Build Smarter and Greener for Sustainable Construction

Discover how design and construction companies can stay competitive by integrating sustainability into projects to comply with environmental regulations and improve modular techniques.

Shift Towards Sustainable and Eco-Efficient Value Chain

The construction industry is at a critical juncture — companies must place sustainability at the heart of their project delivery or risk losing new growth opportunities.

Governments and municipalities are enforcing strict climate regulations to reduce carbon footprint, save energy and improve efficiency in project delivery. However, large-scale inefficiencies across the construction value chain continue to affect margins, CO2 emissions and energy consumption, resulting in delays and increased costs.

Driven by factors such as rapid digitalization, price hikes in mass timber and the urgency of energy optimization, the industry needs to shift to a more integrated, holistic and circular approach for sustainable business success.

Construction Virtual Twin for Sustainable Construction

  • Regulatory compliance
    Commercial and residential buildings account for 50 percent of global emissions and 40 percent of global energy demand. With evolving environmental regulations and penalties, companies will only be able to generate significant profit if they improve project delivery mechanisms and lower their carbon emissions.

    The construction virtual twin can help companies adhere to regulatory compliance by integrating modular techniques and recycled building materials, ensuring traceability throughout all stages in the value chain.
  • Eco-efficient design, manufacturing and assembly
    Today, construction business models aim to integrate waste and pollution into the process, extend the life of products and materials, and improve quality and efficiency with modular designs.

    Through construction virtual twin technology, companies can make circular designs economically viable by focusing on bio-sourced building and packaging materials, including lighter-weight and recyclable materials such as light-gauge steel frames and cross-laminated timber. By incorporating sustainability practices into the design process using the virtual twin, project stakeholders can shift from site-dependent methods to efficient modular methods — reducing energy consumption in buildings by 30 to 80 percent.
    Apart from accelerating sustainable modular designs, the construction virtual twin can also be used to validate the most energy-efficient materials throughout the lifecycle.
  • Effective and streamlined collaboration
    Siloed ways of working and lack of alignment along the value chain remain significant barriers to sustainable construction.

    Powered by an integrated platform, the virtual twin helps companies streamline collaboration between teams and optimize processes for better control of the value chain. For example, companies can decide early in the project if they should add additional operating parameters such as schedule and cost.

The Competitive Advantage for Sustainable Success

To comply with strict environmental regulations and shift towards the circular economy, the construction industry needs to rethink its sustainability practices. With the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, the industry has the opportunity to reshape its future by leveraging modular techniques and new project delivery processes.

Through the integrated platform, companies can build an intelligent virtual twin for a sustainable built environment by visualizing, simulating and integrating scenarios across all stages from planning and design to delivery.

Supported by the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, companies incorporate sustainability across their operations while meeting regulations, coping with rising project complexity and offsetting the pressure for tighter budgets.

The Modular and Circular Approach for Sustainable Construction

Our white paper demonstrates how construction companies can integrate sustainability into design, manufacturing and construction processes for improved energy consumption and lower carbon emissions.

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