It is a is a multi-locale (English - Hebrew - Chinese) platform built using state-of-art Microsoft technology stack and AWS IaaS. Platform automates the business work flows involved in managing a construction project. The platform has cross platform mobile extensions on iPhone - Android and UWP (Universal Windows Platform) supporting various form factors and multiple mobile OS versions. The platform handles all CAD data formats in additoin to ADOBE and Microsoft office document types. Workflows in Buildi enables easy project management and collaboration between various stake holders like Project owners , Vendors, Government agencies etc.The platform is being designed to handle a parallel load of more than 1000+ construction project Engineers with an auto scalable option to handle the load up to 10000+ users.
The platform automates contruction management business process which covers following use cases
- platform subscription
- configuring construction project
- adding project users, vendors, service providers
- uploading project files and CAD data
- project discussion threads
- managing reviews and comments process on CAD files
- managing huge file transfers
- managing offline-online data (CAD / Non CAD / Pictures / Videos) sync process
- managing file conflicts, linking and versioning
- managing team collaboration
- managing tagging and searcability of CAD documents
- managing project space and space purchase on subscription
The platform empowers the construction business to improve business process and get absolute control over every aspect of the project.
The platform is being designed to handle a parallel load of more than 1000+ construction project Engineers with an auto scalable option to handle the load up to 10000+ users.
Problem statement / Business Challenge
To develop an elastic-cloud - web and mobile platform meant to manage heavy Engineering documents (CAD) and provide efficient workflows for collaboration on drawings / floor plans / wiring diagrams and other document types. Challenge was to devise a solution based on lines of drop-box to be installed on draftsmen / designers machine which is used to upload / sync the CAD files from the machine to Buildi cloud. Since, there could be multiple CAD Engineers working on the files belonging to the same project, implementing file versioning and conflicts managment workflows and notifying multi-locale global user base was an additional challenge.
Parallel Minds is working very closely with platform management team in Telaviv
We operate a dedicated PDC – product development center for Build since year 2013.
- New portal and cross platform mobile apps development services
- Agile ODC setup services with a mix of senior Business analyst, Tech lead, Solution architect, Web and Mobile developers, UX designer and QA Engineers.<
- UX and Visual design services
- Production farm setup on Azure and AWS - maintenance and production support services
- end-to-end Ideation – Designing – Development – Testing – Realization – Maintenance services.
- TFS based ALM services
- C# ASP.NET, JSON REST API, Micro Services
- Responsive HTML, CSS, JQuery, Boot strap, Anular JS
- AWS SQL 2014 RDS, SVN as CAD file repository, AWS S3
- Bank Payment Gateway integration
- Microsoft Xamarin for iOS and Android development
The portal has mobile extensions supporting multiple languages and has use cases to view CAD files, add comments, draw lines - ballons, receive notifications and so on.
Construction project owners have easy access desktop, web and mobile tools using which they can manage their construction project efficiently with absolute control over project statusSystem brings in single version of truth to every engineering drawing and documents involved in the project which avoids a lot of confusion and saves time and avoids mistakes