Autodesk and Aurigo Software Combine Power of Their Products to Drive Productivity
Integration between Autodesk Construction Cloud and Aurigo Masterworks will strengthen collaboration between capital owners and contractors
Aurigo Software announced the first in a series of planned product integrations with Autodesk Construction Cloud aimed at improving collaboration between public and private infrastructure owners and the contractors with which they work. Aurigo’s Masterworks is now connected with Autodesk Construction Cloud’s PlanGrid, allowing teams to drive productivity on capital projects and capture accurate project records to support ongoing infrastructure maintenance and operations.
In order to make the most of every dollar invested on capital projects, construction teams require cloud solutions that improve collaboration between office and field workers to reduce mistakes that lead to costly rework and schedule overruns. In April 2020, Aurigo and Autodesk announced a strategic alliance to provide a comprehensive set of cloud-based solutions for capital planning and infrastructure development.
This first integration between Aurigo’s flagship solution, Masterworks, and PlanGrid, a field collaboration software, brings the companies closer to delivering an end-to-end technology platform facilitating design, planning, construction and operations of infrastructure and private assets. Both products are widely adopted in the industry – Masterworks is used on over 40,000 projects across North America by Departments of Transportation, private owners, local and regional public works entities, and other infrastructure agencies; PlanGrid is used on more than two million projects in over 100 countries.
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Customers using Masterworks and PlanGrid can now link their projects across both cloud solutions. When users enter project information such as plans, RFIs, tasks, issues or documents into either application, it will also automatically update in the other. Real-time, automated information transfer between Masterworks and PlanGrid eliminates double entry, reduces errors and omissions, and streamlines administration activities on capital projects to save time. Additionally, owners and construction teams can collect and continuously reference an accurate project record set for ongoing infrastructure operations and maintenance.
“Contractors and owners need collaborative capital planning and construction management solutions, especially on major infrastructure projects that often span large distances, and during the current pandemic, where social distancing and safety are critically important,” said Balaji Sreenivasan, CEO and founder of Aurigo Software. “PlanGrid’s field collaboration capabilities are loved by contractors, and Aurigo Masterworks is the leading capital planning and construction management solution used by infrastructure owners. The integration between PlanGrid and Masterworks allows for contractors and owners to easily collaborate over the cloud, avoid double entry of data, and follow social distancing and safety rules in the field.”
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“On our public projects, we juggle massive amounts of documents and data, unexpected changes, and federal aid reimbursement challenges – and we have to stay in constant communication with contractors so we can anticipate anything that may impact schedules or budgets,” said Michael Sturdivant, Engineering Project Manager at the City of Las Vegas, an Aurigo customer. “We’ve automated our capital program planning and project management processes so our entire team can remain connected and work from the most up-to-date plans.”
“Infrastructure is a national priority and its construction teams are tasked with short timelines and limited resources,” said Jim Lynch, vice president and general manager, Autodesk Construction Solutions. “Aurigo Masterworks’ integration with PlanGrid will help teams remain in sync with one another to keep projects moving along schedule and within budget. Together with Aurigo, Autodesk Construction Cloud can drive productivity for construction teams and help make the most of every project dollar to deliver the infrastructure our communities need.”
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