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Dassault Systemes|6 May 2014

Optimized Plant Construction: Virtual Construction 4D Simulation

Virtual construction 4d simulation

Interconnected activities of construction must be carefully planned to ensure the safest work environment for the workers. Whether the construction is for a new site or for upgrading an existing facility cost and time have to be optimized. A "Design for Construction" approach is enabled thanks Virtual Construction 4D Simulation (component of Optimized Plant Construction solution). Plant construction planning, scheduling, and sequencing can be virtually defined and simulated early and throughout the design process. The solution will reduce the occurrence of construction-delaying due to problems usually only detected on the field, when the structural systems and large equipment are ready to be placed. Scheduling integrates data with tools such as Primavera and MS Project. Aspects of vision, display and motion are involved when preparing equipment placement and human simulations. Feasibility studies of remotely operated devices may also occur. Ahead of time, in order to minimize project risks material handling and flow to the site or storage can be studied in addition. Costs and construction time can be estimated quite accurately prior to capital orders when all components are included in the planning of initial requirement.

Tracking late changes, identifying parts that may be impacted by design changes, and studying the impact of the changes on construction is provided by Optimized Plant Construction industry solution experience in order to helps planning definition. It gives EPC and plant owner operators the information they need in order to predict the cost of changes in dollars and time. So they can decide whether or not to renegotiate the terms of the contract or make necessary adjustments to the project.

Attributes / key data:

  • Task sequencing and construction planning
  • Scheduling, CAD and legacy systems are integrated
  • Simulation of the construction process
  • In-process product modeling
  • Simulations of worker task
  • Bill of materials (BOMs) of the construction
  • Layout of process equipment optimization
  • Optimization of construction logistics

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