Building information modeling (BIM) doesn’t belong only to the building side of construction. Infrastructure projects can also benefit from the technology and advanced companies are exploring, implementing, or using BIM around the world for highway, bridge, airport, and other infrastructure projects.
Hitachi Solutions, Ltd., a subsidiary of the Tokyo-headquartered multinational conglomerate Hitachi Group and a leading systems integrator in Japan has signed a new strategic distribution partnership with Datumate, an infrastructure construction software company and developer of the DatuBIM cloud-based Construction Data Analytics platform. The multi-year strategic partnership agreement means that Hitachi Solutions, Ltd. will integrate Datumate’s construction analytics platform into its professional service offering to the Japanese infrastructure construction market.
DatuBIM will be used by major Japanese contractors in the building of roads, highways, railways, and other critical transportation infrastructure. Hitachi Solutions’ decision to partner with Datumate follows rigorous testing of other construction data analytics solutions. Following successful trials of DatuBIM in Japan, and confirmation of value and product market fit by leading contractors.
Japan is home to some of the world’s most impressive transport infrastructure projects and contractors are always looking for experienced local engineering partners to facilitate digital construction transformation for general contractors and project owners. Already a leading system integrator in Japan, Hitachi Solutions has a rich history of providing their clients with Tier-1 professional services and support.
The complete service package tailored for infrastructure construction now combines a cutting-edge construction data analytics platform and world-class value-added services, translating into end-to-end digitization of the construction planning and execution process. DatuBIM provides infrastructure construction companies and project owners with a complete job site mapping, measurements, predictions, and corrective actions solution that empowers their teams to make data-driven decisions. It enables users to continuously and accurately compare digital As-Built versus As-Designed.
In addition, it allows contractors to:
- Remotely and collaboratively monitor project progress over time, with survey-grade accuracy
- Increase transparency, accountability, and efficiency
- Compare digital As-Built vs. Design and Schedule Plan
- Receive automated engineering reports
- Supervise teams, assure quality, and control bills
- Track progress, detect deviation and prevent costly rework
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