At the this year’s Connect & Construct Summit, Autodesk, Inc. unveiled Autodesk Construction Cloud, which combines advanced technology, a unique builders network and predictive insights to connect people and data across the entire building lifecycle, from design through operations.
At the center of Autodesk Construction Cloud are construction solutions Assemble, BuildingConnected, BIM 360 and PlanGrid. Autodesk Construction Cloud brings these solutions together, and with Autodesk’s established design authoring tools, connects headquarters, office and field teams to increase collaboration and productivity.
Autodesk Construction Cloud includes more than 50 new product enhancements, as well as deeper integrations between each product to allow data to flow across all stages of construction. It also includes powerful new artificial intelligence functionality that helps construction teams identify and mitigate design risks before problems occur — reducing delays, rework and costs.
Autodesk Construction Cloud includes three core elements that give construction companies a competitive advantage in the industry:
- Advanced Technology: Best-in-class software solutions built for simplicity and power — uniting headquarters, office and field teams from design through construction and operations.
- Builders Network: The industry’s largest network of owners, designers, builders and trades, enabling each to connect with the right partners and projects.
- Predictive Insights: AI-driven analysis of previously siloed project data provides builders with powerful insights to predict outcomes and reduce risk.
“Despite the tremendous challenges construction companies face to connect huge volumes of data and people, no one has delivered on the promise of unified construction from design to operations — until now,” said Jim Lynch, vice president and general manager, Autodesk Construction Solutions. “With Autodesk Construction Cloud, we’re introducing a new era of connected construction and offering unrivaled integration between headquarters, office and field teams. We’ve never been more dedicated nor clearer in our mission to empower designers, contractors and owners to meet the world’s rapidly expanding construction needs, while helping to make building more predictable, safe and sustainable.”
“We need to be able to measure ourselves, look to the future and anticipate project risk. This insight is what’s missing today, and is a key driver in moving the industry forward,” said Jenny Moshea, head of technology at Sellen Construction. “Autodesk Construction Cloud brings together advanced technology—which Autodesk has always been known for—with the network of the building community—which is the core of what we do as an industry—underpinned by predictive insights. This is the next evolution, the connected tissue that brings it all together so the construction lifecycle is no longer disjointed.”