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Global platform for construction environment

Single source for construction information and specification

Business Challenge

  • Industry
    Constructions

The company needed a platform to provide construction information, specification collected in all legacy services, applications, making this platform a single source of data for everyone involved in the built environment such as designers, suppliers and constructors.

The platform should support builders and architects in specifying and describing construction elements thoroughly – regardless of project complexity or a number of elements.

The platform should also support manufacturers in data creation and development. Those features should allow users to work in a collaborative way, with multiple customers being able to work on a specification at once. Manufacturers should have a possibility to import legacy data stored in existing MS Word specifications into the platform.

Our solution should provide users with a much better experience in the use of the application, introduce new company key visuals, and what most important offer all existing functionalities and data from previous applications.

Our solution

DSS-Hicron’s dedicated team joined the company internal team which results in new cross-functional and highly effective teams capable of delivering the platform.

Hicron implemented:

  • Web Application which provides customers with all construction data,
  • Web Application for management of the data and collecting it from the manufacturers. The application supports collaborative work,
  • Solution based on AWS Lambda for specification management,
  • MS Word document interpreter which allowed to translate MS Word documents into specification platform format,
  • MS Excel report functionality, which provides users with import accuracy statistics and description of inconsistencies in the source documents.

As a team, we paid a lot of attention to user experience and modern user interfaces in the applications by working closely with design specialists, and high accessibility and performance of the applications.

High code quality and high quality of the platform was the key principle in the project development. As a team, we used various techniques, which were applied in different stages, such as detailed code reviews, unit tests, e2e tests.

The project was run in an Agile management system using Scrum methodology.

Benefits

Customers got a new application that provides them with construction information in a much more convenient way than before.

Company got a new application that allows them to manage collected data and to work closely with manufacturers.

Company got a single platform developed using the newest technology stack which allows for a much easier way of supporting and improving the platform.

Solution based on AWS Lambda did not required any changes to the existing core application, but simply was connected to it.

New and existing customers can easily migrate to the construction specification platform using import functionality.

Legacy MS Word specification can be reviewed based on the MS Excel report.

AWS Lambda solution is cost effective. Billing is based on compute time only, which makes DSS’s efficient code practices even more significant.

Who could also benefit?

  • Companies looking for modern Web Applications developed using the newest technology stack. 
  • Companies which care about UX/UI, responsiveness, accessibility and performance of the applications as well as the quality of code and solution.
  • Companies looking for an all-in-one platform that allows for construction document management of single or multiple projects in one place.
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