BIMobject and US-based BIM experts Gafcon form partnership
BIMobject and Gafcon, a well-established and fast-growing construction management firm, have signed a partnership agreement to improve property owner control and transparency. The partnership is formed around BIMobject’s Hercules platform, an important tool to realise the full benefits of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology.
Gafcon, based in San Diego and Los Angeles, is focused on driving building processes to ensure transparency at every stage. The use of BIM is at the centre of this process and the Hercules platform, a private cloud solution, will be an essential tool in enabling owner control and transparency throughout the whole lifecycle, from design and construction to management and renovation.
The majority of firms in the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry already use BIM in their projects. However, the understanding of the full benefits of this transformational technology is still lagging among property owners, and adoption is in an early but growing phase.
Gafcon has leveraged BIM as a tool that significantly improves insight and control of managed projects. BIM will also deliver savings in the operational lifecycle of the facility, long after the projects are completed. This owner-centric approach to BIM drives efficiency, improves quality, and mitigates risks throughout the entire project value chain. Gafcon sees the Hercules platform as an enabler and a Single Source of Truth of up-to-date product information of property-specific and pre-specified construction and interior design products.
With the support of BIMobject, Gafcon will implement the Hercules platform in different building management projects. Gafcon works with customers both in the private and public sector. Projects range from casinos, hotels, and San Diego Port, to community colleges, universities, Disney resorts and many more.
The partnership will strengthen BIMobject’s market position in the US, and add value to Gafcon’s customer offering. The Hercules platform will be introduced to an important and extensive customer base, and will lead to important knowledge-sharing as well as development of BIM technology within property engineering and management.
“We are very proud to work together with Gafcon, and I am convinced that the collaboration will bring technology and processes together. Hercules is a unique solution, and Gafcon’s expertise will leverage its value. Owners will get a competitive advantage while minimising risk, improving control on sustainability, and lowering the total cost of ownership”, says Stefan Larsson, founder and CEO of BIMobject.
“Gafcon has always focused on using technology to innovate the construction process”, says Yehudi Gaffen, CEO of Gafcon, Inc. “As much as 50% of a typical project’s costs can be attributed to waste and inefficiency. Using BIM and virtual design and construction practices has greatly improved record-keeping and saved our clients time and money in the development and maintenance phases of their projects.”
To learn more about Gafcon, visit http://www.gafcon.com