AECOM Partners with Exactal for International Quantity Surveying Software Roll-Out
Exactal & AECOM (incorporating Davis Langdon and Davis Langdon KPK) are pleased to announce the adoption of CostX® in AECOM’s Program, Cost, Consultancy business throughout the world in a multi-year agreement between the two companies.
CostX® is world-leading estimating software for both BIM & 2D, with unsurpassed takeoff features that have been widely adopted amongst companies both large and small in over 70 countries. The investment by AECOM will establish CostX® as the principal measurement and estimating platform within their Program, Cost, Consultancy business throughout their operating centres around the world.
When looking for a new global estimating platform, AECOM needed modern software that not only allowed their users to undertake 2D and 3D BIM measurement in a single integrated system, but also supported interoperability with live links between the drawing files and estimating workbooks. CostX® excels at both of these criteria and as such was the optimal choice for their global solution.
With CostX® as part of the AECOM international strategy, the two companies will work together to ensure the delivery of next generation measurement and estimating to save on cost & time, and allow AECOM to provide more accurate advice to their Clients. The use of CostX® will ensure AECOM’s global offices can communicate seamlessly, and easily stay up to date with the latest estimating technology, especially in the area of BIM. Additionally, with new extensions recently added into the CostX® software, AECOM are also able to seamlessly migrate all data from their old systems into the CostX® database, allowing them to ease the transition.
Exactal will support AECOM’s Cost Management and Quantity Surveying staff with their worldwide network of IT support technicians and Product Specialists, who are all qualified Quantity Surveyors. Exactal has over ten years’ experience in delivering estimating solutions to their international network of respected clients.
Exactal CEO Mark Kefford states “The adoption of CostX® globally by AECOM is an important strategic agreement for Exactal and we are committed to ensuring the success of their rollout around the world. AECOM’s choice of CostX® validates our continued investment in developing our product range to address real world 5D requirements. We look forward to releasing further innovations in our product line in the future”.
In turn, Mark Prior, the Chairman of AECOM’s Program, Cost, Consultancy’s Global Leadership Council, says “We are excited about the adoption of CostX® in our business. CostX®’s enhanced functionality and ease of use will be of great benefit to our staff and ultimately our clients as we look to continually improve our service. CostX®’s ability to link to our other systems, in particular our Global Unite tool, will enable us to further develop our intellectual property that allows us to give better advice to our clients at the inception of their projects.”
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With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in more than 150 countries around the world following the acquisition of URS, AECOM is a premier, fully integrated infrastructure and support services firm. AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings. The company is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, had revenue of approximately $19.5 billion during the 12 months ended Sept. 30, 2014. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.
Established in Brisbane, Australia in 2003 to develop software specifically for the quantity surveying and estimating market, Exactal has continued to expand its worldwide presence. It now has offices in Brisbane & Melbourne in Australia, London & Newcastle Upon Tyne in the UK, Auckland in New Zealand, and Singapore and Hong Kong. The company also has sales and channel partner support across much of the globe. The main product CostX® provides an integrated BIM and 2D on-screen measurement solution with a unique integration between the cost estimates and the elements on the drawing files that the estimate represents. This approach keeps estimates up to date and allows drawing revisions to be easily evaluated to eliminate traditional scope creep in construction projects.
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