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ODA Seeks Strategic Partners for Scan to BIM

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, June 21, 2021 – Open Design Alliance (ODA), the leading provider of CAD and BIM interoperability solutions, announced the formation of a new Strategic Interoperability Group (SIG) to develop scan to BIM technologies.

Scan to BIM is a process for converting point cloud data generated by 3D laser scanners into parametric 3D BIM models. Applications of scan to BIM include as-built documentation, project additions and renovations, and facility management.

“Laser scanning has become a mainstream technology for digital twins,” said Neil Peterson, ODA president. “But point clouds generated by modern scanners are huge, often terabytes or even petabytes of data, making them difficult to work with. In addition, a BIM model is far more useful in many contexts than simple point cloud data, making it the preferred output for most users.

“The goal of ODA’s new SIG is to develop the industry’s first general-purpose scan to BIM SDK. We’re looking for strategic partners to work collaboratively on this project, companies that are not satisfied with current market offerings, and would like to guide and control the development of an ODA-based solution.

“A single ODA scan to BIM solution, funded and shared by many companies, is a superior development model. An ODA solution is more cost effective than expensive third-party solutions, and the quality will be better with dozens of companies using the same technology in a wide range of applications.”

ODA’s new SIG will develop high-quality, flexible and affordable scan to BIM technology comprised of the following:

  • Conversion of point cloud data into segmented meshes.
  • Identification and removal of interference objects.
  • Classification of segmented mesh models into common architectural objects such as walls, doors, windows, etc.
  • Conversion of classified objects to IFC, Autodesk Revit, and other BIM formats.

“As a non-profit industry partner, ODA is ideally positioned to develop this technology for the long-term benefit of the industry,” continued Mr. Peterson. “Our deep experience with BIM, point clouds, and geometric kernels perfectly complements the requirements for this complex project.”

Availability and Pricing

The new Scan to BIM SIG is open to ODA members of Sustaining and higher membership levels. More information about the new Scan to BIM SIG can be found at opendesign.com/scan-to-bim.

Pricing for the Scan to BIM SIG will be determined by project participants. SIG members will be entitled to unlimited use of the developed software for a fixed annual fee, with source code licensing available.

About Open Design Alliance

ODA develops complete interoperability solutions for CAD and BIM. Our SDKs provide data access, creation, visualization, web collaboration and publishing for a wide range of engineering file formats. ODA is supported by more than 1200 member companies, including software developers, manufacturers, government entities, AEC firms, major retailers and other organizations spread across every engineering discipline.

Vectorworks Names Leslie Majer Richard Diehl Award Winner

COLUMBIA, MD, June 17, 2021 – Continuing its support for emerging designers, global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. announces Leslie Majer as the Richard Diehl award winner for the fifth Vectorworks Design Scholarship. With over 1,800 submissions, scholarships were awarded to 28 students for 21 projects in the architecture, entertainment, landscape and interior design industries. Winners included both individual and group submissions.

The winning project titled “Badehaus Breitstrom” was submitted by Majer for her thesis studio project at Bauhaus Universität Weimar and focuses on bathhouses and urban facilities. The project includes a historical reference with a focus on contemporary design, construction methods and sustainability. Majer used Vectorworks for drawings and connected them to Maxon’s Cinema 4D to create renderings.

“Leslie Majer’s project is a true gem,” said Vectorworks product marketing director Rubina Siddiqui. “It showcases very impressive work—not just in the graphics and the thoroughness or the detail, but the space that is created through the juxtaposition of simple and heavy elements to create something so massive and intricate is quite an accomplishment. We congratulate Leslie and all this year’s winners for their creative achievements. We hope the scholarships aid these designers in continuing to elevate and progress the design industry with their contributions.”

