SAN RAFAEL, Calif.,
Dec. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/
-- Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today announced more than
4,000 specialty contractors across all industry segments – from
mechanical to earthwork, HVAC, concrete, interior buildouts and
more – now turn to Autodesk Construction Cloud technology for their
projects. Helm Mechanical, Veit & Company and MAREK are three
leading specialty contractors that have all standardized on
Autodesk Construction Cloud products to increase collaboration,
mitigate risk and reduce rework.
- Helm Mechanical, formerly known as Mechanical, Inc., recently
renewed their enterprise contract and standardized on BIM 360 to
move away from paper-based processes and keep teams better
- Veit & Company, one of the Midwest's leading specialty
contractors focused on earthwork, utilities, demolition,
foundations and dredging and diving, has renewed a multi-year
contract and standardized on PlanGrid to double down on
collaboration and transparency.
- MAREK, a Houston-based
specialty contractor with more than 1,500 employees and seven
regional offices throughout the southern United States, has standardized on PlanGrid to
improve jobsite communication and the transfer of real-time data
between the office and the field.
These three subcontractors join Binsky & Snyder, a large
mechanical contractor in New
Jersey and leader in prefabrication construction methods,
which has adopted BIM 360 to manage documents and collaborate with
other project trade partners to ensure they consistently deliver
high quality, timely work on their projects.
"Specialty contractors have shown incredible resiliency in the
last year, tackling difficult economic and safety challenges as
well as a skyrocketing level of complexity in project work," said
Jim Lynch, vice president and
general manager, Autodesk Construction Solutions. "We remain
committed to delivering technology that strengthens and evolves
with the industry, enabling trade partners to continue to overcome
any obstacles they may face. With a full breadth of connected
solutions, real-time data and powerful automation, Autodesk
Construction Cloud is helping specialty contractors improve
collaboration, increase efficiency and future-proof their
Helm Mechanical digitizes document management and keeps crews
Illinois-based Helm Mechanical,
winner of PM Magazine's Mechanical Contractor of the Year, has
standardized on BIM 360 Docs to easily share models and documents
between their team and partners across the project lifecycle,
enabling their teams to collaborate more effectively.
"We knew we needed to move to a platform that allowed for better
flow of information to our job sites," said Jeff Knoup, vice president of operations of Helm
Mechanical. "By migrating all our files to BIM 360 Docs, we were
able to not only digitize our workflows, but also facilitate more
collaboration between the field and the office. We can now easily
share models and documents between our team and partners, all
within a platform we're really comfortable using."
Veit & Company standardizes field collaboration workflows
across all projects
Veit & Company, one of the Midwest's leading specialty
contracting companies focused on earthwork, utilities, demolition,
foundations and dredging and diving, has standardized on PlanGrid
to increase collaboration and establish a single source of truth
for all construction documents.
"We pride ourselves on being able to take on projects that no
one else can – the more abstract, the better," said Britton Lawson, director of construction
technologies for Veit & Company. "Part of the reason we're able
to do so is because we have such a strong investment in
implementing a holistic approach through technology. Standardizing
on PlanGrid allows everyone to see the same critical job
information all in one place – no matter what the project or team.
As a result, our team spends less time learning technologies or job
structures and more time on what matters."
MAREK bridges the gap between the field and office through
real-time data and collaboration
MAREK, known for their work across a range of services such as
metal framing, ceiling work and drywall, uses PlanGrid on all
projects to keep teams in the office and field in sync through
collaboration and cross-functional access to real-time data.
"Using the most advanced technology puts us at a massive
advantage across all our projects," said Marcus Bollom, director of construction
operations at MAREK. "Autodesk Construction Cloud helps contribute
to our advantage by enabling better data sharing and streamlining
communication and collaboration. Our whole team works from the most
up-to-date information – keeping everyone on the same page and
ensuring things are built right the first time."
Binsky uses BIM 360 to stay in lockstep with trade
Binsky & Snyder, a leading mechanical contactor and early
leader in prefabrication construction methods, has leveraged BIM
360 design to build strong, collaborative relationships with their
trade counterparts during projects where their functions
"We typically work with many different specialty contractors on
a project and we often prefabricate skids to work concurrently with
them," said Bob Snyder, CEO of
Binsky. "BIM 360 enables us to collaborate and stay closely
coordinated with our counterparts to drastically reduce rework and
help complete projects faster, and with more precision. We are able
to stay in lockstep with our counterparts and fire on all cylinders
across the entire project to build more efficiently."
Autodesk Construction Cloud streamlines workflows to empower
specialty contractors to deliver complex work, faster
Autodesk Construction Cloud allows specialty contractors to work
more efficiently across a variety of project management workflows
in the design, planning, building and operating phases of a project
– leading to accelerated benefits from standardizing workflows,
keeping crews connected and capturing the extent of completed
- Model Conditioning: Autodesk Construction Cloud provides
tools to deepen and enrich the information available within models,
import custom assembly codes, apply unit costs to model elements
- Cloud-based Quantification: Estimators and
preconstruction teams can collaborate using Autodesk's
comprehensive, cloud-based quantity takeoff tools that ensure
everyone is working from the most up-to-date models and
- Bid Management: Autodesk Construction Cloud provides a
single shared environment where specialty contractors can keep
track of bid invites, stay ahead of deadlines, accurately measure
success of won business, issue more bids and increase bid
- Field Collaboration: Contractors in the field can
quickly connect with their office teams and access drawings,
models, documents, punch lists, photos, tasks and more – all from
- Document Management: Office and field teams can
organize, distribute and share files on one connected document
management platform ensure all team members have access to the
information they need, when they need it.
- Project Management: By connecting stakeholders in a
common data environment between design, plan, build and operate,
contractors can keep their projects on track, improve communication
and uphold their contractual obligations.
- Project Closeout: Automatic project activity collection
helps subcontractors easily compile accurate living as-builts and
quickly deliver complete project close outs.
To learn more about how Autodesk Construction Cloud empowers
specialty contractors to increase win rates, work more productively
and save cost on materials, visit our Specialty Contractor-focused
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