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Within a challenging global economic landscape, 2022 was a landmark year for technological advancements across all industries, and the construction technology sector was no exception.
A recent research study shared that over three quarters of owners, architects, and contractors agree that more integration between the design and build parties during the design phase significantly reduces the level of uncertainty in projects.
As we all know, preconstruction meetings are one of the most critical parts of a construction project’s life cycle. While you may have established a strong working relationship with a long-term client after collaborating across many projects, in today’s eminently competitive construction market, competing firms are constantly presenting their services to your client.
cmBuilder releases a game-changing feature, Multiplayer Mode, bringing unparalleled real-time collaboration to your construction site logistics planning and simulation workflow.
At cmBuilder we are always looking for new ways of empowering our users to convey meaningful storytelling to their clients and continuing that tradition we are excited to introduce our visual programming initiative.
General contractors and project stakeholders strive to leverage digital technologies to accelerate project timelines, identify construction phase risks and make better decisions that save costs downstream. The site logistics component to the project planning phase is a critical component to all this and is why companies are turning to 3D/4D site simulation platforms like cmBuilder to plan and simulate site logistics, run multiple “scenarios” and generate project timeline simulations, allowing them to make better, data-driven decisions that account for project risks, cost constraints and overall site-specific logistics planning.
Delivering a well thought out, detailed construction plan is crucial to a successful pursuit phase. cmBuilder enables you to deliver this plan in a highly differentiated and easy to understand 4D simulation format. This detailed plan includes a flipbook presentation made up of milestones and markups that capture every stage of the pre-construction plan.
Over the past year, cmBuilder has been used in a variety of projects that span several countries, time zones and continents. This year saw steady improvements to the platform with a special focus on site plan ease-of-use, site logistics accessibility, improved simulation presentations, and enhanced graphics.
As cmBuilder strives to get better every day, our betterment has taken on a visual approach with our latest feature update seeing a sublime improvement to Site Plan graphics and its tools. With cleaner edges come cleaner finishes, our rendering improvements see the addition of more definitions to contour rendering with an added focus to elements of environmental lighting and reflections that truly bring the Site Plan to life.
Users of cmBuilder can now leverage the full offerings of the interface's seamless 3D modeling and 4D sequencing on the Procore App Marketplace. The scope of this integration is simple; a web-based platform that allows General Contractors and Construction Managers to view 4D simulations of their construction site logistics without leaving the Procore interface.
With the entire web engine and layout of cmBuilder’s Site Plan designed and constantly developed in-house, the push for innovation is met with a resounding web-based software package that resolves previous preconstruction woes. This in-house research and development keep operational and running costs low, translating into low-cost packages for general contractors and project stakeholders. The absence of any third-party licensing also speaks to the timely development cycles that users can expect whilst navigating the interface.
As construction teams have evolved with the advancement in technology, so has the way in which they communicate their process and plans, while sharing them with project stakeholders. Markups have evolved from being handmade markings on physical drawings to 2D digital paper to now web-based 2D/3D/4D interactive views. Here's what the future of markups looks like.
CadMakers today announced that cmBuilder.io, the digital site planning and simulation platform built by CadMakers, has now been used to simulate over 700 projects from across the globe since being launched on September 15th, 2020. Preconstruction teams are increasingly transforming their processes in the pursuit phase or early project planning to reduce risk, optimize temporary resources and provide enhanced visualization in a short time period using the core simulation engine of cmBuilder. The ability to rapidly run various scenarios (1 crane vs 2 crane, different site access points, etc.) and share live links with project stakeholders via the cloud database, makes cmBuilder easy to implement, use and collaborate.
Our CEO, Javier Glatt's thoughts on why we are building cmBuilder.io and looking into the future of the construction industry.
Before cmBuilder, it had been quite the challenge for construction planners to perform quick, real-time scenario analyses for the excavation phase, as much of the information provided by the design team pertaining to geotechnical was done in 2D only, which caused a mix of 2D and 3D design information to draw from. With this first release of the excavation feature set, cmBuilder makes it easy to rapidly model, simulate and quantify the bulk and detailed excavation phase with the ability to perform "cut" operations and link excavation phases to milestone dates.