e-Builder, the Florida, US-based SaaS construction programme management provider has announced today that it has acquired the assets of Scenario Virtual Project Delivery (VPD), a leader in collaborative Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology for construction. This acquisition (for which the terms were not disclosed) extends e-Builder Enterprise by tightly integrating it with BIM (when I talked to e-Builder in February 2014, co-founder Jon Antevy said BIM was still at an early stage for many of their customers, but interest was growing).
Founded in 2010 as a subsidiary of Florida HQ-ed specialist contractor KHS&S, Scenario VPD developed a SaaS-based BIM integration platform for design, construction and operation of complex projects and structures, launched in 2011. The web-based system used plug-ins to integrate data from Autodesk’s AutoCAD 3D, Revit and Navisworks, to create a single BIM dataset. The goal was to reduce clashes and errors while projects were still at an early virtual stage (something also flagged by Jon Antevy last year). To date, this has been deployed on a range of projects, including one of the top five largest projects in the world with an aggregate project value of over $8 billion.
Ron Antevy, President and CEO of e-Builder said:
“BIM adoption rates are on the rise as facility owners seek new strategies to improve project outcomes and reduce the risk on their projects. This acquisition strengthens our commitment to provide the most complete system to manage capital projects specifically for the facility owner. While many project management and BIM technologies are available for contractors and designers, our combined technology will provide the only integrated system that is designed from the ground up to meet the needs of the building owner throughout the process from planning to construction.”