• Luke Lim

How virtual design is digitalising the construction industry


And why you need to be using it to win tender bids


Technology never sleeps. And it's only going to keep getting better and help businesses across all industries to be more efficient and profitable.


In today's fast-moving world, if you're not jumping on the latest tech trends, you're going to be left behind. It's unfortunate but true. You need to keep an open mind, and you need to be at least willing to see if new advances in technology can help your business.


Traditionally, the construction industry relied on drafting technicians to draw up their plans, going back and forwards until the drawing looks correct.


But smart builders are saving costs by digitalising their processes.


With cost baselines in construction increasing, and with competition for tenders becoming more intense than ever, you need to adapt to using innovative digital solutions to:

  • Increase productivity

  • Reduce costs

  • Improve predictability


BIM validation and building virtually first is the way forward


BIM (Building Information Modelling) is seeing a shift away from documenting buildings in 2D formats, to using 3D technology to build the project.


Although many builders are slow (or reluctant) to jump on board this tech train, the more prominent companies are starting to see the considerable benefits in digitising construction.


By using BIM validation and building virtually first, you can:

  • Iron out potential issues

  • Identify lead times

  • Avoid reworks of plans

  • Prevent delays

  • Reduce potential margin blowouts

This is particularly useful if you're tendering for construction projects. Your tender will not only be highly accurate, but you'll impress the selection panel with the innovative use of technology by showing them their project coming to life.


So, how do you create a 3D or 4D construction animation sequence?


At Konan Construction Animation, we've developed innovative solutions specifically for the construction industry. We'll virtually show you how to build your project from the ground up.

Every stage is taken into account:


Site logistics:


You'll show your site logistic plan including lay down areas, site accommodations, special access zones and heavy vehicle loading bays will be shown. This will detect clashes, avoid delays and save time.


Build sequence:


You can create a month by month narrative and validate your program against a 3D BIM model from excavation, piling, concrete pours, all the way to project handover.


Traffic management:


You will clearly communicate your traffic management plan and key access routes for contractors, public and pedestrians. You'll be able to demonstrate how you'll provide minimal impact to traffic and the surrounding neighbourhood.


Identify key risks:


You can visualise and flag potential project risks to showcase our expertise in planning and provisions around identified risks.


Multiple staging plan:


You'll visualise complex and multiple staging plans, phases and zoning to convey your strategic build sequence.


Alternative design solution:


You can showcase your design management and alternative design solutions to help key stakeholders understand the benefits and expertise you bring to the table.


Here's a quick video so you can see it in action:



Here are 5 reasons why virtual construction builds win more tender bids


If you've ever tendered for construction projects, you'll know they can be costly and time-consuming due to the complexity of some projects.


The use of 3D & 4D construction animation to virtually build your project shows your client that you've considered the entire process. From teams who'll work together on the building stages, right through to the finished project.


Virtual construction building helps you to:

  1. Improve project estimates

  2. Increase communication and collaboration to reduce reworks

  3. Keep the construction project on schedule

  4. Enhance construction safety

  5. Present a memorable tender bid

With everyone tightening their budgets, using this innovative 3D and 4D construction animation helps you to accurate tender for construction bids. You'll find you'll reduce budget blowouts and may even earn a sizeable profit.


Do you want to see how construction animation could help you?


We'd love to chat with you about your planned bid proposal as there's nothing we love more than helping our clients to win million+ dollar construction bids. Not only do our 3D & 4D construction animation imagery leave a lasting impression, but they allow you to create an accurate bid. You'll become known as an innovative company who gets it right.


You can find more information about 3D & 4D construction animation here.






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