AEC business is project based and no two projects are exactly alike. Subcontractors are organized regionally, not nationally, and work closely with the local supplier community. Similarly, building codes are interpreted by regional inspectors and local professionals who have close working relationships with these code officials.
Society requires the industry to contribute to a greener environment. Consequently, the relationship between the stakeholders has been changing to adapt to society’s demands. Also, construction projects have risks associated with them such as the building not performing, problems occurring during construction, and the safety of workers in building the buildings. The insurance costs are rising above a reasonable level. Under these circumstances, the Industry needs to take into account and calculate alternative approaches to improve productivity.
In 2012, DassaultSystèmes is reinventing the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform of virtual design, build, operation, and maintenance throughout the life-cycle of buildings. Architects, engineers, and contractors can communicate and collaborate with owners, product manufacturers and subcontractors by using the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. They can envision every aspect of the project in order, ultimately, to provide a great experience to people who live and work in these buildings.