Build the future of construction with next-gen design solutions

Empowering engineering excellence through integrated design and configuration

The rumble of bulldozers and the clang of hammers may soon be replaced by the whir of assembly lines. The construction industry is undergoing a radical transformation, shifting from a project-by-project approach to a product-based one. This means prefabricated components and readily customisable designs, promising faster completion times, improved performance, and a more sustainable future for construction.

But for many companies, the road to this future is blocked by outdated and fragmented design processes. These roadblocks prevent them from capitalising on the construction revolution that’s already underway.

Enter Building Information Modeling (BIM), the key to unlocking this new era. BIM creates a single, intelligent digital model of a building, accessible to everyone involved, from the architects dreaming up the design to the engineers making it a reality, and even the contractors and facility managers who will see it through to completion. It’s like having a blueprint on steroids, fostering collaboration, and streamlining communication across the entire project.

Siemens Integrated Design and Configuration is the bridge connecting the traditional world of construction to the modular future. This comprehensive suite of tools empowers organisations to navigate the digital landscape and embrace the modular revolution.

This innovative approach uses multi-discipline design and re-use, advanced design automation, and systems-driven design to enable faster, cheaper, and problem-free innovation.

By embracing industrialised construction and leveraging the power of fully integrated design and configuration, companies can secure their place in the rapidly evolving construction landscape. It’s time to ditch the outdated methods and step into the future of building.

Embrace the future with multi-discipline design and reuse

Imagine designing buildings and factories faster, cheaper, and better.

This is the future Siemens Integrated Design and Configuration promises. By ditching the “reinvent the wheel” approach, it allows engineering teams to collaborate seamlessly across disciplines, using their preferred software. This means faster project completion and significant cost savings.

The traditional project-based approach is like building a new house every time you need one. With Siemens’ solution, you’d have pre-designed, reusable modules, like walls, roofs, and plumbing systems, that can be easily customized and assembled, saving time and money.

This “product-based” approach is not just about efficiency, it’s about empowering your team to innovate. They can focus on creating extraordinary designs, confident in the knowledge that their work can be easily applied to future projects.

With features like drag-and-drop components, reusable designs, and integrated Bill of Materials management, Siemens Integrated Design and Configuration helps you design faster, collaborate better, optimise designs, and reduce costs.

At Ansaldo Energia, Italy’s major provider of power plants, multi-discipline design and re-use is saving time and money. AEN estimates since incorporating Siemens solutions it has increased component re-use by 20 to 40% and consolidated corporate know-how in about 80 design practices.

From chaos to confidence: Automate custom designs and meet every client need

Creating custom designs for your clients with the same speed and precision as you would with off-the-shelf products is the power of automated design for engineer-to-order (ETO) solutions.

Traditionally, custom projects meant slow turnaround times, high costs, and frustrated clients. But what if you could transform customer needs into precise designs in a matter of minutes, not months?

This is where Siemens Integrated Design and Configuration comes in. It empowers your engineering teams to automate repetitive tasks and leverage pre-designed components, allowing them to respond to custom requests quickly while reducing errors and ensuring quality consistency.

This solution is like having a pre-built toolbox of design elements, ready to be assembled and customised to meet your client’s exact specifications. No more starting from scratch, just efficient customisation that saves you time and money.

The process is simple: when the custom requirements are submitted pre-designed components in the design library are leveraged to build the design. With every piece in places the software automatically generates the design and a detailed and accurate proposal that includes 3D models and bills of materials.

Taming the chaos of large capital project design with systems-driven design

Designing large-scale capital projects like power plants is complex and prone to errors. These mistakes can lead to massive cost overruns, project delays, and non-compliance with regulations.

A recent study found that the average project suffers from a $1.2bn cost overrun, which is almost 80% of the initial budget. Additionally, these projects can be delayed by six months to two years. The traditional approach to design, where different teams work in isolation, is a major culprit. This often leads to hidden issues that only surface later in the construction phase, causing rework and further delays.

There’s a better way. Systems-driven design tackles these challenges head-on by clear requirement capture, connecting requirements to design, and enabling continuous integration. The result? Streamlined communicated, reduced errors, and cost savings throughout the project lifecycle.

Siemens Energy exemplifies the benefits of this approach. By using NX, Teamcenter, and Simcenter, they achieved achieve machine tool overall equipment efficiency (OEE) from 65 to 85%; reduce part machining time by 25 to 36% and achieve nearly 26% in computer-aided everything (CAx) cost reduction.

By embracing BIM and Siemens Integrated Design and Configuration, companies can unlock the potential of the industrialised approach and build a more efficient, sustainable, and profitable future.

Whether it’s energy production, construction, or the mining industry, learn more about how this approach positions companies to outpace the competition and secure their place in the rapidly evolving next-generation landscape.


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