Black Buffalo 3D Corporation | February 09, 2022
Black Buffalo 3D Corporation (https://www.bb3d.io) launched its new, production-ready NEXCON™ 1G printer at the NAHB International Builders' Show® (IBS), the premier US home builder's trade show in Orlando, FL. Black Buffalo 3D is a leading global provider of large-scale 3D printers for construction and proprietary concrete-based ink. NEXCON™ 3D printers take the best characteristics of 3D printing and address traditional challenges in the construction industry, granting printer operators the ability to create affordable housing, commercial buildings, infrastructure components and historically pre-cast components on-site and on-demand.The NEXCON™ 1G printer specializes in single to three-story residential and commercial applications, with the ability to print up to three stories depending on roof design. Black Buffalo 3D printing is focused on building a smarter, more sustainable society through education, innovation and availability of its 3D construction printing equipment and materials.
Structures printed with the NEXCON™ 1G printer give builders a 70% reduction in materials costs, almost zero waste, and up to an 80% reduction in labor costs and build time. Print the frame of a 1,000 square foot home in under 20 hours. Black Buffalo 3D has successfully run its printer for 16 hours straight and it is so quiet that neighborhoods could literally be printed overnight.
"Our NEXCON™ 1G printer is a stronger, more sustainable, and cost-effective way to build affordable housing, infrastructure, and much more, One of the biggest construction sectors we will disrupt is structural precast. Instead of casting infrastructure components off-site and trucking them in piece by piece, we'll give builders the opportunity to print components like retaining walls and utility structures quickly on-site, with enormous reductions in cost and labor. Think of how much more the typical crew will be able to get done in the same amount of time."
-Michael Woods, CEO/COO of Black Buffalo 3D
Black Buffalo 3D is committed to continually improving new construction sustainability through waste reduction, localization, and materials science investments that leverage renewable resources, further lowering environmental impact and carbon emissions. It's printers and concrete ink are available by speaking with representatives or requesting a meeting on our website. The company is also working on developing a hemp-based structural concrete alternative to further reduce the environmental footprint of the construction industry and work towards a net zero future. Follow the company on social media for updates and progress.
About Black Buffalo 3D Corporation
Black Buffalo 3D Corporation (https://www.bb3d.io) is the NY based, US affiliate of HN Inc. co. Ltd.-formerly Hyundai BS&C Co. Ltd.–and subsidiary of Big Sun Holdings Group, Inc. Black Buffalo 3D is poised to revolutionize construction and become the leading global provider of smart 3D construction printers (3DCP), proprietary construction "ink" and 3D print construction consulting services. Print smart and sustainable infrastructure on-demand with Black Buffalo 3D NEXCON printers available now. Stay tuned for updates on our projects and development of structural hemp-based concrete alternatives.
Autodesk, Inc. | March 30, 2022
Autodesk, Inc. today announced the release of Bridge. This new collaboration tool enables construction teams to share only relevant data with project stakeholders, regardless of whether they are in the same team or working on the same project in Autodesk Construction Cloud. Bridge empowers teams to maintain control over their own project data sets by allowing them to share selected sheets, folders, and files with collaborators without sharing all project data. Bridge's enhanced collaboration capabilities eliminate manual data transfer and administration, ensuring that everyone is working from the same set of facts, minimizing rework and immediately impacting teams' bottom lines.
"Communicating relevant information with each stakeholder in a timely manner can be a manual and time-consuming process that often leads to data loss and miscommunication, putting us at risk of rework, increased costs and extended timelines, On the other hand, sharing entire projects with team members can compromise privacy and requires tedious permission setting. Autodesk Construction Cloud's Bridge gives us the flexibility to automatically share relevant information with stakeholders, while still maintaining control over our project data. Bridge radically simplifies our collaboration across teams and projects so we can deliver work on time and within budget."
-Luis Angel Garcia, BIM specialist, SSOE Group.
"Every construction project is different and our customers need flexibility to collaborate according to the needs of each project, Additionally, different stakeholders need to maintain agency of the data pertinent to their work on a project. Bridge introduces a transformational new collaboration capability that gives teams the autonomy and flexibility to manage their own data. Project stakeholders can maintain their own project instances and save on the time, cost and confusion that often results from having to manage external collaborator permissions and manual 'send and receive' workflows."
-Sameer Merchant, vice president of product development, Autodesk Construction Solutions.
