As construction projects become more complex and the lines between traditional phases of construction — design, plan, build, operate — continue to blur, general contractors are taking on more risks as well as responsibilities.
These changes necessitate a new way of doing things, particularly in the early stages of a project. The industry is not only ready for a digital transformation, it is already in process.
In order to stay competitive, general contractors need to keep up with digital transformation by adopting technologies like Building Information Modeling (BIM) and cloud-based workflows for virtual design and construction (VDC).
Making the move from CAD to BIM
By moving from 2D to BIM technology for 3D modeling, coordination, and material quantification you can give your projects more predictability.
|Save time and money that comes with costly rework by solving problems using a 3D digital model|
|Gain cost assurance to improve forecast accuracy of project margins|
|Increase project win rate with more accurate and efficient bids|
|Reduce constructability issues on site with better project coordination and clash detection|
|Optimise schedule durations for project efficiencies and returned savings|
Take the next step in your digital transformation
Autodesk’s platform of tools and coordinated workflows offers valuable opportunities for data flow across disciplines. By starting your transition to the cloud during the early phases of design and planning, you and your teams are better equipped to control project risks during construction.
Discover how you can unlock a smarter way of working with virtual design and construction workflows. Fill out the form below to access the general contractor’s guide