News Article | May 11, 2017
Assemble Systems, the company that helps construction management firms leverage Building Information Models to improve project results announces enhancements to its Revit publisher. PCL Construction, a leading builder and a customer of both Autodesk and Assemble has created a powerful free plug-in called PCL PartsLab that will significantly improve construction companies ability to use Revit data for Takeoff, Estimating, Scheduling, and Project Management. PCL PartsLab drastically reduces the time required to create and use Revit Parts in construction models. Parts allow slabs, walls, columns and other BIM components to be broken down automatically into subcomponents with their geometric, property, and metadata available. This allows estimators and other project personnel to use more BIM in their daily workflow to increase accuracy and reduce risk. The technical team at PCL Construction, led by Virtual Construction Manager Nick Kurth and Daron Denton, Manager of Virtual Construction R&D, worked closely with the leadership and development team at Assemble Systems to ensure a successful workflow between Assemble and Revit Parts. “We identified a gap within the industry where GC’s were re-creating structural and architectural models, and recognized that Revit Parts would allow us to eliminate that redundancy by leveraging models from our design teams and at the same time detail those models to reflect construction means and methods without impacting the integrity of the design model itself.”said Daron Denton. “We are very excited to be working with PCL Construction to add this new capability to Assemble,” says Don Henrich, CEO at Assemble Systems. “The integration with Revit Parts and PCL PartsLab will give our customers more useful data to collaborate with using the Assemble platform.” In addition to Revit Parts and PCL PartsLab, the latest release of Assemble Insight also includes support for Intergraph® CADWorx® Plant Professional to support the EPC industry. CADWorx Plant includes the most complete range of tools for efficient plant design within an accessible and intuitive interface. Assemble Systems core offering, Assemble Insight has been the solution of choice for leading firms in the general construction market. With Assemble for CADWorx release, the firm is bringing the award winning solution to the EPC market to improve capital projects. “We have focused our product strategy to further penetrate the overall construction market through constant product innovations,” says Mark Klusza, Chief Innovation Officer at Assemble Systems. “2017 is a big year for us as we work to bring many new capabilities to the construction management marketplace. This release is the first of several we have planned for this year.” Assemble Systems will be hosting a webinar on May 18th, to showcase the Revit Parts and PCL PartsLab support in action. If you would like to learn more about PCL PartslLab, please visit https://partslab.pcl.com/ If you would like to learn more about Assemble Systems, please visit http://www.assemblesystems.com. About Assemble Systems: Assemble Systems with offices in Boston and Houston provides construction data management solutions. Its core offering, Assemble Insight allows construction firms to make Revit, Autocad, and CADWorx models available to all project personnel in an easy to use SaaS platform. Assemble requires no setup, no hardware, near zero training and is used today to manage over 7,000 BIM construction projects.
News Article | June 6, 2017
Assemble Systems, the leading provider of Construction Data Management solutions, has released the next major enhancement to its award winning software, Assemble Insight. With this new capability, AEC professionals can access 2D drawings within Assemble alongside 3D models. These 2D SmartSheets represent a major increase in capability for the AEC industry. The model, drawings, and associated metadata are all linked together to assist the user in quickly comprehending the design and associated constructability issues. Assemble Systems is known for its innovative approach to improving preconstruction and construction workflows through use of models and associated metadata. The company has earned numerous industry awards for being an industry leader in driving technology adoption in the construction industry. Assemble has become the platform of choice for construction companies to publish, condition, and share model data with all the personnel and subcontractors on their projects. Assemble licensing allows the customer to invite an unlimited number of users and to store an unlimited numbers of models, drawings, project data, and point cloud scans for a single project fee of $5,000. “We have worked hard with our customers to continually improve our solution and address their stated needs,” said Mark Klusza, Chief Innovation Officer for Assemble. “In this release we are confident that we have exceeded customer expectations and look forward to working with our user community to continually improve the capabilities of the system.” Assemble is a System of Engagement which is best defined as a system people want to use, not that they have to use. For too long construction customers have been locked into systems that were inflexible and required a large amount of upfront capital, system administration, and IT support. “Our Software as a Service (SaaS) offering saves customers money because they only need one project license for everyone: there is no hardware to purchase and no software to install and manage,” says Donald Henrich, CEO of Assemble Systems. “With our easy to use connections to Systems of Record such as Excel, iSqFt, Procore, Sage, Autodesk Civil 3D, Revit, Autocad, and Intergraph CADWorx, we bring a flexible, easy to use connection to many construction workflows.” If you would like to learn more about Assemble Systems, please visit [http://www.assemblesystems.com or request a demo of the 2D SmartSheets support. About Assemble Systems: Assemble Systems with offices in Boston and Houston provides construction data management solutions. Its core offering, Assemble Insight is a cloud based platform allowing AEC firms to leverage 3D data for increased project insight, advanced project collaboration and data driven decision making. Assemble is used today to manage over 8,000 projects.
