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Autodesk customer success story Balfour Beatty Construction A big advantage of BIM 360 Field is that it helped us shave time from the overall project schedule. This can lead directly to more savings through a reduction of general conditions and overhead. —Nathan Ducote Project Manager Balfour Beatty Construction Project summary A leader in the commercial construction industry in the United States, Balfour Beatty Construction provides general contracting, at-risk construction management, and design-build services through more than 2,400 professionals nationwide. Balfour Beatty, known for embracing innovation and collaboration, decided to initiate a multiproject pilot of Autodesk ® BIM 360™ Field, a cloud-based field management service. BIM 360 Field takes project management workflows, such as quality assurance (QA)/quality control (QC), commissioning, punchlists, and more, to the point of construction on mobile devices. Due to the success of the pilot, Balfour Beatty decided to approve BIM 360 Field for use on all its U.S.-based projects. Since turning to BIM 360 Field, Balfour Beatty has been able to: • Minimize the time spent documenting issues, such as punchlist items • Help streamline processes to better support tight project schedules • Standardize checklists and QC plans for projects • Enhance commissioning and handover processes Deploying field management Balfour Beatty Construction takes field management to the point of construction with Autodesk BIM 360 Field COMPANY Balfour Beatty Construction LOCATION Dallas, Texas, United States SOFTWARE Autodesk ® BIM 360™ Field The challenge The number and types of technologies available to construction firms have never been greater, with Apple ® iPad ® mobile devices, cloud computing, and BIM (Building Information Modeling) all creating new value in design and construction delivery. Balfour Beatty decided to explore mobile field management technologies, including Autodesk BIM 360 Field. The firm's information technology (IT) and operations teams identified the desired capabilities of a mobile field management solution, including support for standardized operating procedures and cross-company visibility into quality and safety. Kasey Bevans, Balfour Beatty Construction's chief information officer, says, "It is our job in IT to help operations through a rational process for choosing the best technologies that can help our business. We worked with multiple projects, evaluated multiple vendors, and ultimately selected BIM 360 Field due to its ease of use, enterprise feature set, and overall services and support." Image courtesy of Balfour Beatty Construction.

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