Pleasanton, Calif – Simpson Strong-Tie has announced a new software collaboration between CG Visions, a Simpson Strong-Tie company, and Hyphen Solutions, a cloud-based construction management software company, to offer integrated information exchange between Hyphen’s BuildPro, SupplyPro and BRIX solutions and CG Visions’ cloud-based Pipeline platform for project estimation and management.
Acquired by Simpson Strong-Tie in January 2017, CG Visions is a national provider of Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology, services, and consultation to the residential building industry. In addition to generating digital 3D renderings designed to help builders and their project partners easily visualize the details of the construction process, Pipeline also links plan designs to rules-based estimating algorithms for generating accurate, automated takeoffs.
“Seamless communication on a homebuilding project is critical,” says David Bozell, CG Visions president. “With Pipeline, we are committed to helping builders and their clients visualize the intricacies and complexities of the homes they are constructing. Hyphen Solutions’ platforms were built to address coordination challenges presented by these complex projects, and we anticipate the marriage between Pipeline’s highly detailed estimating and the Hyphen network’s total project visibility to change how the industry conducts business digitally.”
As part of the collaboration, Hyphen’s BuildPro and SupplyPro online scheduling and trade management tools are now integrated with CG Visions’ Pipeline solution to efficiently create fully detailed plan estimates from 2D and 3D estimation data. Support within Pipeline for both 2D estimation platforms (PlanSwift, eTakeoff, SquareTakeoff, etc.) and 3D BIM platforms (Revit, Vertex, Softplan, etc.) will allow customers to directly connect their Pipeline plan estimates to Hyphen’s solutions.
“Core to Hyphen’s business has been the pursuit of realizing greater efficiencies for our customers,” says Hyphen Solutions CEO Felix Vasquez. “We believe this partnership will bring considerable cost savings to builders by allowing their detailed takeoffs, designs and product specifications to automatically flow through to our purchasing systems, such as BRIX, as well as to the field and suppliers through BuildPro and SupplyPro. We are taking the value-engineered plans and ensuring the entire supply chain has visibility to them. Through this collaboration, our integrated technologies can support anticipated growth in homebuilding in 2018 and beyond.”