We can model not only the design of a building, but the end-to-end construction process itself by creating 4D schedules that link the building model to timelines. So we can more easily analyze constructability, address clashes, coordinate subcontractors, and schedule every step virtually before construction begins.
One key impact of this system is that allows us to simulate construction project planning to visually communicate and analyze project activities, helping to reduce the need for interpretation and minimize costly delays and sequencing problems.
- Link model geometry to times, costs, dates from spreadsheets, and other task data from project management software and specialist planning tools, such us MS Project.
- Use Navisworks to simulate project construction sequence and provide a better understanding of the phasing schedule by the owner and other project participants.
- Set up planned and actual times to visualize deviations from the project schedule, showing the critical path of the project.
- Use the model to layout and install equipment, track production and delivery of materials.