Matterport | March 15, 2023
On March 14, 2023, Matterport informed that it's expanding its platform integrations with Autodesk Construction Cloud, a portfolio of services and software that combines predictive insights for construction teams, advanced technology, and a builders' network.
This integration will make it easier for workgroups using Matterport and Autodesk Build to collaborate within critical project management workflows. This new union will allow stakeholders to better the request for information (RFI) process in Autodesk Build, shifting from conventional ways of communication to fully-immersive twin technology driven by Matterport.
While project management technologies can relieve the effort of collecting numerous resources, the existing approach of depending on complicated 2D and 3D files frequently leads to project mistakes or misconceptions among stakeholders, causing rework or costly delays.
According to a poll conducted by Navigant Construction Forum, the estimated construction project will generate more than 800 RFIs, with an average of more than 50 submitted per week. Each request requires approximately 8 hours of admin work to receive, review, log, and respond to the RFI1.
Besides, according to the study article Construction Disconnected by Thomas et al. (2018), inaccurate or inadequate documentation is responsible for approximately 48% of the rework that happens in the construction sector in the US.
Matterport's integration with Autodesk Build creates a visual system of record for site conditions, allowing users to generate and monitor requests directly in the digital replica of the location. Users can now place an Autodesk Build RFI pin in the exact area of concern in the photorealistic digital twin. This lets anyone with a stake in the issue view it in the same spatial context it has in the real world. This accelerates the issue resolution process to improve understanding and reduce delays.
Jay Remley, Chief Revenue Officer at Matterport, remarked, "Professionals in architecture, engineering and construction want the ability to manage their entire project portfolio from anywhere they are, without having to sacrifice quality or time to build."
(Source – Globe Newswire)
James Cook, Head of Integrations, Autodesk Construction Solutions, stated, "Delays or disruptions in the RFI process can have significant ripple effects on construction schedules and budgets."
(Source – Globe Newswire)
Matterport, founded in 2011, is a company that converts buildings into data to increase the value and accessibility of almost every location using a spatial data platform. It is at the forefront of the digital transformation of the built environment. The company has made immersive digital twins of millions of buildings in over 177 countries. These digital twins have helped improve all aspects of a building's lifecycle, such as planning, building, operating, documenting, appraising, and marketing.
cove.tool | January 16, 2023
In a recent announcement, leading architectural design and construction solutions provider, cove.tool launched a cloud-based software, revgen.tool, designed to make it simple for building product manufacturers to attract qualified leads, effectively market their products, and drive revenue. This unique, industry-first solution allows manufacturers to build relationships with engineering, architecture and construction (AEC) professionals with verified advanced building performance engines. This helps manufacturers make informed product decisions earlier in a project’s lifecycle.
Product performance within a project can be highlighted via the revgen.tool by manufacturers, and market their products for specific needs. Harnessing advanced analytics, the software sifts through thousands of building designs within architecture 3D models, which also includes BIM, to assist teams in identifying the best match for their products. This allows building product manufacturers to connect with the right engineers and architects and strengthen relationships. AEC teams can access real-time data to identify new products, which in turn helps them save time and resources. As a trusted third-party partner shares the data, it is easier for manufacturers to build trust and establish relationships with AEC professionals by sharing accurate data for projects and products.
Patrick Chopson, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at cove.tool, “Driven by the urgent need to rapidly reduce carbon emissions and take climate action, there are political, economic, regulatory, and climate-driven macros on a global scale driving a massive shift in the design and construction of buildings. To help meet the targets before 2030, it is essential for manufacturers to partner with architects and engineers.” He further added, “With revgen.tool, this is finally possible. Manufacturers and design teams can now better align on what products may best fit with real-time, project-specific performance analysis. Newer, high-performance products can be highlighted, encouraging adoption that helps create more comfortable, efficient, and sustainable buildings. Our system enables manufacturers and design teams to forge stronger, more successful relationships based on data.”
Cove.tool platform helps with the entire building lifecycle, from analysis to design and construction. Their point-based solutions link to build a connected eco-system that enables teams to collaborate on project data, resulting in more cost-effective decisions. By assisting developers, builders, and architects in using data-driven design through automation and cost reduction, cove.tool fights climate change.
Clyde Companies | January 30, 2023
Clyde Companies, a US heavy civil firm, has recently announced its partnership with SIS to implement Construct 365 as part of its ongoing effort to improve and modernize its business operations. SIS Construct 365 is a suite of solutions for general and specialty contractors in the mechanical, electrical, and heavy civil markets. It can handle complex billing and adheres to Construction Standards Institute (CSI) standard code setup guidelines.
Jeremy Hafen, CEO of Clyde Companies, shared, "Clyde Companies is moving to the next level with exciting innovation, in both operations and customer experience." He added, "This partnership with SIS and Microsoft will not only support our diverse business needs across multiple states and hundreds of worksites for nearly 5,000 employees, but it will also generate cutting-edge, next-generation solutions to help Clyde Companies continue to deliver quality services and products for another hundred years."
(Source – PR Newswire)
SIS is a Microsoft Business Solutions Partner and a prominent consultant for digital solution implementation, specializing in working with commercial construction firms. In addition to top-notch implementation services, the company offers the Construct 365 suite of services. The services suite is built on Microsoft's industry-leading Dynamics 365 enterprise resource planning platform.
About Clyde Companies
Based in Orem (Utah) and founded in 1926, Clyde Companies is a leading supplier of building materials and related services in the Intermountain West. The company provides high-quality products and reliable results for projects of all sizes. Some of its specialties are heavy highway, ready-mixed concrete, earthwork, sand and gravel, building materials, asphalt and asphalt paving, and insurance services. Combining the accessibility and support of a small business with a large corporation's stability and resources, Clyde Companies offers all products and services needed for construction.