Our collaborative culture consistently drives the ways we innovate and engage technology. Rather than substituting technology for the human touch, we focus on how technology can enable an enhanced, more collaborative process.
Here are just a few of the differences you’ll see in the way SSOE leverages technology:
Making reality capture accessible to every project: Reality capture, or laser scanning, can significantly improve the speed and accuracy of collecting as-built conditions when working in existing facilities or developing a topographical map for a new site. SSOE brings an advantage to our clients through our expertise in short-range, long-range, and drone / unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) scanning techniques. We have our own short-range scanner and drones in-house, making reality capture an option for smaller budget projects.
Multidisciplinary model integration: We coordinate all design disciplines within one model, fully leveraging the data storage capabilities to automate as much of the process as possible. Higher-level detail in the model often eliminates steps down the road for the fabricator and construction personnel, resulting in significant time savings.
External model integration: We enable use of the same model for design, fabrication, construction documentation, and occasionally estimating. This eliminates hand-offs, reduces waste and cost, and compresses schedules when compared to the industry standard of recreating models at the various project stages.
Better use of BIM: SSOE fully leverages the data capabilities of BIM through standardized coding, allowing important reporting, data, and cost / material estimating to be pulled from the model. This not only automates and enhances formerly manual processes, it can also be carried forward by the owner to be used in the operation and maintenance of the process or facility. We have also invested in proprietary plug-ins and enhancements to standard software to increase efficiency and accuracy. Additionally, our enterprise agreement with Autodesk ensures access to the latest technology and the most valuable input into its development.
Innovative construction solutions: We work with creative, cutting-edge vendors to specify unique building materials that can provide significant cost or schedule advantages, including modular solutions for both process and structural steel.