Contents Lean Construction Ireland Annual Book of Cases 2020 Case 6 On-site is where most of the benefits of this technology implementation are realised. Efficiencies are greatly improved by removing the need for walking to and from the site office for information. Communication among all project teams has become streamlined. Each of the tools on the platform manage a specific part of the project, and all data is controlled via role-based permissions. Building Information Modelling (BIM) Ardmac has been delivering projects through BIM for over 10 years. At first, this started with the creation of 3D models for coordination and clash-detection purposes. Over time and through experience and extensive training, BIM capability was increased on projects, including highly detailed and information-rich 3D models up to LOD500. Ardmac has since achieved ISO 19650-2 Certification with BRE, which demonstrates both commitment to BIM excellence and the capability to deliver projects using BIM. It is increasingly common for specialist contractors to be engaged at an early design stage of a project to form part of a multi-disciplinary design team. Cloud-based collaboration is enabling design teams to work together remotely from different locations. As buildings become more complex, it is crucial to have detailed expertise at an early stage to influence the facility design. This Lean approach reduces waste and possible rework further in the construction process. Ardmac primarily use Autodesk products such as “Revit” for design, model generation, and layout drafting. “Navisworks Manage” is used for coordination with other trades and clash-detection (Figure 4). Project models are stored on BIM360 for cloud-based coordination of model files. We are working on several BIM initiatives across the organisation such as Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA), 4D BIM, and BIM Viewers for tablets. Building SMART At Ardmac we define Building SMART as combining the three pillars of LPS: our Collaboration, our FMS Platform, and BIM. By implementing these tools and processes on all projects, there is a strong foundation for success. Clients are involved in the process and can see project performance in real-time. Information flows from one department to another both internally and across the company. Technology is only leveraged to solve specific problems which allows for the understanding of what works well and what does not. Ardmac is acutely aware that technology has the power to drastically change the face of the construction sector and we are committed to staying ahead of the curve. It is true that technology will support and improve existing processes at Ardmac rather than completely replace them. Summary of Benefits To summarise, we apply Lean Construction Principles and Technology to everything we do at Ardmac. By focusing on problems to be solved, we can apply technology in a specific and focused manner. The problems can come from a variety of sources such as customer insights, feedback from our site teams or market research, and we analyse these in Lean Initiative Improvements & Impact Figure 3. RFIs & Observations Linked to Drawings Figure 4. Navisworks Clash Detective Figure 5. Mobile Model Viewer & Synchro used for 4D BIM