News Article | July 12, 2017
Assemble Systems, the leading provider of Construction Data Management solutions, is pleased to announce its latest integration for Estimating with Sage, a market leader for integrated accounting, estimating, payroll and payment systems. These AEC solutions providers are working together to bring an easy to use 5D BIM approach to cost estimating. Building Information Modeling is changing the way that the construction industry works. With a rising number of owners requiring BIM to be used on projects, BIM adoption has increased dramatically on projects throughout the world. BIM enables users to collaborate more efficiently, identify and address challenges, streamline processes from design to construction and produce more favorable outcomes. Often project teams have been using complex solutions to try to incorporate 5D BIM into their workflows - this approach introduces complexity and any errors that occur result in costly mistakes or lost work. With this integrated solution, Sage and Assemble are streamlining the estimating process to address these issues. Sage and Assemble Systems will make it possible for estimators to do production estimating work concurrently with both 2D and 3D content. The BIM data aligns to Sage and the model objects are linked directly to assemblies via the estimating database. This can streamline the takeoff process and eliminates tedious, time-consuming workflows. The solution allows estimators to view the model view concurrently to better understand the scope, project complexity and account for design changes to create an accurate estimate. “Assemble Systems is pleased to deliver another connection with Sage that enables BIM to improve the design through construction workflow,” said Don Henrich, President and CEO, Assemble Systems. “We are also excited to deliver additional value to our customers based on their enhancement requests for our solution and look forward to working with the Sage team.” “We are happy to be working with Assemble to offer estimators an easier, more efficient approach to 5D BIM,” said Jon Witty, vice president and general manager of Sage Construction and Real Estate. “Integrating these best-in-class solutions and connecting Sage Estimating to the cloud encourages greater collaboration and allows construction firms to produce more accurate estimates in less time, ultimately winning more work." Sage Construction and Real Estate is the market leader for financial, project management, and estimating systems used by more than 50,000 construction and real estate companies in North America. With a whole spectrum of solutions from back office accounting to cloud based collaboration tools, Sage helps construction companies to manage more than 500,000 jobs, 7 million subcontracts, and 622,000 rental units each year. Today, Sage Construction and Real Estate is leading the Building Information Management (BIM) revolution through strategic partnerships with industry leading solution providers, such as Assemble Systems. About Assemble Systems: Assemble Systems with offices in Boston and Houston provides construction data management solutions. Its core offering, Assemble Insight is a cloud based platform allowing AEC firms to leverage 3D data for increased project insight, advanced project collaboration and data driven decision making. Assemble is used today to manage over 8,700 projects. For more information about Assemble Systems, visit http://assemblesystems.com.
