Autodesk boosts general contractor services with $875m acquisition
The acquisition of Plan Grid "allows us to do more for general contractors", Autodesk official says
Autodesk has signed an $875m agreement to acquire Plan Grid, a provider of construction productivity software.
Plan Grid software offers real-time collaboration, keeping the field and the office on the same page. Autodesk, in a statement, said it also provides builders real-time access to project plans, punch lists, project tasks, progress photos, daily field reports, submittals, and so on.
Jim Lynch, construction general manager at Autodesk, said: “This acquisition allows us to do more for general contractors, and we’ve got new growth opportunities with subcontractors and owners. We’ll integrate workflows between Plan Grid’s software and both Autodesk Revit software and the Autodesk Bim 360 construction management platform, for a seamless exchange of information between all project members.”
“At PlanGrid, we have a relentless focus on empowering construction workers to build as productively as possible,” added Tracy Young, Plan Grid chief executive officer.
“One of the first steps to improving construction productivity is the adoption of digital workflows with centralised data. Plan Grid has excelled at building beautiful, simple field collaboration software, while Autodesk has focused on connecting design to construction. Together, we can drive greater productivity and predictability on the jobsite.”