“It’s an incredible honor to win this scholarship and to be recognized by a jury of experienced, diverse design professionals,” said Leslie Majer, now graduate architecture student at ETH; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich. “In architecture school, we’re very much taught to learn and form our own stance on what’s important more so than the real parameters of construction or what our ideas will actually affect in the real world. It is an amazing feeling that the Vectorworks Design Scholarship gave the project and the topics it incorporates a bigger forum, which reaches beyond the discourse of my own university.”

This year’s winners represented countries from around the globe United States, Dominican Republic, Australia, England, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, Japan. Submissions were evaluated based on design quality, concept and originality, the effective use of computer technology, presentation and explanation of design.

Congratulations to all winners:

Architecture Winners

  • “Pliable Display-Ground,” by Han Zhu, Xinyu Chen, and Wanting Zhou, Rice University
  • “Swinburne Station!,” by Shengye Yu, Swinburne University of Technology
  • “The Invisible Castle,” by Henri Kopra, University of Nottingham
  • “Hideout, Self-sufficient Huts in Cambodia,” by Justyna Dmytryk, Wrocław University of Science and Technology
  • “Ziemlich beste Nachbarn – Ein dezentrales Nachbarschaftszentrum,” by Sina Dreßler, Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design
  • “Badehaus Breitstrom,” Leslie Rahel Majer, ETH; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich
  • “Forest Revolution,” by Wang Jiawen, Tama Art University

Landscape Architecture Winners

  • “Cooling UHI via Parametric Design in Landscape Architecture,” by Chien-Yu Lin, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • “Industrial Complex of an International Company Dedicated to Manufacturing Electronic Devices,” by Solange Lantigua and Lindi Patricia Oviedo Aguilar, Autonomous University of Santo Domingo
  • “Eden Project Productive Garden,” by Joss Paine, Cornwall College, University of Plymouth
  • “The Project of Podwawelski Park in Krakow,” by Łukasz Byś, Tadeusz Kościuszko University of Technology
  • “Dandelion – Zbrojovka Reloaded,” by Carina Brandl and Amelie Kessler, Technical University of Munich
  • “Fjorde in der Berliner Mitte – Bepflanzungskonzept Innenhöfe Charlie Living,” by Caroline Kemkes, Frauke Weerts, and Christian Lepper, Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences
  • “Le Bain Sauvage,” by Elisa Fomasi, University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil

Interior Design Winners

  • “Projekt Adaptacji Wnętrza Stodoły na Cele Mieszkalne,” by Martyna Jaworska, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
  • “Unkabut.bar,” by Lukas Riedl, Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design
  • “In Situ – Ein Marktplatz mit Geschichte,” by Michelle Mosiman and Sara Vergallo, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Entertainment Winners

  • “Subject to Change,” by Mollie Singer, University of Maryland College Park
  • “All We Have Is Time,” by Wei Guo, Victoria College of the Arts
  • “Covid-19 Music Tour,” by Alex Forey, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
  • “Dzika Kaczka – Teatr Telewizji,” by Maciej Strzałkowski – Rajca, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw

Visit the Vectorworks Design Scholarship web gallery to view the winning designs, runner-up projects and projects from previous years.

To learn more about Vectorworks academic programs, visit vectorworks.net/education. Students and professors can also download a free individual copy of Vectorworks Designer software at student.myvectorworks.net.

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. Creating intuitive software since 1985, we’ve become the preeminent software built to manage the entire design process. 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, Maryland, with offices in Newbury, England and Vancouver, Canada, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world at vectorworks.net.

Teledyne Optech Launches CZMIL SuperNova

VAUGHAN, Canada, June 17, 2021 – Teledyne Optech and Teledyne CARIS, both Teledyne Technologies companies and global leaders in advanced lidar sensors and marine mapping software, announce their next generation bathymetric lidar, the CZMIL SuperNova.The CZMIL SuperNova boasts the best depth performance and the highest green laser point density in its class. Introducing SmartSpacing technology for even and efficient point spacing, real-time processing capability for reduced post-processing time and configurable modes for maximizing performance in different water environments, the SuperNova provides a wide range of inputs for climate change modelling and is Ideal for inland water environments, base mapping for coastal zones and shoreline.

