BIM Cases (ENG)

How did we reduce the project execution time by 25% due to automation and experience?

Project description:
The ENEСA group got an assignment to develop 66 parameterized families of luminaires with a high level of detail and information content.

What is unusual about the project?
It seemed to be a typical project for the creation of families.
However, before the start of the project our highly-skilled project management team did predetermine that each family should be developed in 3 languages:

  • German (source language)
  • French
  • Italian

In addition, all 77 parameters in each family should be translated into 2 languages while maintaining the formula dependencies.

How did the received information help?
As the language requirements were specified during the period for collection of baseline data, the BIM team was able to eliminate the risk of schedule bottlenecks before the start of the project.

What was our solution?
The team decided to automate the routine process of translating and replacing the parameters with the appropriate languages.

We created a single German Generic Parameter File, in which all parameters with the correct data types were predefined.
We also developed a software able to match the value and data type of an existing parameter, to find it in the generic parameter file, to translate it into a predefined language and to replace it in the family.

What was the outcome?

Due to the team's extensive experience and the software developed, we succeed to reduce the project execution time
by 25%.