Dubai Festival City
Dubai Festival City (DFC) is a private, mixed-use
development under construction in the United
Arab Emirates. At 1600 acres, it is one of the
world’s largest private developments.
The project, which will cost more than $9 billion,
poses a major management task: It uses fast-track
techniques with more than 15 project manage-ment teams and more than 200 consulting and
contracting firms working in parallel.
During the construction phase of DFC,
ProjectWise was initially used as a document
management system controlling the movement of
documents between the project stakeholders.
However, the movement of these documents and
the collaborative nature of the workflow that
accompanied this movement were largely controlled by a mixture of complex spreadsheets,
access databases, and paper forms.
To provide further efficiencies, DFC decided to
add some of these construction workflows to the
ProjectWise environment and created a cus-
tomized ProjectWise service called Construction
Module. With this service, users spend less time
creating and managing the inefficient paper-driv-
en processes in which documents and drawings
(which will soon total one million) can be mis-
placed or held up by individuals.
The estimated monetary savings during the life of
the project is $32 million, with a return on investment of 32 to one. The time saving is estimated to
be five percent. ;
BUILDING MANAGED ENVIRONMENT
Greenwich Millennium Village Limited
and the contents well-structured, and whether the
consultants use MicroStation, AutoCAD, Vector-Works, or Revit is irrelevant. ;
Greenwich Millennium Village, Ltd.
Greenwich Millennium Village is the first of
English Partnership’s innovative Millennium
Communities in the United Kingdom. The master
plan was devised by the internationally renowned
architect, the late Ralph Erskine, to deliver an integrated, high-density urban community. The buildings are arranged to give the pedestrian priority
over the car. The project features social innovation, better environmental performance, and construction innovation.
The development, already seven years old and
continuing for another five, encompasses more
than 150 consultant, contractor, and subcontractor teams in multiple locations, who have thus far
produced more than 200,000 published drawings and documents between them.
With this amount of data, the ability to quickly and
easily identify and retrieve any item at any stage
in the project is essential. In the traditional project
workflow, maintaining audit trails and tracking
multiple issues is a process
fraught with the danger of
vital contractual documentation being lost through
overly-complex procedures or human error. The
ProjectWise implementation used in this project
has effectively removed
this risk. Any instance of
the 200,000 documents
can be retrieved and
viewed within seconds.
Another benefit of the
managed environment is
the creation of a fully
coordinated project data-set. Each file is obvious