Your Management Platform
Disruptive approaches to construction processes are long overdue! Planning processes and schedules are now so complex that project managers can often no longer manage them without assistance. Construction sites are overwhelmed by a flood of data.
The challenge: To create transparency in the planning process, filter and systematically process information, and ensure that it gets to the right place at the right time. LCM Digital maximizes profitability and minimizes idle time, errors and waste.
We achieve this through:
-simple, intuitive and collaborative planning of processes
-synchronized, agile and resource-optimized management of the processes
-systematic change management and flexible adaptation of procedures
The outcome is a process-related, synchronized and reliable production schedule that stabilizes your project execution.
WE THINK IN TERMS OF PROCESSES, RATHER THAN RIGID SCHEDULES.
You can develop a synchronized production plan for your project in just a few steps. This production plan replaces the conventional schedule and is supplemented by integrated task management and defined interfaces to enable flexible response to changes.
PLAN YOUR STRATEGY!
Divide your construction project logically into so-called zone types and define processes, resource use, and durations for them. This is the way to form and schedule takt trains.
PLAN YOUR PROCESSES!
You can now use these modules to structure your schedule, in other words to define how your takt train moves through the building. The schedule – the so-called process plan – is displayed on an innovative and intuitive graphical interface with the aim of optimizing the construction process and ensuring smooth and constant utilization of resources. The modular design allows the process plan to be quickly adjusted to current circumstances.
IMPLEMENT YOUR PROCESS!
On the construction site, the planned process is put into practice with the help of our innovative Production Management System, which is updated daily. This uses either Kanban cards (analog) or the LCM Digital app. Every project participant gets the information they need for their daily work.
Because of the synchronized process, you can quickly see whether the schedule is being adhered to or needs to be adjusted. This allows you to respond before the process is disrupted, thus stabilizing the project and bringing it to a successful conclusion.
Use Data, Learn from data
LCM Digital is not a closed platform but an open system, so you can connect and use your existing data.
Steps & Elements
In only 4 easy steps you will be able to create a takted production plan for your construction site.
STEP 1: OVERALL PROCESS ANALYSIS (OPA)
Dividing the building into zone types: areas that always have the same fitout process sequences. Process steps can either be standard processes (library) or custom processes defined with the team. Intensive communication results between the site managers, project managers, planners and executing trades. Problems and bottlenecks can be detected early and can get eliminated right away.
The result: zone types with harmonized process sequences
STEP 2: TAKT ANALYSIS (TA)
The process sequences defined in step 1 are assigned durations and line balanced. Resource utilization (quantities, masses and personnel deployment) is planned. One takt time (cycle time) is defined for all trades in a takt zone.
The result: synchronized processes for takt zones.
STEP 3: TAKT ZONE ITERATION (TZI)
Definition of construction scheduling based on the predefined building structure (takt zones) and process modules (takt trains). The synchronized production schedule is generated from the stored data for the project. Iterative process to determine the resources needed to meet the established milestones. The construction process can be quickly and easily optimized – even at a later stage – by examining various takt options.
The result: optimal overall process for the project with evenly distributed utilization of trades
STEP 4: PROCESS PLAN (PP)
Synchronized production schedule for the entire duration of the project. Processes can be filtered by takt zones and trades/teams so they can be presented in a clear and understandable way. The process plan is the central tool for planning the next few weeks and for monitoring the conditions required, the so-called stability criteria. Stability criteria are interrogated for each process step and can be filtered and presented in activity lists. It is immediately apparent whether all the conditions for a smooth process are present and the steps for which planning or material is lacking.
The result: a stable and harmonized process and production plan for the construction site
8 Solutions in one tool
Seamless processes from strategy to the construction site
Optimally harmonized takt sequences cut construction time
Processes can be stored in a library to allow their continuous optimization and use in projects
Everyone is integrated (top down and bottom up)
Intelligent use is made of BIM data both in the scheduling process and on the construction site
Daily progress and additional information from all participants are presented on the platform
Information flow on the construction site, for everyone at any time
Clear and simple processes and well-known online functionality make the platform intuitive and easy to use.
Building Information Modeling
We are working intensively on the integration of Building Information Modeling (BIM). The aim is to link modeled buildings and construction elements across the entire life cycle – including the related production steps. We use this information to create a process-related digital ‘twin’ that provides a seamless digital information chain without loss of data – from design to production right through to building operation.
The use of our platform allows the structured storage of data in a process-specific manner. This data can then be systematically analyzed using machine learning to identify the patterns and characteristics of efficient planning and production processes.
The knowledge gained in this way, will make a significant contribution to the future monitoring and optimization of complex processes.