Reducing the time of information flow plays a cardinal role in the pace of project realisation.
Due to the size and complexity of the investment, GTC S.A. decided to use the think project! Common Data Environment solutions.
Located in the Białołęka district, Galeria Północna is the first new shopping centre in Warsaw in many years. GTC Group is both an investor and administrator of Galeria Północna. The building was designed by APA Wojciechowski studio. The contract engineer for the project was HILL International. The general contractor was Unibep S.A.
In the shopping mall itself, apart from commercial and service premises patrons are also offered: a multi-screen cinema, fitness centre and a playground for children. Galeria Północna is also the first state-of-the-art retail and entertainment centre, possessing a rooftop garden with an area of 5,000 square metres. Furthermore, the building has received the prestigious LEED pre-certification at the GOLD level.
Due to the size and complexity of the investment, GTC S.A. decided to use the think project! Common Data Environment solutions. Thanks to the think project! solutions, better control of processes was possible, the approval status was constantly updated and access to documents was made fast and simple. All modules utilised for the project proved to work well in practice and as such were used very intensively.
Experience gained from the usage of the platform provided grounds for drawing the following conclusion – in order to make CDE solutions effective, it is necessary to take into account the specific needs of parties as well as their contractual conditions. As a result, the application of the think project! platform for such a complex and demanding project proved necessary.
FACTS & FIGURES
- Completion 2017
- 202,000 square metres total area
- 64,000 square metres of commercial area
- 2,000 parking spaces
- 4 above-ground storeys
- 2 under-ground storeys
- The first shopping centre in Warsaw with a rooftop garden
- Convincing all project parties to work with the same CDE tool
- Standardisation of drawing numbering
- Implementation of numerous processes
- Faster approval and evaluation processes (for drawings, RFI, material data, samples, change orders)
- Full control over processes
- Enforcement of applying implemented processes
- Continuous updates of approval status
- Quick access to documents
MODULES & SERVICES UTILISED
- Execution Design and Shop Drawing Management
- Requests for Information (RFI)
- Document Management
- General Inspection Requests
- Material Submittal
- Method Statement
- Requests for Subcontractor Approval
- Non-Conformance Reports, NCR
- Change Orders
- Tenant Change Orders
Organising orders efficiently
STRABAG Poland chose think project! for a bridge construction within the Trasa Nowohucka project in Kraków.
The primary objectives STRABAG wanted to achieve by using think project! included a central database for all project participants and a structured, transparent documentation of all plans and documents.
In the course of the project, the general contractor mapped additional special processes (orders for laboratory tests and land surveys) via the project platform to better organize and reliably document them. The result was greater efficiency in the process leading to significant time savings.
Facts & Figures
- Construction volume: 130 million euros
- Construction time: 30 months
- Construction of a 4.5 km expressway with two carriageways of three lanes each
- Construction of 1.6 km of national road no. 79
- Construction of junctions
- Construction of six flyovers and five bridges
- Modernisation of the tram line
- Improve communication
- Central database
- All orders and results at a glance
- All those involved kept up to date all times
- Saves time and costs
Used modules & services
- Design Management
- Document Management
- Orders for laboratory tests/land surveys
“With think project! everyone is always kept up to date.”
Magdalena Biegańska, Head of Technical Office, STRABAG Sp.z.o.o.
- Transport & Logistics
- Project type
- Asset owner/ Client
- General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways GDDKiA
- Contract partner
- STRABAG Sp. z.o.o.
Modern energy supply
TAURON Ciepło is modernising a combined heat and power (CHP) station in Tychy, Poland, while ongoing operation of the plant is maintained.
Implemented in the second stage of the project power block BC-50 will provide 50 MW of electric power and 86MWt of heat. The unit will produce heat in combination with electricity. The cost of the second stage of the project amounts to approx. 150 million euros. In the first stage of the project the boiler was rebuilt, converting its previous role of burning coal to using 100 percent biomass fuel.
The construction of block BC-50 was handed over to the General Contractor Elektrobudowa SA in the form of EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction). The cross-enterprise collaboration solution think project! will be used for the extensive design and document management requirements of this project. In addition, a specially tailored minutes of meeting/task management process was mapped within the platform.
- Power & Water
- Project type
- Plant construction
- Asset owner/ Client
- TAURON Ciepło Sp. z o. o.
- Contract partner
- Elektrobudowa S.A.
Building on trusted support
Warsaw Stock Exchange-listed ERBUD S.A. decided to use think project!, for the third time, in a Polish shopping centre project.
