Over the last decades, the world’s urban population has grown exponentially. In 1950, 30% of the global populace lived in cities and while we see rapid urbanization is happening around the world currently; by 2050, world’s population is going to touch 10 billion and about 68% of population will live in cities. As per predictions, urbanization combined with overall growth of the world’s population may add another 2.5 billion people in cities. Approximatively, 80% of this increase will be in Asia and Africa. As a consequence, this places immense pressure on urban infrastructures in terms of housing, energy, transportation, and waste management. For example, modern cities are responsible for three-quarters of all energy consumption – and this massive carbon footprint will only grow in the near future. Together, all of these factors make Smart Cities an imperative, envisioning a sustainable future for the global urban community. Advance city management platform, Rapid construction, economical housing & industry digitalization are the key game changers.
Challenges and Opportunities in the Smart City Sector
In order to meet the needs of rising urban populations, urban planners are looking to leverage next-gen technologies to remove traditional inefficiencies. Not only will this help address existing gaps in infrastructure, but it will also allow proactive design and development for long-term positive impacts.
To this end, City planners and administrators are considering five key catalysts:
- Building a sustainable, secure, and resilient future – The different stakeholders involved in developing Smart Cities must ensure access to the required resources (natural, human, and infrastructure) to continually revitalize themselves, respond to disasters, and preempt security threats.
- Respecting the art – Architecture models must use the latest tools to blend creativity with pragmatic utilization making sure the design process is fast, accurate, and geared for first-time-right.
- Modernizing craftsmanship – Fragmentation across design and construction processes must be addressed so that the original vision is translated into desired results.
- Maximizing project outcomes – AEC relies heavily on expert project management, making it difficult to operate when surrounded by multiple silos, manual dependencies, and poor visibility. Unlocking the best results from every project is key to building Smart Cities.
- Creating collectively – Frictionless collaboration will help maintain schedules, eliminate preventable costs, and minimize dissonance among contributors, helping Smart City projects achieve completion on time and on budget.
Clearly, it is important to use digital technologies to cut down barriers across disciplines, allowing cross-industry pioneers to work together seamlessly. That is why we believe that accurately simulating the final cityscape before commencing development, and implementing cutting-edge project management tools, can give enterprises that critical advantage they require to succeed.
Envisioning the Future, Today
Moving from complex, largely unplanned urban infrastructural patterns of the present to connected Smart Cities is a significant leap forward. Governments, agencies, operators, and construction enterprises must be able to understand current scenarios, visualize “to be achieved” conditions, and find a meeting ground between the two. 3D visualization technology lets these stakeholders test ‘what if’ scenarios, and plan the ideal roadmap for projects.
3DEXPERIENCity® applies the power of Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE® platform to combine a wide range of territorial data with advanced analytical, modeling, simulation, and lifecycle management capabilities. This means that different stakeholders can visualize optimized solutions for planning, logistics, and environmental adaptation, even before starting work on projects.
3DEXPERIENCity helped governmental leaders, citizens, businesses, and research professionals to collaborate and build a smart, sustainable, and resilient city in Singapore. Watch how this was achieved:
Enhanced Project Outcomes for Every Initiative
Smart Cities depend on the success of multiple micro-projects to help realize a holistic vision. However, conventional construction approaches involving competitive bidding and functional silos lead to padded estimates, and ultimately, poor outcomes. City planners and construction enterprises must quickly bridge the gap between the various verticals, suppliers, and subject matter experts who aid project delivery. Fortunately, virtual design and construction technologies use process simulation, 4D modeling, and real-time project management tools to resolve these challenges. It is now possible to complete projects at optimized speeds and efficiency levels, while concurrently reducing expenses.
Dassault Systèmes understands these granular challenges impeding Smart City construction. Powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, the Design for Fabrication and the Optimized Construction solutions enable digital continuity between design and construction, as well as simulate 360-degree on-site requirements, respectively.
Connecting the Real and the Virtual for a Sustainable Future
At Dassault Systèmes, we understand that for every Smart City to reach its full potential, stakeholders must be able to conceptualize, test, and implement construction projects within a full-functional technology environment. Our 3DEXPERIENCE platform is geared to improve the planning, design, construction, and management of cities and territories.
To showcase how the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and related solutions can help meet Smart City goals, we will be at the Smart Cities India Expo 2019, held on May 22nd – 24th at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. Industry experts, including Deepak NG – Director BT Innovative Business & Global Affairs, Dassault Systemes, Fabrice SERVANT – 3DEXPERIENCity R&D Lead Customer Projects Director, and Stephane LECOMTE – Urban areas Industry Solution Experience Director, Dassault Systemes will present exclusive insights on how to unlock real-world outcomes through exploration in the virtual world. We are at booth C-97, and we look forward to seeing you there. Register Now