Autodesk has launched its global construction tender program, BuildingConnected, in Australia and New Zealand.
The program centralises and streamlines the tendering process and encompasses the Autodesk Construction Cloud builders network, a crowdsourced network of construction professionals.
More than one million construction professionals use the platform in North America alone, with more than 2000 general contractors and owners actively bidding out projects, totalling USD56 billion in project values each month.
It aims to streamline the largely manual tendering process and ensure the right team is in place before breaking ground.
Owners and general contractors use BuildingConnected to discover trade partners and identify the right subcontractor for the job, and to solicit and compare tenders from one central location. With its international expansion, the BuildingConnected solution is now available in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
BuildingConnected allows preconstruction teams to:
- Quickly solicit bids with customisable templates and accurately compare those bids in a side-by-side “apples-to-apples” fashion
- Track against internal budgets with real-time cost updates
- Easily collaborate with other estimators on the team, and follow communications and bid versions
- Export bids and summary sheets for transparent collaboration with owners
- Gain valuable insight into historical bid data and reports to optimise for future projects
Autodesk Construction Solutions Managing Director, Asia Pacific Operations Tomy Praveen said much like the impact of social media, BuildingConnected will better connect construction businesses to best use their time so that they can work more collaboratively and efficiently.
“BuildingConnected will enable construction businesses in Australia and New Zealand operating in single or multiple states and locations to discover and engage with leading subcontractors. With this connected network, they will be able to benchmark pricing and better deliver projects on time and to budget,” Praveen said.
Locally, BuildingConnected has tradespeople and subcontractors across Western Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and New Zealand. Customers already using the platform include Serneke Australia and WZW Construction.
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Serneke Australia Construction Manager Mark Swann said information silos and communication breakdowns have unfortunately become an accepted part of the tendering process.
“BuildingConnected gives us back a tremendous amount of time from chasing emails and updating addendums to tenders,” he said.
“We can now immediately track and follow up with subcontractors, all from one location where we have access to the most up-to-date information for seamless and efficient tender management.”
Estimators and bid coordinators can use the solution’s network of subcontractors and bid management capabilities to find, qualify and invite subcontractors to bid on a job, and then use its advanced bid comparison features to view all bid packages from one place with access to the real-time status of bids and project costs.
Join webinars to learn more about preconstruction and BuildingConnected
To learn more about connected construction and tackling procurement challenges in preconstruction, Autodesk will host a webinar that explores recently conducted research.
It will host a panel of building procurement experts who will focus their experiences on procurement technology, plus share findings from our recent research examining how owners, head contractors and subcontractors in Australia and New Zealand approach procurement today.
You can find the registration link to attend here.
BuildingConnected is now available for customers in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Ireland. For more details and key features, you can visit here.