Integration between Synchro Software and GenieBelt will improve the connection of site-based processes to building information modelling (BIM) – and vice versa.
Anglo-US construction software provider Synchro Software and Copenhagen, Denmark-based GenieBelt have agreed to enter into a Proof of Concept (PoC) integrating Synchro’s 4D Virtual Planning and Construction software platform with GenieBelt’s real-time project management and mobile site reporting tool. Both companies want construction to become a modern, technology-driven, efficient industry, eliminating unnecessary waste and cost.
The PoC aims to connect the 4D construction model in the Synchro platform and project plan data with GenieBelt – automatically via APIs – to allow instant onsite registration of progress, reporting, questions, marks, tagging and pictures to flow via GenieBelt back to the 4D platform.
Such integration between the visual model, real-time project management and onsite communication will provide real-time updates to the project’s schedule and BIM model, ensuring continuous overview and insights into actual project progress. It will also help enrich the model and project information with data.
Tom Dengenis, CEO of Synchro, and Ulrik Branner, CEO of GenieBelt (right), both regard this PoC as the next trajectory in delivering transparency and accountability to the industry, paving the road for data continuity all the way from the design phase over construction to facility management and maintenance.
“Partnering with industry experts in forward thinking organisations who have a passion to lead the way to change will provide the digital backbone required to significantly change the way we manage construction projects today and in the future,” says Branner.
“We are excited to be collaborating with GenieBelt, who are as passionate about driving change in the construction industry as we are. The combination of our 4D digital construction platform and the real-time updates provided by GenieBelt will enable significant process and business improvements,” says Tom Dengenis.