Headquartered in Little Rock, Ark., Dillard’s department stores developed
the Store Planning Interior Design Application to streamline the store design
process. The task-based tools enable store planners to place department-
specific fixtures throughout the approximately 300 stores. Dillard’s created the
custom application using Bentley Architecture and Project Wise.
Bentley Architecture provides the framework for the customized workflow and
Project Wise captures and manages all drawings as the design information
is created. Store planners access the required fixture components from cell
catalogs and use specialized tools to parametrically place fixtures in the store
models. The application automates the generation of interior elevations and
placement of the elevations on construction documents.
Dillard’s Store Planning Application
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
DP Architects Pte Ltd
ProjectWise Distributed Design Management
DP Architects has offices in Malaysia, Indonesia, India, China, Thailand,
and United Arab Emirates. Once Project Wise was in place, the architects
in Singapore were able to farm out production work to regional offices that
had spare manpower resources and were able to check on the progress of
production work in real time.
Better control over the quality of work in regional offices could be exerted
from the head office, and design data and best practices could be shared. The
reduction in travel costs for one project amounted to more than USD 50,000.
The total savings for the firm for projects that used the system amount to
around USD 500,000 each year.