Case Studies
Case study

Global platform for construction environment

Single source for construction information and specification

Business Challenge

  • Client
    NBS
  • Industry
    Constructions

Business case

  • The company needed a platform to provide construction information, specification collected in all legacy services, applications, making this platform a single source of data for everyone involved in the built environment such as designers, suppliers and constructors.
  • The platform should support builders and architects in specifying and describing construction elements thoroughly regardless of project complexity level or number of elements.
  • The platform should also support manufacturers in data creation and development. Those features should allow users to work collaboratively, with multiple customers being able to work on a specification at once. Manufacturers should have a possibility to import legacy data stored in existing MS Word specifications into the platform.
  • The Solution should provide users with a much better experience in the use of the application, introduce new company key visuals, and most important, offer all existing functionalities and data from previous applications.

Our solution

  • Hicron’s dedicated team joined the company’s internal team which results in a new cross-functional and highly effective crew capable of delivering the platform.
  • Hicron implemented:
  • Web Application which provides customers with all construction data,
  • Web Application for management of the data and collecting it from the manufacturers. The application supports collaborative work,
  • Solution based on AWS Lambda for specification management,
  • MS Word document interpreter, which allowed to translate MS Word documents into specification platform format,
  • MS Excel report functionality, which provides users with import accuracy statistics and descriptions of inconsistencies in the source documents.
  • As a team, we paid a lot of attention to user experience and modern user interfaces in the applications by working closely with design specialists. We also focused on the high accessibility and performance of the applications.
  • The key principle in the project development was high code quality and the platform. As a team, we used various techniques, which were applied in different stages, such as detailed code reviews, unit tests, and e2e tests.
  • The project was run in an Agile management system using Scrum methodology.

Benefits

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Customers got a new application that provides them with construction information in a much more convenient way than before.

Company got a new application that allows them to manage collected data and to work closely with manufacturers.

Company got a single platform developed using the newest technology stack which allows for a much easier way of supporting and improving the platform.

cloud-development

Solution based on AWS Lambda did not require any changes to the existing core application. Simply, it was connected to it.

New and existing customers can easily migrate to the construction specification platform using import functionality.

Relacje

Legacy MS Word specification can be reviewed based on the MS Excel report.

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A cost-effective solution based on Hicron’s smart approach and efficient coding practices.

AWS Lambda solution is cost effective. Billing is based on compute time only, which makes ‘s efficient code practices even more significant.

Technologies we used

angular
net
node-js

Team

  • Frontend Developers
  • Fullstack Developers
  • Backend Developers
  • Quality Assurance Engineers
  • Agile Delivery Lead

Who could also benefit?

  • Companies looking for modern Web Applications developed using the newest technology stack.
  • Companies which care about UX/UI, responsiveness, accessibility and performance of the applications as well as the quality of code and solution.
  • Companies looking for an all-in-one platform that allows for construction documentation management of a single or multiple projects in one place.

Testimonials

What our partners say about us

After carefully evaluating suppliers, we decided to try a new approach and start working with a near-shore software house. Cooperation with DSS from Hicron was something different, and it turned out to be a great success that brought added value to our company.

With HICRON’s creative ideas and fresh perspective, we reached a new level of our core platform and achieved our business goals.

Many thanks for what you did so far; we are looking forward to more in future!

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Jan-Henrik Schulze
Head of Industrial Lines Development at HDI Group

Hicron is a partner who has provided excellent software development services. Their talented software engineers have a strong focus on collaboration and quality. They have helped us in achieving our goals across our cloud platforms at a good pace, without compromising on the quality of our services. Our partnership is professional and solution-focused!

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Phil Scott
Director of Software Delivery at NBS

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