The shift of tools and processes to digital technology is imperative if progress is to be made. Rabot Dutilleul relies on digital technology to support its clients and bring them ever more innovation, such as connected worksites, flexible and smart “Ready2Services” R2S-certified buildings… The Group has set itself the challenge of thinking about the future while taking action now.
BIM, DIGITAL PROJECT PROFILING
Building Information Modelling (BIM) helps our clients take ownership of their projects before they are implemented. Digital modelling provides an accurate overview of each stage of a project (design, planning, construction, production, execution, operation, maintenance). It enables all project stakeholders to manage and operate their buildings. BIM also enables us to improve our production efficiency, for example, by modelling a worksite’s methods. Thus, in 2018, Rabot Dutilleul Construction used BIM to construct and refurbish numerous buildings, including the Dunkirk ice-skating rink, Henri Mondor hospital in Créteil or the Jean Rostand school complex in Lille.
RESOLVING ACCELERATES THE DIGTAL TRANSFORMATION PROCESS
The worksites of Rabot Dutilleul Construction are being digitalised more quickly thanks to its long-term partnership with the Resolving company! This company’s solution comprises collaborative document management, a construction site supervision module and a “worksite safety inspection” module to achieve accident-free workplaces. These applications have already been used during a dozen Rabot Dutilleul Construction projects, such as BMW’s head office in Montigny-le-Bretonneux, the medicine storage site of the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines in Metz, and the refurbishment of housing units in the Château residence in Villeneuve d’Ascq.
"We’re delighted to extend our presence within Rabot Dutilleul Construction as a leading business partner and to provide close support for the proactive digitalising of its business processes." Cyriaque Rios, chairman of Resolving
FROM “BEN” TO SMART CITY: HEADING FOR A CONNECTED WORLD
The Group’s Transformation and Digital Services division (DTSN) has set up a digital design office known as BEN (Bureau d’Etudes Numériques) to complement our digital offerings. It makes for better integration of digital services in a building over the long term. Rabot Dutilleul is also a member of the Smart Building Alliance (SBA) in charge of developing the Smart City concept. Indeed, the smart and sustainable town or city of the future will have to meet collective and individual needs by providing varied, well-adapted, scalable and evolving services. The overall aim is to enhance the value of a building.
“By joining the SBA and implementing the R2S (Ready2Services) repository, we’ve contributed to building the future of the property sector. Providing our expertise and being at the heart of decision-making are of crucial importance: this is the way to innovate and differentiate ourselves!” Head of the Operations and Safety department within the Group’s DTSN.
NACARAT’S CONNECTED RELATIONSHIP WITH ITS CLIENTS
Given that purchasing a new home is an important step in a person’s life, Nacarat has digitalised its support for its clients. The purpose of the Nacarat Customer Space is to enable regular exchanges with home buyers throughout their purchasing project, from the signing of the reservation contract to delivery. Accessible by smartphone or online via nacarat.com, this application enables customers continuously to monitor the progress of the construction or refurbishment works, to engage in a dialogue with Nacarat or to validate the options for their future home. It also gives access to a news feed, photos, messaging and documents relating to their purchase (contract, drawings, quotes, etc.).
After one year of use, the good connection rates reflect the users’ positive response and enhanced experience, thus confirming the validity of Nacarat’s “client-centric” approach.