Avoid Costly Mistakes and Improve Construction Project Management with BIM 360 Insight

April 8, 2019 Manu Venugopal

Poor construction project management is costing you too much. According to a study by FMI Corporation, construction professionals waste 35% of their time on non-productive activities including looking for project information, conflict resolution and dealing with mistakes and rework.

FMI Stat Graphic_v2Rather than spending time digging through piles of RFI’s or sorting through one-off emails, what if you could have a central location to view a summary of project activities and flag issues that needed immediate attention?

Now you can, with the BIM 360 Insight module.

Through streamlined dashboards and reports for quality, safety, and project controls, project leaders can view a summary of critical and actionable information.



The Features of BIM 360 Insight:

1. Quality

The Quality tab allows users to monitor issue status, activity, root cause, and quality checklist conformance. By capturing this data teams can identify trends across projects, such as top issues/items that are causing delays and preventing them from getting meeting schedule milestones as well as priorities daily work activities to drive quality control.




2. Safety

The Safety tab gives a snapshot of daily safety related issues and observations. With the ability to analyze this information at both a project level as well as companywide, teams are able to identify subcontractors and types of projects that are prone to safety risk, and makes it easier to take the correct measures to mitigate those risks.




3. Project Controls

The Project Controls tab gives an overview of metrics related to the Issues, RFIs, and Submittals associated with your project. Teams can easily analyze the data to measure response rates and see potential breakdowns in communication to help teams implement more efficient practices on future projects.


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4. Reports

In addition to downloading reports directly from task specific areas, teams can also view a list of aggregated reports run by the entire team. The Reports tab shows a list of exported reports related to Issues, Checklists, Documents, Submittals, and RFIs. Users are able to directly download new or old reports as well as share those reports with with other team members, including anyone who is not a part of the BIM 360 project. This aggregated list of reporting allowing users to monitor and manage project workflows at a high level.




5. Risk

If users have data being analyzed by Construction IQ, BIM 360’s machine learning and AI functionality,  a Risk tab will be available displaying cards showing quality and safety risk. For example, helping project leaders evaluate subcontractor performance and predict potential risks on a day-to-day basis and for future projects.



Card Library Customization & Integrated Partner Cards

The Card Library gives users a selection of dashboard cards, based on their access level,  allowing them to create customized views of project data relevant to their needs in both Insight and Project Home. For example, project leaders typically have access to more modules and granted higher permissions to see detailed analytics information within Insights so they will have access to a broader set of cards.  In addition to capturing the data generated through BIM 360 itself, the Card Library integrates and showcases data from partner applications like site cameras, virtual reality, and business intelligence tools giving teams a more holistic understanding of their project’s performance.

These cards help users understand what actions need to be taken on a daily basis and give a clear picture into overall project performance.


Benefits of Card Library:

  • Customize the Project Home and Insight dashboards through adding or removing cards.
  • Customers with access to BIM 360 Construction IQ can add those cards to their dashboard views.
  • With the ability to add partner cards users have a single view for all relevant project data.
  • Arrange cards in any configuration through interactive drag and drop customization.


Card Libarary


Understanding project risks as early as possible is key in improving project outcomes. With the BIM 360 Insight module, advanced customization capabilities as well as the Card Library, users don’t need to waste time sorting through piles of reports and emails in order to see details of project issues. Spend time on the tasks that matter and improve quality, manage project controls, and promote safety.

And the best part is, it doesn’t require any additional effort on your part. BIM 360 automatically unlocks the power of your collected data with detailed analytics in the Insight module as well as high level daily dashboards in Project Home.  Don’t waste anymore time, start using the Insights module today!



Learn more about the importance of leveraging data to improve construction project management. 


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