Innovative technologies and services

Research & development and innovation

The main research and development focus of Kedge Construction lies in the effort to shorten the construction period, improve construction methods, reduce pollution and improve efficiency. We conduct research and refinement on the workflow composed of information software and hardware, and the working methods of innovative technology, to achieve “improving quality, increasing efficiency, reducing costs, enhancing image.” New technologies and R&D methods are developed by the Technology R&D Department, Information Department, and other departments, or jointly introduced with collaborative suppliers to enhance our competitiveness.

In recent years, in addition to the research and refinement of construction technology, the ERP system has achieved remarkable results. It has been implemented and used to manage and integrate the company’s core business processes and resources. The construction management system has improved the efficiency of project management on construction sites. Currently, the overall informatization engineering operation continues to be introduced into various departments and construction sites with a cloud-based service model. In addition to informatization, we have been committed to the development of BIM (Building Information Modeling) and even extended to the promotion of CIM (Civil Information Modeling). In the process of the BIM development, for providing information to the BIM model, or extracting information from the BIM model for various use, all kinds of software and hardware deploy BIM as the carrier, and take “digital twin” as the central idea to provide various possibilities and solutions, such as AR, VR, MR, drones, image processing, IoT, etc., so that participants can create diverse possibilities, extract them and transform them into execution plans for strengthening the enterprise’s technical foundation. In the 2022 research plan, in addition to continuing the existing research and development, we actively applied the research results to the construction projects, and continue to deepen our research through feedback from the execution of the project.

Future R&D Plan

In the future research and development plan, in addition to continuing to introduce and apply the existing results of previous research to other projects and deepening our research, we will also use BIM database and technology as the basis to carry out inter-departmental cooperation to assist the company in promoting ESG, greenhouse gas reduction, and the concept of circular economy, so as to achieve the purpose of reducing carbon, reducing waste and conserving resources. In the next few years, we will focus on related applications such as combining BIM with greenhouse gas inventory, the equipment maintenance and operation system, as well as MR glasses.

The research and development of combining BIM with greenhouse gas inventory is based on the fact that the BIM model functions as a good data carrier, which can maintain the consistency and accuracy of the data and can quickly produce the required quantity, with the advantage of 3D visualization of the data. With the greenhouse gas data generated with BIM in real time, decision makers are provided with estimated greenhouse gas emissions, so that they formulate strategies for carbon reduction pathways.

The carbon emissions in the building maintenance and operation phase account for the highest proportion in the entire life cycle of the building. By combining BIM with the maintenance and operation system, we can effectively manage the operations in the maintenance and operation phase and reduce unnecessary resource consumption. Following the Xindian Baogao Smart Industrial Park, we start to introduce maintenance and operation systems for residential buildings in 2022, and will also introduce buildings with different uses such as office buildings in the future.

In addition to the application of BIM to the greenhouse gas inventory and maintenance and operation management, we have carried out industry-university cooperation with academic institutions, connected field experience and the latest technology, and conducted the research and development of BIM in combination with MR glasses. Through the combination of MR glasses and the on-site construction, the construction process of steel structure hoisting can be simulated. In the future, it can be used in education and training. The focus in each training session can differ depending on different roles and jobs, such as crane positioning, hoisting operation, supervision, etc.

BIM sustainable action

Through the research, development, and application of BIM, we actively carry out inter-departmental and inter-disciplinary cooperation, and strive to achieve the goal of reducing carbon and waste and conserving resources. We respond to sustainability-related issues with four main aspects, including “reducing cost,” “improving work efficiency,” “deepening the use of information,” and “exploring the future of engineering”.