In construction, information comes in a variety of different forms such as drawings, documents, lists and BIM models. It’s also gathered through transactions, or other communication channels, and can be categorised by adding metadata. Project teams need a solution that is able to deal with all of these types of information and connect it in a way that unlocks additional value by providing a complete picture.
For a project to succeed, it needs a single source of truth where all information is collected, managed and distributed; a Common Data Environment (CDE). This enables teams to connect through processes, information and systems and provides a cross-functional, collaborative model supporting the entire lifecycle of the project.
thinkproject has two CDE offerings: tpCDE for construction projects and EPLASS CDE specifically for rail, road and infrastructure projects. Scroll down to find out more.
tpCDE is the single source of information for your project. It is used to collect, manage and disseminate all project information, whether created in a BIM environment or in more conventional types such as documents, drawings, photos and similar.
tpCDE offers you:
tpCDE makes information input, use and distribution simple with:
Achieve highly-structured document management with tpCDE:
Our mobile applications thinkproject PHOTO and thinkproject QUALITY for iOS and Android allow you to connect to the tpCDE on-site. Capture information and pictures or use for other functions such as checking the status of a defect directly on-site. The apps can be used offline and the information is synchronised as soon as you are back online.
Our Mobile Version Check allows you to find out if printed documents are still up to date with QR-Codes printed directly onto the document which are scanned with your mobile device to display the result of the status check.
EPLASS CDE integrates automatic schedule management, data management and reporting for rail, road and infrastructure projects. It allows the efficient control, coordination and processing of projects of any dimensions from anywhere, at any time, using any device.
Manage complex processes with a platform configured to your requirements, improving your business processes with standardisation to keep project information in one central, secure place.
EPLASS CDE focusses on workflows to guarantee traceability of drawings and documents to provide comprehensive review and approval processes. With a high level of automation and designed to your project’s requirements, the system:
With EPLASS CDE, complex review processes are made easy. Multiple reviewers can conduct parallel editing resulting in a single, layered redlined document for final approval.
A digital signature can be mapped onto the verified document without the need for local download. The original document remains unchanged so edits can be traced through each individually saved version of the document, benefitting legal security.
thinkproject has greatly facilitated the necessary traceability on a project with such an excessive documentation load. We have managed to reliably control our exchanges of documentation with clients and subcontractors, as well as the flow of productive communications between the different areas involved.
Document Controller, Tedagua
EPLASS was helping us to optimise the coordination of the planning and to fasten the approvals. It was definitely a key to master all the complex challenges of an inner-city grand project.
Project Manager, Construction Supervision, Gruempen Viaduct