Relatics is the leading Model-Based Systems Engineering application to fully support clients and contractors of construction projects. Developed in close cooperation with our customers, Relatics has proven to support all project members in every life cycle. Stakeholders, engineers, and planners work effectively together form initial idea to demolition.

Enabling systems engineering for construction projects

“Systems Engineering is an interdisciplinary field of engineering and engineering management that focuses on how to design, integrate, and manage complex systems throughout their life cycles” (see Wikipedia). In the last decade we are seeing a growing number of construction projects embrace this way of working. The strong focus on requirements, verification, and validation, but also the attention to transparency and traceability are extremely valuable for these projects. Relatics has proven to be the key enabler to apply Systems Engineering successfully. Its flexible architecture ensures that any organization with any project can implement Systems Engineering exactly how they want to. Started in the Netherlands, Relatics has become the standard tool to support Systems Engineering worldwide for thousands of projects ranging in scope from millions to billions of dollars.

Developed by and for engineers

Construction industry is one of the least digitized branches and has always struggled to adopt new technologies. In many cases, spreadsheet software is still the most important application to manage project data. Relatics has been developed with a deep understanding of the unique characteristics of construction projects. Together with our clients and their projects we constantly analyze the way of working and identify fundamental differences with other industries. This makes Relatics a disruptive application that takes IT support for construction projects to the next level.

From document to model-driven

Despite the introduction of new technologies and project management tools, documents are still the main carrier of information and in many cases dictate the workflow within projects. Although documents are in digital format and available from everywhere nowadays, documents are still documents. Model-Based Systems Engineering is the next generation of Systems Engineering where information is not captured in documents but is integrally linked in an unambiguous systems model. Comparable to why CAD moved from 2D to 3D, MBSE corresponds to a more true representation of reality. Relatics is not only a fully featured MBSE tool, but it also supports hybrid situations where documents still dominate. This allows you to gradually grow to the next level and to cooperate with organizations of different maturity levels.

Cooperation to the next level

Relatics is designed for construction projects, ranging from building construction, civil engineering/infrastructure to industrial construction like power generation plants. Within these projects, Relatics is used by project members of all disciplines. Relatics makes interdependencies between different disciplines very clear. As a result, cooperation is triggered naturally and helps to increase the quality of decisions at project level. Benefits become even more apparent if both client and (sub-)contractor use Relatics. Requirements or verifications can be shared easily, preventing awkward miscommunication or time-consuming efforts to understand and interpret each other’s information.