Burns & McDonnell, ranked in the Top 20 of Engineering News-Record’s 500 leading design firms, has selected Intergraph SmartPlant Fusion to manage large volumes of unstructured, unintelligent engineering information.
SmartPlant Fusion is a breakthrough solution for both engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies and plant operators to rapidly find, capture, organize, link and visualize large volumes of information through a simple web portal. This information includes documents, drawings, models, lists and datasheets, which exist in multiple formats and are found scattered – and often duplicated – in various folders and databases.
Such was the case at a coal-fired power plant where Burns & McDonnell was engaged to perform a revamp. The owner required that all documents be cross-referenced with engineering tags to create a tag index. Burns & McDonnell chose SmartPlant Fusion to assist.
SmartPlant Fusion is designed to rapidly capture, organize and make large volumes of existing unstructured information available through a simple web portal interface in a highly organized and intuitive manner. The types of unstructured information include documents, drawings, images, 3D models and even high-definition surveying, which comprises integrated laser scan point clouds and high-resolution photography. SmartPlant Fusion is the fastest and smartest way to make information available for decision support. It enables intuitive navigation with a photo-realistic representation of the way things are really connected, making unintelligent information smart.