HARFID innovates the future of construction with PPDS
BackgroundDynamic in every aspect, HARFID has been paving the way in the construction industry for over a decade. Taking pride in their corporate philosophy of fairness and trust, this family run business based in Essen, Germany, specialises in project development, planning, construction and support. Over 250 employees are committed to successfully, sustainably and efficiently serve customers in the areas of structural engineering, residential home building, department store development, commercial constructions, and civil engineering work.
As an innovator in the construction industry, HARFID has fast gained the reputation as a future-driven company that integrates the latest technology in each step it takes. Every project is created digitally using BIM modelling and complex custom software that allows each team member to assess, create and deliver on their expertise before construction starts in the real-world. With such a large team, HARFID needed a solution that will help the team communicate and collaborate with each other in an agile method, whilst also being able to successfully demonstrate the designs and functionality to their stakeholder.
To make the HARFID vision a reality, Bimagotec and PPDS came together to create the perfect custom solution. A super-bright LED Videowall was installed to bring the designs to life, ensuring clearer visibility and faster client approvals for projects. Meeting rooms were fitted with touchscreen displays, enabling intuitive content with better collaboration. Information displays were also installed throughout the office to better connect each team member, whilst a gigantic Videowall comprising eight 65-inch displays was set-up in the common room to play promotional, branding and ambient content. Using CMND, each display is linked into HARFID’s custom CMS—allowing team members to create and share their work on any display wirelessly or by cable. The team is also able to collaborate on any project simultaneously in real-time from different sections of the office for enhanced efficiency.
High impact Videowall: A large-scale Videowall is used in the common area to reinforce branding and display ambient content for a more relaxed environment.
Easy custom control: The team at HARFID can create, update, adapt and deploy content using their own CMS linked directly through CMND.
LED perfection: An incredible LED Videowall showcases the designs and content in ultra-precision picture quality.
Future-proof: New features can be quickly developed and deployed remotely by Bimagotec as requirements evolve.
Touch-screen: Efficient collaboration and working methods is made possible with intuitive touch-screen control.
Co-creation: Content can be reviewed and worked on at the same time by multiple people from different locations.