News Article | July 18, 2017
ConstructConnect, North America’s leading construction information and technology provider announced today that it and other leading solution providers are transforming the construction industry by delivering a complete line of integrated solutions to meet the pre-construction needs of their customers. Through the use of strategic partnerships with Assemble Systems, On Center Software and RSMeans, ConstructConnect is integrating its signature iSqFt Bid Management software with their respective technologies to fundamentally change and simplify takeoff and estimating. The combined solution streamlines and expedites the complete life-cycle of pre-construction activities to increase efficiency, accuracy and profitability. “Just as we led the effort of first putting plans online and capturing material estimates on screen, this collaboration addresses today’s realities that require contractors to work effectively with the combination of information available in 2D, 3D and beyond,” said Dave Conway, ConstructConnect’s president, and CEO. “Customers have emphasized that they are searching for better ways to compete and win. As a result, we’ve taken the cue from them and have integrated key aspects of these leading solutions together in a way that we believe will revolutionize the pre-construction process - a concept we call Visibility to Constructability®.” The strategic collaboration provides customers with an integrated experience which includes the following pre-eminent capabilities: “We are very excited, as we continue to collaborate with these other leading solution providers, to bring the most comprehensive pre-construction solution to our industry,” added Conway. “We realize the importance of a highly effective project selection and estimating process. Our customers want to win the right projects and mitigate risk to improve their profitability. By streamlining key workflows across our platforms, our customers will find it easier to win more work through an efficient and repeatable process. Through feedback from our deeply-experienced customer base, we are removing many of the fundamental flaws in the pre-construction process that exist today.” The combination of these solutions aligns 3-D and 2-D data to create useful information that bridges the gap between general contractors and subcontractors and expedites the pre-construction processes. “Today’s contractors are faced with multiple challenges in pre-construction. This partnership is about helping the industry work smarter, not harder,” said Angelo Castelli, On Center Software’s president. “Today’s 3D models are typically incomplete at the time of bidding. We are bringing 2D and 3D together, in real-time, so estimators can properly bridge the gaps to provide a complete estimate. The integration will provide contractors with the ability to spend more time analyzing the project to understand how to bid and build it more profitably.” “Construction contractors want improved workflows to maximize efficiency, accuracy, and communication,” said Donald Henrich, president, and CEO of Assemble Systems. “Our mission of making 3D visuals more accessible during the bid process is furthered with the new collaborative capabilities this partnership brings.” Early customer reviews about the product collaboration are encouraging. “This is a game changer. Integrating these solutions solves a lot of problems in having 2D & 3D estimates work together,” said Raul Gomez, executive director of virtual design & construction at Robins & Morton. “This will be a step forward for our company and the rest of the industry.” About ConstructConnect ConstructConnect is a leading provider of construction information and technology solutions in North America. Through the combination of its four legacy brands (iSqFt, Construction Market Data, BidClerk and Construction Data), ConstructConnect brings project participants together with the most complete, accurate and actionable construction data and tools to drive success in national, regional and local markets. Its collaborative network empowers the construction industry to be more successful with access to relevant information through easy to use technology. For more information, visit constructconnect.com. About On Center Software On Center Software has provided software and training to construction industry professionals for over 29 years. Located in The Woodlands, Texas, its mission is to transform the estimating, takeoff, and labor-tracking management with software solutions that turn winning bids into profitable projects. On Center Software solutions include Oasis Takeoff® and Oasis FieldCenter®, On-Screen Takeoff®, Quick Bid®, and Digital Production Control®. Customers in over 80 countries leverage On Center Software’s trusted products. For more information, visit oncenter.com. About Assemble Systems Assemble Systems with offices in Boston and Houston provides construction data management solutions. Its core offering, Assemble Insight is a cloud based platform allowing AEC firms to leverage 3D data for increased project insight, advanced project collaboration and data driven decision making. Assemble is used today to manage over 8,700 projects. For more information, visit assemblesystems.com.
