Stadsbader Gets 50 Workdays Back a Year with DatuBIM

Stradsbader Group Logo

Stadsbader Group, a prominent player in the construction industry, has long been recognized for its innovative approach to tackling complex construction projects across Europe. With a rich history and a commitment to excellence, Stadsbader has established itself as a leader in the construction sector. Currently managing 52 active sites with the DatuBIM platform, the company has harnessed the power of technology to streamline its operations, enhance efficiency, and improve collaboration among its team members. At the heart of this digital transformation is the adoption of DatuBIM, a cutting-edge platform designed to revolutionize how construction projects are managed, monitored, and executed. 

Main benefits

Time savings

Enhanced visibility and quality control

Improved collaboration

A Shift from Traditional Methods to DatuBIM

Before the integration of DatuBIM, Stadsbader Group’s project management was characterized by the use of local, computer-based systems. These systems made it challenging to share heavy files among colleagues, hindering efficient collaboration. Reliance on these traditional methods often led to inefficiencies, with significant time spent managing and sharing project data. 

Simon Rooms, Survey Manager, a key figure at Stadsbader Group, recounts the transformative impact of DatuBIM on their operations. Unlike the previous system, DatuBIM offers an easy-to-use platform that facilitates daily updates, photo uploads from drone flights, and seamless check-ins with colleagues. Its user-friendly interface stands in contrast to other alternative software programs, which Simon notes as less intuitive and requiring external hardware for photo storage. 

Training and User Adoption

The transition to DatuBIM was smooth, thanks in part to the platform’s design, which encourages exploration without the fear of making irreversible mistakes. This ease of use accelerated the adoption rate among the staff, fostering an environment where team members felt comfortable engaging with the technology to enhance their workflows. 

The platform has optimized the process of uploading files and processing data, a task that can now be initiated in the field and left to be completed overnight without the need for supervision. This contrasts sharply with previous methods, where significant manual oversight was required.

Simon Rooms
Survey Manager at Stadsbader Group

Time Savings and Efficiency:
Getting 50 Workdays Back in a Year

One of the most significant advantages highlighted by Simon is the time saved using DatuBIM. The platform has optimized the process of uploading files and processing data, a task that can now be initiated in the field and left to be completed overnight without the need for supervision. This contrasts sharply with previous methods, where significant manual oversight was required. With DatuBIM, what used to take upwards of four hours per flight for data management has been reduced to minutes, freeing up valuable time for other tasks: this equates to 50 workdays a year or 2 months in a year. 

Enhancing On-Site Communication on the Oosterweel and PSA Emerald Projects

The Oosterweel project, located near a major European harbor, and the PSA Emerald project exemplify how DatuBIM has revolutionized project management at Stadsbader Group. For  Oosterweel, the platform facilitated collaboration among various contractors, allowing for monthly project updates and integration of external models. Meanwhile, the PSA Emerald project utilized DatuBIM for detailed volume calculations, damage assessments, and the coordination of complex crane operations. 

Resolving Disputes and Enhancing Validation

DatuBIM has also proven invaluable in resolving disputes and validating work completed on site. By providing accurate, up-to-date data, the platform has resolved conflicts over invoicing and work scope, ensuring fairness and transparency for all parties involved. This capability was notably demonstrated in the Kortrijk R8/A19 project, where pre- and post-work flight data facilitated precise volume calculations for excavation work, showcasing DatuBIMs role in reducing costs and preventing overbilling. 

R8A19 Stradsbader Project

Summary of Benefits

Simplifed Training and Adoption

The intuitive design allows staff to quickly adapt to the platform, encouraging exploration without fear of irreversible errors and accelerating user adoption, which improves overall productivity.

Time savings

DatuBIM drastically reduces data processing time, turning tasks that used to take hours into ones completed in minutes, freeing up an estimated 50 workdays a year for other crucial tasks.

Enhanced collaboration

The platform improves team communication by providing daily updates, seamless file sharing, and easy access to project data, enabling better coordination among colleagues and external partners.

Efficient Dispute Resolution

With accurate, up-to-date project data, DatuBIM helps resolve disputes by offering precise information on completed work, improving transparency in invoicing and work scope validation.