As we just mentioned, issues are inevitable when many different teams are working on a construction project. This is where BIM starts delivering ROI. Instead of users emailing information back and forth, you simply drop a pin on the 3D model to identify the issue, and assign it to the team responsible for fixing it. Things can get messy when you have multiple people firing communications to different people about these issues. How do you know if the person you sent the issue to has received and understood it?
3D Repo Issue Tracker
In 3D Repo, this also creates a full audit trail of issues, including dates, comments, and information on who is responsible for it and by when it needs to be remedied. Using the notification centre feature in 3D Repo, users can manage their issues from one central point, removing the potential for errors in version control and loss of data. A single source of truth brings organisation and accountability.
Other Features of 3D Repo
3D Repo is Cloud-Based
The 3D Repo platform sits in the cloud, which means anyone with a web-browser and an internet connection can log in to 3D Repo and start collaborating! Having the BIM software in the browser also means there is no software to install, all parties of the project simply log in to the 3D Repo account through the web browser, and start collaborating on 3D models.
Instead of architects, consultants, and contractors sharing massive files in a time-consuming manner, they can simply point their web browser to an encrypted knowledge base to start examining each project stage virtually. The 3D Repo database sits on the Amazon servers which use the same safety technology as banks, so your private models and data are also arguably a lot safer than having it stored on the hard drives of your personal and work computer hard drives/local servers.
3D Repo has SafetiBase
Having BIM software with Health & Safety features built-in means collaborating teams can easily identify and manage risks they foresee with the design. Using 3D Repo’s SafetiBase for example means that users can identify risks and assign them to the correct team responsible for remedying the issue.
Using BIM, scenarios can be simulated before getting to site meaning teams on the project can identify issues and danger virtually and plan for it. One of the biggest benefits of BIM is its ability to detect design clashes so users can manage them before getting to site. 3D Repos Instant Clash for example could highlight in red exactly where a pipe runs through another design element of the model, allowing users to fix the issue before finding it on-site.
3D Repo’s cloud-based BIM platform now has a health and safety feature called SafetiBase built in to the software for its users. Safetibase is a cloud-based repository which uses existing best of breed solutions, including 3D Repo’s award-winning platform for Building Information Modelling (BIM), to improve risk management.
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