case study 1: CG Gruppe, a Leading Residential Developer in Germany, Digitalizes the Entire Process from Planning to Project Completion
CG Gruppe AG, a leading German project developer with its own construction competence, has been designing, constructing and marketing residential and commercial real estate for over 20 years. The company’s core businesses include the turnkey production of residential buildings and rental housing construction for institutional investors. CG Gruppe has EUR 2.7 billion of projects are being prepared for construction implementation. For projects currently under construction, the CG Gruppe processes a volume of EUR 750 million.
As a leading housing developer nationwide, CG Gruppe has a diverse development project range from residential and commercial spaces, hotels, to large-scale districts. The Company’s planned total project volume is around EUR 5.5 billion for the next five years. As a forerunner with an innovative mindset, the Company aims to provide affordable, intelligent, sustainable, and future-oriented construction to meet demands from the market. In order to successfully achieve the target, CG Gruppe recognized the necessity to transform and sought for a cutting edge technology to digitalize and industrialize its entire value chain of construction.
YTWO platform provides a fully integrated cloud platform which can virtually simulate the construction process of CG Gruppe from design to project completion. Based on the 5D BIM technology, the platform integrates the design, time and cost of the company’s projects into one centralized system. The cloud-based platform connects all project stakeholders of CG Gruppe and allows them to work together seamlessly with timely updated data. The advanced YTWO platform includes a BIM-based catalog of building products and prefabricated construction parts to support project planning with a high level of detail. By integrating the IT with smart supply chain management, CG Gruppe can finish purchase order based on the master plan. The order information will be automatically sent to the suppliers for production. The entire supply chain from production to logistics can all be managed transparently in the platform. With YTWO Demand Visibility, the quantity, cost, and schedule of the demand are all estimated and planned precisely. Demand-driven production and just-in-time logistics can all be achieved. The YTWO platform can also support CG Gruppe’s modular construction projects by directly linking 5D BIM model with the company’s prefabrication production lines, logistics, and assembly to ensure on-time project delivery.
By implementing the integrated enterprise solution, CG Gruppe successfully digitalizes the entire value chain with advanced technology. The end-to-end virtual planning effectively optimizes CG Gruppe’s construction process with better budget planning and scheduling. The precise mater plan accelerates the productivity of CG Gruppe’s projects by eliminating high risks of rework and omission as well as reducing wastes. The smart supply chain with BIM-based product catalog simplifies CG Gruppe’s procurement process and saving significant amount of time and resources for the entire process. The platform also effectively supports CG Gruppe’s modular construction projects by enhancing its supply chain process with better planning and management.
case study 2: MyHome Group, the Leading Real Estate Developer in China, Embraces the End-to-End Enterprise Solution for Modular Construction
Headquartered in Wuhan, MyHome Group is a China-based comprehensive group corporation principally engaged in real estate and city development, construction, and property management. With the business orientation of intelligent construction, MyHome commits to becoming one of the leading enterprises for prefabrication in order to make more and more people quickly live into the functional, stylish, and affordable houses in China.
With the rapid development of MyHome, it has planned to establish 100 prefab factories in 20 capital cities and set up 200 German automatic production lines to support its over US$29.4 billion modular construction projects for the next five years. To execute the five-year strategic development plan successfully, MyHome needs a centralized digital system to manage its complete value chain of the construction process including building design, prefabrication components manufacturing, transportation, assembly, as well as fine decoration. It also needs a digital and industrial transformation to enhance efficiency, cost, and schedule of the building process.
MyHome has decided to join the digital and industrial transformation journey of YTWO in order to upgrade their enterprise and working process to a higher level. The YTWO 5D BIM cloud-based enterprise platform integrates the entire building process of MyHome into a Virtual-into-Physical process which simulates the entire projects digitally before physical execution. The BIM-based product catalog supports the virtual planning and enables precise estimation of the quantity, cost, brand, specification, and schedule of the demanded products. The confirmed prefabrication components and YTWO purchase plans are transferred respectively to MyHome’s prefabrication plant and YTWO purchase center. The manufacturing process is guided by the most optimized plan to ensure demand-driven production and just-in-time delivery. The controlling system of the plant is seamlessly connected to YTWO platform to monitor the entire manufacturing process. Capacity is planned to guarantee high-quality and on schedule production. After the production of the prefab parts based on the project schedule, the inventory, allocation, and delivery of the finished components are all managed through the platform. All prefabricated elements are traceable to ensure the predefined delivery units are delivered for assembly based on the master plan, and the feedback of the actual progress is delivered timely. YTWO platform evaluates the planning and optimizes scheduling to guarantee an effective supply chain management.
Partnering with YTWO, MyHome steps forward on achieving the smart production and sustainable construction with industry 4.0 technologies. With one enterprise solution for real-time data sharing and updating, all the project stakeholders of MyHome can collaborate effectively in YTWO platform to ensure accurate decision making. Based on the 5D BIM YTWO master plan, MyHome can standardize the entire value chain of the construction process to accelerate efficiency and productivity. The YTWO demand visibility empowers MyHome to generate detailed supply chain plan and optimize the supply chain with demand-driven production and just-in-time delivery. With one centralized digital system to manage and monitor the entire construction process, YTWO platform enables MyHome to build buildings efficiently like automotive is made. It also ensures MyHome’s projects are done with enhanced cost and schedule as well as minimizing risks and waste.