ERBUD was principally won over by the platform’s efficient handling of building management processes, as well as its flexible setup options.
think project! enables ERBUD to handle building management processes and the mapping of approval processes, such as the implementation documentation. As a result, every project team member was connected via the platform and could always access individual tasks and deadlines – from the time a plan was uploaded on the platform through to final approvals.
ERBUD mainly used think project! on the management of project documents, on the distribution of documents between the trades, and on approval processes. Contract documents and additional documents such as tender plans, building plans and building approvals were stored within the online platform.
Expansion of Polish Headquarters
The existing Bayer Headquarters in Al. Jerolimskie, Warsaw, is being expanded by nearly 2,000 square metres of additional floor space.
This means space for new, modern offices and conference rooms, as well as recreation rooms for employees and an underground parking for 75 vehicles.
With its 40-million PLN project, Bayer is not only expanding the capacity of the Polish location, but it is also creating 150 new jobs.
Project platform optimises design and document management
Bayer decided to use online project collaboration platform think project! to process design and document management in a more efficient and structured manner. In addition to designs and correspondence, Bayer also uses the platform to manage project documents. The project also uses a webcam and integrates it within think project! in order to document construction progress.
To enhance networking of internal project partners with the many external project partners on a single platform, as well as the multi-language product interface are the main factors behind Bayer’s decision to use think project!.
think project! makes ordering and invoicing processes more efficient
The new PGE Arena in Gdansk is one of three out of a total of four EURO-2012™-stadiums in Poland. It will be constructed on an almost 100-acres-site in close proximity to the city centre.
|Area: 393,000 m²|
|Building area: 15,891 m²|
The stadium was planned by the architects RKW Rhode Kellermann Wawrowsky Architektur + Städtebau using the traditional ship-construction-style of Danzig.
The main steel construction of the stadium – built in a consortium with ALPINE Bau Deutschland AG – is comprised of 82 elements, so called frames, each weighing approximately 66 tons. The total weight of the steel construction will reach 7.2 thousand tons.
Optimised processes in ordering and invoicing
ALPINE was looking for an option to map processes from ordering and invoicing that meet their specific requirements. They wanted to implement a system in which all orders, invoices and also payments could be documented transparently and well organised. Withinin a very short period of time it was possible to map the required processes just the way ALPINE needed them within the online project collaboration platform think project!.
The processes linked to ALPINE’s ordering and invoicing processes in the meantime extend across many different construction sites in Poland and several other countries. think project! can be used from anywhere and at any time to display the current value of all orders. Additionally, reports can be generated that can be analysed by various criteria – e.g. by supplier or material type.
A new arena for football championships
As a specialist in the construction of large sporting facilities, the Max Bögl group operates in many countries – including Poland, which will co-host the Euro 2012 soccer championships with Ukraine.
Poland is investing more than 25 billion euros in upgrading its infrastructure for this prestigious event, covering the development of new football stadiums and the expansion of existing venues – notably the construction of a modern football arena for 43,000 spectators in Wrocław.
The Wrocław 2012 project company – founded by the City of Wrocław for construction of the stadium – awarded Max Bögl the contract for the 160 million euro project, which is based on designs by Düsseldorf architects JSK.
Designed as a classic two-tier stadium with an intermediate corporate box level, the structure is an unusual construction. In most stadiums, public areas are incorporated compactly below the stands and the tiers are connected via external stairways. The new Wrocław Euro stadium features open stands with public areas and walkways on the outside. The resultant large interior spaces incorporate open stairs for access and offer a view of the illuminated underside of the stand structure. Another architectural and structural highlight of the design is an oval roof and facade – giving the stadium a distinctive appearance and, by extension, creating an impressive landmark for the city of Wrocław.
Efficient design management
As general contractor, Max Bögl is responsible for turnkey delivery of the completed stadium. The greatest challenge posed by this project is the extremely short construction period – no major stadium in the world has ever been built in such a short space of time. To meet this tight deadline and manage the large number of plans involved, Max Bögl decided to use think project!.
A further landmark for Poland’s capital
One of the most modern stadiums in Europe, the new National Stadium in Warsaw is to be completed by 2011.
|Area: 100 acres|
|Building area: 19,500 m²|
|Construction period: 2009-2011|
The stadium will be one of the venues for the European Football Championship in Poland in 2012.
The construction consortium ALPINE - PBG SA - Hydrobudowa Polska SA decided for an online collaboration solution to support project management of the stadium construction and to increase transparency for all project partners.
All drawings, documents and correspondence, as well as approval workflows for financial documents, will be organised via think project!.