Modelspace Rooms is a tool for designers, architects, and project managers.
Modelspace helps you managing information generated in construction projects visually in a user-friendly way. Our product manager Johannes Aho will explain why single documents are not producing enough information for the project and why construction industry organizations should use one comprehensive solution.
Traditionally, the large amount of information generated about a building during construction projects is left to the property owner in many different forms, often in very static documents such as drawings, catalogs, and descriptions. Generally, they have been little utilized precisely because finding and processing information requires time, expertise, and supportive software. Documentation related to technical maintenance and upkeep of a building is mandatory and related operating models and tools are widely used. On the other hand, the operational information related to the facilities is either not collected at all or the information is very difficult to use.
If all the information would be handled through a database from the beginning, the property owners would really have all the information about the buildings and the premises stored, found, and utilized. No more suspicious and “manual” information hunting. Modelspace offers the solution for easy and practical information utilization. It is time to move away from this static information that cannot be exploited and that eventually ends up wasted in many ways. The buildings generate a huge amount of useful information, which is best managed and transferred from the project to the property using a centralized database.
The Modelspace Rooms module is developed in such way that all status information is under one database, manageable and editable. Through it, anyone can view any information and combine new information to existing one. Everyone can gather information on exactly the things that are essential in their role.
We have a strong vision of how these things are maintained. We have been developing data management for construction projects with end-users, designers, and experts with Modelspace for over a decade now. However, no software itself solves problems, and the successful development of information management also requires the involvement of different parties and a change in operating models in organizations to get the most out of the software solution. We have supported our customers through this stage efficiently. No change will be completed in one night, or even a week. However, change will not happen if it is not actively promoted.
The most typical projects in which Modelspace data management possibilities have been utilized are demanding hospital and university projects, as well as municipal care, school, and kindergarten projects. The biggest benefit of a database comes precisely when functionally and technically demanding facilities are built. There is a huge amount of user input alone. In addition, the design and implementation information generated during the project, as well as their changes, updates, and additions, form an endless list of complex information that is completely impossible to manage without a smart database designed for it. In school and kindergarten projects, information management emphasizes the reproducibility of projects and the harmonization of operating models, which makes projects both more efficient and easier to control the quality of construction. If you really want to succeed, it requires knowledge-based actions through database, not manually managing the documents.
In the health care sector, this is understood by all the best functional designers in Finland. For them, Modelspace is a daily tool. Room requirements are gathered in one place; the projects have had an easier start through simple assessment through Modelspace. Demanding properties and facilities have been successfully designed for thousands of people in a user-friendly way. It is not easy to manage this entity through different files that are not updated or linked to anything. We have been able to create a solution for that, Modelspace.