The Digital Cube is a collaborative workspace that brings digital technology to the coalface of construction projects
Global virtual design and construction consultant Digital Construction Technologies was engaged by international firm Collen Construction to develop the concept of the Digital Cube to bring the latest state-of-the-art hardware and software to develop the latest on-site technology.
The cube integrates hardware, software, and processes to enable the collaborative space to be embedded on site, allowing the amalgamation of the power of BIM project delivery with solutions-focused strategic planning. The Digital Cube has allowed Collen to bring collaborative planning, digital coordination and real-time information to the fingertips of project delivery teams in the field.
The implementation of the Digital Cube has brought a number of benefits for Collen, including a reduction in time away from the worksite and increased output from project teams. This has been realised by enhancing KPIs, optimising and assuring quality, steadfasting safety through collaboration and fast-tracking the multidisciplinary execution process.
A collaborative and functional space
Tommy Drumm, managing director of Collen Construction, said: “Working with DCT to develop this Digital Cube has both improved workflow and project delivery time, along with reducing costs, all within a collaborative and functional space.
“We are delighted with the development and will be rolling this out across multiple projects over the coming months.”
Joseph Mady, managing director of DCT Group, added: “The Digital Cube is just one of the new innovative solutions being further explored in 2020 by DCT Group. It is a huge technological advancement and the centrepoint of a project’s efficiency and operations in the field, and we are delighted to work with Collen to develop this.
“We have a very exciting year ahead, with a host of new digital developments and training opportunities coming on stream.”
The Digital Cube has been nominated in the Innovation in Construction category in the Irish Construction Excellence Awards 2020, which will take place on 28 March.
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