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Autodesk adds ProEst to construction portfolio

by Sion Geschwindt
Autodesk adds ProEst to construction portfolio

Autodesk has announced it is acquiring ProEst and plans to integrate the new offering into its existing Construction Cloud.

ProEst is a cloud-based estimating solution that enables construction teams to create estimates, perform digital takeoffs, generate detailed reports and proposals, and manage bid-day processes.

The integration will enable construction teams to manage all their critical preconstruction and construction workflows on one platform.

Jim Lynch, senior vice president and general manager of Autodesk Construction Solutions, said: “Estimation significantly impacts downstream construction workflows, but is often a disconnected and manual process, which creates room for errors that can lead to cost and schedule issues later in a project lifecycle.

“Our acquisition of ProEst will allow construction teams to connect accurate estimates with the rest of their project data to minimize the risk of cost and schedule overruns and drive successful project outcomes.

“ProEst shares our vision for digital transformation in construction and we look forward to bringing their leading estimating solution to Autodesk Construction Cloud.”

Jeff Gerardi, ProEst founder and CEO, said: “Our goal has always been to reimagine the construction estimating process and offer the most advanced functionality possible.

“We have enabled teams to move away from paper documents and spreadsheets and, thanks to our cloud-based platform, break down on-premise software silos with seamless integration.

“Autodesk’s vision of connecting construction from end to end is one we fully believe in, and we’re excited to join an outstanding preconstruction offering to deliver on that vision.”

In recent years, Autodesk has made significant investments in construction technology innovations, including Aurigo Software’s capital planning tools and Bridgit’s workforce allocation and resource planning solution. Autodesk also acquired Assemble, BuildingConnected, PlanGrid, and Pype in acquisitions totalling more than $1.1 billion.

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