The Bridge Connects Internal and External Teams' Project Data
Bridge provides project members with the freedom to share critical information across teams and projects using Autodesk Construction Cloud, enabling smoother collaboration and the completion of projects on time and within budget.
General contractors now have a straightforward solution for coordinating work across their trades and providing visibility to owners, all while documenting and saving owned project information in a centralized spot. So, whether they're working on a large project and want to separate each component into its sub-project or separate projects for trades to comply with owner-imposed privacy mandates, general contractors can now use Bridge to share data across multiple teams and projects from a single, easy-to-manage instance.
Specialty trades can communicate critical information with general contractors, such as project install status, while keeping their project instances. If they are working on many projects, trade teams can also consolidate their data into a single, easy-to-manage internal place for a consolidated perspective that improves analytics and decision-making.
When owners link data via Bridge, they have clear visibility into project performance and construction documentation. In manual "send and receive" procedures, information is not lost, and the data necessary to make timely project decisions becomes more accessible.
Designers can send the most recent design documents to owners and contractors and monitor the degree to which the design purpose is adhered to during construction. Bridge enables designers to safeguard intellectual property and communicate only the relevant sheets and information while saving time on manual "send and receive" operations.
Bridge is now available at no additional cost to users that use the web applications provided by Autodesk Construction Cloud.
Procore & LaborChart | October 23, 2021
Procore Technologies, Inc., (NYSE: PCOR), a leading provider of construction management software, today announced it has acquired LaborChart, a leading provider of workforce management software for specialty contractors and self-performing general contractors. LaborChart deepens the office and field connection by empowering contractors to better schedule, manage, forecast, and communicate with their workforces, ultimately improving profit margins.Labor is typically the highest and most variable cost for contractors, yet many still rely on spreadsheets and analog options like whiteboards to manage their workforces. LaborChart’s software provides a modern solution to these legacy processes and complements Procore’s existing solutions.
Procore’s Field Productivity product helps contractors track employee time and provides insights into team productivity. LaborChart gives contractors a real-time and forward-looking understanding of all workers, assignments and commitments, enabling them to accurately plan, schedule and forecast. Together, these integrated solutions will give contractors a holistic view of their workforce, ensuring they have the control they need to manage, schedule, and budget their labor.
“Construction is facing a global labor shortage, with contractors struggling to find skilled workers. This makes it critical to efficiently manage existing workforces,With the addition of LaborChart, Procore will be able to provide a complete workforce management solution that helps contractors optimize their workforces, maximize productivity, and take on more projects. The days of relying on spreadsheets and whiteboards are over.”
-Tooey Courtemanche, Procore Founder and CEO
LaborChart Founder and CEO, Ben Schultz, said, “As a fourth-generation electrical contractor, I’ve seen every type of job site imaginable. For too long, the construction industry has lacked technology to effectively manage people — its most important asset. We built LaborChart to overcome outdated workforce management processes. By joining Procore, we’ll be able to further facilitate successful projects from start to finish, deepening the connection between the office and the field.”
Today, nearly 300 specialty contractors and self-performing general contractors use LaborChart, which has been a Procore App Marketplace partner since November 2020. LaborChart’s 40+ employees have joined Procore. Over time, LaborChart will be fully integrated with Procore.
Courtemanche added, “The acquisition of LaborChart, along with our recently announced agreement to acquire Levelset, adds complementary insights to Procore’s robust construction industry dataset. By combining project data, workforce data, and risk intelligence, customers can access a more complete view of the construction process that will help them build smarter.”
Procore is a leading provider of construction management software. Over 1 million projects and more than $1 trillion USD in construction volume have run on Procore's platform. Our platform connects every project stakeholder to solutions we've built specifically for the construction industry—for the owner, the general contractor, and the specialty contractor. Procore's Marketplace has a multitude of partner solutions that integrate seamlessly with our platform, giving construction professionals the freedom to connect with what works best for them. Headquartered in Carpinteria, California, Procore has offices around the globe. Learn more at Procore.com.
LaborChart is a leading provider of workforce management software for the construction industry. LaborChart helps businesses manage employee scheduling, dispatching, forecasting, and communication. Built from a unique blend of construction and software expertise, LaborChart helps contractors of all trades organize their largest and most valuable company asset–their workforce–into one secure and easy-to-manage solution. LaborChart is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas. For more information, visit laborchart.com.