Welcome to the New Era of Connected Construction

Connected Construction with Autodesk

Construction Builds the World’s Foundations – Now It’s Time to Build Our Own

In the next 30 years, the global population is expected to reach nearly 10 billion people. That is 2 billion more people than today who require places to live, offices to work in, hospitals to care for them, and roads, bridges, and trains to connect them. The massive amounts of buildings and infrastructure needed to meet this global demand will be designed, built, renovated, and retrofitted by the construction industry.     

There’s no denying that construction is an important industry and a powerful stimulant for economic growth and stability. Consider the numbers: 6% of global GDP and $10 trillion in expenditures. And according to analysts, these numbers will continue to increase. By 2030, worldwide construction output is forecast to reach $15.5 trillion (2014), some 85% greater than 2014 levels. 

But despite this growth, industry insiders have their concerns, especially when it comes to the disconnected data environment. While construction is a collaboration between designers, builders, and owners, current processes aren’t meeting the industry’s needs. Instead, disconnected teams and fragmented information commonly cause costly delays, rework, and waste. While technology has been publicized as the solution – fixing everything from low productivity levels to poor quality – there remains a big IF.   

Construction cannot be fixed with technology alone. Much like the true nature of the industry, if companies want to excel in the new era of construction, they first need to build a strong foundation – one that builds a technology strategy from the ground up and connects all stakeholders and project phases.   

As companies struggle with huge volumes of data and people, no one has delivered on the promise of connected construction, from design through turnover and operations – that is, until today.  

The Future of Construction Is Connected  

At Autodesk, we understand for construction companies to succeed in tomorrow’s industry, they need to be equipped with the next generation of technology. Improving collaboration, reducing risk, and delivering better projects, all starts by building a digital foundation to connect teams, workflows, and data in a unified system. 

For over 30 years, we have been guiding the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry through significant technological disruption. From the shift from the drafting table to the computer with AutoCAD, to the adoption of powerful tools like building information modeling (BIM), Autodesk’s proven leadership in design software coupled with our commitment and investment in impactful construction technology positions us to provide the next generation of connected construction. 

We’re excited to welcome you to Autodesk Construction Cloud  

Autodesk Construction Cloud: What We’ve Built 

Autodesk Construction Cloud combines three key pillars – next generation technology, a robust network of professionals, and powerful insights – to help businesses thrive.  Autodesk Construction Cloud - 3 Pillars

Advanced Technology 

At Autodesk, we believe that best-in-class platforms need to be built for simplicity and power – uniting everyone from headquarters, in the office and in the field and design through construction and operations.  

 Deliver projects faster with a portfolio of industry-leading cloud solutions, unparalleled in performance and simplicity. With purpose-built tools for critical workflows at every phase of the project lifecycle, ACC gets builders the right answers faster. 

The ACC portfolio is designed with a deep understanding of the unique needs of each critical workflow. Priority one is building software that reduces time, increases clarity, and is a pleasure to use. But no aspect of construction happens in isolation. To avoid the risk of data siloing and miscommunication, all systems interoperate with common access to critical project documentation and data.  

The result is a set of carefully crafted tools that elegantly solve key challenges on their own and can transform businesses when combined. 

Builders Network 

Autodesk Construction Cloud brings the industry’s largest network of owners, designers, builders, and trades to your fingertips.  

During construction, strong relationships between all parties drive successful outcomes. The Builders Network is the collaborative touchpoint between teams, regardless of geography, time zone or discipline.  

Improve the way teams work together by bringing them together through the largest marketplace of contractors, suppliers, and partners in the industry. With Autodesk Construction Cloud, bid quickly, bid accurately, and de-risk partner selection.  

Predictive Insights

To reduce project risk today and in the future, Autodesk Construction Cloud delivers predictive insights driven by analysis of previously underutilized and siloed data sources.  

Turn project data into actionable intelligence to identify, quantify, and mitigate risk. Automated machine learning and AI algorithms analyze critical project data and identify important trends and risk factors, highlighting them before they become problems. 

Predict, prevent, and manage risk through personalized visibility into daily priorities, snapshots of project health, and insights into project-wide and company-wide performance. 

Experience the Future of Construction – Today 

The construction industry is at a critical turning point. No longer can companies settle for fragmented teams and disconnected data. It’s time to break down barriers and build a foundation that supports all team members – from general contractors, subcontractors, and owners – through all stages of construction, from design to operations.  

Autodesk Construction Cloud is ready to facilitate the teams of tomorrow on the journey towards the future of construction – are you ready to join us?

See Connected Construction in Action

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Connected Construction - Guide to Autodesk Construction Cloud

Jim Lynch

Jim Lynch is senior vice president and general manager of construction at Autodesk. He leads Autodesk’s efforts to create and deliver products and services which provide the foundation for a digital construction workflow. In his more than 20-year tenure with Autodesk, Jim has held a variety of leadership roles and was a key player in the successful scaling of Revit, a flagship Autodesk product, and the establishment of BIM as an industry standard. In his role leading ACS, Jim oversees the vision and strategy of Autodesk’s construction portfolio, including product design and development, marketing, sales, and customer success. Jim and his team are focused on delivering innovative, cloud-based solutions to help the global construction industry reduce risk and increase margins using Autodesk construction solutions. A respected voice within the construction industry, Jim has recently been featured in Forbes, Fortune, and construction industry leading publications including ENR, Construction Dive, and Construction Business Owner. As a 30-year veteran of the CAD industry, Jim has served in a variety of senior management roles in the AEC, manufacturing, and electronic design automation industries. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Fitchburg State College.