Graitec acquires Strucsoft framing and DfMA developer
Featured in a previous edition of AEC Magazine, Strucsoft, the Canada-based developer of timber and steel framing solutions for Revit has been acquired by the international Autodesk VAR and construction developer, Graitec.
According to Graitec, from a technological point of view, both companies share ‘the same DNA’ and that ‘StrucSoft Solutions’ MWF (or Metal Wood Framer) software completes the functional coverage of Graitec’s Fabricate offering, by adding light gauge steel and wood to existing rebar, prefabricated concrete and structural steel’. The company sees the acquisition of StrucSoft Solutions as significantly reinforcing Graitec’s Create – Simulate – Fabricate – Manage strategy and its aim to provide end to end solutions for the construction industry.
Originally founded in 1994 by George Ajami, StrucSoft Solutions is dedicated to the prefab manufacturing and offsite construction sectors within the AEC industry. Headquartered in Montreal (Quebec), StrucSoft opened an office in Liverpool (United Kingdom) in 2017 to provide support to North American and European clients. The company develops a suite of light gauge steel and wood framing software to model, coordinate, engineer, and manufacture directly from the Autodesk Revit environment.
Manuel Liedot, Graitec CEO commented: “I am delighted to welcome StrucSoft, its customers and its talented team to the Graitec Group. StrucSoft’s native integration with Revit is very complementary with the Graitec and Autodesk’s BIM ecosystem. StrucSoft significantly strengthens our ambition of breaking silos between engineering firms, detailers, manufacturers, and construction sites. The acquisition of StrucSoft also demonstrates our continued commitment to the North American market.”
George Ajami, President of StrucSoft Solutions Ltd concludes: “We are extremely enthusiastic about joining the Graitec team. Their customer first mentality and their dedication to the development of technology within the prefabrication and manufacturing segments closely aligns with StrucSoft’s mission. This next step in the evolution of our company and products will enable our combined teams to better service our customers and push the boundaries of what our software can achieve in the manufacturing and AEC sectors.”