Category Archives: AEC

Vectorworks Nominated in 2021 Construction Computing Awards

Earns Three Nominations

COLUMBIA, MD, Sep 28, 2021 – Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. earns three nominations for the 2021 Construction Computing Awards. Vectorworks, Inc. and its product Vectorworks Architect have been named finalists in the BIM, architectural design and company recognition categories.

In its 16th year, the Construction Computing awards affectionally known as “The Hammers” are looking to showcase and reward the technology, tools and solutions for the effective design, construction, maintenance and modification of commercial buildings, residential and social housing and civil engineering projects of all sizes.

“We’re honored to have this recognition of our efforts and commitment to the AEC industry,” said Vectorworks UK director of customer success Tamsin Slatter. “Innovation and performance enhancements drive our focus and the launch of Vectorworks 2022 demonstrates our commitment to investing in developments that deliver workflow freedom to designers and creators everywhere.”

Vectorworks is nominated in the following categories:

  • BIM Software of the Year: Vectorworks Architect
  • Architectural Design Software of the Year: Vectorworks Architect
  • Company of the Year: Vectorworks, Inc

The awards are determined by voter submission and a panel of judges. Voters are encouraged to place their votes here by Nov. 1. Winners will be announced on Nov. 11 at the awards ceremony at the Leonardo Royal Hotel London City Hotel.

About Vectorworks, Inc.

Vectorworks, Inc. is an award-winning design and BIM software provider serving the architecture, landscape architecture and entertainment industries in 85 countries. Built with designers in mind since 1985, Vectorworks software offers you the freedom to follow your imagination wherever it leads you. Globally more than 685,000 users are creating, connecting and influencing the next generation of design with Vectorworks on Mac and Windows. Headquartered in Columbia, MD, with offices in the UK, Canada and Australia, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how you can design without limits at vectorworks.net.

Trimble Partners with MSUITE

SUNNYVALE, CA and CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, Sep 27, 2021 – Trimble and MSUITE announced a collaboration to provide Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) contractors with optimized prefabrication workflows via software and data connectivity.

Trimble delivers construction management solutions, including industry-leading estimating and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) software driven by Trimble MEPcontent, the world’s largest library of managed content for MEP contractors. MSUITE provides a cloud-based suite of management software to connect Building Information Modeling (BIM), fab and field construction teams to help them track, manage and share data throughout the entire lifecycle of a construction project.

The Trimble and MSUITE collaboration empowers MEP contractors with an extended, digitized office-to-shop workflow to deliver unparalleled quality and accuracy. Beginning with Trimble’s VDC software and real-world managed manufacturer content, MEP design and detailing teams can design constructible fabrication-ready models ensuring quality model data is loaded into MSUITE’s solutions. MSUITE then extends the workflow by enabling MEP contractors to track and manage the fabrication process, including productivity/status tracking, time sheets and reporting, and real-world shop labor.

“Trimble is committed to providing end-to-end construction management solutions. The integration of Trimble and MSUITE software enables a comprehensive workflow from estimate to model design to complete fabrication,” said Chris Peppler, senior director of product and marketing at Trimble MEP.  “The construction industry is transforming as offsite prefabrication becomes more common. Our joint customer base can leverage streamlined workflows and real-time access to Trimble’s extensive library of managed content to be more efficient, productive and competitive.”

“At MSUITE, we believe that better decisions are made from better data. By leveraging Trimble best-in-class technology, we will give the MEP prefabrication and modular building industries an integrated flow,” said Britton Langdon, founder and CEO at MSUITE. “With a single connected workflow, companies prefabricating using MSUITE and Trimble MEP solutions can rely on the power of connected data—from estimating and purchasing materials to automated timesheets and invoices. This connected workflow will significantly increase the accuracy of estimates, reduce the effort it takes to track earned values and reduce the need for paper on the shop floor. We are excited to bring a comprehensive solution to our combined user base.”

About MSUITE

Founded in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Born in Construction. MSUITE empowers MEP and Modular Construction firms to connect the BIM-to-FAB-to-FIELD workflow with easy-to-use, scalable, and industry-focused software that provides real-time status updates and valuable tracking and estimating information. Trusted by customers across North America, MSUITE’s mission is to continually offer contractors with superior client services married to best-in-class revolutionary technology that transforms construction.

Learn more at www.msuite.com.

About Trimble Construction

Trimble is developing technology, software and services that drive the digital transformation of construction with solutions that span the entire architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. Empowering teams across the construction lifecycle, Trimble’s innovative approach improves coordination and collaboration between stakeholders, teams, phases and processes. Trimble’s Connected Construction strategy gives users control of their operations with best-in-class solutions and a common data environment. By automating work and transforming workflows, Trimble is enabling construction professionals to improve productivity, quality, transparency, safety, sustainability and deliver each project with confidence.

