After an initial phase of digitalizing and automating its processes, Bouygues Construction – a long-standing partner of Dassault Systèmes – is embarking on the second phase of its digital transformation. The aim is to make construction more affordable, to build more sustainably and to improve health and safety. Bouygues' Integrated Built Environment and Creative Building Design (ABC) solutions are based on a systemic approach to project management, involving integrated and collaborative models that use virtual twin technology.
The approach is also used to pursue an ambitious climate strategy, in order to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings. For example, Bouygues Construction uses more and more timber, which stores more carbon than it emits. This involves changes across the whole sector, including architects, suppliers, manufacturers and contractors.
The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is also helping the company create a database of components, so they can be reused in other structures. Finally, Bouygues Construction and Dassault Systèmes are supporting the environmental transformation of cities using bioclimatic design features such as solar and wind power generation, the collection and reuse of rainwater and wastewater, and the development of urban farms.
ABC building in Grenoble, France (Autonomous Building for Citizens)
Today, agriculture requires large-scale investment in machinery, but generates relatively limited revenue. In addition, to meet environmental requirements, farmers must spend more time on certain tasks, like removing weeds mechanically instead of by spreading chemicals. Robots can help farmers by performing this time-consuming and low-value-added work.
French company Agreenculture, supported by the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab, aims to make environmentally friendly techniques affordable, using a common agricultural platform that allows equipment to be shared, rather than each type of crop having its own specific robot and processes. The company is using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform for modeling and simulation purposes, helping it to turn its novel idea into a finished product more quickly.
Agreenculture has developed an exclusive system that allows centimeter-level accuracy, along with a cloud access box that allows the agricultural robots of partner companies to connect to a guidance and positioning system that uses artificial intelligence technology.