Collaborative
Real-time PS & E Review Tools

What are Collaborative, Real-Time PS&E Review Tools?

Strengthening the backbone of project development, a new Plans, Specifications and Estimates (PS&E) review process leverages stakeholder engagement, collaboration tools, and 3D . More >>

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Strengthening the backbone of project development, a new Plans, Specifications and Estimates (PS&E) review process leverages stakeholder engagement, collaboration tools, and 3D modeling to improve bid-ability, constructability, and plan quality, while advancing the overall practice.

Collaborative, Real-Time PS&E Review Tools designate milestones at which designers, contractors, construction staff overseeing the project, and other key stakeholders are tapped to weigh in early and frequently in the project development review process. Early availability of plan sets, for instance, helps contractors calibrate resource requirements for an effective bid on large let projects, fostering alternative solutions, and further improving plans and bid-ability. As another example, construction oversight staff with experience in previous and continuing related megaprojects are tapped to identify and address ongoing issues in field conditions and bridge the knowledge gap as a project moves from design to construction. This targeted engagement creates a feedback loop often lacking in even state-of-the-practice efforts.

In addition, incorporation of 3D model technology using off-the-shelf collaborative software, helps the design team identify conflicts and enhance project plans, while allowing the construction team to better visualize staging conditions proposed. These tools can also be used to track, organize, and document review comments and decisions for better follow through on critical items. Finally, built-in mobile apps enable easy field access to plans, plus tracking, updates, and query reports on various data, supporting quick responses to specific issues.

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Strengthening the backbone of project development, a new Plans, Specifications and Estimates (PS&E) review process leverages stakeholder engagement, collaboration tools, and 3D modeling to improve bid-ability, constructability, and plan quality, while advancing the overall practice. 

Collaborative, Real-Time PS&E Review Tools designate milestones at which designers, contractors, construction staff overseeing the project, and other key stakeholders are tapped to weigh in early and frequently in the project development review process.  Early availability of plan sets, for instance, helps contractors calibrate resource requirements for an effective bid on large let projects, fostering alternative solutions, and further improving plans and bid-ability.  As another example, construction oversight staff with experience in previous and continuing related megaprojects are tapped to identify and address ongoing issues in field conditions and bridge the knowledge gap as a project moves from design to construction.  This targeted engagement creates a feedback loop often lacking in even state-of-the-practice efforts. 

In addition, incorporation of 3D model technology using off-the-shelf collaborative software, helps the design team identify conflicts and enhance project plans, while allowing the construction team to better visualize staging conditions proposed.  These tools can also be used to track, organize, and document review comments and decisions for better follow through on critical items. Finally, built-in mobile apps enable easy field access to plans, plus tracking, updates, and query reports on various data, supporting quick responses to specific issues.