Construction Innovation Hub and Buildoffsite announce new partnership

Geospatial World | November 22, 2019

Leading offsite advocacy body Buildoffsite, part of the CIRIA network, has teamed up with the Construction Innovation Hub to help deliver its mission to transform the way that buildings and infrastructure are designed, manufactured, integrated and connected within the built environment. With a wide membership, including UK and international clients, suppliers, professional services and academic organisations, Buildoffsite will work closely with the Hub to drive the uptake of manufacturing technologies and digital ways of working throughout the sector. Following today’s announcement, Buildoffsite joins Constructing Excellence and the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) as one of the Hub’s formal delivery partners.

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Egnyte, the leading cloud provider of smart content collaboration and governance for the enterprise, conducted a research study to see how 1500 construction companies are managing, sharing and accessing files. This study group includes constructions firms across the entire industry, including large scale construction, structural builders, and real estate developers. Along with statistical data, this report will also highlight several use cased among top constructions companies.

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Egnyte, the leading cloud provider of smart content collaboration and governance for the enterprise, conducted a research study to see how 1500 construction companies are managing, sharing and accessing files. This study group includes constructions firms across the entire industry, including large scale construction, structural builders, and real estate developers. Along with statistical data, this report will also highlight several use cased among top constructions companies.

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Vita Inclinata Announces Distribution Partnership with Trident Construction

Trident Construction | August 27, 2021

Vita Inclinata (Vita), developer and producer of helicopter and crane load stabilization and precision hardware, today announced Trident Construction (Trident) will be an exclusive reseller of the Vita Load Navigator — included in the Vita Lifting System family. Trident will represent New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Like the Vita Load Pilot, the Vita Load Navigator attaches under the crane and uses the Load Stability System technology to provide heavy duty control and precision to place loads up to 40 tons on construction sites. Even in adverse weather conditions — like high winds from Manhattan's wind tunnels — the system automatically adjusts to keep the load stable and in a precise orientation. The technology operates to keep workers safe while simultaneously increasing efficiency on job sites; it's a safer alternative to using taglines. "When it comes to crane safety, there are no second chances. Those are the things that keep me up at night," said Trident CEO, Patrick Murphy. Trident, a high-rise and super-structure contractor in the city, owns and operates their own fleet of cranes; thus, sees a huge opportunity for the Vita Load Navigator to keep the project safer and increase efficiency on the job. "Having an automatic system on there that will hold that setting even if winds are acting on it, and a pendant that lets you change the orientation of the load quickly, it doesn't exist right now. It's a piece of rope [tagline] hanging off a load." "This relationship with Trident is exciting for Vita, and to me on a personal level. Patrick and I share a connection as Naval Aviators, where safety and precision are mission requirements. That connection brought us together for a technology demonstration on one of Trident's high rise construction projects in Manhattan. Seeing the innovation and precision that Vita's products bring to high risk construction sites launched this relationship. We can't wait to get Vita's Load Systems onsite and make a difference with Trident," said Chief Commercial Officer, Shelby Mounts. About Trident Construction Trident General Contracting, founded in December 2017 is an Open-Shop Concrete Foundation and Concrete Super-Structure contractor based in Bronx, New York. Trident was formed through the purchase of Advanced Contracting Solutions' assets, contracts, and operates with many of the professionals that gave ACS a stellar reputation. With more than 50 years of combined industry experience and a team of professionals with over $600 million in completed construction work, Trident strives to be on-time and on-budget, high-quality performance.Trident uses leading-edge construction technology combined with good old-fashioned hard work to realize clients' goals and expectations. About Vita Inclinata A friend's death during a rescue operation—with a helicopter close but unable to stabilize due to weather and terrain—was the genesis of Vita Inclinata. Founded in 2015 as a way to solve a real problem, Vita today controls chaotic swinging and spin, and adds safety and precision for rotor wing and fixed wing aircraft and cranes. With the mission of "Bring them home, every time," Vita's technology changes the narrative while saving lives, time and money across industries, including search and rescue, military, firefighting, public safety, construction, wind energy, and oil and gas. The company is headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, with offices in Washington, DC and Huntsville, Alabama.

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Deltek Releases the Trends and Benchmarks from its EMEA and APAC Deltek Clarity Architecture & Engineering Industry Study

