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Bridgit Bench Announces an Integration with Autodesk

Bridgit | November 10, 2020

Bridgit, the leading provider of construction resource management solutions, today announced it has launched an integration with Autodesk®, following news of a $7 million USD strategic investment led by the company. Bridgit Bench is now integrated with BIM 360® and BuildingConnected®. Customers can add and edit a project in Bridgit Bench from BIM 360 or BuildingConnected, log in to Bridgit Bench with their BIM 360 credentials, and open Bridgit Bench in a BIM 360 Partner Card. BIM 360 and BuildingConnected are part of Autodesk Construction Cloud™, a portfolio of software and services that combines advanced technology, a builders network, and predictive insights. The connections between Bridgit Bench and both BIM 360 and BuildingConnected are powered by Autodesk Construction Cloud Connect. Integrating project data between Bridgit Bench and BIM 360 or BuildingConnected and accessing Bridgit Bench using BIM 360 credentials reduces double entry for users, minimizes potential discrepancy errors, and breaks down silos between the systems, giving customers the ability to enhance resource management during preconstruction and site construction.

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Adolfson & Peterson Construction Moves Up to #75 on Industry List of Top 400 Contractors

Adolfson & Peterson Construction | July 12, 2022

Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a leading construction management and contracting company in the U.S., was ranked #75 on the Engineering News Record (ENR) Top 400 Contractors list – up three spots from the previous year. Additionally, AP was ranked #44 in the Top 50 Domestic Building/Manufacturing Revenue list. The annual Top 400 Contractors list nationally ranks 400 private and public general contractors based on construction contracting-specific revenue. Total revenue for the Top 400 firms rose overall to a record $421 billion in 2021, a 1.49% improvement over 2020, marking the 11th straight year of rising contracting revenue for the Top 400. Despite slowed revenue growth in the pandemic's first year, firm revenues have increased by 1.62% since the pandemic began. "AP's ongoing dedication to quality, safety, sustainability and innovation is driving change in our company and the industry, Our recent ENR ranking validates AP's business momentum and our team's commitment to our customers and growth." -Jeff Hansen, CEO, AP. About Adolfson & Peterson Construction- Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) is a leading national construction management firm and consistently ranked as a Top 100 Contractor by Engineering News Record (ENR). For more than 75 years, AP has remained a trusted family-owned business known for quality, reliability and strong partner relationships while maintaining a solid safety record. The company offers preconstruction, construction and contracting services to the commercial, education, healthcare, hospitality, industrial, multifamily, municipal, recreation and senior living market segments. It currently employs more than 600 team members and thousands of subcontractors and trade partners in Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, Texas and Wyoming. Dedication to clients, communities and employees, as well as a commitment to core values and innovation, has allowed AP to remain an industry leader and dependable construction partner for decades. Find more information at www.a-p.com or follow on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter. AP is committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Adding Multimedia Audubon Engineering Company Awarded Major Contract for Engineering and Procurement Services of Shell’s Mars Corridor Assets

Audubon Engineering Company LP | June 08, 2022

Audubon Engineering Company LP (Audubon), a leading provider of engineering, procurement, construction, and fabrication services, has entered a three-year contract with Shell Offshore Inc., a subsidiary of Shell plc, to provide brownfield engineering and procurement (EP) services support for Shell’s Mars Corridor. The contract, which comes with two one-year options to extend, covers some of Shell’s offshore assets in the US Gulf of Mexico, including its Mars, Olympus, Ursa, and Vito tension leg platforms. The water depths for this deep-water portfolio range from approximately 3,000 to 4,000 feet (914 to 1,200 meters). The contract scope spans topside engineering and procurement services, encompassing single-well subsea tiebacks; crane, lifeboat, and HVAC replacements; controls, firewater system, and utility upgrades; gas-lift installation; and prefabricated skid packages. Audubon’s strong local operating centers in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Houston, Texas, will execute the contract. This agreement continues the company’s track record of successfully delivering integrated engineering and technical services for Shell. We’re delighted that Shell has selected Audubon to be its contractor for these assets. We are committed to driving value and efficiency for Shell to further enhance and extend productivity across its assets in the Mars Corridor.” Ryan Hanemann, president of Audubon Engineering Company “Audubon is proud of our accomplishments in the GOM region, and this contract award further positions our business for growth and continued delivery in the area,” he added. About Audubon Engineering Company LP Founded in 1997, Audubon Engineering Company LP is a leading provider of integrated engineering, construction, fabrication, and technical services. Serving the energy, power, utility, industrial, and infrastructure sectors, our end-to-end lifecycle solutions help solve our clients’ toughest challenges. Leveraging technology, ingenuity, and experience, we deliver outstanding project outcomes for a more sustainable tomorrow.

