BENEFITS OF USING eRDS.

Our products offer an excellent return on investment and save time and costs during construction fit-out.

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EASE OF USE.

eRDS Cloud is simple to learn and use. It solves the issue of how to create an information set that requires contributions from several professionals and disciplines. With eRDS you no longer have to manage multiple copies and revisions of complex excel sheets. Instead you can produce room data in a well thought out easy to use structured environment that everyone can understand.
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SYSTEMATIC APPROACH.

eRDS cloud introduces a systematic approach to managing room data sheets through a project’s life cycle. Having easy to use but structured processes allows the information to produced, maintained and added to during fit-out and into facilities management.
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A CENTRAL SOURCE OF INFORMATION.

You can rely on the information in eRDS Cloud as being the central source of truth so far as room data is concerned. Being 100% sure that what you see is the latest information results in more confidence when making business decisions, and less time wasted checking you have the latest versions of excel or PDF documents.
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EVERYTHING IN ONE PLACE.

With eRDS Cloud all your room data is in one place Instead of being on several excel or PDF documents. The information can be quickly accessed, and our powerful filtering and reporting capabilities allow users to efficiently find the information they need.

BETTER INFORMATION SOONER.

Room data provides valuable information for all kinds of management processes, but compiling such a body of information with standard office tools is difficult to manage. As a result, it’s usually created at the end of the project to comply with O&M and practical completion obligations. With eRDS the process can start much earlier by extracting the basic data from BIM, and augmenting it with detailed FFE information that’s usable by the fit-out team.

IMPROVED COLLABORATION.

eRDS Cloud supports real-time data collaboration between architect, quantity surveyors and all other contractors because the latest information is always available from a central source. No more exchanging multiple versions of excel files by email for mark-up or comment and wondering if you are using the latest information.
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EFFICIENT BRIEFING.

Because all the latest information regarding the finishes, fittings and mechanical specs and components is stored in eRDS Cloud, information can be shared quickly and efficiently in-house and with external advisers for comment or instruction.
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MORE PEOPLE CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THE PROCESS.

Room data in eRDS Cloud is accessible to anyone who has been given access rights. Different users can have read or write access to the information, or be given access to specific parts only. Users can easily sort and print the information they need for their task whether its for the entire building, a subset of room types, or just one specific room.

ASSISTS WITH COST ANALYSIS.

There are significant costs associated with the furniture, fittings and equipment for both new buildings and refurbishments. Information and quantities for the entire FFE asset base are defined in eRDS cloud, and all or parts of the data can be exported to excel for running basic cost calculations in various applications.
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GREATER VISIBILITY.

Things go better when all the latest information including what’s still to be done is known. Having the information in one place provides greater visibility and authoritative answers for all project contractors, and identifies the unknowns so they can be addressed much earlier.

BENEFITS FOR CONSTRUCTION FIT-OUT.

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DEDICATED CONSTRUCTION APP.

eRDS Field is the only mobile application available on the market capable of handling room data during construction fit-out. This unique product provides the solution for checking finishes, fittings and equipment against a validated room database.
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SITE CHECKING.

There are many mobile apps to help with snagging, punch listing, and raising RFI’s, but none of these can truly help manage QA/QC processes because they don’t have the information against which to check. Everything defined in eRDS Cloud is available in eRDS Field so on-site fit-out checks are made against the actual requirements.
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CAPTURE RDS INFORMATION FROM SITE.

Information concerning FFE often becomes available on-site late in the process. Any missing or new information can be captured through eRDS Field and then synchronised with eRDS Cloud. The end result is a room database and a set of room data sheets that’s an accurate representation of what’s been installed.

BENEFITS WHEN USING BIM.

BIM READY ROOM DATA.

eRDS provides the means to fully integrate room data with BIM though purpose made plugins for Revit Architecture & MEP and IFC models which convert room data into Revit parameters, or IFC properties.

EASILY ACCESSIBLE ROOM DATA IN BIM.

Room data comprises comprehensive information regarding finishes fittings and mechanical components. To be usable this information needs to be easily accessible from BIM. eRDS plugins write the data onto the room spaces or floor objects in each room where it can be easily accessed reviewed. Having this information on the floor objects allows the production of all kinds of colour coded analysis in various BIM applications.

REDUCED MODELLING OVERHEAD.

The number of furniture, fittings and M&E components in a medium sized building can easily be counted in the thousands, and it’s just not possible to model them all. Federated BIM models include some of these assets, whilst others won’t include any FFE at all. In both cases the result is an incomplete picture when it comes to fit-out. eRDS filsl in the gaps by accounting for all finishes, furniture, fittings, and fixtures in each room without having to model everything in 3D.

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SUITABLE FOR REAL WORLD BIM.

There are many kinds of BIM projects creating models with varying degrees of detail. Some will be multi-discipline with an MEP model, whilst others will be architectural only. eRDS is designed to work with any kind of BIM and has the capability of enriching them with a combination of model derived and/or user defined room data according to different project requirements. 

USABLE IN OTHER APPLICATIONS.

When eRDS room data is embedded into Revit or IFC BIM models the information can be used by other stakeholders using various BIM based applications for all kinds of analysis.

INTEGRATION WITH FACILITIES MANAGEMENT.

FM applications that use BIM will be enriched with much more usable information when room data is included. This is achieved either through COBie, or by exporting the information dircet from eRDS Cloud as csv files.

EXPORT TO IFC & COBie

When eRDS room data is embedded in Revit or IFC models the information will be included when the COBie files are exported from the BIM applications.

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