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The Benefits of Digital Engineering

Digital Engineering will deliver an integrated set of geometric models, data and documentation that builds over the life of a project to capture all knowledge related to that asset.

It’s clear that this offers many benefits: an increased predictability of project outcome (in terms of safety, design, cost, programme and quality) and an ability to lead the marketplace and increase the penetration of our key sectors and clients, with an enhanced reputation.

The benefits are not just internal. Building information modelling (BIM) and Digital Engineering offer clients the necessary information to efficiently procure, operate and maximise the value of their assets over their entire life. Clients will also have an increased confidence in Laing O’Rourke’s abilities as we demonstrate our understanding of the complex build process and associated risks.

Benefits include:

  • Increased confidence and surety of project outcome in terms of cost, programme and quality; delivering greater understanding of complex construction processes and reducing associated risks
  • A shared and collaborative environment which enables innovative solutions to be identified, developed and rapidly validated by all project stakeholders; the Digital Engineering model being at the heart of the way the project team go to work
  • Effective communication of the impact of construction on the surrounding environment for all project stakeholders, including external interfaces such as planning authorities and neighbouring parties
  • Ability to plan and deliver optimum efficiency in asset operation, maximising the value of the asset over its entire life
  • Ability to identify and mitigate health, safety and environmental risks for construction personnel, the public and future asset users much earlier in the process
  • Ability to rapidly test different solutions virtually, identify, develop and validate Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) opportunities to provide the best possible client solution.

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