Achieving the Best Possible Construction Results with Digital Precision

How Kvarteret Forskaren has revolutionized the construction process with the help of digital precision and drawing-free construction.

The Life Science sector carries ambitions that extend beyond most.

In Hagastaden, Kvarteret Forskaren is being built by Vectura Properties, a dynamic hub of 24,000 square meters dedicated to creative talents and innovators within the Life Science sector. Together with Vectura and Zengun, Zynka aims to establish a world-class construction process by implementing digital solutions and data-driven decision support. Kvarteret Forskaren plans to be certified according to both LEED Platinum and WELL, meaning it will offer flexible offices, common areas, and a street level open to the public.

But what does “future construction” really mean? What goals do we have with a world-class construction process, digital solutions, and data-driven decision support? How can we ensure sustainable interaction between humans, processes, and technology?

Drawing-Free Construction – The Future of the Building Industry

Mega drawings and drawing-free construction are methodologies that increasingly prove their effectiveness in the construction sector. This methodology offers many advantages, including improved efficiency, precision, and quality. The use of techniques such as digital drawings and virtual reality minimizes the risk of misunderstandings and improves collaboration between different stakeholders in the project noticeably.

The construction industry is becoming increasingly digitized, with more and more applications of technologies such as BIM (Building Information Modeling), robotics, and automation. This development requires decision-makers and specialists to work closely together. Success in the digital era will depend on openness to technology and new working methods, adaptability to changes, the ability to learn to use new tools, and effectively incorporate them into the organization.

Drawing-free construction is a method that increasingly uses digital models and data-driven technology to create buildings. Instead of traditional drawings and paper, all planning, construction, and project management take place in a digital environment. A significant advantage of this is that the risk of construction errors decreases as all involved parties have access to the same digital model and thus get a better overview of the project as a whole. This leads to reduced costs and time savings, as potential inaccuracies are discovered at an early stage. In addition, this contributes to increased flexibility as the building, with the help of digital models, can be adapted to changed conditions, such as if the customer wants changed specifications or if there are new requirements from authorities.

BIM (Building Information Modeling) is a central part of this new methodology. This is a technique where digital models are used to facilitate communication and collaboration between the various actors in the construction process. This contributes to creating more sustainable and efficient buildings while leading to increased profitability and competitiveness for companies in the industry.

At Kvarteret Forskaren, humans, processes, and technology have formed the pillars to optimize the methodology. “By starting from our conditions in the form of competence (the human), we have been able to develop new solutions (the technology) to traditional problems (the process), where we can completely or partially eliminate certain drawing bases and at the same time get clearer documents. The construction industry is complex, with a large number of actors and work stages linked to large risks and impact if something goes wrong. Hence, the incentives are great to invest in information coordination to eliminate errors, deficiencies, and damages that arise due to lack of communication.” says Lars Vestman, Process Manager, Zynka.

Minimal Climate Impact – Future Requirements

The ambition to build and manage properties with minimal climate impact is becoming stronger in the market. Companies’ digital expertise will be crucial to achieving climate goals. Through the use of digital technology such as 3D modeling and mega drawings with methods like digital coordination, you can manage and efficiently work with a much larger amount of quality-assured data with significant time savings compared to traditional methods. Additionally, the precision and quality of the project increase with this type of process, as does the assurance that all relevant parties have access to the same information. Builders who have invested and have necessary digital expertise and partners for full utilization of the technology and succeed in optimizing their process will stand as winners.

An interdisciplinary view of collaboration, especially between individual and system, to ensure an efficient and high-quality construction process will be a significant success factor as the industry becomes more digitally mature. The construction process always involves a great deal of collaboration between different disciplines, and going forward a technically and pragmatically oriented approach will become increasingly important.

Moreover, an open attitude towards how the individual and technology can interact is crucial to exploit the full potential of technology, to facilitate work, improve precision, and increase efficiency. Similarly, the individual can use their own knowledge and experiences to influence and improve the development and use of technology. To survive in the future construction industry, it will prove important how well organizations can embrace a productive collaboration with technology and digital instruments.

Key factors why digital precision is crucial in the construction process:
  • Increased efficiency
  • Improved quality
  • Reduced risk of mistakes
  • Improved collaboration
  • Significant time savings

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