Oshawa, Ontario — Builterra (owned by AEC Solutions, Inc.), a civil engineering software provider, announced that its contract administration platform has been adopted by more than 40 of North America’s leading municipalities and civil engineering consultants since its launch in 2016. Its early success will pave the way for a planned growth strategy leading into 2019.
Now just halfway into its third construction season, the Builterra platform has won over engineering and construction teams in Canada and the United States at AECOM, Aecon, LeoTerra Development Inc. (North Carolina), GHD, RV Anderson, S. Llewellyn & Associates Limited, Wood Group PLC, WSP (Kelowna) and large municipalities including Region of Waterloo, City of Vaughan, City of Grand Forks, N.D., and more. Its clients have successfully delivered more than $1 billion in infrastructure construction progress reporting and payment certification.
“We’ve proven we have something the industry really needs and we’re ready to take it to the next level,” said Jeff Lyons, Eng. Tech, Builterra’s vice president of Product Innovation. “Builterra digitizes construction contract administration for infrastructure owners and the engineers who work for them, effectively bridging the gap in data flow between design and as-constructed data ready for GIS. Our clients are replacing old school, disconnected tools like hand-written field notebooks and Microsoft Excel with a cloud-based solution that’s accessible via a web portal and mobile app.”
With the Builterra platform, field inspectors, project managers, engineers, contractors and owners are saving time, money and frustration by adopting a solution that reduces reporting time, improves report accuracy and expedites payment approvals. From building a tender (bid) direct from within CAD to acquiring alignment station and offset from the geo-located inspection, Builterra is completely integrated with infrastructure design models.
“We were looking for software that would allow us to better manage our projects and Builterra fit exactly what we were looking for because unlike other solutions we came across, it was geared to civil,” said David Castellan, Construction Coordinator at S. Llewellyn & Associates Limited. “We started using Builterra for subdivision projects at the beginning of the year and are currently focused on the tender (bid) creation functionality. It allows us to quickly put together a tender document.”
Builterra streamlines and standardizes key contract administration workflows including field inspection and reporting, design take-offs and cost estimating, bid preparation and analysis and progress and payment certificates.
“I have really enjoyed using the Builterra software,” said Allen Hobbs, Field Services Coordinator at WSP. “I find it very helpful in my day-to-day inspections and reporting.”
Further to Builterra’s growing list of satisfied clients, the company has signed distribution partnerships with Managed Design (recently acquired by U.S. CAD, a leading U.S. BIM Consultant and Autodesk Platinum Partner) and eSolutions Group (provider of industry standard eProcurement solution bids&tenders).
“In a short time, we’ve gone from knocking on doors to having doors opened for us,” said Lyons. “Venture capitalists are turning their attention to the AEC industry, investing in infrastructure software solutions that disrupt the status quo — like Builterra. We look forward to continuing to have a positive impact on productivity and profit with our client-centric focus and to scaling our business to bring Builterra to more owners and engineers.”