Demands for shorter lead times, design changes and working on multiple design platforms are putting huge demands on Structural Engineers and Detailers where the flow of information, keeping track of versions/revisions and communication needs to be efficient as possible.

To support our Customers, StruEngineers are now providing the project management tool, BIMcontact, for free as part of our service delivery for RC and Precast detail drawings.

BIMcontact is a cloud solution, developed by our Parent Company StruSoft, for sharing, commenting and keeping track of drawings and information. A much smarter way of working than traditional e-mail and standard file handling systems.

Keeping track of the flow of information in construction projects is increasingly important these days. The construction industry is under pressure and time is often scarce due to demands of getting projects completed quickly but with precious little time for the initial designs, preparing the detail shop and GA drawings and incorporating changes and revisions.

The exchange of information was not efficient in the past. Suhas Mohol, MD of StruEngineers India, remembers what it was like before switching to BIMcontact.

“…we used to exchange information and drawings with customers by e-mail which caused major problems. The mail could disappear along the way, and when asking customers, it sometimes hadn’t arrived at all. We could never be sure that our customers used the latest updated versions of the drawings.”

Secure Portal For Your Project

A great number of documents and data are produced in a construction project. With BIMcontact, everything is gathered in one place, which creates security and you don’t have to search for information, such as which drawing is the latest upgraded.

Better Version Control

BIMcontact keeps track of every version of a drawing or file with automatic synchronisation and version control. When a new file with the same name is uploaded, it automatically becomes a new version. The uncertainty that previously prevailed is now gone.

Also there is full traceability as the newest version of the drawing and the oldest version are always available.

Commenting Directly in the Model

Another advantage is that you can study 3D Models without the need for a CAD system. Using the built in IFC viewer in BIMcontact you can review directly in your web browser.

Drawings on Different Platforms

The project tool is designed to adjust to several different platforms, such as tablets and smartphones. The drawings become more accessible online because they are not tied to a desktop computer. A fact that creates flexibility and freedom to work with a design in different locations.

For a smoother workflow; better communication and collaboration; with simple, easy to use, information sharing BIMcontact is the ideal solution and we are delighted to provide it you for free as part of our service delivery.

BIMcontact opens up new ways of working and connects competent professionals in close collaboration where knowledge and experience flow freely and unhindered. Just like at StruEngineers, where uncertainty has been changed to a smarter collaboration among colleagues in order to be able to work more effectively and deliver your projects on time.

For further information about BIMcontact please visit the website: www.bimcontact.com.

Posted by:

Paul Tate
VP | Marketing

E: paul.tate@strusoft.com
M: +44 (0)7979 690 016