Streamlined construction WITH OPEN BIM

Streamline your operations and cut down infrastructure project costs with open BIM workflow


Lower operational costs and better productivity in infrastructure projects

Model based workflow helps you forecast, oversee, and finish projects more efficiently with less resources, less waste, and smaller costs.

With Xsite’s full Support for open BIM, you can use your fleet as efficiently as possible, with faster turnaround time.

Right information in the right place – in real time

Optimize workflows with data and bring your control of detail to a new level. Xsite transforms the project specifications into easily digestible visual format for all users.

The Xsite® ecosystem is based on open standards and non-proprietary formats. This enables seamless data exchange between all parties.

The regulations and your customers’ expectations are changing. With Xsite, you can stay in the frontline!

remarkable savings
with open bim workflow

It is normal to come up with a situation on a construction site where planning has to be updated to suit new-found data. It could be an essential pipeline, that can not be moved, or another underground obstacle.

The following timelines display the differences in delays and delivery times in a simple way.

The two timelines have a common startingpoint.

”Excavator on-site detects an undocumented pipeline during cut. The operator has been adviced that all of the existing pipelines have to be preserved”
Day 1
Data gathering Operator informs site manager, who calls surveyor. Surveyor arrives from another site and surveys the pipeline
Day 3
Data sent to designer Gathered data is edited and sent to designer and the update need explained
Day 5
Design update finished and approved Design is sent to printing and is ready to be delivered to the site
Day 6
Site manager gets the revisions Paper copies arrive to site and the manager starts to distribute copies of the revision to other parties
Day 7
Surveyors redo stakes After he updates survey data to his devices. Old stakes based on outdated plans are removed
Day 8
Excavators start working According to updated plans, with new stakes and copies on paper revisions

Updating the plans
with a traditional workflow took
eight days of work.

Let’s explore the same situation, when using model based workflow.

Day 1
00:02 hours
Data gathering Operator does the surveying with the machine’s bucket, using the machine control system, takes a few photos and the site manager informs the designer
00:10 hours
Data sent to designer Data is sent via a link from the site managing software, including the original design model
04:00 hours
Design update finished and approved The design is sent back to site management software, in ready-to-use format
04:01 hours
Site manager gets the revisions Machinery gets notification of updated plans and old versions are replaced
04:05 hours
Excavators start working According to updated plans, and gather as built data as they go

Updating the plans with a
model based workflow took
four hours!

Total time: TRADITIONAL WORKFLOW 8 working days
Total time: MODEL BASED WORKFLOW 04:05 hours


The traditional way took days, when model-based process took just hours. The traditional method could be rushed by a couple of days, but the difference would still be substantial.

Benefits of open BIM workflow

Follow progress in real time

When information flows wirelessly from the machines to the office, you will be able to follow the progress of your project and fleet.

Easier and faster to update plans

With model based workflow and machine control, updating the latest plans available to everyone can be done in few minutes.

Better productivity for your fleet

When everyone has the accurate, up-to-date information at hand, there’s no need for redo’s or waiting around for plan updates.

No data loss or file conversions

Xsite’s support for open data formats allows the meta data to preserve when moving information from one system to another.

Utilizing openBIM in infrastructure construction is easier than you think

Cloud connectivity, detailed 3D-models and high-level automation are real possibilities with today’s infrastructure information models. Learn how you can implement open information models in small steps.


Utilizing Open BIM helps you forecast, oversee and finish projects more efficiently with less resources, less waste and smaller costs. Watch the video and learn about the key benefits of open BIM in infrastructure construction process.

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