António Ruivo Meireles, Founder and CEO
In a pandemic-stricken world, cost and process optimisation are the key concerns for every company. And it is no different for entities operating in the construction industry. Rather, construction companies have faced the effects of the pandemic first-hand, quite significantly. As they now try to find a semblance of normalcy and resume their operation, construction companies understand the importance of accurate estimation of the costs and resources necessary for each construction project more than ever. Only then can they reduce the associated risk and the constant budget overrun. But achieving such a state of operational efficiency is easier said than achieved.
Construction businesses must be able to effectively and comprehensively analyse the different projects to identify, as early as possible, not only the elements likely to reduce costs and optimise production but also the various errors in projects that can lead to delays in the completion of the work.
The use of BIM software, in this regard, makes it possible to efficiently manage the information related to a project. It thus becomes easier for companies in the construction sector to increase efficiency and, consequently, their competitiveness considerably. Interestingly, helping businesses achieve these most needed business attributes is where ndBIM Virtual Building makes a difference. ndBIM is a BIM solutions and service provider that helps construction companies design, coordinate, extract quantities, estimate costs, plan projects, control production, and manage their facilities. “We are a natural partner for the construction companies that want to digitalise their processes since we have expertise in three crucial areas of digital transformation, i.e. people, processes, and technology.
But that’s not all! As a BIM consultancy and services company, we can even support construction companies in the area of change management,” says António Ruivo Meireles, founder and CEO of ndBIM.
Notably, António’s passion for technology has always made him rethink the legacy construction project workflows since the start of his career. He has understood that the construction industry stands to gain huge process efficiency if they adopt virtual collaboration and construction tools. This understanding has eventually led António to establish ndBIM. It has, subsequently, allowed António to work with some of the most innovative companies in the market and revolutionise the way construction companies typically operate. Today, ndBIM leads and manages the BIM process in real estate projects guaranteeing that all design stakeholders collaborate towards a common goal and promoting the design review of some of the most iconic buildings’ modelling, allowing an exact quantification of the work to be performed. It also offers a unique cloud platform that was developed to let people explore and consume and contribute to BIM information.
Pushing the Envelope for Virtual Buildings Forward
ndBIM has recently unveiled BIMWorkplace, a cloud platform for construction companies to streamline their operational processes. “BIMWorkplace is one of our most ambitious projects aimed towards the mission to bring all the BIM information in a friendly environment and make it available to every stakeholder of a project. We want to democratise BIM information and allow people with different backgrounds and at different phases to consume and contribute with information to this single source of truth anywhere they are,” adds António.
We are a natural partner for the
construction companies that
want to digitalise their processes
since we have expertise in
three crucial areas of digital transformation, i.e. people,
processes, and technology
Elaborating on the philosophy behind introducing BIMWorkplace, António notes that virtual construction is a phase that is now embedded in the traditional design phase as a simulation of a real-life environment. Yet, many construction companies are sceptical about adopting virtual building tools due to the fear of high cost and the necessary change management. “The industry’s problem is not the lack of technology, but the lack of willingness to adopt it. And the main reason is the cost and complexity of its adoption,” mentions António. BIMWorkplace is ndBIM’s weapon of choice to address these concerns of the construction industry. It is an integrated and cloud-based, collaborative construction platform that enhances communication and collaboration among all stakeholders by providing access to a standard knowledge base in real time.
With such an innovative product in its solution suite, ndBIM is now planning to revolutionise the construction sector and fast track the industry’s digitalisation efforts. At the same time, ndBIM is determined to stay at the helm of new technological developments to help its clients even better and more proactively in an ever-changing digital landscape. “Our mojo is ‘creating value in everything we touch!’ And this is possible because ndBIM’s processes and technology are developed for people. And we will continue doubling down on that proven approach,” c oncludes António