival of Autodesk BIM 360 (Collaboration for Revit), we had a game-changer and it was adopted fully by WA Project later on in 2018.
To demonstrate that the solution worked stable and efficiently, Autodesk BIM 360 (Collaboration for Revit) was set up for WA Project UK architects to test live between their UK and our office in Vietnam. This was the first time having the ability to work on one model from different locations around the globe in the same way as working on a central file located in the office. It took a further couple of years of discussions before the first real project was executed using Autodesk BIM 360.
The international practices of WA Project that we have been supporting now expanded their use of BIM 360 with us, between their own offices and/or with other design team members. Projects are more efficiently resourced which lead to improvements and confidence in program delivery. The management of drawing programs for large complex projects was eased by being able to increase team sizes at particularly intensive points in the program, whilst retaining full control of the work and model.
VietCAD supported our long-term customer, WA Projects, with solutions throughout the years until the adoption of Autodesk BIM 360 in 2018 opened the possibility of a much more flexible collaboration on projects. The single most attractive element is always having the up to date model available to all members of the team, ready to work on by whoever needs to when they need to, independent of their geographic location.