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Autodesk Customer Success Story Hansen Yuncken Safety personnel can spend more time on project sites and less in the office BIM 360 Field and HYway allow our safety personnel to efficiently capture data on job sites using iPads, while eliminating lengthy back-and-forth commutes to and from the office to complete paperwork. — Michael Parkes Project Manager, HYway Hansen Yuncken Image courtesy of Hansen Yuncken. Autodesk, the Autodesk logo, and BIM 360 are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product and services offerings, and specifications and pricing at any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document. © 2014 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved. The solution After completing the initial development and implementation, Hansen Yuncken sought a way to integrate more complex 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) content into the HYway. For help with this process, Hansen Yuncken relied upon Autodesk ® BIM 360 ™ Field, which enabled the company to integrate data from the field into HYway dashboards via an Autodesk application programming interface (API). This integration, in turn, helped Hansen Yuncken convert its paper- based field processes into digital workflows. This approach has changed the way field employees are able to work. "Tasks that used to require a few hours onsite followed by several more doing paperwork in the office can now be done completely onsite—paperwork included— with BIM 360 Field," says Parkes. That allows the employees to spend more time doing what they are passionate about and less in the office. Areas that have seen particular improvement are the company's jobsite quality, safety, and commissioning processes. "We are trying to develop HYway and BIM 360 Field to replace those systems with electronic systems onsite," says Parkes. "BIM 360 Field and HYway allow our safety personnel to efficiently capture data on job sites using iPads, while eliminating lengthy back-and-forth commutes to and from the office to complete paperwork," says Parkes. The result Hansen Yuncken has taken an enterprise approach to the rollout of BIM 360 and its mobile data-capture processes, with information and data flowing from the field up through the organization in a very structured and methodical way. "Our expectation is that our supply chain, our subcontractors, and their contractual obligations with us will all use this new electronic environment," says Parkes. Ultimately, the company believes that BIM 360 Field and the HYway portal will help connect every one of its external projects with its internal business units, giving them the data they need to drill into every project site, more clearly understand the root causes of concerns, and make better-informed decisions. Those benefits are experienced at every level of the company. "I can gain a view of our business development pipeline in two or three minutes via this portal, whereas previously that would take two or three days to get a number of reports generated and collated," says Joe Barr, CEO of Hansen Yuncken. "BIM 360 Field and HYway have not only changed the way we operate on job sites, but have also made us more transparent and better informed across the enterprise," adds Barr. HYway and BIM 360 have also changed the way that the company bids new projects. "We anticipate a much better return as a result." For more information, please visit

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