Cosmere works with the project team to integrate the 3D model’s elements with scheduling activities, performing 4D construction sequencing, progress controls and status visualisation. This approach effectively improves project communication, coordination, and construction logistics planning and It helps you build optimised task sequences resulting in significant project time savings.
- Improved Project Alignment
4D visualisation provides an excellent way to present a progressive project vision by dynamically showing project phases and site logistics in a 3D virtual reality environment. Schedulers, project managers, superintendents, designers, engineers, estimators and even clients team, can expect a shared understanding of project status, milestones, responsibilities, and construction plans. Everyone is sure to be on the same page at any time with the 4D representation of the project in conjunction with traditional schedule GANTT charts.
- Improved Project Coordination
4D visualisation links 3D design data with scheduling tasks and shows projects in 4D. Designers, builders and owners can easily see how projects are built. This helps everyone to understand the schedule quickly and thoroughly. By visualising how objects in 3D and how they’re installed in sequence, many design conflicts can be quickly identified. Team based decisions can be made quickly and comfortably by being able to see the results of seamlessly incorporated design or schedule changes. Showing and communicating 4D in resource colour codes to subcontractors also help logistical planning therefore avoiding disruptions during construction.
- Optimized Construction Sequencing With Materials Integration
By visualising color-coded tasks or resources on materials items, and their connections each other, schedulers can cross-check tasks against materials elements status. These features help schedulers create accurate schedules.
- What-if Analysis and Change Management
A change on a task can cause changes on other tasks. 4D visualises the impact of these changes to the objects so that different scenarios can be analysed, presented, and discussed allowing the best decision to be made based on different project member perspectives. Visual Simulation can also seamlessly synchronise changes made on either the schedule or on 4D tasks. Changes made to design objects also often cause schedule changes and resource re-assignments. Visual Simulation reflects these object and schedule changes in 3D and 4D which allows the project team to address issues and adjust construction plans accordingly.
- Analyzing Constructability and Improved Safety
By showing the model in 3D at any hierarchical or any system component level and presenting the detailed sequences of materials items to be installed, 4D views clearly expose the objects’ structural and special constraints. Construction safety can be improved by using 4D views. Hazards can be anticipated by visualising and analysing the constraints against object installation requirements and to see the entire construction site situations. The best construction methods can be selected based on a better understanding of these project constructability issues.