Digitisation to support greater productivity
How do we seize the opportunities offered by digital technology? What innovative solutions should we develop for our projects? How do we change the ways we operate in order to optimise our productivity and become more competitive?
IoT, IA, Big Data, Machine Learning, virtual reality… digital transformation is already central to what we offer, how we are organised, our projects and our building methods. R&D in 3D printing and off-site construction are promising areas that should help make us more efficient.
BIM (Building Information Modelling) has already revolutionised our projects: using 3D modelling and the associated data that make it possible to build before building, in order to correct, adjust supplies, anticipate safety measures, future uses, the list goes on. With the PMNP (Digital Project Management Platform), a fantastic collaborative working tool, all internal and external partners involved will be able to share project data in real time. Construction 4.0 is here: voice recognition and artificial intelligence for inputting information, robots, exoskeletons and even communicating object kits to improve ergonomics, increase safety and reduce the hardship of working conditions. Not forgetting cranes, which could one day be operated from terra firma. These innovations are partly the result of joint action with an ecosystem of leading names: customers, academic partners, suppliers and start-ups.
In their own words
“The important thing today is to build effectively and quickly, while fully reflecting the needs of the various users, meeting the sustainable development demands of our time and guaranteeing increased safety for our staff working on construction sites.”
Director of Business Modernisation Projects at Bouygues Construction
In their own words
“Thanks to the pooling of all our customer data, which can be consulted easily, and above all the ability of CRM to analyse all these data, sales and marketing and property development have fully entered the digital transformation process.”
Director of Digital Transformation at Bouygues Construction, about the new Group-wide CRM tool
“We are now no longer at the experimentation stage but at the production stage. Our staff have been using “BIM Model in Use” daily for two years and now have a valuable tool for property management and increased comfort for occupants: simplified preventive and remedial maintenance thanks to rapid access to a large amount of centralised, synchronised real-time data.”
Managing Director France at Bouygues Energies & Services
Poissy and Saint-Germain-en-Laye / France
Harfleur (76) / France
Target: 100% of our projects in France and abroad to use BIM
Innovation is also a mindset
The internal Inno’Cup competition reflects this mindset, which encourages employees to innovate and transform our group. The principle? Fostering innovation within the group by identifying ideas and innovations, and structuring concepts to turn them into concrete solutions that address the problems facing our businesses. Whether it’s the brainchild of an employee or an external partner, the aim is to train staff who can share their progress and experience, which will then be passed on to the whole group.
Did you know?
The Com’in solution
The Com’in solution, featured on the Grand Paris Express project, is a platform for the analysis and real-time management of disturbances relating to noise, vibrations, dust and traffic. Using smart sensors fitted on construction sites, a mobile app to provide residents with information and allow them to report issues, and a learning algorithm, managers of sites equipped with the solution can make appropriate decisions about organising their work.
First French “BIM Model in Use” certification with Centrale Supélec
A symbolic achievement for Bouygues Construction, which operates this emblematic building, in the name of the founder of the Bouygues group, who designed and built it. With rapid access to a large amount of centralised and synchronised data in real time in the building’s BIM model, predictive and remedial maintenance is made easier, saving time and energy and increasing the level of comfort. BIM will eventually become standard for the life of the building and a real area for experimentation to develop new services for users.
PAJ 4.0 is a digital interface of the Plan d’Avancement Journalier (daily progress plan) system and day-ahead planning. It collects, aggregates and structures daily data obtained from production by means of a crane data capture system, surveys (methods, planning, design consultants) and logistics. Using this data, algorithms generate an automatic daily progress plan—the equivalent of monitoring production in a factory, but for the construction site, making everyday life easier for staff working on the ground.