Collaborative Working with Construction Technology
One of the world’s leading project development and construction firms, Skanska has been implementing BIM (Building Information Modelling) on projects around the world for many years. Skanska provides understandable and accurate data for everyone with a collaborative way of working by utilising construction technology. They have been improving communication amongst project stakeholders, saving time and reducing budget, increasing the efficiency and limiting risks wherever possible.
Norway, in particular, stands out as one of the markets where BIM is frequently implemented on Skanska projects. They have been using Autodesk BIM 360 Field since 2011 to support building site documentation, safety and tidiness inspections, and quality control. Year after year, they continue to recognize these benefits even more broadly.
The Statoil Pilot Project
In 2011, Skanska Norway was challenged with constructing the Statoil Project, an office building that spans over nine floors and 67.000 square meters. The building has a spectacular architecture, it is inspired by Mikado sticks and consists of five building shells which are column-free and three floors high. To comply this project with a tight schedule, they required a dynamic and advanced tool. Thus, the relationship between Skanska and Autodesk has born through the implementation of BIM 360 in the construction field.
Skanska Norway enhanced commissioning and handover by using BIM 360 Field, saving time and staying on budget throughout the entire project lifecycle.
“The issue workflow visualized on the iPad allowed us to work 100% digitally, with no paper documents. We clearly see the benefits of using BIM 360 Field as it boosts our efficiency handling issues in the field,” says Øivind Pettersen, Project Manager/Business Development IKT for Skanska Norway
According to Pettersen, their subcontractors start to use BIM 360 Field after only an hour of training.
After the pilot project, Skanska Norway calculated a good cost-benefit ratio. And, positive feedback from subcontractors and building owners sealed the deal even further. This success story gave them the confidence to use BIM 360 Field on other projects and since then, Skanska Norway has continued to use BIM 360 Field as their main tool in every construction project.
Avoiding Rework with Safety Controls
Safety is always a top priority for Skanska Norway. In order to keep construction risks down, they use BIM 360 Field for their safety and tidiness inspections. Using BIM 360 Field has been helping them detect and fix the potential safety issues before they arise. They are also using BIM 360 Field for the quality control, before work starts and after construction has been completed.
“We have addressed many issues in advance of construction which helps us save significant time and budget by detecting issues before they escalate. BIM 360 Field has helped us to capture the building site documentation during the entire construction process, ” says Kristin Ingebrigtsen, a Project Manager for Skanska Norway
- 95% of users said they would recommend users of BIM 360 Field to other colleagues.
- Skanska Norway has 146 active projects using BIM 360 Field
- 298,000 issues have been identified and closed with BIM 360 Field
- 246,000 photos have been taken with BIM 360 Field
“It helped us to be more efficient, saving us time and money throughout the whole project life cycle’’ – Øivind Pettersen, Project Manager/Business Development IKT for Skanska Norway
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