For more information, visit construction.trimble.com.

About Trimble

Trimble is an industrial technology company transforming the way the world works by delivering solutions that enable our customers to thrive. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics connect the digital and physical worlds to improve productivity, quality, safety, transparency and sustainability. From purpose-built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble is transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation.

For more information about Trimble, visit www.trimble.com.

Trimble Announces 2021 Viewpoint Construction Award Winners

SUNNYVALE, CA, Sep 27, 2021 – Trimble announced the winners of the annual Viewpoint Construction Awards, which recognizes the accomplishments, perseverance and growth of North American construction organizations over the past year.

Awards were given in three distinct categories:  most challenging project, most creative use of Trimble Viewpoint technology and most exponential growth in a year, which evaluates how technology has helped companies grow their projects, processes and people over the course of a challenging year for the industry.

“This has been a year of comebacks and growth as the construction industry adapts to the pandemic and impacted projects. This year has also highlighted our industry’s strength and perseverance,” said Matt Harris, vice president and general manager, Trimble Viewpoint. “The 2021 winners exemplified perseverance under difficult circumstances, using technology to help them scale and deliver projects with efficiency and speed despite the challenges brought on by Covid-19—from renovating a retirement community during the height of the pandemic, to helping contractors meet the increased demand for housing.”

The 2021 Constructions Award Winners are:

Most Challenging ProjectVJS Construction Services — Renovating Saint John’s on the Lake, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

VJS Construction Services renovated Saint John’s on the Lake retirement community during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, breaking ground in March 2020. The renovation included constructing a new 23-story tower and demolishing and reconstructing a three-story health services building. The site was sandwiched in between two buildings with just two inches to spare on either side, and the pandemic created a host of issues working within an occupied senior living campus. Viewpoint ERP software helped VJS Construction Services successfully manage the $105 million project financially, enabling the company to easily track invoices, billings, subcontracts and document control. Watch a video of the award winner here.

Most Exponential Growth in a YearCSCI — Navigating COVID-19 and Coming Out On Top, Florida

When the housing market took off at the end of 2020, CSCI, a structural shell contractor based in Florida, used their specialized expertise, long-standing vendor relationships and innovative technology to significantly scale and grow the business, creating 65% more home units through April 2021 as compared to the previous April. Looking ahead, the company expects to build 5,000 units in 2021. Viewpoint ERP software was selected for its built-in APIs that enable the software to be integrated across the business, helping to drive efficiencies and automate manual functions that were inherent to the company’s legacy financial system. Watch a video of the award winner here.

Most Creative Use of Trimble Viewpoint TechnologyBasic Resources, Inc.  — Customer Self Service Portal, Modesto, California

Basic Resources, Inc. developed a self service portal that enabled its customers to have real-time access to search and view their invoices, tickets, order details and account balances, in addition to being able to make online payments all in one place. The portal was developed using Viewpoint ERP software, helping to improve customer service while also reducing administrative time and costs for the company and their customers by allowing everyone to work off of the same information in real time. The portal proved especially instrumental during the pandemic as it eliminated paper-based processes and provided remote access regardless of one’s location. Watch a video of the award winner here.

The awards were open to all contractors across the United States. Winners were selected on a point-based system mapped to criteria pertinent to each category, including: delivery under difficult circumstances, project complexity, company growth rate and the impact of technology on project outcomes. The panel was made up of previous award winners, including the Haugland Group and DP Electric, as well as select Trimble Construction executives.

“Technology was instrumental to Haugland Group’s success in 2020, providing efficiencies and time savings when it was most needed,” said Haugland Group safety director Mathew Murphy. “Technology was clearly the lynchpin for this year’s winners as well, allowing them to adapt and thrive regardless of what was thrown their way. It was an honor to be a part of the judging process and evaluating the commendable projects, which truly represent the strength and resilience of our industry.”

About Trimble Construction

Trimble is developing technology, software and services that drive the digital transformation of construction with solutions that span the entire architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. Empowering teams across the construction lifecycle, Trimble’s innovative approach improves coordination and collaboration between stakeholders, teams, phases and processes. Trimble’s Connected Construction strategy gives users control of their operations with best-in-class solutions and a common data environment. By automating work and transforming workflows, Trimble is enabling construction professionals to improve productivity, quality, transparency, safety, sustainability and deliver each project with confidence.

For more information, visit construction.trimble.com.

About Trimble

Trimble is an industrial technology company transforming the way the world works by delivering solutions that enable our customers to thrive. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics connect the digital and physical worlds to improve productivity, quality, safety, transparency and sustainability. From purpose-built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble is transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation.

For more information about Trimble, visit www.trimble.com.