Autodesk Construction Cloud Network Has 1 Million Users, Software Vendor Says
Technology company expands sector leadership team, updates new research and women's safety harness initiatives
Autodesk's Construction Cloud's builders network now has more than one million users, the technology vendor disclosed March 10 at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG trade show in Las Vegas.
The San Rafael, Calif.-based technology company said BuildingConnected’s preconstruction platform now manages an estimated $56 billion worth of project bids each month, with 15 of the top 20 ENR-ranked general contractors using it to manage bidding.
PlanGrid, which Autodesk acquired in 2018, now is used on nearly two million projects worldwide. Autodesk Construction Cloud includes the products Assemble, BIM 360, BuildingConnected and PlanGrid.
More than 1.5 billion drawings now are stored and shared in Autodesk Construction Cloud and BIM360, the company says.
Autodesk also added to its leadership team by hiring Amy Marks as its head of industrialized construction, industry strategist and technology "evangelist." Marks left the startup she founded, XSite Modular, to join Autodesk. She had been CEO.
The firm had advised the government of Singapore's Building & Construction Authority on building code modifications that would enable modular construction and prefabrication there, Autodesk says.
According to Jim Lynch, vice president and general manager of Autodesk Construction Solutions, more than 300 contractors in the ENR Top 400 "use at least one Autodesk Construction Cloud product, and many of them are interested in adopting products across the entire portfolio."
Autodesk and FMI Inc., also released results of a study of 2,527 construction executives in 16 countries that studied the impact of project team member trust on construction processes.
It found that project teams with very high levels of member trust reported delivering projects on time 22% more than those reporting only above average levels of employee trust.
Autodesk also said that its initiative with the Associated General Contractors of America to provide purpose-built safety harnesses for women on construction sites has delivered 300 MSA and 3M harnesses to date.
AGC and Autodesk are cooperating with 3M's effort in harness research and development specifically for women, according to Allison Scott, a vendor marketing executive, and Kevin Cannon, AGC senior director of safety & health services.