Virtual Construction 4D Simulation

Optimized First Time Assembly

The Optimized Plant Construction Industry Solution Experience enables companies in the Energy and Process industries to implement a “Design for Construction” approach. EPCs and owners/operators rely on 3DEXPERIENCE Platform in order that both design and construction processes can be optimized concurrently and in ways that would best utilize available resources, anticipate construction issues. Early and throughout the design process, plant construction planning, scheduling, and sequencing can be virtually defined and simulated to reduce the occurrence of construction-delaying problems that typically arise when the structural systems and large equipment are ready to be placed.

Such virtual construction simulation in 4D (3D and time) includes scheduling integration with tools such as Primavera and MS Project, equipment placement, and human simulations including aspects of vision, display and motion as well as feasibility studies of remotely operated devices. In addition, material handling and flow to the site or storage and spending curve analysis on material and resources can be studied ahead of time to minimize project risks. As all components are included in the planning, initial requirements, costs, and construction time can be estimated quite accurately prior to capital orders.

This collaborative construction innovation the helps users track late changes, identify parts that may be impacted by design changes, and study the impact of the changes on construction. The Optimized Plant Construction Industry Solution Experience  gives EPCs and plant owners/operators the information they need to predict the cost of changes in dollars and time so that they can decide whether or not to renegotiate the terms of the contract or make necessary adjustments to the scope of the project.

Key Capabilities and Benefits:

  • Collaborative construction innovation
  • Plan, visualize and execute on time
  • Validate and anticipate construction issues
  • Reduced or eliminated health and safety issues
  • Construction optimization and feedback