In August this year, Autodesk announced through their website that it had successfully managed to acquire Pype, and its portfolio of cloud-based software solutions for the construction industry. The acquisition will provide more value to the Autodesk Construction Cloud users by allowing them to automate workflows.
Pype is Autodesk’s fourth construction-based acquisition in recent years. It follows the acquisitions of Assemble in July 2018, PlanGrid in December 2018 and Building Connected in January 2019.
Autodesk makes software products and services for the Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Manufacturing, and Media industries.
Pype’s solutions on the other hand use artificial intelligence and machine learning to extract and process data from project plans and specifications. The resulting data provides unprecedented insights on project management workflows, helps teams identify actionable information, to close communication gaps between design, construction and operations teams, and ensures a higher level of quality, efficiency and risk management on projects.
“We are thrilled to officially welcome the Pype team to Autodesk,” said Jim Lynch, vice president and general manager of Autodesk Construction Solutions at Autodesk. “The acquisition of Pype is representative of our on-going commitment to the construction industry, and our continued vision of how cloud-based, collaborative technology can drive the era of connected construction.” He added.
“Pype’s mission was always to help construction teams avoid seemingly ubiquitous challenges facing a document-intensive industry – inefficient workflows, disjointed collaboration, schedule delays, cost overruns and more,” Sunil Dorairajan, CEO and co-founder of Pype was quoted by Autodesk.
Sunil went ahead to explain that Autodesk Construction Cloud offers a powerful solution for teams to tackle these difficulties while managing the entire building lifecycle, from design through operations and that they will remain committed to supporting both the existing and new Pype customers regardless of the technology stack they use in their construction projects.
Autodesk plans to integrate Pype within its Autodesk Construction Cloud portfolio, which encompasses best-in-class solutions Assemble, BIM 360, BuildingConnected and PlanGrid