iSqFt and Assemble Systems Forge Partnership to Accelerate Use of BIM in Preconstruction

Accelerating Use of BIM in Preconstruction

iSqFt and Assemble Systems Forge Partnership to Accelerate Use of BIM in Preconstruction

Exclusive agreement offers unprecedented sharing of 3-D models between general contractors and subcontractors to reduce errors and time during bidding process

January 26, 2016

CINCINNATI & HOUSTON– iSqFt and Assemble Systems today announced that they have agreed to a strategic partnership that will integrate their respective commercial construction solutions to allow for the sharing of Building Information Models (BIM). As BIM adoption continues to expand in the construction industry, this integration allows both companies to continue to be at the forefront of the market transformation.

iSqFt, a leading software-as-a-service company, serving the commercial construction industry, continues to enhance its offerings for customers through a strong technology platform focused on innovation. The strategic integration of iSqFt’s solutions with Assemble Systems provides unique project visibility for its network of more than 750,000 construction professionals and reaffirms the companies as leaders in the construction industry.

“This product delivers the information and speed contractors need in order to make working with models viable from preconstruction through bidding,” says Dave Conway, CEO, iSqFt. “Assemble is an important and valued iSqFt partner and through working closely together, we will deliver useful, browser based, BIM tools to the AEC community. In addition, this proprietary relationship sets the foundation necessary to utilize data in new ways to drive efficacy throughout the project life-cycle.”

Assemble Systems’ easy-to-use, cloud-based model-data-management solution enables AEC firms to leverage BIM data for increased project insight, advanced project collaboration and data-driven decision-making. Users can easily access and condition object properties, identify visual variance and execute conceptual estimating, ultimately increasing productivity, efficiency and accuracy.

“We are excited to partner with iSqFt to bring BIM and model data to the bid management process,” says Howard Davis, CEO, Assemble Systems. “Through our partnership, general contractors and subcontractors will have access to a significantly improved process for communicating project scope during the construction planning phase to reduce cost and schedule issues that negatively impact project results.”

The integrated data-management platform allows general contractors to share a project’s BIM model with their subcontractors, along with 2-D plans and specifications, directly in the iSqFt interface. Also, general contractors can choose which components of the model they wish to share with subcontractors, based on building location and/or component. In the past, only a few subcontractors have had access to this type of technology in the bid stage, but through this exclusive partnership, BIM related information will be widely accessible. Additionally, the interface is intuitive and accessible for AEC professionals who may not have technical knowledge of expensive design tools.

“The integration of Assemble Systems and iSqFt allows subcontractors to visualize the construction project in all of its complexities,” said Raul Gomez, director of virtual design & construction at Robins & Morton. “Presenting details visually through Assemble Systems provides a realistic representation that will do wonders for all subcontractors in understanding the project at hand.”

About iSqFt
Cincinnati-based iSqFt is a leading software-as-a-service company, serving the commercial construction industry by offering its customers access to a network that connects hundreds of thousands of general contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers and suppliers. iSqFt helps its customers thrive by offering the information and tools they need to work more efficiently and profitably. For more information about iSqFt and its applications, visit isqft.com.

About Assemble Systems
Headquartered in Houston, TX, Assemble Systems is a BIM data management software company. Its flagship product Assemble is a cloud based platform allowing AEC firms to leverage BIM data for increased project insight, advanced project collaboration and data-driven decision making. Assemble is used today to manage over 4,000 projects. For more information, visit www.assemblesystems.com, twitter.com/assemblesystems or linkedin.com/company/assemble-systems.


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CMD and iSqFt to Showcase Next Generation Offering at Greenbuild Conference Nov. 18-20

Recent merger provides customers the most comprehensive planning, bidding and post-bid information in the construction industry

November 11, 2015

ATLANTA & CINCINNATICMD and iSqFt, will unveil their next generation offering, which marries CMD’s powerful Insight platform and iSqFt’s proprietary network and software during the Greenbuild Conference Nov. 18-20 in Washington D.C.

The recent merger of the two companies has enabled CMD and iSqFt to combine their strengths across all of the most critical segments of the construction sector, creating an enhanced product for customers and a strong technology platform focused on innovation. The combined company, which also brings with it the BPM-centric data provider BidClerk from a previous merger – now provides customers a network of more than 750,000 construction professionals and 800,000 active construction projects.

 

“Integrating CMD’s Insight platform with iSqft’s network of contractors provides the construction industry with unmatched access to the marketplace,” said Dave Conway, previous CEO of iSqFt and CEO of the newly formed corporation.  “The combination is intensely focused on partnering with our BPM customers to ensure they realize their growth potential.”

