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
Consolidating tasks centrally
By 2013, the Bosch Group will have invested around 100 million euros in the expansion of its Russian operations.
Two interconnected office buildings – six and eleven stories high – plus a hall for storage and repair shops will be built in a commercial district in the Shermetyevo Airport region, located on the outskirts of Moscow.
With a total floor space of 57,000 square metres, the new buildings should be ready for occupancy by around 700 Bosch employees in mid-2013. Accomodation for a futher 700 workstations will be available for external tenants.
This large Moscow project will consolidate Bosch‘s sales, customer service and training activities for automotive technology, industrial technology, consumer goods and building technology – currently dispersed over four sites.
Through this development, the company expects to deliver more efficient support for its customers and, at the same time, while reducing its costs. In 2011, the Bosch Group achieved sales of almost a billion euros in the russian market and currently employs around 2,700 people locally.
Building on trusted support
Bosch has been using think project! for a number of years. Around 30 projects have so far been completed and archived using the collaboration platform. In addition to the russian project, another 17 national and international Bosch projects are being managed on think project!.
- Trade & Service
- Project type
- Building Construction
- Asset owner/ Client
- Contract partner
- Robert Bosch GmbH
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.
think project! supports design management in Züblin project
Together with clothing manufacturer BestsellerA/S and logistic partner TGW, Züblin is constructing a new logistic centre in Haderslev, Denmark as a partnering project.
|Total gross floor space: 48,570 m²|
|Construction sum: 36.56 million euros|
|Planned completion: March 2012|
The construction of a logistic centre, consisting of two high-rack warehouses, a sorting terminal, loading terminal, technology building and outdoor facilities, is planned.
Individual, prompt handling of drawing management
To handle the provision and sending of drawings and plans, as well as the creation of plan and distribution lists, promptly and on an individual basis, Züblin decided to use the online project collaboration platform think project!.
With the support of the project platform, large volumes of data can now be sent easily, and thanks to the digitalized sending of design documents, practically no more hard copies are required, saving time and costs. In addition, the encoding of design documents has led to a structured method of working that makes well-organised drawing management possible. Every drawing or plan received and sent is documented, and the process therefore remains traceable.
mfi uses think project! for the construction of the Wilmersdorfer Arcaden
Wilmersdorfer Arcaden will be a new shopping attraction for Berlin’s Charlottenburg/Wilmersdorf district. Issues relating to project planning and tenant coordination, as well as claim management, are being solved using think project!.
The shopping centre, located in one of Berlin’s traditional pedestrian areas, comprises around 100 shops over four levels. Retail development company mfi Management für Immobilien AG is responsible for all tasks relating to planning, implementation and rental, as well as ongoing centre management. HOCHTIEF Construction AG is the general contractor.
Shopping centres of this size place high demands on project management, with numerous participants and processes requiring coordination. Again, mfi is counting on think project! for a successful outcome, having already used the online project platform for construction projects in Munich, Cologne and Düsseldorf.
Efficiency from intelligent modules and individual workflows
mfi uses the think project! Design Management module for two areas: project planning and tenant coordination. By creating workflows, it was possible to largely automate planning processes – from plan verification and approval through to ordering of printed reproduction. However, an emerging need to address the coordination of tenant requests and decision-making processes soon became apparent, leading to the development of new project processes.
Prospective retail tenants wanted the freedom to modify design to meet their individual requirements. Countless custom specifications and tight deadlines were involved, so an additional think project! module was implemented to co-ordinate tenant requests and manage the documentation of approval processes.
After a few weeks, the project began to focus on another challenge. During the processing of construction projects, defects cannot be entirely avoided – even with the best planning and inspection practices. Rapid rectification of defects was extremely important for timely project processing, as was detailed documentation for potential cost claims. The solution was to implement an additional think project! module for Claim Management.
Tight integration of modules and workflows
Individual modules must be tightly integrated to enable easy transfer of information and documents. mfi found that processes operated seamlessly across both of the modules of think project! they implemented, creating a one-stop shop for key project activities.
Plan management and tenant coordination in shopping centre construction
think project! supports mfi in the construction of shopping centre ‘Köln Arcaden’, with plan management and tenant coordination.
‘Köln Arcaden’, a shopping centre housing 130 stores over three levels, is an important part of the development concept for the extended city centre area east of the Rhine. Tenants include national stores, as well as a number of smaller and mid-sized specialist outlets – plus several cafés and restaurants.
The project was developed by mfi Management für Immobilien AG, which is responsible for all tasks relating to planning, execution and rental as well as long-term centre management.
Overview of plans and tenant requests
think project! supports mfi in both plan management and comprehensive tenant coordination. During the project, 11,000 messages, 5,600 plans, 1,200 tenant plans, 4,000 tenant documents and 900 decision papers were effectively organised and documented.