industrialization and digitalization of construction lines

Construction 4.0 covers the industrial use of new construction systems, the use of digital resources on projects and in the structures delivered.

New professions will emerge as training and traditional construction and technical operation professions are modernised to integrate digital technology.

By delivering re-usable digital models and connected structures, Construction 4.0 paves the way for « Property as a Service » and for « Smart Infrastructure».

Benefits for supply lines

According to McKinsey, the construction sector is currently the one least advanced in terms of digital transformation, whereas the expected gains in productivity are more than 50%!

The benefits for the market concern the costs, time-lines and quality of the structures delivered, as well as sustainable development, and the industrial and commercial performance of all the companies in the supply lines concerned.

Industrial objectives

  • Modeling of the products over their entire life cycle
  • Piloting of production, optimization of consumptions and re-use of resources
  • Operation and future maintenance of equipment and structures
  • Organization of the supply chain, factories, workshops and work sites
  • Operational quality, productivity and efficiency

Commercial objectives

  • New channels for prescribing products and services
  • Interfaces with partners and clients
  • Innovation and integration of digital operations in the existing offerings or new offerings
  • Digital added value from digital twins of products or services
  • New client experiences and increased value of use for end-users

E-catalogues, PIM, PLM, industrialization, off-site construction, 3D printing, co-botization, automation, Supply chain, connected work sites, BIM-work site, BIM-operation, BIM-elec, predictive maintenance, enhanced maintenance, etc.

From modeling to technical operation, many applications are now possible.

The implementation of interoperable platforms and the availability of data in shared repositories open up new fields of use for technologies already successfully used in other industries.

Technological levers

Modeling and simulation programs, 3D objects, generative design, 4D and 5D scheduling, additive manufacturing, cobotics and robotics, RA/RV, IoT, IA, Big Data et Data Lake, Cloud & Edge computing, Drones & Scanners, Geolocation tools, wireless networks, etc.

Socio-economic levers

The know-how of traditional actors in the integration of computerized operations, advising on organization, on innovation or on management, new competencies contributed by BIM service providers, services companies and start-ups, assistance to government agencies.

Technological constraints

Program lack of interoperability, technologies still maturing, reliability and quality of accessible data, cyber-security

Socio-economic constraints

Lack of qualified manpower, training courses to be overhauled to include digital operations, integration of new, more participative means of learning that require less physical presence, use of new business models, ethical framework to introduce technologies such as robotization, convergence of industrial standards, etc.

Industrials, designers, architects, engineers, engineering firms, integrators, installers, standards verification entities, distributors, major construction and operations companies, small and micro construction businesses, start-ups, etc. are the first to be affected by the 4.0 industry.

CONSTRUCTION 4.0

industrialization and digitalization
of construction lines

PROPERTY AS A SERVICE

Optimize the uses of buildings and
develop the digital experience of public spaces

SMART INFRASTRUCTURE

Connected infrastructures to pilot networks
and provide public services