WASHINGTON — Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and Autodesk, a leading global 3D design and engineering software company, have announced a strategic partnership to enable construction professionals to work smarter by harnessing digital solutions to increase productivity, reduce redundancy, and eliminate waste.

“The Autodesk partnership is designed to help all ABC members prepare for the future by improving access to resources that will help achieve their goals of increasing safety performance, efficiency, and profitability,” said Michael Bellaman, ABC president and chief executive officer. “In this era of connection, Autodesk is the right partner to help construction contractors explore these new opportunities through building information modeling (BIM), 3D design and visualization, fabrication, unmanned aerial vehicles, mobile and cloud collaboration, and other technologies now available and those not yet on the market. That’s how ABC members will develop people, win work, and deliver value to clients in the future.”

ABC will benefit from Autodesk’s Construction Solutions and expertise to provide its members with additional knowledge and training on the latest innovations regardless of company size, type of work, or scope. Autodesk will continue to extend its understanding of the challenges that impact the construction trades and work with ABC towards solutions.

“The construction industry is undergoing a true technology evolution which Autodesk believes, if fully embraced, will reduce risk and strengthen the economic future of the industry,” said Nicolas Mangon, vice president, industry strategy and marketing, Autodesk. “This partnership will benefit ABC and Autodesk by enabling the people and the products they use to more efficiently construct the world around us from concept through operations, and the office to the field.”

This strategic partnership will help give ABC members an understanding of and access to the latest innovations. Autodesk will have the opportunity to work with construction industry leaders and members of the community to foster construction research and client development.

For more information, visit www.abc.org.

Publication date: 6/30/2016

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