To complete the solution, Teledyne CARIS has integrated its BASE Editor software for seamless data processing capacity. Leveraging AI techniques for land/water discrimination and noise classification the CZMIL SuperNova bathymetric solution effectively delivers on marketplace demands for efficiencies in the processing workflow.

CZMIL SuperNova Product Manager Jennifer Aitken explained: “CZMIL SuperNova builds on over 30 years of experience with airborne green laser bathymetry. The ability to configure the system on-the-fly and optimize data collection for local conditions has significant benefit. We are getting plenty of signal at 600 meters altitude and even higher, so our coverage area is increasing without sacrificing depth penetration.”

For more information visit https://www.teledyneoptech.com/en/products/airborne-survey/czmil-supernova/

About Teledyne Optech

Teledyne Optech is a part of the Teledyne Imaging Group and a world leader in high-accuracy lidar 3D survey systems, integrated cameras, and productivity-enhancing workflows. With operations and staff worldwide, Teledyne Optech offers both standalone and fully integrated lidar and camera solutions for airborne mapping, airborne lidar bathymetry, mobile mapping, terrestrial laser scanning, and mine cavity monitoring, as well as space-proven sensors. Teledyne Optech supports its clients with an around-the-clock team, on-site service, and regular efficiency enhancements to the workflow of its integrated systems.

About Teledyne CARIS

Teledyne CARIS is part of the Teledyne Imaging group. For 40 years, Teledyne CARIS has been the leading developer of marine mapping software. They offer a highly effective solution for near real-time processing, robust quality control of sonar data, and the creation and distribution of maps, charts, and digital datasets.

Chalkline Releases VisiSpecs v21.0

PORTLAND, ME, June 17, 2021 – Chalkline has released the v21.0 major upgrade to VisiSpecs, The Visual Specification System, providing customer requested features including flexible data reporting, collaboration markup tools, advanced BIM model integration and query tools, SpecsIntact UFGS integration, and more.

BIM integration and coordination is finding discrepancies between the specs and the model elements helping to improve product quality and reduce errors and omissions. New VisiSpecs functionality in the coordination process help users to filter and focus on the alerts they need to respond to.  Specifiers not familiar with the modeling tools can now easily access the data and model views directly from the VisiSpecs tools they are familiar with.

Customers have also asked for access to any of the spec data for export to Excel reports. Mockups, pre-installation conferences, submittals, extra materials, QA, testing, and more are now easily exported to Excel with the ability to save and reuse the Template Reports across the company. Outline reporting helps teams focus on the areas of interest and the level of detail needed throughout the design stages.

Collaboration among the team members has been difficult using multiple tool sets, manually comparing the markups to the documents of record, and not being able to store the markups directly within the editing tools. VisiSpecs now enabled specifiers to set the level of restriction desired for collaborators such as read only, track change and comment only, comment only, or full edit rights. The document markup status is easily viewed in the Project Tree with the ability to archive markups as child documents for easy view/retrieval as needed. Project Team members can edit in the Word application they are already familiar with. Adding related documents such as cut-sheets, submittals, and links to other sites are all organized within the VisiSpecs project tree further saving time and improving collaboration.

The VisiSpecs Keynoting applications are integrated with the specs helping firms automate the selection of the keynotes for detailers to use which reduce time and errors in drawings. The advanced keynote assignment through the link console listing all the elements and materials in the model further saves time. VisiSpecs now includes the ability to Zoom to Keynote and Element which opens the views and sheets and automatically zooms so the user can quickly fix and verify the coordination. New keynote editing features also include the automatic reordering of keynotes as insertions are made and drag-and-drop keynote organization features.

