Microdesk | January 20, 2023
On January 19, 2023, Microdesk, a leading BIM, Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) services provider, announced a new collaboration with One Click LCA, the global leader in construction Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), and Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) software.
Building LCA is a scientific methodology for quantifying a building's lifetime environmental impacts, and One Click LCA makes the assessment simple as the science is built into the tool. One Click LCA assists in measuring and reducing the ecological consequences of buildings, achieving green building certifications, and complying with legislations that are now required in many countries.
Michael DeLacey, Chief Executive Officer at Microdesk, commented, "Joining forces with One Click LCA gives Microdesk a tremendous opportunity to help our clients achieve and accelerate their goals to decarbonize the AEC industry and support sustainability." He also added, "We are committed to providing the most effective and innovative technologies and tools and One Click LCA delivers that with software that adds value to all facets of planning and building while supporting the environment in a meaningful way."
(Source – PR Newswire)
The environmental goals the construction industry strives to achieve extend to the products used in construction of the projects as well. As a result, manufacturers are responding to the growing demand for Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) in order to reliably quantify and convey the lifetime environmental effect of their products. The LCA and EPD solution from One Click LCA provides manufacturers with an easy way to deliver third-party validated EPDs based on US and international standards.
Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, Microdesk is a leading BIM, Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) services provider. It was founded in 1994 as an Autodesk Reseller with a mission to help Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Owner/Operators, and GIS organizations improve workflows and integrate project delivery technologies. The company has over 30 years of experience adopting innovative technologies and processes, as well as sustainable design and building initiatives. Its increased emphasis on digital transformation is another indication of the company's tradition of introducing new tools to the AEC industry in order to boost sustainability, efficiency and the ability to respond to macroeconomic changes.
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Hilti | January 27, 2023
On January 26, 2023, Hilti North America, a provider of innovative tools, software, technology, and services for the commercial construction industry, introduced the PLT 400, a digital layout tool created to help increase the productivity of jobsite layout crews.
Single-operator tools like the PLT 400 are vital due to continued labor shortages and jobsite restrictions. This tool improves accuracy and layout speed, features advanced prism tracking and auto-calibration, and requires minimal training. Improved technology, faster layout, and fewer labor hours contribute to a cost-saving and productivity-boosting solution for jobsites.
The PLT 400 can lay out digital BIM (Building Information Modeling) designed plans without the time-consuming step of creating points on the plans first. It can also help keep your BIM model up to date during the construction process, contributing to an optimized end-to-end workflow. The company's digital construction software is also compatible with AutoCAD, Revit, and other specialized layout platforms.
The layout tool works in tandem with Hilti's entire solutions ecosystem, including ON!Track and the Fleet program. Aside from access to high-performance tools and cutting-edge technology, Fleet customers also receive free verification of tool accuracy, complying with manufacturer specifications and theft coverage to reduce unexpected expenses and financial risk. In addition, the PLT 400 comes with an industry-leading Tool Warranty and is available in the United States and Canada.
Michael Haugtvedt, Product Manager at Hilti North America, shared, "We took customer feedback on our previous total stations and addressed those pain points with the launch of the PLT 400." He added, "This camera-based tool has enhanced prism tracking and upgraded communications making sure you stay connected and increase layout productivity on the jobsite, while a built-in calibration module helps ensure your layout is within spec every time you turn the tool on."
(Source – PR Newswire)
About Hilti North America
Based in Plano, Texas, Hilti provides technology to make construction more efficient, sustainable, and safer. The company's products, systems, and services provide construction professionals with innovative solutions with exceptional added value. Its product line includes cordless tools, grinders, drills, saws, fasteners, anchors, and design/layout software and services. With more than 3,800 team members in North America, Hilti is committed to providing exceptional customer service and engagement.
Procore | January 19, 2023
eMOD, a leading construction safety software platform, recently announced its integration with Procore Technologies, Inc., a prominent global provider of construction management software. This integration will enable Procore users to have access and streamline processes with one of the market's leading construction safety management solutions.
The integration allows data migration between Procore and eMOD apps, which helps reduce the amount of time spent filling out daily documentation manually.
This makes it easier for users to setup, coordinate, and manage safety responsibilities collectively.
CEO of eMOD, Kaitlin Frank stated, "Our mission is to increase field engagement around safety and help significantly reduce construction site injuries." He further added, "After a successful beta integration, over 2 million Procore users can now migrate data between both platforms to better manage safety on every project quickly and easily as long as they have an eMOD account."
(Source – Business Wire)
Users can now utilize the integration to import newly developed Procore projects into eMOD with the few clicks, and without the need to recreate the project. Users can also submit a PTP in eMOD, and the data will automatically generate a Procore Daily Log in the same project. In addition, customers can monitor compliance and analyze documents, through eMOD's online interface or the Procore Platform to accurately know the situation at the project site.
Headquartered in Carpinteria, California, Procore is a global construction management software provider. The construction platform connects people, applications, and gadgets in one centralized hub. Procore's platform has supported over 1 million projects and more than $1 trillion in construction volume. With an open and extendable platform, it facilitates connection to hundreds of popular construction apps to streamline and complete of projects. . The new features, like customizable workflows and embedded applications, create a customized experience for its clients.