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Autodesk streamlines pre-construction and site team workflows

18 August 2019 | By Andrew Pring

Autodesk has integrated its BuildingConnected bid management package with PlanGrid (pictured), in a development it believes will save time and reduce mistakes on site.

The integration allows construction project managers to automatically push design and preconstruction files from BuildingConnected to PlanGrid. Project managers can also now connect site workers with project planning and estimation workflows used throughout the building process.

By integrating BuildingConnected with PlanGrid, project managers can eliminate the process of manually transferring files and documents into field collaboration software, ensuring that accurate and holistic data is available to field teams.

Mike Mehrwin, virtual design and construction manager at US design and contracting consultancy CRB, said: “Successful project execution starts the moment we win a deal. Our team immediately goes into overdrive to make sure we maximise efficiency throughout the entire build process, connecting workflows and seamlessly transferring complex data from the design and planning phase into the hands of workers on the jobsite.

“By taking advantage of the BuildingConnected and PlanGrid integration, we’ll be able to close the gap between the preconstruction and building process and enable deeper collaboration between our office and field teams.”

Dustin DeVan, vice president, preconstruction products at Autodesk, said: “The construction industry has struggled with transferring information from one project to another, and across the different phases of a building project. It's easy to feel insecure about the logistics of kicking off a job when the right tools to facilitate workflows don’t exist.

“By reducing errors and the need for rework, this integration will help to mitigate overall project risk and help to ensure more predictable outcomes. Project managers can now feel more confident as they transition from pre-con to site construction.”