Autodesk’s advanced full lifecycle construction technologies and training brings innovation to 21,000-strong ABC membership

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                                                                For Immediate Release

Autodesk [NASDAQ: ADSK], a leading global 3D design and engineering software company, and the national construction trade association Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), today announced a strategic partnership built on a shared vision of enabling construction professionals to work smarter by harnessing the power of the digital era to help increase productivity, reduce redundancy and eliminate waste. The announcement was made today by company executives in Washington, D.C., during ABC’s Legislative Week.

“The Autodesk partnership is designed to help all ABC members prepare for the future by improving access to resources that will help achieve their goals of increasing safety performance, efficiency and profitability,” said Michael Bellaman, ABC president and chief executive officer. “In this era of connection, Autodesk is the right partner to help construction contractors explore these new opportunities through Building Information Modeling (BIM), 3D design and visualization, fabrication, unmanned aerial vehicles, mobile and cloud collaboration, and other technologies now available and those not yet on the market. That’s how ABC members will develop people, win work and deliver value to clients in the future.”

ABC will benefit from Autodesk’s Construction Solutions and expertise to provide their members with additional knowledge and training on the latest innovations regardless of company size, type of work, or scope. Autodesk will continue to extend its understanding of the challenges that impact the construction trades and work with ABC towards solutions.

“The construction industry is undergoing a true technology evolution which Autodesk believes, if fully embraced, will reduce risk and strengthen the economic future of the industry,” said Nicolas Mangon, vice president, industry strategy and marketing, Autodesk. “This partnership will benefit ABC and Autodesk by enabling the people and the products they use to more efficiently construct the world around us from concept through operations, and the office to the field.”     

The information created and captured by construction software will play a major role in the jobsite of the future. This strategic partnership will help give ABC members an understanding of and access to the latest innovations and the edge they need to stay competitive as the industry transforms. Autodesk will have the opportunity to work with construction industry leaders and members of the community to foster construction research and client development.