New York — Dodge Data & Analytics and Autodesk have initiated a collaboration to advance workflow integration and interoperability for design and construction industry professionals. Through Dodge Data & Analytics’ Sweets App for Autodesk Revit software, comprehensive product content is delivered through the application of Revit to help streamline the product selection process for architects, engineers and construction professionals involved in selection, purchase and installation of building products. The Sweets App for Autodesk AutoCAD software will also become available for download for AutoCAD subscribers.
“This collaboration reinforces Dodge’s commitment to delivering analytic insights and developing solutions that create value at every stage of the construction process,’’ said Mike Petrullo, Chief Executive Officer, Dodge Data & Analytics. “Working closely with an industry leader like Autodesk strengthens our shared vision of an integrated platform that delivers the capabilities to give design and construction businesses an edge in a rapidly changing industry.”
The Dodge-Autodesk collaboration will also define a roadmap to work on integrating both companies’ workflow and data tools more broadly throughout the design and construction lifecycle, helping foster industry-wide adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM). Increased integration of BIM technology is already reshaping processes and project management across the industry.
“We’re excited to work with Dodge Data & Analytics because of the potential for development of innovative solutions that deepen connections between design and construction professionals,” said Angi Izzi, Senior Industry Strategy Manager, Autodesk.
The trend of disruptive change sweeping the industry will be a key theme in a talk by Stacy Scopano, Autodesk’s Senior Industry Strategist for Building Construction, at the 2017 Dodge Construction Outlook, October 20th in National Harbor, Maryland. Scopano will share insights he has garnered around BIM development with the attendees at Dodge’s flagship annual event, after which Dodge chief economist Robert Murray will unveil his 2017 economic forecast for the construction industry.