Paris, June 27, 2018 - Finalcad, a world leader in digital transformation for construction, infrastructure, energy and concessions, is accelerating its deployment within Eiffage Route, a pioneer in digital transformation of roadworks.
To follow through with the strategic partnership for digital transformation of Eiffage Group construction sites announced in June 2017, Eiffage Route is accelerating its digitization with the widespread deployment of Finalcad Live.
The vast majority of road projects consist of short maintenance operations (from a few days to a few weeks), involving a small number of workers, but which represent a large volume of projects in parallel. Finalcad Live, initially launched in April at the INTERMAT international trade show, was designed to meet the specific needs of the roadworks, such as sharing geolocated event reports and simplifying communication about the construction site progress. For maximum adoption, Finalcad Live has been designed for smartphone usage, which are now widely common across teams working in the field.
The initial objective of deployment was to digitize 25% of the Eiffage Route roadworks projects value with Finalcad by the end of 2018. This objective has already been achieved to date, which reflects a perfect fit of the tool to the specifics of the roadworks and strong adoption by the teams in the field. Finalcad Live has been adopted on a quantity of short-term projects, as well as large-scale projects such as the Bordeaux Métropole Tramway. To date, nearly 500 operational staff members are equipped with Finalcad, out of a population of 2,500. The objective for 2020 is to achieve a digitization of 75% of the roadworks projects value.
"For more than two years, all our site managers have been equipped with smartphones. They needed an application that was as easy to use as WhatsApp, but perfectly suited to our business. Thanks to Finalcad, we can now systematize feedback from the field, gather knowledge, improve our productivity and ultimately our operating margins, project after project"
-said Laurent Girou, Managing Director of Eiffage Route.
"By digitizing infrastructure works, Eiffage Group is strengthening its position as a digital champion among major construction companies in France and on a global scale. The strong adoption by teams in the field as well as management demonstrates the relevance and the need for digitization for the roadworks"
-said Joffroy Louchart, co-founder and Managing Director of Finalcad
Finalcad is a global leader in digital transformation for construction, infrastructure, energy and concessions. The unique combination of apps, support for change and data allows the construction industry to change the way they build. Since 2011, Finalcad has supported more than 20,000 projects in 35 countries and raised more than $20 million from Serena Capital, Aster Capital and CapHorn Invest funds. For more information, visit www.finalcad.com
About Eiffage Route
Eiffage Route contributes to the improvement of the French network, from municipal roads to motorway routes, whether they be design, construction or maintenance. Expert in urban planning, Eiffage Route also participates in the realization of port, airport, industrial and commercial projects.