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Autodesk Customer Success Story Hansen Yuncken COMPANY Hansen Yuncken LOCATION Mascot, NSW, Australia SOFTWARE Autodesk ® BIM 360 ™ Field 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. — Joe Barr CEO Hansen Yuncken Increase transparency Leading Australian builder extends BIM across the enterprise Image courtesy of Hansen Yuncken. Introduction Hansen Yuncken is one of Australia's leading, privately owned construction companies. Established in Victoria in 1918, the company has grown to more than 650 employees and an annual turnover exceeding A$1 billion. "Innovation is at the core of our business plan," says Michael Parkes, project manager at Hansen Yuncken. "It's definitely part of our business plan to investigate, adopt, or develop any tool that gives us an edge or helps us deliver our projects more efficiently." In 2010, that attitude led Hansen Yuncken to begin work on HYway—a sophisticated in-house collaboration and information management platform. This groundbreaking system was designed to integrate the company's many disparate systems and provide intelligent reporting across the enterprise, especially on large projects involving geographically dispersed participants performing roles that were typically silos within the organization. The challenge Traditionally, Hansen Yuncken—like many construction companies—relied upon spread- sheets to connect disparate systems. "We recognized the need to move away from storing information in disconnected silos and into sharing information via linked databases and platforms that support increased efficiency in process, communication, and relationships," says Parkes, who currently manages the HYway project. The first step in the development of HYway was carefully analyzing every information management system operating within the company and deciding which to keep and which to phase out of operations. For each system the company decided to keep, the development team worked out how to bring it into a database with a front-end dashboard. "Initially, our goal was to help our employees efficiently capture the company's in-house 2D data—which is generally less complex and contained in relatively small files—through electronic forms and processes rather than paper based systems," says Parkes.

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