Productivity and collaboration are the building blocks of successful projects in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) industry. Speckle offers the foundation to facilitate knowledge sharing and coordination across key stakeholders to encourage effective workflows.
The following examples highlight different ways to improve productivity through real-time collaboration and data visualisation. Here’s how different teams used our Speckle Viewer to do just that!
Carbon Transparency: Leveraging Speckle Viewer to Communicate Emissions
Ashkan told us about a recent project the HL team developed as part of an exhibition in Berlin. The team wanted to showcase the importance of calculating carbon impact in the early stages of design. They wanted to show how Lifetime Carbon Analysis (LCA) works in Denmark. It started as part of a competition project and ended as an impactful standalone product for HL’s strategy.
It became something on its own, and we saw its potential.
Not only were they able to highlight the importance of LCA projects, but they were also able to strengthen internal collaboration and communication. Communicating value and benefits with clients has never been this easy:
Speckle makes your life easier to communicate design and data with other people.
Here's what Henning Larsen’s Urban Decarb App that uses the Speckle 3D Viewer looks like - can check it out here!
Enabling Quick And Effective Collaboration With Speckle
Time waste is one of the critical challenges the AEC industry is facing.
💡 Did you know that poor project data and miscommunication on projects are responsible for 52% of all rework in construction in the USA?
Ashkan highlights the ease and simplicity of using Speckle to share project results with clients while encouraging instant feedback gathering. “It makes things super fast and easy.”
The fact that Speckle is Open Source encourages people to come together, connect and learn from one another on topics as impactful as LCA and sustainability. “Using Open Source tools means we can do things at a bigger scale.”
Speckle is accessible. It connects people from different industries to work together on collaborative 3D modelling and visualisation.
Embedding Speckle Viewer on Your Website to Share Models Easily
Fabiana is a structural engineer, passionate about BIM. She specialises in Revit-related workflows. As she gained experience in BIM, she’s been consulting various companies such as GoVR, a survey company specialising in laser scanning, where she modelled buildings using Point Clouds and Speckle Viewer.
Fabiana learned about Speckle as she sought a more efficient way to share BIM models with her clients. She found Speckle Viewer the best way to share BIM models with no required training. It was quick, easy, and efficient.
In the AEC, in general, we need to communicate with many other people: teammates, clients and others, about our models, and we should do it in the most effective way. Speckle has this ability.
Speckle offered a platform for Fabiana to share her design and modeling work with clients. She was also able to embed Viewer to collaborate with her audience directly.
Speckle had all the features I had always wanted and for free. The mobile viewer is also great!
With Speckle Viewer, Fabiana could share designs with clients or other stakeholders for feedback. This helps ensure everyone is on the same page and that the design meets the project requirements.
Thank you to Fabiana and GoVR for sharing this model with us.
⏲️ No need to send PDF files or complex attachments anymore, you can share your models with a link or by embedding them in your web pages starting today!
Taking Advantage of Speckle Viewer’s Open-Source Nature
The Speckle Viewer is an Open Source tool, meaning it is free to use and can be customised to fit your specific needs. A great example of this is Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s AI.sthetic built.
Victor Wonderley Barbosa (or VWB) is the Digital Practice Lead at SHL. He shared with us the impactful work of his team as they wanted to give performance feedback for facade images produced by AI or taken from a phone. Victor and his team used Speckle to deliver the following project which was presented at the AEC Hackathon earlier this year.
Not only can you visualise them you can also overlay them to create federated models. Summing up, the Speckle Viewer is a powerful tool for visualising, collaborating and sharing 3D models in real-time.
By leveraging its capabilities, you can improve productivity and collaboration and drive innovation in the AEC industry - what will you do with it?