Many top United Kingdom-based architecture firms, such as Zaha Hadid Architects, Grimshaw Architects, and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, have written an open letter to American software company Autodesk citing their concerns related to the “increasing cost of ownership and the operation of Autodesk’s Revit software and fundamentally its lack of development.”
California-based construction company Trimble has entered into an agreement to acquire privately held construction software firm Viewpoint from Bain Capital in a reportedly all-cash transaction valued at $1.2 billion.
In today’s workplace, collaboration is no longer an option, but rather a requirement—particularly for the construction industry, where project information needs to be shared among internal colleagues and team members, contractors, and subcontractors.
Technology has permeated every aspect of people’s lives, simplifying complex tasks and accelerating the turnaround process. Cloud computing offers quicker and real-time approaches, which is an advantage individuals in the construction industry are embracing.
As the U.S. economy continues to recover, the construction industry has been a big beneficiary. Overall construction spending in the United States jumped 2.2 percent in April to an annual rate of $1 trillion—the highest level since November 2008.