Cloud-based solution to be integrated with Autodesk Construction Cloud to boost preconstruction

Autodesk is acquiring ProEst, a cloud-based estimating solution that helps construction teams create estimates, perform digital takeoffs, generate detailed reports and proposals and manage bid-day processes.

Autodesk plans to integrate ProEst with its Autodesk Construction Cloud construction management platform. According to the company, the solution will strengthen its preconstruction offerings and enable construction teams to manage all their preconstruction and construction workflows on one platform.

ProEst, whose customers include Geisinger, O’Brien Construction, Vantis and Oswald, translates project scope, turning drawings, specifications and models into material, labour and equipment costs. The aim is to optimise the estimation process, build stronger bids, minimize project risks and heighten chances of winning work.

“Estimation significantly impacts downstream construction workflows, but is often a disconnected and manual process, which creates room for errors that can lead to cost and schedule issues later in a project lifecycle,” said Jim Lynch, senior vice president and general manager of Autodesk Construction Solutions.

“Our acquisition of ProEst will allow construction teams to connect accurate estimates with the rest of their project data to minimize the risk of cost and schedule overruns and drive successful project outcomes. ProEst shares our vision for digital transformation in construction and we look forward to bringing their leading estimating solution to Autodesk Construction Cloud.”

“Our goal has always been to reimagine the construction estimating process and offer the most advanced functionality possible,” said Jeff Gerardi, ProEst founder and CEO.

“We have enabled teams to move away from paper documents and spreadsheets and, thanks to our cloud-based platform, break down on-premise software silos with seamless integration. Autodesk’s vision of connecting construction from end to end is one we fully believe in, and we’re excited to join an outstanding preconstruction offering to deliver on that vision.”

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Source: AEC