courtesy of Autodesk Pick Up Autodesk-Revit integration of detailing package is latest in BIM development. Related Links: U.K.s BIM Mandate Driving Major Shift in Digital Tools Adoption BIM Adoption Spreads Globally The annual release of software updates from the dominant provider of building design software in the U.S. includes integration with an acquisition that gives the suite a new dimension: steel detailing and fabrication.Autodesk Inc. inked, in October, a deal with GRAITEC SA to acquire GRAITEC's Advance Steel and Advance Concrete software and R&D teams. The products are used in Europe primarily for automated production of fabrication documents for steel
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.