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Material Bank Wins Prestigious 2022 Adobe Experience Maker "The Disruptor” Award

Material Bank | June 28, 2022

The Adobe Experience Maker Awards has named Material Bank, the world’s largest marketplace for architectural, design, and construction materials, as the winner in The Disruptor category of its 2022 awards program, designed to recognize individuals, companies, and teams creating the most game-changing, innovative, and impactful customer experiences using Adobe Experience Cloud solutions. The awards celebrate leaders in their respective industries that deliver personalization at scale, enable seamless customer journeys, and drive business growth. The 2022 Adobe Experience Maker Awards featured 13 global categories, with winners that include The Home Depot, Yahoo, Verizon, among others. The Disruptor category recognizes a company that has reimagined the commerce experience for B2C and B2B customers by driving growth across multiple sales channels, brands, and geographies. “Adobe’s technology has supported our vision of transforming the way the architecture and design industry works by removing the friction that exists when searching and sampling materials. We are thrilled to have received this extraordinary award alongside some of the best, most future-forward companies in the world and to be recognized for the innovative ways in which we are using Adobe solutions.” - Adam I. Sandow, Founder & CEO of Material Bank. Material Bank was nominated for the award by Imagination Media, certified Adobe Partner agency that develops custom e-Commerce solutions. At the awards ceremony, Adobe recognized Material Bank for creating dynamic, personalized experiences from its extensive product catalog of almost 500 brands, thousands of SKUs, and a content database with more than 27 million unique assets. Adobe’s sophisticated technology helps to power Material Bank’s revolutionary platform that simplifies the complex process of material searching and sampling and connects thousands of design professionals to hundreds of brands. This award follows Material Bank’s recent recognition as one of Business Insider’s Hottest Proptech Startups and Forbes’ Best Startup Employers. Material Bank has experienced extraordinary industry adoption and growth since its 2019 launch and continues to provide powerful solutions that drive the design industry forward. About Material Bank- Material Bank is a marketplace for design professionals and brands in the architecture and design industry, providing the fastest and most sustainable way to search, sample, and specify materials. Named as one of Business Insider’s Hottest Proptech Startups and Forbes’ Best Startup Employers, the revolutionary platform powers complex searches across hundreds of brands in seconds. Samples ordered by midnight (ET) are delivered in a single box by 10:30 AM the next day. With a rapidly growing community of members, Material Bank has changed the way material manufacturers and brands connect with the architecture and design industry.

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CONSTRUCTION

Extracker to showcase innovative COR communication platform at ENR FutureTech

Extracker | June 03, 2022

Extracker, the construction industry's only change order communication platform, which supercharges manual workflows and connects companies outside of their internal-facing financial software, will exhibit its innovative COR and digital T&M Tag platform at ENR FutureTech, June 8-10 in San Francisco. ENR FutureTech is the construction industry's premier technology forum for connecting with leaders in the construction tech, architecture and engineering spaces. The two-day event will focus on exploring the latest innovations in construction technology. For general contractors, subcontractors and project owners to effectively communicate Change Orders and minimize risks, they need a digital platform that streamlines these processes. As we continue to help the industry make massive efficiency gains, digital CORs and T&M Tags are a way for every stakeholder involved, from project teams to executive leadership, to create, track and share COR data in one place." Cameron Page, founder and CEO of Extracker "Especially in times of tighter margins for the industry, Extracker provides contractors a necessary tool that creates consistency and transparency on project financials, so all stakeholders can stay up-to-date on Change Orders and cost exposure at all times." As a cloud-based software, Extracker helps contractors organize change order communication to speed up processing time, close out extra work faster, and maintain better customer relationships. This year, Extracker has announced several upgrades and integrations that will empower contractors to eliminate unnecessary risks, stay on budget and increase transparency between all stakeholders throughout the lifecycle of a project. "At Extracker, we are always evolving and finding innovative ways to better equip our customers with the tools they need." Page said. "With our presence at ENR, we want to show Innovation and IT leaders that Change Orders don't have to cause headaches or waste time. They can be finished in real time and with greater accuracy with the click of a button." About Extracker Extracker's mission is to help the commercial construction industry get extra work processed and closed faster in order to reduce risk, waste less time, and increase transparency. This is done through the industry's only Change Order Communication Platform, which supercharges extremely manual workflows and connects companies outside of their internal financial software to resolve change orders in real-time. Along with a collaborative cloud-based log, Extracker includes digital Time and Material Tags, standardized Change Order Templates, trackable Change Notifications, and more, to organize and streamline the process.

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