VisiSpecs v21.0 also includes the Federal SpecsIntact UFGS integration. Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS) are a joint effort of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (HQ AFCEC) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The integration enables better design coordination with the model and the specs as well as delivery of the linked project to the client.

All customers under subscription have been updated with VisiSpecs v21.0. Visit www.chalklineinc.com.

About Chalkline, Inc.

Chalkline is the developer of VisiSpecs, the next generation suite of applications to visually document, coordinate, and verify the BIM models and project specifications. VisiSpecs is a hybrid cloud solution where it’s desktop and mobile applications store and access the model and specification data on the Company’s cloud servers for easy access and collaboration among distributed team members. VisiSpecs is built on the familiar applications already in use resulting in minimal training and setup time. Users can easily integrate their own masters and project documents with the project models to accomplish true BIM integration without learning to use complicated model applications and without a lengthy integration process. And for those that do use the model applications, VisiSpecs provides direct, integrated access to the project specifications and documentation.

For more information, visit www.chalklineinc.com.

Chalkline Releases VisiSpecs SpecsIntact Integration

PORTLAND, ME, June 9, 2021 – Chalkline, Inc. released the BIM integration and coordination tool set for Federal SpecsIntact projects utilizing the Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS). New functionality developed in VisiSpecs include UFGS Master synchronization tools, SpecsIntact project management tools, and integration and access of the UFGS project specs directly in Autodesk Revit applications. The BIM integration will result in higher quality and coordinated design documents as well as an integrated project delivered to clients.

Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS) are a joint effort of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (HQ AFCEC) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). UFGS are for use in specifying construction for the military services.

A BIM Subject Matter Expert stated, “VisiSpecs usage within our organization has shown time/labor savings of 4 times over our previous MS Word editing process and supports the wide variety of projects and masters used here.” VisiSpecs integration with Microsoft Word enables easy access to specs and related files, a quick learning curve, support for the widest variety of specs, and the robust and familiar Microsoft Word feature set.

VisiSpecs enables integration of documents with the BIM model without any model changes required facilitating design and construction coordination and ease of data access. The BIM SME added, “Where VisiSpecs really shines is the simple and intuitive linking between our Autodesk Revit content and the required spec sections enabling a more seamless design process. The integration of the model and specs can be shared with the Client for use in review, construction, commissioning, and other processes. Now the coordination between our designers and the spec writers is seamless, they all work out of a unique platform.” Additionally, VisiSpecs provides keynote management, keynote assignment to BIM elements, and verification tools improving design quality while saving coordination time.

The new VisiSpecs SpecsIntact (UFGS) integration enables central storage of all project design specification data directly from Microsoft Word, yet the familiar editing with the SpecsIntact Editor. The automation and coordination of the required UFGS project specs based on the model key links saves time while decreasing errors and omissions. Ease of access to the linked UFGS specs based on the selection of a model element facilitates data access through the visual 3D model. Delivery of the integrated project model and specs enhances the client access, verification, and future build phases.

The VisiSpecs SpecsIntact integration is bundled with VisiSpecs subscriptions without any additional licensing fees.

About Chalkline, Inc.

Chalkline is the developer of VisiSpecs, the next generation suite of applications to visually document, coordinate, and verify the BIM models and project specifications. VisiSpecs is a hybrid cloud solution where desktop and mobile applications store and access the model and specification data on the Company’s cloud servers for easy access and collaboration among distributed team members. VisiSpecs is built on the familiar applications already in use resulting in minimal training and setup time. Users can easily integrate their own masters and project documents with the project models to accomplish true BIM integration without learning to use complicated model applications and without a lengthy integration process. And for those that do use the model applications, VisiSpecs provides direct, integrated access to the project specifications and documentation.

For more information, visit www.chalklineinc.com.

