NCC - Shared project databank is used
for gathering project data to single location. All
partners in project have access to relevant information
in the databank. Through the databank all partners are
able to influence design process by giving material or
design suggestions to each other.
Databank will be opened as soon as
possible and it will be open for the duration of the
project. After completion there will be limited access
for some personnel to the databank
All designers and other project
partners including subcontractors and material vendors
NCC Puolimatka Oy, a contractor in Finland, have been using project databanks for more than a hundred projects so far. They have used the same prosedure in national and also in international projects (for instance in Russia).
Shared databanks provide the following
advantages: cooperation between different partners in
construction projects easier hence better. Partners are
able to influence the design process in early phase to
suggest other (more suitable) methods or material to the
project - hence save money.
The timwtable of the whole process is
shorter. Also decisions are better planned and evaluated.
Therefore there are not so meny last moment changes.
Proper use of databank shortens the time of changes in
project to reach all partners. Also hardcopies of
different draft versions on drawings and reports become
The main component of Project databank
is server with data communications. The databank can be
established in different platforms and by anybody in the
project. Establishing an maintaining of project databank
can also be bought from third party, for example from ENEF.
It is important that all relevant documents are put in to the databank. All drawings and relevant documentation should be found from the databank.