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.
On Center Software | Date: 2016-08-03
A system, method, and computer product for taking installation information off areas of digital plans for estimating and evaluating with predetermined material, labor rates, and costs. The system incorporates typical areas and typical groups for repeating objects in applications such as office buildings and hotels. The system automatically sums individual inputs and facilitates sharing, bidding, and evaluation of areas. Drawings are color coded to communicate to the operator what status is. Areas and conditions can be duplicated, manipulated, copied, pasted, grouped, reassigned, and adjusted to reuse in other parts or plans.
On Center Software | Date: 2012-02-17
A method for tracking progress of a construction project comprising storing digital representations of construction drawings and storing information about material costs and amounts of labor needed to build each condition assembly in the drawing. Once the construction project begins, the method allows for a user to enter real time information about status of completion of work on each labor cost code for a selected area and the amount of labor and materials used to achieve that. The program then calculates the percentage of progress of work on each labor cost code, determines whether the labor cost code is on a projected budget and presents the results in color coded format on the drawing and/or on the list of labor cost codes.
On Center Software | Date: 2013-02-26
A method and system for simultaneously performing takeoff of multiple building conditions in a construction project software program is disclosed. The method comprises selecting two or more building conditions and moving a pointer to a construction drawing to select an area to perform takeoff of the multiple building conditions on. Once the area has been selected, the method and system automatically creates one or more live objects on the selected area for each of the selected building conditions and simultaneously quantifies each of the selected building conditions based on the size of the selected area.
On Center Software | Date: 2013-03-15
A method and system for managing drawings in a construction project software program may include uploading drawings for a project in sets of drawings, collating the sets, determining if a drawing in a later set corresponds with a drawing in an earlier set, and creating and displaying a list of the uploaded drawings. The list includes a number of fields for each of the drawings in the list. The fields include a name for each drawing, a Sheet Number, and an issue date. If a drawing in a later set corresponds with a drawing in an earlier set, the list includes an indication that clearly shows such a correspondence and shows which set should be used for the latest version of such corresponding drawings.
On Center Software | Date: 2012-07-11
A method for keeping track of and automatically determining the quantity and/or conflicts associated with change orders in a construction project is disclosed. Once a bid is accepted, each new change order can be turned into a new change order bid in which objects and/or building conditions are added, changed or deleted as desired. The method automatically calculates the building condition quantity changes between the original base bid and each change order. Additionally, the method links objects in each of the change order bids to each other and to the base bids such that pending changes in one change order are visible in a different change order bid. This allows construction professionals to automatically determine the building condition quantity differences for a new change order, keep track of various change orders and their status, and quickly determine conflicts between various change orders.
News Article | July 28, 2015
How can contractors move to new technology solutions? Should construction companies move estimating processes to cloud technology? What are common pain points that need to be addressed? Four highly respected construction industry professionals will speak about the value and benefits they have experienced at Constructech’s Technology Day event. This year’s Constructech Technology Day being held on August 27 at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Schaumburg will host four construction experts to discuss best practices for successful technology integration. Jeremy Green, president, Performance Drywall; Paul Godwin, BIM/central estimating manager, Marek Brothers; and Phil Guthrie, vice president, Master Plaster, will share their personal experiences on moving forward with technology and trying new solutions. The panelists will relate personal stories of dealing with challenges and software adopted. In addition, Cecilia Padilla, CEO, On Center Software, will lead the panel discussion with Green, Guthrie, and Godwin. Padilla brings more than a quarter of a century of real world experience to On Center’s construction software technology solutions. “We’re looking forward to presenting the Constructech audience with real world insights from a cross section of construction professionals when we discuss findings from our 2015 On Center Technology Survey at the Constructech Tech Day event,” says Padilla. “These panelists will provide their own stories on technology adoption and provide true insights behind the data. Attendees will learn the types of issues that construction companies have faced in managing projects, how they coped with these issues in the past, and what factors lead to the solutions they selected.” Constructech, Editor, Laura Black, says, “We are excited to have this panel of speakers at Technology Day address the challenges and pain points in the construction industry and how software can help improve business processes. These panelists will relate personal stories that will help educate others in the space.” Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Constructech, adds, “What makes this panel so special is the caliber of the panelists coupled with the vision of the moderator. This will surely be one of the highlights of Technology Day. These speakers are very outspoken about technology and they have a lot to say about the direction estimating tools are headed within their companies and within the industry as a whole.” Register for this year’s Technology Day to explore opportunities and benefits software solutions can provide construction. To read all about Technology Day and Constructech magazine, please visit the Website. About Constructech Technology Day Constructech Technology Day is a one-day conference that dives into discussions on the use of technology in the construction industry. The conference is open to a wide variety of attendees from project managers, CEOs, students, CTOs, IT directors, professors, and more. Technology Day provides attendees with the opportunity to identify ways to effectively use technology to be most efficient in the office and at the jobsite. constructech.com/tech-day/ About Constructech magazine Constructech magazine is where construction and technology converge. The publication influences construction professionals to unleash the business value of technology. constructech.com
News Article | November 7, 2016
THE WOODLANDS, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#OST--On Center Software has hired Jerry Morgan as the new Vice President of Sales. Morgan’s 20-plus years of sales, marketing and client engagement experience at BMC Software and Idera includes team building, people development and engineering easy-to-use, intuitive software. In addition to sales management, Morgan is on the company’s executive Vision Team, a think tank on the future of construction automation. “We are delighted to have Jerry Morgan onboard at
News Article | October 28, 2016
THE WOODLANDS, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#construction--On Center Software announces today a new relationship with CEMCO Steel. Through this strategic association, CEMCO’s steel framing solutions are now immediately available for contractors within On Center Software's Quick Bid® solution. Quick Bid is the preferred estimating solution for construction professionals. This highly intuitive software enables contractors to easily, accurately, and consistently increase project win rates and profit margins. The awar
News Article | October 31, 2016
ConstructConnect, a leading US and Canadian based construction information and technology company, announced today that it has been acquired by Roper Technologies. Roper’s On Center Software business will work closely with ConstructConnect to explore opportunities to integrate product roadmaps and deliver expanded value to our customers. “I’m extremely excited about this transaction and its positive impact on the evolution of our business and the advancement of our industry,” said Dave Conway, ConstructConnect’s President and CEO. “Roper has a proven track record of growing software businesses through innovation and continued investment. Roper’s ownership will further extend our strong commitment to our customers and employees.” “The On Center team and our customers will benefit from Roper’s acquisition of ConstructConnect,” remarked Angelo Castelli, On Center Software’s President. “Bringing these two platforms together provides an enhanced suite of integrated applications and project information to all of our customers.” “We are excited to work closely with On Center Software,” added Mr. Conway. “ConstructConnect’s powerful network, construction project data and documents, combined with On Center’s market-leading takeoff, estimating and project management tools, will enable our customers to improve efficiencies and drive better results.” “ConstructConnect has been a pioneer in providing new software tools to the construction industry with their cloud-based collaborative network, bringing construction project participants together to access and share information,” said Brian Jellison, Roper’s Chairman, President and CEO. “We look forward to working with the ConstructConnect and On Center teams to build ever more innovative solutions for the construction industry.” ConstructConnect was previously owned by private equity firms Genstar Capital and Warburg Pincus. Aeris Partners and Guggenheim served as financial advisors to ConstructConnect on the transaction. About ConstructConnect ConstructConnect’s collaborative network empowers the construction industry to be more successful with access to relevant information through easy to use technology. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio and with eight other offices in the US and Canada, ConstructConnect brings project participants together throughout North America with the most complete, accurate and actionable construction data to drive success in their markets. For more information, visit http://www.constructconnect.com. About On Center Software On Center Software has provided software and training to construction industry professionals for over 28 years. Located in The Woodlands, Texas, its mission is to transform the estimating, takeoff, and labor-tracking experience with comprehensive 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 60 countries around the world leverage On Center Software’s internationally recognized solutions. In July 2015, On Center Software became a wholly owned subsidiary of Roper Technologies. For more information, visit http://www.oncenter.com. About Roper Technologies Roper Technologies is a diversified technology company and is a constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and the Russell 1000 indices. Roper designs and develops software (both software-as-a-service and licensed), and engineered products and solutions for construction, healthcare, transportation, food, energy, water, education and other niche markets worldwide. Additional information about Roper Technologies is available on the company’s website at http://www.ropertech.com.