Revizto as a platform to integrate design and construction in a fast track emblematic Peruvian project
COSAPI is an engineering, construction, mining, and real estate services company with more than 58 years of experience, delivering the largest projects in South America and Latin America. COSAPI has delivered projects in 15 countries and has operations in Peru, Chile, and Colombia.
Revizto was implemented in 2015 following a recommendation from an external consultant for a medical project. Since 2015 Revizto has been used for all projects leveraging BIM, including: Clinica Internac (2015), Metro de Lima (2017), Mall Plaza Chile (2018).
COSAPI’s success with Revizto on these projects led to its implementation on the largest sports center for the Pan American Games Lima 2019, the Villa Deportiva Nacional (VIDENA). The 172 million dollar center’s accelerated project schedule meant design and construction needed to be completed in 18 months. COSAPI was awarded the prestigious sports center project because of their ability to leverage technology to deliver VIDENA in time for the Pan American Games.
VIDENA’s aggressive deadlines meant construction was delivered via a fast-track system, construction began before the design was completed. COSAPI’s innovative processes included NEC3 contract methods, Integrated Project Delivery and project team-wide use of BIM.
Revizto enabled COSAPI to centralize design team data from Revit and Tekla in an easy to access cloud solution.
The design and construction teams accessed the most current models in Revizto daily, identifying and tracking issues in the Issue Tracker. The real-time collaboration in the Issue Tracker empowered COSAPI to solve issues in Revizto and elevate others to RFIs for the design team to answer. The workflow for the VIDENA project looks like this:
The VIDENA project team resolved most issues using the chat function in Revizto’s Issue tracker. However, some issues required in person meetings with key project decision makers. Issues identified with a tag for an ICE (need to use the term not the acronym) session focused team meetings on high priority issues.
Revizto was used during the meeting to show issues in 3D and 2D, providing the context needed to resolve issues and keep construction moving:
COSAPI and the design team stayed ahead of the aggressive construction schedule because Revizto connected the entire project team to the design and BIM data needed to make decisions and solve issues. Efficient issue resolution in a virtual environment eliminated costly in-field rework and corrections. With Revizto the VIDENA team solved approximately 4,000 issues and saved $200,000.
In addition to the value stated above with reducing overall coordination time and reducing errors and rework downstream, Revizto allowed Cosapi to bring in non-BIM users into the projects and obtain their experienced feedback to improve the project. This was able to be achieved because Revizto is built off a game-engine that is extremely intuitive to use and requires virtually no training, regardless of technical skill.
Cosapi team & the authors of this case study and projects
|Enrique Juarez||Raúl Eyzaguirre||Juan Gonzalez|
|Enrique holds a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering from PUCP. He has 5 years of experience in project management using BIM, and has been a speaker for the diffusion of BIM at various universities. He has represented PUCP in the "24 hours of innovation" contest in Montreal, participated in an exchange at the University of São Paulo and worked as a researcher at the company Refine Projects in Stuttgart. He has dedicated 2 years to research processes that integrate Lean and BIM and is currently a professor assistant on top of being the general BIM coordinator on the VIDENA project.||Raúl is a collegiate Civil Engineer from the PUCP and is certified in Virtual Design & Construction by CIFE of Stanford University. He has 6 years of experience in the construction industry, of which 4 have been oriented to BIM/LEAN/VDC management. Also, he has experience in teaching, having taught courses in the faculty of Engineering of the PUCP, in the graduate school of the UPC, a diploma in the College of Engineers of Peru and a specialization course in EAD. Currently, he works as a BIM Corporate Head in COSAPI, leading the VDC implementation, the digital transformation in the company and the use of new technological tools in the projects.||Juan has a degree in civil engineering from the UPN. He has 6 years of experience as a BIM modeling specialist and on-site coordination with extensive knowledge of electromechanical projects and buildings. He was part of the BIM Management Team implementation for the highest building in Peru (Banco de la Nación).|