Build Magazine July 2015

Build Magazine 17 The final new product being premiered is Windows Sync. This unique product auto- matically takes files uploaded to Windows Explorer and syncs them with BIM 360 Field. However, this solution also allows for the two- way transfer of files: from Windows Explorer to BIM 360 Field and vice versa. It also complements other storage services such as Dropbox, allowing for the uploading and syncing of file contents to the BIM 360 Field library. With the ability to work with FTP sites and network devices where Windows Explorer is used on the backend, the solution is ideal for project managers looking for a new way to eliminate redundancies, errors and miscom- munications between construction partners and is also available now. Richard Burroughs, President of Applied Software, made it clear that the new products will drastically improve efficiency for con- struction firms. “Expanding our building solutions allows us to offer very specific ways to address the ongoing challenges that program managers, architects and engineers face in key areas of construction projects--from how to improve workflow efficiencies and productivity to eliminating inventory waste and document inconsistencies. Across the board, the new products are designed to solve many under- lying problems that can negatively impact not only collaboration, but also the ultimate completion of projects that are on-time and on-budget.” Applied Software was established in 1982 and has a rich history and strong commitment to client success. The company prides itself on the trust clients place in them and the long-term relationships it maintains. Applied Software’s professionals take the time to understand each client’s business and goals, and to be part of its team. A technology systems inte- grator for the AEC and manufacturing industries, Applied Software is an Autodesk Platinum Partner. Applied Software provides strategies and solutions to assist manufacturing, ar- chitecture, engineering and construc- tion companies in optimizing their business processes and workflow. These new products have the poten- tial to revolutionise the way in which construction projects are managed digitally and will move BIM further into the mainstream construction market, as the technology rapidly becomes less specialist and more accessible. If sales of the new range prove successful they could pave the way for further advancements in the area, with BIM steadily gaining momentum in the construction sector and customers constantly searching for ways to streamline their operations and reduce the time building projects take. Inside the Industry