GRAITEC Releases Advance Workshop v2022

GRAITEC, a truly international software developer for AEC, has announced that Advance Workshop 2022 has been released. Advance Workshop is purpose-built fabrication management information system to give steel and rebar fabricators complete control over every stage of production: stock management, traceability, labor, and CNC processes to increase efficiency and reduce costs – ultimately optimizing your total business performance with Advance Workshop.

Advance Workshop 2022 comes with a key innovation: having merged their historic Advance Workshop product focused on Steel workshop management with the Arma+ technology acquired by Graitec in July 2018. This technology was focused on managing rebar and prefabricated concrete workshop. So Advance Workshop 2022 is now unified product addressing steel, rebar or prefabrication workshops and factories.

Top new functionalities:

  •  RebarScan to automatize the input and analysis process within the same drawing interface, AutoCAD, to be able to analyze, detail and review the customer order at the same work environment.
  •  FastRebar as a detailing complement to your clients.
  •  New sequence schedule. The vision of internal vs. subcontracted production is given. It is possible to filter the view by period, customer, construction site…
  •  Goods returns record with invoiced and consolidated deliveries. It is possible to record partial or full goods returns to create several returns par packing slip.
  •  Process DSTV Steel Construction files from TEKLA models with hierarchy for import processes.
  •  Assisted assignment of production machines, allows you to quickly switch your production items to other workstations while controlling the feasibility and impact on the steel workshop load.
  •  The new BIM Manager ensures the continuity of information from the engineering office to the precast factory by exchanging IFC files to facilitate production.

Connect to the Advance Workshop Web page to know more about this new release.

The release 2022 can be downloaded from here

About GRAITEC

Founded in 1986, GRAITEC is an international group helping construction and manufacturing professionals successfully achieving their digital transformation by providing BIM and Industry 4.0 software and consultancy. Graitec is a developer of high-performance BIM applications as well as an Autodesk Platinum Partner in Europe and Gold Autodesk Partner in North America and Russia. Operating throughout 48 offices across 13 countries worldwide, GRAITEC offers its clients an extensive range of established software solutions combined with the full portfolio of Autodesk products and BIM suites which help address the most demanding projects needs and maximize productivity, efficiency, and performance. With more than 550 employees amongst which there are 200 BIM consultants, GRAITEC is an innovation focused company whose products are used by more than 100,000 construction professionals worldwide.

For more information, please visit www.graitec.com.

Graitec Opentree 2022 Released for AEC

GRAITEC, a truly international software developer for AEC, has announced that Graitec Opentree 2022 has been released. Graitec Opentree is world-class document management software for Architects, Engineers and companies requiring compliant workflows. Above all, with Graitec Opentree, you will make document management easier and reduce unnecessary manual processes on all your construction projects.

Graitec Opentree 2022 is the first major release under Graitec since the January 2019 acquisition. Taking the history of “Cabinet” we have extended our technology to aid efficient drawing and document management for Architects and Engineers. This release also introduces the new native viewing and mark up tools, further helping our customers to reduce unnecessary software costs.

A familiar interface that is fast, behind your firewall and an essential companion to managing all your work in progress, issued and published deliverables.

Top 5 new functionalities:

  •   Brand new Interface with a Windows 10 look and feel.
  •   Support for AutoCAD LT, AutoCAD, Revit Bentley MicroStation / Connect and MS Office
  •   Native inbuilt Viewer accommodating 30+ file formats and mark up tools.
  •   Seamless upload of files and metadata to SharePoint, BIM 360, Asite, Aconex, Business Collaborator, Viewpoint for Projects & Aspub
  •   Integration with 28 Hands Mail Manager (Email management)

Connect to the Graitec Opentree Web page to know more about this new release.

Gary Edwards, business line director, MANAGE, says: “We are excited to announce the release of Opentree 2022 which builds upon our design to fabrication ethos and gives our customers the ability to manage all their IP from work-in-progress through to published. As the AEC industry strives towards better collaboration and information management, Graitec Opentree is at the forefront of standards helping our customers to improve quality, reduce document control costs and improve bottom line profitability.”

