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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Field BIM – Linking BIM to the Jobsite for Steel Tracking (C) 2008 Vela Systems Company Confidential – Do Not Distribute Without Express Written Permission


Agenda ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ

Agenda review – 2 min About Vela Systems – 5 min About Standard Supplies – 3 min Tracking Steel with RFID and Vela Systems – 15 min • •

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Workflow Photos

Field BIM™ Working Group – 2 min Q&A – 3 min

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Who is Vela Systems? ƒ Focus: Mobile field applications for Tablet-PCs for construction (owners, contractors, architects, engineers, consultants) + Core application modules – field activities – “field notebook” + File Synchronization – “tube of drawings” + communication + Executive oversight and reporting

ƒ Started in 2005 company was first to build field software ‘from the ground up’ to leverage the unique power of Tablet-PCs • Now first to tie BIM to the field

ƒ Based in Boston, now with over 600 jobs deployed on 3 continents ƒ Proven integrations with Prolog™, Primavera™, Tekla™, Autodesk™…

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Vela Systems Product Summary Advanced Reporting

• Issues & Punchlists • Field Report

VelaSketch™

VelaViewer™

• Field Scheduler • Commissioning

• Materials Tracker

• Owner Handover & Customer Service

• Safety

• Document Sync

• Checklists (QA/QC)

• Field BIM

• Extra Work Order

Content Libraries & Knowledge Management File Sharing & Synchronization

Mobility Framework

Presented last year at FIATECH on RFID precast tracking at Meadowlands

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How it Works for Vela Systems Data & Synchronization Server

VIA

Internet (Wireless or wired)

Mobile Tablet PCs

VelaTag® 01001101 RFID

Office Workstations or Laptops Bluetooth

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About Standard Supplies ƒ

Standard Supplies is a leading market supplier of steel products to midsize commercial construction companies for projects such as schools, shopping centers, churches, libraries and more. In addition to fabricating steel, Standard Supplies provides steel erection and is a quality fabricator of structural steel for both residential and commercial applications. The Standard Supplies Steel Division processes more than 4,000 tons of steel per year.

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Why we implemented a materials tracking solution…

ƒ Increase efficiency in steel fabrication processes ƒ Identify potential bottlenecks in our delivery supply chain ƒ With Field BIM, tying in jobsite and shop activities into one synchronized database ƒ Add value to client and differentiate Standard Supplies in the market

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ADD PHOTOS

RFID Reader and Tag

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Track whether items are ready to ship, and whether there are open non-conformance issues

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Review all non-conformance issues, and note whether they were observed as a part of the QA audit, or by someone else

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Benefits ƒ Create value for upstream erection process = differentiation and more satisfied customers ƒ Better QA/QC visibility – where are my problems? Per line, per fabrication type analysis will result in decreased rework ƒ It all starts with the model… leverage the fabrication model for supply chain purposes ƒ Other… • What’s my tonnage shipped? • Tonnage damaged or defective?

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What is the Field BIM working group? ƒ

Voluntary group of BIM practitioners interested in furthering the connection between BIM and the Field • •

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60 members and growing Discussion group associated with the AGC BIM forum • •

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How can BIM be used during construction? How can BIM be handed over to owners for operations?

Present at BIM forum meetings Online forum for participation

Have collected survey results from all participants in the Field BIM White Paper and Survey •

Participate in the survey to get the White Paper and results

Vela Systems Field BIM Working Group

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Summary and Thank you ƒ

Standard Supplies shows that RFID tracking is accessible to companies of all sizes

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BIM creates opportunities for suppliers and other supply chain participants to create new value

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Vela Systems has a suite of other products as well – come to our booth (13) and check them out!

For more information on this presentation email us at info@velasystems.com

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http://fiatech.org/images/stories/events/techconference/2009/FieldBIM  

http://fiatech.org/images/stories/events/techconference/2009/FieldBIM.pdf

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