Over the last years, construction companies have seen that governments are seriously promoting the use of DBFM (Design, Build, Finance and Maintain) contracts for their construction and infrastructure projects. In a DBFM contract, a construction company takes responsibility for the full lifecycle of the project: design, build, finance and maintenance. A great opportunity for construction companies. If they are well-prepared.
Some key goals that the government sets out to achieve with this type of contract are: more focus on sustainability and quality (since you will need to maintain the work yourself), reduction of administration and communication with third parties. Basically, construction companies are expected to focus on speedy and fully operational delivery of the new building or infrastructure. A change in approach that requires construction companies to re-think how they can best manage those projects.
To manage these type of projects in the best possible way, construction companies understand that it is important to have a software solution that does not support just one of these phases, but supports the entire project of design, construction and maintenance in an integral way. 4PS offers the construction industry this solution: 4PS Construct. Used by more than 600 companies in 20 countries, our software has proven itself in countless construction projects.
How exactly can 4PS help?
4PS offers a direct connection with BIM models through the 4PS BIM Bridge. This ensures that all data from the design phase is used in the construction phase. The 4PS Construct solution manages the design, construction and maintenance phases by offering one integral ERP solution that supports your estimates, project control, logistics, subcontractors, plant, equipment and your service and maintenance orders. No interfaces, one view of each project and all projects, including the service orders that follow after the project is closed. The best possible solution that supports construction companies in their need to be able to manage all projects and specifically the DBFM contracts.