About GRAITEC

Founded in 1986, GRAITEC is an international group helping construction and manufacturing professionals successfully achieving their digital transformation by providing BIM and Industry 4.0 software and consultancy. Graitec is a developer of high-performance BIM applications as well as an Autodesk Platinum Partner in Europe and Gold Autodesk Partner in North America and Russia. Operating throughout 48 offices across 13 countries worldwide, GRAITEC offers its clients an extensive range of established software solutions combined with the full portfolio of Autodesk products and BIM suites which help address the most demanding projects needs and maximize productivity, efficiency, and performance. With more than 550 employees amongst which there are 200 BIM consultants, GRAITEC is an innovation focused company whose products are used by more than 100,000 construction professionals worldwide.

For more information, please visit www.graitec.com.

ALLPLAN Updates Bimplus

MUNICH, Germany, June 1, 2021 – ALLPLAN, global provider of BIM solutions for the AEC industry, presents an update of its cloud-based data management and collaboration platform Bimplus. The latest release offers a wide range of new and improved functions for handling BIM models, as well as clear document management and the integration of guest viewers which provides a truly digital environment for model collaboration.

A viewer is provided with access to the BIM Explorer component that provides visibility of the model itself. Copyright: ALLPLAN

“Having all the information right at your fingertips within the model, while retaining an overview in Bimplus, significantly improves response to issues. There is no longer a need to search for an email or document that lists what needs changing, as everyone can view the progress of each activity in the issue manager. It is all about working smarter. Once again, we are delighted to bring the latest cloud technology to our clients,” says Nigel Rees, product director cloud services at ALLPLAN.

Bimplus offers the following new benefits:

New and improved measuring toolkit

Providing a wide set of measurement tools within Bimplus provides a truly digital environment for model collaboration that allows accuracy checks and the ability to push any errors back to project teams prior to construction. In the post construction phase these tools can also be used in conjunction with the issue manager to develop punch lists for review and action. Simple toolsets such as this can have a positive environmental effect – the more one can do and store on a digital platform then the less drawings that need to be printed out.

Providing a wide set of measurement tools within Bimplus provides a truly digital environment for model collaboration. Copyright: ALLPLAN

Improved interaction and association of documents

Enhancing the document management tools within Bimplus means that project partners are able to effectively store and associate documentation with the model itself. The versioning for documents is now part of the approvals process which means that documents living within the project can now be part of the change management process.

BIM Explorer enhancements

The performance of the BIM Explorer has been improved with the latest update resulting in the reduction of data size stored internally and quicker presentation times of the model itself. As well as this it has allowed the improvement of the rendering of models with the inclusion of an Ambient Occlusion function – this sharpens up the scene and provides some shading functionality to present a more realistic feel to the model.

Bimplus Guest Viewers

Bimplus now contains the ability for team admins to invite guest viewers into the projects to allow more accessibility and visibility. A guest viewer is someone that is able to see data within a project they have been given permission to view. A viewer is provided with access to the BIM Explorer component and visibility of the model itself, the issues and the documentation. Providing guest viewers within Bimplus offers a wider footprint for collaboration.

More information: www.bimplus.net

About ALLPLAN

ALLPLAN is a global developer of open solutions for building information modeling (BIM). For more than 50 years ALLPLAN has pioneered the digitalization of the construction industry. Always focused on the clients we provide innovative tools to design, construct and manage projects – inspiring users to realize their visions. ALLPLAN solutions are being used by over 240,000 architects, engineers, contractors and facilities managers in 20 languages. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, ALLPLAN is part of the Nemetschek Group. Around the world, over 400 dedicated employees continue to write the ALLPLAN success story.

For more information, visit www.allplan.com.

