Large infrastructure projects involve many stakeholders, project participants, and delivery organizations – typically organized in a hierarchical organizational structure. This structure makes it difficult to share data and collaborate in a digital design and execution environment due to numerous and continuous design and value engineering sessions. On the other hand, a session-based organizational structure without the hierarchical structure will require an enormous change management effort, diluting project focus.
Instead, there is excellent potential to rethink how you organize the project where you apply a session-based framework tailored for each design and execution stage to a hierarchical structure. This allows the necessary business processes and associated technologies required to be available in a customized project model. To take full advantage of the digital technologies, you must start re-designing workflows in sessions and offer a platform that supports session-based collaboration for the entire value chain.
This reorganization will require you to build an agile VDC session plan including organizational aspects and frameworks, tailored VDC workflows for infrastructure automation, an open VDC-platform, integration to existing business systems and infrastructure. You will then be able to unlock the collective benefits for the entire workforce and see the accelerated benefits and the transformational impact of digitalization – providing a strong business case for the future.
Fueling the hierarchical structure with a session and platform framework could empower your organization to perform even more and release the potential of digitalization, BIM, and VDC on large infrastructure projects. When do you plan on getting the advantages of digital technologies?