News Article | December 7, 2016
Assemble Systems, the leading provider of Construction Data Management solutions, recently unveiled the next major enhancement to its award winning software, Assemble Insight. With this significant addition, AEC professionals can access 2D drawings within Assemble alongside 3D models. Assemble Systems is known for its innovative approach to improving preconstruction and construction workflows through use of models and associated metadata. The company has earned numerous industry awards for being an industry leader in driving technology adoption in the construction industry. The integration of 2D and 3D within Insight was first revealed at the Assemble Systems Advisory Board Meeting at Autodesk University in November. The Assemble advisory board consists of key industry professionals from top contractors in the AEC industry that help guide the product roadmap by providing valuable feedback and professional insight. “We work closely with our customers to deliver innovative solutions that focus on improving processes and expanding the use of the models across different roles and project lifecycle,” said Mark Klusza, CIO, Assemble Systems. “We take a collaborative approach to prioritizing the enhancements we deliver to our valued customers. We wanted to make it easier for the project team to fully understand every aspect of a project by enabling access to all types of documents including 2D, 3D and model information in an all inclusive easy-to-use environment. According to our customers with this latest enhancement, we are delivering just that.” The reaction to the integration at the board meeting and Autodesk University was excellent. The customers were impressed with how easily they were able to navigate between the 2D documents and 3D models. “By providing instant access to relevant sheets and providing 3D context, we are bridging the gap between the BIM/VDC team, estimating departments and the field teams,” said Howard Davis, CEO, Assemble Systems. “The ability to access objects and their attributes from either the model or the 2D drawings without leaving Assemble is a huge benefit and shows how Assemble is focusing on interoperability across systems and project teams.” AEC professionals can get a look at the integration in an upcoming Assemble webinar on December 15, 2016 at 1pm Central. About Assemble Systems Headquartered in Houston, TX, Assemble Systems provides construction data management solutions. Its core offering, Assemble Insight is a cloud based platform allowing AEC firms to leverage 3D data for increased project insight, advanced project collaboration and data driven decision making. Assemble is used today to manage over 6,500 projects. For more information about Assemble, visit http://www.assemblesystems.com.
Roland S.-B.,Assemble |
Prud'homme R.E.,Assemble |
ACS Macro Letters | Year: 2012
Dip-coating, an important industrial technique, has been underexploited for preparing block copolymer (BC) thin films, such that the knowledge regarding their general characteristics is limited. Here, we present an overview of the crucial factors that determine how BC film morphology evolves as a function of dip-coating rate (withdrawal speed) over a wide range, illustrated using THF solutions of a polystyreneb- poly(4-vinyl pyridine) (PS-P4VP) diblock copolymer mixed with two small molecules, naphthol and naphthoic acid, which are hydrogen-bonders with P4VP. Key factors in determining the film morphology are the systematic variation in film thickness and, for supramolecular BCs, in film composition with dip-coating rate. The former shows a general V-shaped dependence, related to the so-called capillarity and draining regimes identified previously for dip-coated sol-gel films. The relative small molecule content in the films studied is shown to increase in the capillarity regime from low to that of the dip-coating solution and thereafter to remain constant. Together, these changes, in addition to solvent and other effects, determine the film morphology and its evolution with dip-coating rate. © 2012 American Chemical Society.
Zhang H.,Shenyang Ligong University |
Lin Z.,Assemble |
Xing J.,Shenyang Ligong University
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology | Year: 2013
This paper introduces the principle of thermal analysis for the combustion engine piston, gets the heat exchange coefficient of the piston top and the heat exchange coefficient distribution of the piston and the cooling water through calculation, calculates the temperature field of the piston with the finite element method and modifies the calculation model by repeatedly comparing the result with the measured temperature. It is found out that the temperatures of the piston top and the first circular groove are relatively high after calculating the temperature field and based on the results the optimization scheme of adding the cooling oil chamber is applied to the piston structure. Results show that, after optimization, the maximum temperature of the piston top is decreased to 264, and the temperature at the first ring is decreased to 204, thus improving the working condition of the piston ring. © 2005 - 2013 JATIT & LLS. All rights reserved.
Assemble | Date: 2014-10-01
A method and apparatus for managing a building model inventory, including a database structured for storing element specification and instance data from both a previous version and a latter revision of building information modeling datasets, respectively. In addition to the building information modeling element data, the database associates completed assembly pass, unit cost, work breakdown structure, and other inventory management data with the element type definitions and element instance data. Application software compares the first and second inventory revisions to identify all changes, additions and/or deletions of building elements between the previous version and the latter revision of the building information modeling datasets. By tracking the elements that change, the changes that affect the construction schedule and quantity, configuration and specification of materials are identified. An engineering cost analysis based on the changed data provides a rapid understanding of the implications of any design change.
Assemble | Date: 2013-12-13
Techniques (systems and methods and their embodiment in computer readable media) are disclosed for providing multiple parties a common view, and joint-control of that common view, into a high-fidelity model. Illustrative embodiments are described in the context of building information modeling systems, although the disclosed concepts are not so limited.