 

The strategic integration of iSqFt’s Enterprise offerings with the CMD Insight platform, Insight including the iSqFt Network, positions the company at the forefront of the construction data industry.  The combination of these strengths allows the organization to begin focusing on driving specific business outcomes that buyers of construction data have been trying to realize for years, including:

  • Detailed views of construction activity – including historical data, current-year projections and a five-year forecast will assist customers attempting to improve their long-term forecasting as well as improve the performance of their new product launches
  • Powerful market analysis and search tools to keep up-to-date with competitors, stay current on trends, understand specification rates and target areas for growth will be offered for customers who hope to penetrate new markets effectively by understanding how their competitors are performing in those markets
  • Market leading information about commercial construction projects from inception to completion have consistently assisted customers in expanding their product footprint and driving new revenue streams into their business
  • As the construction data customer base has expanded throughout North America to include Canada, both CMD and iSqFt have significantly increased the amount of project information and documents sourced from plan rooms, architects, engineers, general contractors and owners throughout the U.S. and Canada
  • While the ability to track specification share among competitors is not uncommon throughout the industry, the newly merged company has been designed to assist customers to better analyze and respond to data and attack potential sales process deficits more strategically than in the past
  • Access to a newly combined network of industry professionals, including contact information and LinkedIn profiles, is a unique approach that allows customers to connect directly with industry “players” that they are seeking out as business partners or customers
  • Dedicated “customer success teams” provide customized training solutions to help customers garner specific business results they are targeting, whether it be improved margins, more revenue, or even the reduction of their current sales cycles

Throughout the Greenbuild Conference, representatives from CMD and iSqFt will conduct demonstrations of Insight including the iSqFt Network at Booth #3429 and Booth #4037. For additional information, visit cmd.isqft.com. 

 


 

 

About CMD & iSqFt

CMD the Innovation Partner of the AIA, is a leading North American provider of construction information. CMD’s diverse portfolio of innovative products and technologies includes national, regional and local project leads, marketing solutions and market intelligence to provide insight to construction industry professionals throughout the U.S. and Canada. Visit the CMD website at cmdgroup.com.

Cincinnati-based iSqFt is a leading software-as-a-service company, serving the commercial construction industry by offering its customers access to a network that connects hundreds of thousands of general contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers and suppliers. iSqFt helps its customers thrive by offering the information and tools they need to work more efficiently and profitably. For more information about iSqFt and its applications, visit isqft.com.

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iSqFt CFO Phil Hoey

Commercial Construction Software Company iSqFt Hires New CFO

CINCINNATI, October 26, 2015 – iSqFt, a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) company in the commercial construction industry, announced the addition of new Chief Financial Officer Phil Hoey to its executive leadership team.

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iSqFt move to Rookwood Exchange

iSqFt Announces Move to Rookwood Exchange

CINCINNATI, September 15, 2015 – iSqFt, a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) company in the commercial construction industry, announced the upcoming move and expansion of its Cincinnati-area headquarters to the Rookwood Exchange office tower in Norwood, Ohio. The company, currently located in Blue Ash, Ohio, will begin operations at the new location on January 1, 2016.

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Salesforce Executive Craig Tate Joins iSqFt

Former Salesforce Executive Craig Tate Joins iSqFt

CINCINNATI, August 14, 2015 – iSqFt, a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) company in the commercial construction industry, announced the addition of Craig Tate to its executive leadership team. Tate, a former Salesforce.com executive, joins iSqFt as Chief Revenue Officer and will oversee all customer-facing functions, including sales, marketing, customer success management and customer support.

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iSqFt CMD merged

iSqFt and CMD Announce Agreement to Merge

CINCINNATI and NORCROSS, GA – August 4, 2015 – iSqFt and CMD Group (CMD) today announced the companies have merged. CMD is one of the leading providers of construction information in North America. iSqFt provides the commercial construction industry a leading software-as-a-service solution in addition to bid information, both powered by a vast network of construction professionals across the United States. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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iSqFt 2015 Constructech 50

iSqFt Named to 2015 Constructech 50 List

CINCINNATI, OH, July 10, 2015 – iSqFt, a leading software-as-a-service company in the commercial construction industry, announced today that it has been named to the 2015 Constructech 50 list, as a top technology powerhouse dominating the construction landscape. The list appears in the current July/August issue of Constructech magazine.

Each year, the magazine’s editors interview construction companies and research hundreds of technology providers to determine the Constructech 50. Their decision is based on the quality and innovation of the product or service, the company’s vision for the future of technology in the industry, and the satisfaction of its customers, among other criteria.

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iSqFt at AGC IT Conference

iSqFt at AGC IT Forum Conference

iSqFt will be hosting a lunch at the AGC IT Forum Conference in Chicago.,at 12:15 PM on Thursday, July 30, 2015.

The theme of the conference—which continues through Friday, July 31, at the Loews Chicago Hotel—is “Problem Solved.” Presentation topics include cyber security, drones, laser scanning, tech talk sessions, rapid fire tech demos, and more.

Learn more about the conference and register. We hope to see you there!

New iSqFt + BidClerk Enterprise Launched at AIA

Atlanta, GA – iSqFt and BidClerk announced the launch of their new platform for Building Product Manufacturers at the American Institute of Architects Convention, which opened today in Atlanta. The platform, known as iSqFt + BidClerk Enterprise, will be on display at Booth #3959 on the Expo floor, through the end of the convention on Saturday.

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Houston AGC/AIA Golf Tournament

Congratulations to the iSqFt team, who won 3rd place in the 20th Annual Houston AGC/AIA Golf Tournament!

The event raised $35,000 for the ACE Mentor Program, which mentors high school students and inspires them to pursue careers in architecture, engineering, and construction. The program also financially supports each student’s continued success through scholarships and grants, awarding over $14 million since 1994.

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