Deltek | May 25, 2021

Deltek, the leading global provider of software and solutions for project-based businesses, has unveiled the 2nd annual Deltek Clarity industry study results for A&E firms within Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific (APAC) regions. The results, based on a survey of over 600 architecture and engineering firms, identify the key challenges impacting the industry, also highlighting bright spots and forecasting future trends. The Deltek study, conducted in collaboration with Longitude, majority-owned by the Financial Times Group, is a roadmap for firms to know the state of the A&E marketplace and provides detailed insight and analysis into financial management, business development, project management, human capital management, and technology trends. The 2021 report revealed that four out of 5 projects within the A&E industry were forced to pivot as a result of the global pandemic – yet most weathered the storm well. While 65% of firms struggled to deliver projects remotely, track projects, or manage dispersed resources, there's a silver lining: A&E organizations across EMEA and APAC now have a chance to emerge from the crisis stronger. Commenting on the research findings, Neil Davidson, Regional vice chairman of EMEA & APAC at Deltek, said, "COVID-19 had a widespread impact on the architecture and engineering industry across the U.K. However, we have seen some firms demonstrate how technology-led strategies have brought the adaptability and agility they have to emerge from the pandemic during a strong position. "U.K. firms have an unprecedented opportunity to create on the momentum for change. Our research reveals a desire for digital transformation as businesses seek to deal with the operational shortfalls that were uncovered over the last 12 months, but there's uncertainty about the simplest way forward. By making strategic technology investments, organizations can drive positive change to create on the chance in 2021 and beyond." Key insights during this year's report include: Emerging technologies: instead of one dominant technology, a variety of emerging technologies are seen as important including data science, big data, and machine learning, which all rise to the highest of the list this year, replacing the web of Things (IoT), geolocation and large data. Competition: handling industry competitors is predicted to stay a big challenge – it's the highest business challenge firms face within the next three years. Business analytics: Firms recognize the worth of technology and analytics to drive business development – it's the most-cited initiative to deal with business development challenges over the subsequent three years. Talent acquisition: Business leaders are setting their sights on new skills to compete within the crowded marketplace. About one in four shall hire additional business development staff over the subsequent three years. About Deltek Better software means better projects. Deltek is that the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses. quite 30,000 organizations and many users in over 80 countries around the world believe Deltek for superior levels of project intelligence, management, and collaboration. Our industry-focused expertise powers project success by helping firms achieve performance that maximizes productivity and revenue.

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Infotech and HDR Work Together to Expand BIM Solutions for Civil Infrastructure Projects

Infotech | June 24, 2022

Infotech, a leader in infrastructure construction software solutions, announced today a consulting collaboration with HDR to conduct an industry assessment of its current products and services in order to expand the company’s Building Information Modeling (BIM) offerings and its impact on digital delivery and advancing open data standards. As experts in the use of BIM and digital project delivery for transportation infrastructure, HDR will consult Infotech on the company’s strategic BIM for Infrastructure (BIMFi) plan. Infotech has developed and improved e-Construction solutions that address each phase of the contract lifecycle for 40 years. These solutions automate construction contract processes from estimation to bidding to construction inspection and management in order to provide an open, collaborative environment for effective oversight of an organization’s construction portfolio. Infotech’s solutions, such as Appia® and Bid Express®, and its longstanding position as the official contractor for AASHTOWare Project™, position the company to help accelerate the adoption of BIM within the infrastructure industry. “Infrastructure construction leaders are trying to connect their existing e-Construction solutions with their BIM strategy, and Infotech offers key points of connection between owners and their contractors to capture data that feeds into the BIM design. Understanding BIM and future industry expectations is critical for the success of civil infrastructure projects, and we are excited to collaborate with HDR to enhance our BIMFi strategy.” -Chad Schafer, Infotech Vice President of Revenue. HDR is a full-service engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services firm specializing in both horizontal and vertical infrastructure. In 2022, its transportation program was ranked in the Top 5 design firms in the United States by Engineering News-Record. As a leader in the application and integration of digital delivery methods, they specialize in engineering design, construction management, and data acquisition services. In addition, the firm offers advisory services for enterprise digital workflows to support lifecycle data strategies for managing transportation infrastructure. HDR is currently working with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), buildingSMART International (bSI), American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and American Roadway Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) to research, promote and advance digital delivery initiatives in the U.S. transportation industry. The firm is renowned for navigating the changing environment of BIM and digital delivery as well as leveraging enterprise data to advance infrastructure projects. “There are tremendous opportunities in this industry to leverage digital data to inform decisions during the design, construction, operations and maintenance phases. We are strong advocates for open data standards to more efficiently connect the different business areas, which will make it easier to collaborate and provide digital information that can be used to improve the project delivery process from start to finish. Our collaboration with Infotech will help advance these processes.” -Alexa Mitchell, HDR Transportation BIM Program Manager. Infotech and HDR will work together to expand the use of BIM throughout project delivery of civil infrastructure projects by focusing on open data standards to support the asset lifecycle. It is extremely common for data to be siloed across business areas both for the owner and the contractor. Now, when you talk about BIM and digital project delivery, it is all about collaboration and managing the full asset lifecycle. The United States is behind when it comes to open data standards, and together, we are two leaders in the industry focused on advancing the adoption of these best practices to help our industry move forward, faster.” About Infotech Info Tech, Inc., DBA Infotech (Infotech) is a leading SaaS solutions provider for the infrastructure construction industry. Informed by DOT relationships and decades of experience, Infotech develops software solutions that bridge the gaps between owners, consultants, contractors and other project stakeholders. Whether it be tools for construction administration and inspection or secure online bidding, Infotech’s solutions are built to increase transparency, productivity and insights through data management. Infotech is the developer of Appia®, Bid Express®, and Doc Express®, as well as the official contractor for AASHTOWare Project™. For more information, visit infotechinc.com. About HDR For over a century, HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what’s possible. Our expertise spans more than 11,000 employees in more than 200 locations around the world — and counting. Our engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services bring an impressive breadth of knowledge to every project. Our optimistic approach to finding innovative solutions defined our past and drives our future. For more information,

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