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 those 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. Starting in the Netherlands, Relatics has now 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 was 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 control the workflow within projects. Documents are still documents but now digitally and available everywhere. 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 the 2D to 3D transition in CAD, MBSE corresponds to a more natural reproduction of reality. Relatics is not only a fully featured MBSE tool, but it also supports hybrid situations where documents still dominate the information storage. This allows you to gradually grow to the next level and to cooperate with organizations of different maturity levels.
Cooperation to the next level