Why this world-class design and architecture firm uses ISETIA project collaboration tool
Why does DCB use ISETIA Project Collaboration and Execution Software?
DCB is a leading design-build firm in Qatar responsible for such high profile projects as stadiums and shopping malls. DCB has been operating for three decades in and around Qatar, partnering with international clients from all over the world to serve a variety of markets.
DCB has completed projects in the following markets: sports, hospitality, healthcare, culture, commercial, corporate, retail, mixed-use, residential, industrial, and religious.
DCB has designed:
- Sports Complex’
- Shopping Malls
ISETIA’S Project collaboration & execution software provides a common data environment
ISETIA provides DCB with a shared view of all activities, dependencies, deadlines and inquiries.
DCB provides end-to-end design services that require expertise in multiple disciplines such as architecture, landscaping, master-planning, structural, electrical and mechanical engineering. The projects DCB designs require advanced planning and control. DCB needed a solution that would help team members communicate, report and work more efficiently in an environment where working on multiple projects, with tens of thousands of pages of documents, per project is the norm.
ISETIA’s common data environment facilitates increased collaboration between architecture, civil engineering and construction, by providing one place to access, collect, disseminate and analyze both numerical data and graphical models. Using the ISETIA BIM viewer, Common Data Environment and Analytical functions, viewing, marking up and accessing real-time updates on pre-construction visualization, task status and the most up to date project documents is easy.
Staff can sort and view tasks and documents by approval status; from approved to rejected, to approved with comments.
ISETIA enabled DCB to reduce the time and effort required to check, version and reissue information. ISETIA also provides DCB with enhanced abilities to coordinate and correct the clashes that often occur as designs are iterated.
“We needed to operate the design and preconstruction phase by using a Common Data Environment to create a shared view of all activities, dependencies, deadlines and inquires. This would eliminate data silos, streamline review cycles and extract real-time data for design coordination and review, quantity take-off and markups”
Sara Sharaf, Design Manager, DCB
DCB saves 30% of the total cost of a project by using ISETIA
DCB presently submits over 5,000 document deliverables which consist of over 10 million-plus pages.
By implementing the Common Data Environment provided by ISETIA, DCB has found a substantial decrease in costs associated with hard copies of documents, admin costs, reviews as well as rework on the construction side.
DCB has been able to reduce unnecessary and duplicated efforts. DCB has also reduced its material waste by 8%.
“The biggest benefit we have seen with ISETIA is that a lot less rework is required onsite, while the paperless aspect of our new workflow has shown massive savings. The company has seen an impressive saving of around 30% of the total cost of a project”
Kiran Kumar, Document Controlling Manager, DCB