About Nemetschek Group

The Nemetschek Group is a pioneer for digital transformation in the AEC/O industry. With its intelligent software solutions, it covers the entire lifecycle of building and infrastructure projects and guides its customers into the future of digitalization. As one of the leading corporate groups worldwide, the Nemetschek Group increases quality in the building process and improves the digital workflow of all those involved in the building process. This makes it possible to design, build and manage buildings with greater efficiency, sustainability and environmental compatibility in terms of resources. The focus is on the use of open standards (OPEN BIM). The portfolio also includes digital solutions for visualization, 3D modeling and animation. The innovative products of the 15 brands of the Nemetschek Group in the four customer-oriented segments are used by approximately six million users worldwide. Founded by Prof. Georg Nemetschek in 1963, the Nemetschek Group today employs more than 3,000 experts.

Inertia’s ICD Available Thru Procore’s Embedded Experience

CHULA VISTA, CA, May 28, 2021 – Inertia Systems, a location-driven construction management software, is today announcing an integration with Procore, a leading provider of construction management software, that will make Inertia’s Intelligent Construction Drawings (ICD) technology available through Procore’s Embedded Experience. The integration will enable construction teams to leverage proactive, data-driven, and connected ICDs on the jobsite.

The adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology has surged in recent years, offering jobsite teams improved collaboration, reduced risks, and more efficient building overall. Leveraging BIM data, Inertia’s ICD technology provides a 2D visual-first approach to jobsite management and collaboration. Generated automatically, ICD sheets created in the Inertia Embedded App allow field data to be instantly attached to the corresponding physical location on a project map. If the BIM designs change, the project maps and ICDs are also updated automatically.

“Projects succeed or fail based on the quality they deliver on the first attempt. Field data and lessons learned have become the most valuable data to leverage in construction organizations,” said Matthew Hudelson, CEO of Inertia. “Our integration with Procore offers the best of both worlds for our customers, who will now be able to combine data and insights to drive real–time action in the field. As we expand on this partnership, our goal will continue to be focused on both reducing friction in the field and automating manual processes faster, without adding additional steps for our customers.”

The integration between Inertia and Procore allows users to integrate ICDs into new and existing projects, transforming the way that teams can use construction drawings. The availability of the integration also creates new data solutions for Procore users to help field teams deliver more effective experiences on the jobsite. The Inertia Embedded App will improve collaboration, quality, and productivity by putting 3D data in the hands of entire project teams through 2D construction sheets. Inertia’s integration with Procore helps improve project collaboration and data collection by providing easy access to valuable BIM data in a lightweight format.

“3D models provide a central location for critical project information, and Procore is focused on making BIM accessible to everyone in construction. Integrating Inertia’s Intelligent Construction Drawings through their Embedded App will provide a seamless and simple way for all teams to access data from the model,” said Brian Smith, business development manager at Procore.

“Being able to easily access our BIM data and to generate location-connected records from the field will help mitigate jobsite mistakes and improve our overall productivity,” said Robert Pleasants, BIM/VDC manager at Satterfield & Pontikes Construction. “It’s incredibly valuable for our teams to have the ability to dig into jobsite properties and update specific locations as projects progress. We’re looking forward to future developments from Procore and Inertia together.”

With a robust product roadmap slated for the remainder of 2021 and beyond, Inertia will continue developing future enhancements and integration benefits for customers aimed at driving jobsite efficiencies and field productivity, standardizing data collection for business intelligence, improving construction collaboration, and more.

For more information about the Inertia Embedded App visit the Procore App Marketplace and Inertia website.

About Inertia Systems

Inertia is a location-driven construction management platform that fosters seamless communication throughout complex projects, connecting construction teams from field to office on a visual and location centric platform. Built for the biggest pain points of the construction process, Inertia offers solutions for project management, quality management, performance management, and compliance management. Founded in 2010 and headquartered in southern California, Inertia is led by experienced technology founders and executives, and aims to empower frictionless construction, and inspire innovation on every jobsite around the world.

For more information, visit www.inertiasystems.com.