BIM 360 Plan helps contractors build reliable work plans through cloud and mobile collaboration.
Autodesk BIM 360 Plan, a new web service and mobile app, aims to help by providing production planning software that incorporates Lean Construction practices with an easy-to-use, highly visual interface. It’s a fresh, new, and cloud-enhanced way to evolve from today’s tedious manual processes involving spreadsheets and other forms of documentation and collaboration.
As a result, construction contractors can increase the reliability of their project work plans, and reduce waste associated with overproduction, excess inventory, and task rework—all of which helps preserve project profits.
“As the construction industry explores and adopts new approaches to project delivery, Lean Construction is emerging as the best practice for project execution,” said Jim Lynch, Vice President, Building and Collaboration Product Line Group, Autodesk. “BIM 360 Plan can help customers conduct these lean practices more efficiently”.
Easy, Mobile & Collaborative
Simple to learn and intuitive to use, BIM 360 Plan helps a wide range of team players—from superintendents and crew foremen, to project engineers—to quickly and easily create and update their production plans and then get back to the job at hand.
Web and mobile access puts BIM 360 Plan wherever work gets done, from the trailer to the field. This “anywhere, anytime” access provides real-time visibility into production planning commitments, timelines, and hand-offs.
Not only does this replace the manual process of entering data into spreadsheets to create weekly schedule updates—it eliminates the time and effort required to distribute the information to project stakeholders.
BIM 360 Plan also enables continuous improvement by tracking and reporting on key performance metrics. Users can drill down to see metrics for a specific phase, location or trade partner on the project. The idea is that BIM 360 Plan will bring lessons learned into the master schedule process to better define the schedule itself.