Novade, a Singapore-based field management software developer, has announced an integration with Autodesk Construction Cloud, a portfolio of software and services that combines advanced technology, a builders network, and predictive insights for construction teams. The integration breaks down data silos between office and field teams on construction projects, seamlessly connecting information across Novade and BIM 360, a construction management software in Autodesk Construction Cloud.
“This exciting integration between Novade and Autodesk Construction Cloud is the start of our journey to deepen relationships with technology partners built towards truly connected construction,” said Denis Branthonne, CEO of Novade. “Tech companies have to move with the times – our customers want their data to move seamlessly between their favourite systems and applications. The more we can help the construction industry remove data friction, the faster the industry will achieve digital transformation.”
Novade digitises construction processes in the field such as safety inspections, permits to work, quality inspections or progress reports. Autodesk BIM 360 is widely adopted by construction teams across the globe looking to collaborate throughout all project stages – from design and construction through operations and maintenance. Both tools have been used by many of the world’s largest contractors, property developers and facility operators – particularly across Europe and Asia.
By connecting the Autodesk and Novade platforms, users can now share their safety and quality data from the field in Novade with other construction stakeholders in BIM 360. Novade users can also incorporate the latest drawings from BIM 360 within their field-based workflows and minimise rework headaches resulting from field teams using the wrong drawing.
“Construction projects move quickly, so office and field teams need to remain in sync to ensure everyone is working from the latest information,” said James Cook, head of integrations at Autodesk Construction Solutions. “By enabling customers to connect their project data and documents between BIM 360’s construction management workflows and Novade’s field workflows, office and field teams can streamline collaboration to minimise miscommunications and rework.”
Tiong Seng, one of Singapore’s largest building and civil contractors, is one of the early adopters of this new integration. “Being able to share information between our existing data platforms is essential for us to reduce bottlenecks in our industry,” said Colin Tan, deputy managing director of Tiong Seng Contractors Pte Ltd. “Our teams now have full project and progress visibility whether they are on or offsite with access to real-time quality and safety data.”
To make it easy for construction companies to streamline the enormous amounts of data they collect and manage, tech companies are looking at ways to synchronise, share and unlock their data. To address this, Novade recently launched a set of software integrations with Novade Connect, providing plug and play connectors with some of the world’s major players in the industry.