Final Report (original) • Existing processes and business environment. • Available and suitable information technologies. • A framework target plan, including assessment of potential benefits. • Assess the expected costs of achieving the plan. • Analysis of the readiness of the sector for implementation of the framework plan. • A detailed plan for the next incremental step the industry should take.
Final Report Options • Original concept, improved format. • Review of successful adoption. • Original concept, negative conclusions.
Criteria for Readiness Whichever case you choose, you must explain/motivate your conclusions in terms of the criteria for readiness….. Preconditions Leveraging conditions Information generation conditions Information integration and exchang
Criteria for Readiness Preconditions • Significant value-added component: • potential for design automation, or • readily available production automation • Perceived Local Benefits • potential for increasing market share of sector • potential for expanding work scope • Capitalization for investment • Degree of fragmentation
Criteria for Readiness Leveraging conditions • Process automation technologies that require rich digital project data • Computer integration in the internal business environment • Computer integration in the external business environment
Criteria for Readiness Information generation conditions • Availability of knowledge-based 3D CAD modeling software • Degree of current use of advanced IT Information integration and exchange • Product data model • Degree of data dependence
Improved Format • Introduction: Existing processes and business environment. II. Available information technologies. • The potential benefits of IT enabled process changes. • Framework strategic plan. • Analysis of the readiness of the sector for implementation of the framework plan. • Detailed plan for the next incremental step the industry should take: VII. Conclusions
Improved Format • Existing processes and business environment • A brief description of the industry sector and basic economic indicators – annual sales, unit cost breakdown, engineering added-value, fragmentation, etc. • An overview of current practices and processes. Business, management, engineering and production aspects, including interdependencies with other professions and trades. • A high-level process model of existing information-dependent workflows.
Improved Format II. Available information technologies: • Classification and review of relevant and applicable information technologies, and an assessment of the effectiveness of their use in current common practice (if any).
Improved Format III. The potential benefits of IT enabled process changes: • Activities and cost-centers in companies which may benefit from information technology adoption and integration. Identify both direct benefits (to a typical company) and system level benefits (to other parties in the supply chain). • A high-level process model of future IT integrated workflows.
Improved Format IV. Framework strategic plan: • Long-term and short-term IT adoption goals, with detail of specific software, hardware and other equipment needed for each. Assessment of the expected costs and benefits of achieving each item in the plan and the plan as a whole: Capital investments, costs of re-organization, training, etc. Costs to others in the supply chain.
Improved Format V. Analysis of the readiness of the sector for implementation of the framework plan: • What conditions are presently satisfied, what can be satisfied in the short and long terms - through changes in software, human resources, organization, or across the supply chain.
Improved Format VI. Detailed plan for the next incremental step the industry should take: • What technologies and resources are required. • A detailed listing of the benefits to be achieved in the short term. VII. Conclusions • Compare with other sectors • Summarize your conclusions
2. Review of Successful Adoption • Introduction: Processes and business environment. • Available information technologies. • The benefits to the industry. • How was IT introduced? • Analysis of the success. • Conclusions.
2. Review of Successful Adoption Sections I and II as before. III. The benefits to the industry(as perceived before adoption). • How was IT introduced ? • Practical description • Starting conditions before the adoption: which of the criteria were satisfied? Explain. • Which of the criteria were only satisfied after IT adoption? • What process changes have occurred, if any? (in terms of software, human resources, organization, or across the supply chain).
2. Review of Successful Adoption • Analysis: what benefits have been realized? • What has been the impact within the companies? • What impact has there been on others in the supply chain? • What organizational changes have resulted? • What were the costs? • Conclusions • Compare with other sectors • Summarize your conclusions
Negative conclusions Sections I – V as for Option 1. VI. Analysis of the barriers to adoption. • Which criteria cannot be met? • What changes in the industry do you recommend for progress to be made? • Use comparisons with other sectors to explain. VII. Conclusions
The Main Headlines • 3Dmodeling offers multiple advantages over 2Ddrafting • Data integration enables improved work processes • IT adoption in the construction industry is complex