iSqFt and Assemble Systems Partner to Accelerate Use of BIM in Preconstruction
Offers sharing of 3-D models between general contractors and subcontractors to reduce errors and time during bidding process
CINCINNATI and HOUSTON — iSqFt and Assemble Systems announced that they have agreed to a strategic partnership that will integrate their respective commercial construction solutions to allow for the sharing of building information models (BIM).
iSqFt is a leading software-as-a-service company serving the commercial construction industry. Assemble Systems’ cloud-based model-data-management solution enables architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) firms to leverage BIM data for increased project insight, advanced project collaboration, and data-driven decision-making.
“This product delivers the information and speed contractors need in order to make working with models viable from preconstruction through bidding,” said Dave Conway, CEO, iSqFt. “Assemble is an important and valued iSqFt partner and through working closely together, we will deliver useful, browser-based, BIM tools to the AEC community. In addition, this proprietary relationship sets the foundation necessary to utilize data in new ways to drive efficacy throughout the project life-cycle.
“We are excited to partner with iSqFt to bring BIM and model data to the bid management process,” said Howard Davis, CEO, Assemble Systems. “Through our partnership, general contractors and subcontractors will have access to a significantly improved process for communicating project scope during the construction planning phase to reduce cost and schedule issues that negatively impact project results.”
The integrated data management platform allows general contractors to share a project’s BIM model with their subcontractors, along with 2-D plans and specifications, directly in the iSqFt interface. Also, general contractors can choose which components of the model they wish to share with subcontractors, based on building location and/or component. In the past, only a few subcontractors have had access to this type of technology in the bid stage, but through this partnership, BIM related information will be widely accessible. Additionally, the interface is intuitive and accessible for AEC professionals who may not have technical knowledge of expensive design tools.
“The integration of Assemble Systems and iSqFt allows subcontractors to visualize the construction project in all of its complexities,” said Raul Gomez, director of virtual design and construction at Robins & Morton. “Presenting details visually through Assemble Systems provides a realistic representation that will do wonders for all subcontractors in understanding the project at hand.”
Publication date: 2/4/2016