Technology platforms are evolving quickly in their ability to improve work-packaging capabilities for multidiscipline project teams. Like the rise of web-based software before it, platforms-as-a-service now enable teams to integrate project data from multiple sources as well as collaborate more easily during the planning process.
Bentley has released its ProjectWise Construction Work Package Server, which offers software and services developed around work-packaging standards and best practices advocated by the Construction Industry Institute and the Construction Owners Association of Alberta. The server platform enables consolidation of models, drawings and other types of project data. Users can create, publish, edit, manage and distribute engineering work packages and construction work packages. Planners use 3D modeling tools for package development and status reporting and can build 4D simulations, using ConstructSim V8i, to show look-ahead planning and animate construction schedules.