Newsletter Edition 06/2021

Newsletter Edition 06/2021

Constructive Partnership and Wiz

Joint solution for risk management in construction works already has Sabesp's first project to clean up the Pinheiros River

To reduce the impact of unpredictable situations on an enterprise, insurance dedicated to construction are important allies. Although, brokerages sold insurance for infrastructure projects, but the insurance companies did not monitor the work in detail and in real time, as this process was usually carried out by a construction inspector.

With the sanction of the Law 14.133/2021, the work monitoring and risk management service is now mandatory, because the surety bond passed from 10%, in works above R$ 200 millions, for 30% of the contract value.

Construtivo's partnership with Wiz Soluções, largest manager of distribution channels for financial and insurance products in the country, precisely meets this new demand. Gaskets, the companies take to the market the unprecedented sale of insurance integrated with the work monitoring and risk management service promoted by Collaborative, solution used in the biggest infrastructure projects and works in Brazil.

The new offer has been tested since November last year, in a pilot project, with the purpose of improving the physical and financial management of depollution works on the Pinheiros River, in Sao Paulo city, e, principally, the complete feasibility and monitoring for credit availability.

The opportunity to test the platform came with the contracting of Performance Guarantee insurance by Allonda Engenharia e Construção, which won Sabesp's bid (Basic Sanitation Company of the State of São Paulo) to carry out the works on a stretch of the river that comprises the Jaguaré basin.

Restoration work for the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro will be coordinated with the BIM Track solution

Incident management system aims to optimize the project coordination workflows developed in BIM so that there is agility in the delivery and integration of teams.

The United Nations Educational Organization, Science and Culture (Unesco) appointed Construtivo to provide the BIM Track solution in the reconstruction project for the Museu Nacional in Rio de Janeiro, which was hit by a major fire on the day 2 of september 2018.
Since the restoration will be done with several partners, the use of an incident management system is essential in a project of this size. The collaboration platform will optimize the project coordination workflows developed in BIM (Building Information Modeling).

With a short delivery time, in which the activities must be carried out in up to 18 months, the heritage project will include architectural studies, of legislation, circulation flows, sustainability, accessibility, safety and environmental comfort.

The BIM Track solution will support this objective of agility in the delivery and integration of teams, providing a central location with all the information about issues and communications that members need for the project., from conception to delivery.

Still in 2021 the National Museum's Research and Teaching campus should be opened and, in 2022, the block 1. in these phases, the investment will be R$ 2,6 millions and, when ready, the new architectural project will meet the strictest international standards of accessibility and safety.

Construtivo supports ABCP in new digital construction platform

Project involves the scanning of structures for the renovation of the laboratory of the Brazilian Association of Portland Cements, that will create a cooperative environment of innovation for the cement chain to enter the Industry 4.0.

The traditional Brazilian Portland Cement Association (ABCP), created in 1936 to promote studies on cement and its applications, is investing in a bold project to transform its laboratory into a space for industry-oriented innovation 4.0 for the construction sector.

To start this modernization, Construtivo is scanning the structures using the point cloud. The project was hired by hubic, first cooperative space for innovation and industrial-based digital construction in Brazil, which is maintained through an agreement between the Polytechnic School (Poli) to USP, ABCP and the National Cement Industry Union (SNIC).

The space will receive the Digital Construction Platform (PCD), a multipurpose laboratory infrastructure in which companies in the sector will have access to the development of innovative technologies for the robotization of the construction industry, like production, via 3D fingerprint, of cementitious components and full-size buildings, as well as using robots to print shapes, sawing and even sanding walls.

The decision for laser scanning using Leica equipment has two objectives. On the one hand, ABCP no longer had access to the building's original plans and using the point cloud it is possible to recreate objects and structures, bringing exact and millimetric information, ensuring, in this way, that design decisions are based on reality rather than blueprints and assumptions. Furthermore, the three-dimensional information projected by the point cloud on the structures will feed the digital model of the execution, that will be developed in BIM (Building Information Modeling).

Without this technology, the survey would have to be done manually, with normal tapes, electronics and squares. In addition to taking much longer, are methods that are subject to human error.. 3D scanning, by registering the entire environment, eliminates the need to return to the site to confirm measurements, in addition to reducing delays in the renovation.. altogether, it took just two days to perform the entire scan..


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Automation versus employability: how to face this new challenge?

By Marcus Grenadeiro*

The threat to jobs from technology and, principally, of artificial intelligence is real and has been an issue discussed worldwide for years.. Uprisings have occurred in the past with the automation of assembly lines at the beginning of the last century, just as we watch strikes against news, like electronic bus collectors. In this whole scenario, there is a certainty: technology always wins.

With the advancement of artificial intelligence, What is causing greater concern is that it is not just low-paid and knowledgeable positions that are threatened. Lawyers who do repetitive and logical processes are easily replaced by robots, besides the detection of cancer being more effective in software than through the analysis of doctors.

There is, Nonetheless, a positive side. Although the technology is often painted in black and white, showing a dismal future of job losses through automation, if it is adopted strategically, you can automate hazardous work and help assess and mitigate risks, procedures that are especially expensive in an environment where aspects of environmental governance, Social and Corporate, that is, the ESG, are gaining relevance in different sectors.

in engineering, the best strategy is to seek cooperation between humans and machines. I dare say that in this sector I understand that it will not be the machines that will replace the engineers, but engineers who use technology will replace those who don't.. E, in this scenario, those who know how to deal with the innovations that are becoming an increasingly present trend in routines will guarantee a place in the market.

Or use of collaborative systems, of virtual models, like BIM (from English modeling of civil construction information), as well as virtual and augmented realities are technologies increasingly present in the engineering segment that will require training for their use.

Just to quote about BIM applications, we already have real cases, such as using robotic stations for location and quality control, as well as earthmoving machines being operated autonomously, in addition to several systems that work as RPA (Robot Process Automation).

Professionals in this sector need, immediately, put in your improvement agenda the search for qualification in tools that are here to stay and, as well as in other sectors, are being driven by the new culture of digital transformation, especially after the impact of the pandemic, that synthesized, more incisively, an innovation that is really here to stay.

*Marcus Granadeiro is a civil engineer graduated from Escola Politécnica da USP, President of Constructive, technology company with engineering DNA and DNA member (Autodesk Development Network) and from RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyours).