4D BIM for Construction

Is Gaming Visualization the Key to Construction Planning, Scheduling and Project Controls?

Posted by Tom Dengenis on Jun 15, 2017 6:12:00 PM

A stunning visualisation of a project will always have an impact, whether at the pitch phase or communicating during project delivery, and choosing a tool which can deliver is a high priority. We are often asked about the difference between Synchro Software and other 4D animation tools in the market, for example those driven by gaming engines, especially since some of them claim to facilitate “new and improved” more efficient project management. Typically, their approach is to input or import task names along with their start date and finish date and apply those four data elements to their visualisation to create something “4D”. 

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2017 University Challenge Winners Announced

Posted by Sue Dengenis on May 23, 2017 9:40:46 AM

The next generation of constructors is doing some amazing work.  Check out their submissions from this years University Challenge.

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New Synchro Academy Now Live!

Posted by Tom Dempsey on Apr 28, 2017 8:47:54 AM

We are pleased to announce that the new version of Synchro Academy is now live. Here I explain the reasons we have made this change and what you will find there.

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Synchro 2017 brings cooperation, scale, and new functionality

Posted by Sue Dengenis on Apr 28, 2017 8:47:28 AM

Synchro Software’s 2017 release is truly multi-dimensional — ranging from a re-designed user interface to a new Cloud offering.

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Synchro Software 2017 User Conference Sandvika, Norway

Posted by Tom Dengenis on Mar 9, 2017 9:18:54 AM

 

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Visual Storytelling

Posted by Tom Dengenis on Mar 6, 2017 5:01:22 PM

This past week as we are preparing for the next Synchro Software User’s Conference it has been very hard to avoid the news and broadcast interviews about the Oscars award ceremony and the event played out for the Best Picture winner Moonlight.  Among the chatter I heard an interview that described the power of storytelling and it caught my attention.  In the conversation Cheo Hodari Coker said among many things that:

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Where does CPM and 2D fit in the Digital Construction Age?

Posted by Tom Dengenis on Feb 17, 2017 10:03:29 PM

Within a few years of its’ introduction, Critical Path Method (CPM)- a project modelling technique developed in the late 1950s- succeeded in making positive performance impacts in both manufacturing and the defence industries.  “The critical path method was developed at the DuPont Company in 1957 by a pair of mathematicians who were looking at ways to avoid the costs of plant shutdowns and restarts caused by inefficient scheduling. Their research showed that money could be saved by focusing efforts on performing the right tasks at the right times, rather than flooding the problem with labor to stay on schedule. This saved DuPont 25 percent on shutdowns...” (http://yourbusiness.azcentral.com/history-critical-path-method-24351.html) This created big hopes and excitement for CPM to also improve construction project delivery performance.  Construction companies began adopting CPM in the late 1950s and early 1960s. By the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, the personal computer made CPM affordable and accessible to the masses; so how has construction performance fared since  CPM became the standard for construction planning and scheduling?

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Let the University Challenge Begin!

Posted by Tom Dengenis on Jan 20, 2017 6:57:28 PM

The 4th Annual Synchro Software University Challenge was announced to construction educators and students round the globe this week. 

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Synchro Platform 2016.2 Release

Posted by Tom Dengenis on Sep 30, 2016 4:53:24 PM

RELEASE NOTES 

Version 5.3.2   30 September 2016

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Week 5 - Synchro PRO and Contract Management

Posted by Pawel Krecz on Sep 8, 2016 5:14:25 AM

The medium is the message.

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