Solutions for Revolutionizing the AEC Industry
This is an informational series: ‘Solutions for the Revolutionary AEC Team’ - the solution is Evolving Specifications, the tool is Conspectus Cloud. As a member of the project team, we identify with challenges all AEC teams now face since they are working dispersed. Solutions must be put in place to provide collaboration and success for projects, as well as moving into the future with our new norm.
This is a forced revolution, and the Conspectus approach, Evolving Specifications, provides AEC teams with the methods and tools to adapt to it.
Can you identify the biggest challenge you are currently facing?
Select your challenge and dive to the solutions Conspectus provides.
Challenge: Dispersed Teams
Result: The Lost Owners Project Requirements
Owner: Do you know where your architect is?
Architect/Engineer: Do you know where your consultants are?
Design-Builder: Do you know where your team is?
Solution: Collaborate via Evolving Specifications
Challenge: Project Team Members Working Remote
Result: Information Continuum Delayed or Broken
Who made the decision?!
What was the decision that was made?!
When did they make the decision?!
Why did they make that decision?!
Solution: Continue to Make Decisions via Evolving Specifications
Challenge: Printing an Entire Spec Book
Result: A printed manual in one location, team members in other locations.
Or a lot of wasted paper. The practicality of printing the written construction document set with the challenges of a remote and dispersed team simply doesn't exist.
Solution: Keep documents online, use Evolving Specifications
Challenge: Delayed Spec Updates
Result: Inconsistent communication, schedule delays
Are you aware when an update or change is made to specifications? Communication is a constant challenge of teams, however there are many platforms and methods that strive to overcome the information-exchange struggles. The true challenge in question is the transparency of team members through communication.
Solution: Transparency, Instantaneous Knowledge of Specification Changes, Schedule Accuracy
Challenge: Severely Restricted Gatherings
Result: Uncoordinated Documents
Restricted meetings, disjointed communication, lost information. This the new norm that project teams must adapt to. Will coordination integrity remain intact while we adapt to semi-permanent social distancing?
Solution: Well-Coordinated Documents via Evolving Specifications
Challenge: Novel Building Programs
Result: New Standards
Revolutions come with the need for new and unique resolutions. Can firms continue to apply their menu of materials to projects like they have before? How will lessons learned be captured? How will information be gathered and documented?
Solution: Build & Maintain Guides via Evolving Specifications
Challenge: Capital Improvement Plan Assessment
Result: Access to project cost/schedule/risk analysis
Capital planning and project team members must be able to inventory assets and package requirements needed to provide investors, bonders and risk holders the necessary contents and details, but how can this process happen with dispersed teams?
Solution: Uniformat to put capital renewal or improvement in place.
Challenge: Facility Assessment
Result: Knowledge Level of Facility Maintenance Costs
Assessment of facility assets, system and assembly inventory, maintenance and organization of this documentation is critical to manage, but how can this process happen with dispersed teams?