One of the main needs for projects successful delivery is time management in complete integration with technical and financial management. Appropriate planning and scheduling, besides, precise control and assessment of activities’ progress, facilitates project time management. However, achieving this, needs solving various technical challenges and using integrated approaches. Hence, by combining technological and systematic methods, and implementing 4D BIM concepts, ISIX overcomes these challenges and difficulties. Now, clients, project managers and construction experts can experience clear, precise and fluent time management of project’s activities from design-to-delivery.
ISIX presents various managerial reports by implementing integrated processes of registration and utilization of data. So, its time-base graphs, progress lights, tables and indices clarify project status in a classified and categorized manner. This system provides the required data for project’s stakeholders such as managers, clients, investors and contractors. Consequently, ISIX provides online time-base information of project/portfolios, contract, and so forth, in a pre-defined or configurable format.
ISIX provides the means for visual tracking of project status, in a separated and classified manner. Therefore, project’s managers and stakeholders can use ISIX integrated comprehensive reports for successful decision making. ISIX generates a variety of reports, such as reports on resources (materials, labor force, and equipment), physical progress, and delays. Furthermore, ISIX 3D, 4D and 5D visualization capabilities make it possible to take an agile timely precise decision making.
ISIX can simulate construction sequences on the virtual BIM-model of the project, prior to the actual commencement of executive operations. In conclusion, one can easily determine and solve planning clashes and conflicts by 4D reviewing of the model. In this manner, project’s managers would be able to prevent rework resulting from work overlaps and/or inappropriate arrangement of activities.
The collaborative ISIX platform, presents the project’s comprehensive data within the scale of time. Awareness of project’s managers on project status, makes timely identification of shortcomings and drawbacks of the plan, feasible. So, managers would be able to perform reformations and use compensatory plans to prevent conflicts and delays. Consequently, timely identification of project risks, increases project assurance factor.
ISIX connects 3D-model elements, executive activities, resources, and other technical, operational and location data from BIM-model to each other. Therefore, by easily defining rules and categories, one can automatically generate plan and WBS (work breakdown structure) of projects. In addition, integrity with MTO data of elements, besides, visualization features, enhances the precision and quickness of planning.
ISIX special planning features, facilitates and speeds up project planning. For example, automatic connection of 3D-model elements to activities, resources and MTO, enable managers and planners easily establish the plan. As a result, planners can form or reform project schedule in the shortest time and in the best manner.
ISIX can exchange data with common applicable planning and scheduling software such as Excel, MSP, and P6. In this manner, it becomes feasible to concurrently utilizing the complementary capabilities of software. As a result, planners can use ISIX comprehensive information in the further planning analysis.