Eurostep has been active with ShareAspace based solutions in the AEC and Plant industry for more than 15 years. The role of ShareAspace is as collaboration hub primarily in the extended enterprise which its common multi-company setup in the design, build and maintenance phases of AEC and Plant. The AEC and Plant industry has for many years been project-based with many actors involved and documents including drawings as the media carrying information. There has also been a clear cut after the handover and commissioning of construction and plant, typically resulting in very limited re-use of data from design and construction into operations, maintenance and facility management.
ShareAspace plays a role as the collaboration hub enabling sharing of data as well as documents between business partners. ShareAspace also adds the rich information model enabling a system of systems approach as well as life cycle management of data. The integration and consolidation of data from multiple sources are possible with data in standard formats like IFC or STEP but also be interfacing via open APIs and open file formats.