Digital Construction Dossier

Simple and effective collaboration across company boundaries, digitization and automation of processes and a direct communication channel to all employees. With the digital construction dossier for Microsoft Teams, your employees and partner companies use standardized, digital workspaces and have access to all construction information at any time, device-independent and from anywhere. It enables intelligent planning and communication and creates immediate success factors for companies in the construction industry.

The focus is on the digital construction dossier, a digital workspace where documents are stored, messages are exchanged via chats, telcos are carried out. In short, the digital construction dossier is suitable wherever communication and collaboration take place in everyday life. In the construction industry in particular, everyday life takes place not only on the computer, but increasingly also on employees’ mobile devices. That’s why the construction dossier is available for desktop, IOS and Android systems.

In the real world, there are numerous other IT systems that are needed in daily use. The architect and structural engineer draw their models in the CAD software, the back office records and manages customers, projects and other master data in the ERP system. The estimator has his beloved AVA system. Their existing systems stay ahead with the digital construction dossier and are enhanced with the modern features of Microsoft 365, SharePoint and Teams.

Document management for planning changes is a challenge that affects the entire construction industry. But how do we coordinate and share updated planning documents with trades and other stakeholders? With the digital construction dossier, you ensure that all participants, regardless of the end device, have access to all information on the construction project and that the latest planning documents are always used. Outdated plans and the resulting additional costs are thus a thing of the past.

Advantages of the digital construction dossier

The digital construction dossier – how complexity in planning, communication and documentation is reduced. Your employees and subcontractors can access all construction site information at any time and from anywhere thanks to the digital construction dossier.

  • Store project data in a structured manner
  • Easily bring together internal and external stakeholders
  • Provide large amounts of data centrally
  • Integrate and link existing peripheral systems
  • Digitize and automate processes
  • Communicate easily with all employees
  • Secure exchange and chat between employees
  • Collaborate on documents
  • Access from anywhere and with any device

Digitalization in the construction industry

We will be happy to show you which solutions exist for intelligent planning and communication and explain the added value that an integrated communication platform provides for a construction and technology group.

Thanks to the digital construction dossier, Microsoft Teams becomes the hub for device-independent communication and collaboration for construction and technology companies.

Microsoft Teams is great when it comes to documents, communication and collaboration. The digital construction dossier extends the strengths of Microsoft Teams with functionalities that are essential for construction and technology companies.

The solution can be enriched with role-specific functionality as well as stripped down to essential functions. For example, it can be configured to provide only two menu items for chat and phone functionality for specific employees. This makes the app as easy to use as WhatsApp.

Based on Microsoft Teams, the digital construction dossier becomes a hub for device-independent communication and collaboration. Thanks to serverless components such as Azure Functions, Event Grid, Logic App and Storage, peripheral systems are integrated into the Azure Cloud with a lean microservice architecture. You only pay for the resources that are ultimately used.

Another critical success factor is API management. The digital construction dossier can be easily integrated into your existing construction management solutions via our interfaces.

Information from proven tools and existing systems flows together in the digital construction dossier. There, it is made available to users centrally and returned to the individual systems. The integration layer ensures that information can be obtained from the surrounding systems. Thanks to intelligent connectivity, the digital construction dossier can also react to changes in the peripheral systems and proactively inform users.

BIM360 for Microsoft Teams

Civil engineers, architects and other participants regularly exchange information. With the digital construction dossier, they can make plans available to participants who do not have 3D software. For example, detailed, navigable 3D models can be made available to builders quickly, easily and at no additional cost.

Autodesk BIM 360 models are integrated with proven components such as the “AutoDesk Forge API” and the “1stQuad Integration Hub.” With “BIM360 for Microsoft Teams”, the plans and 3D models are made available in Microsoft Teams. The users who publish or use plans in Microsoft Teams do not need BIM 360 licenses.

Let’s assume that both the building services planners and the civil engineer had to adjust their 3D models due to a planning error that was only noticed during execution. Now it is important to inform all parties involved about the changes as quickly as possible and to distribute the updated planning documents to the trades.

  • The site management is automatically informed about the publication of a new model version and can distribute the plans interactively to the employees working on site, e.g. foremen.
  • The employees working on site are notified via push message on their mobile device and can access the plans directly.
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Comprehensive accompaniment How we work​

We love our work and always want to achieve the best possible result. We consistently go the last mile to the end and think beyond. That’s why our Solution Architects accompany their clients comprehensively and where it’s needed most, building bridges between business and IT. They tackle unpleasant issues and see them through to the end.

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Trust and recognition How we work​

Straightforward, transparent, and consistent, we do the right thing at the right time. We commit ourselves with extraordinary passion, competence, and energy. This is how we earn the trust and recognition of our business partners and colleagues every day. We promote and demand trust, honesty, loyalty, and fairness in everything we do. We assume responsibility. You can rely on us!

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Reverse outsourcing How we work​

This is coupled with another success factor – “reverse outsourcing”: local, customer-oriented expertise and targeted out-tasking in the area of development and support. Long-standing partnerships at the development location in Eastern Europe ensure that our quality requirements and our specific way of working are taken into account.

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Projects on the pulse of time How we work​

Ideas and solutions are created thanks to a holocratic organization form and an exceptional corporate culture at all levels and can be implemented with great autonomy. We have set “fun at work” and “projects at the pulse of time” as our most important goals.

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