Leading global firm Arcadis selects CostX

Exactal are pleased to announce an agreement with Arcadis for the adoption of CostX as part of their global cost and commercial management activities. Arcadis is a leading design and consultancy firm that specialises in natural and built assets. It is one of the largest cost and commercial practices with circa 4,000 industry professionals operating across 8 regions globally, with headquarters based in Europe.

With a focus on adopting new and innovative ways of working, the CostX solution is one of the key enablers towards a fully-digitised offering from Arcadis. Part of this includes a commitment to 100% BIM, of which cost and commercial expertise is a key element. The industry-leading 5D BIM technology offered by CostX was a major contributing factor behind the agreement.

Exactal employs a worldwide network of IT support technicians and product specialists, all of whom are qualified Quantity Surveyors. With nine offices worldwide, Exactal can offer 24 hour support to Arcadis’ large professional practice as it works to implement CostX worldwide. Exactal has more than ten years of experience in delivering solutions to an international network of respected clients, many of whom are leaders in their respective fields.

Arcadis cited several key reasons as to why it selected CostX as its platform of choice. Support for a range of native file formats, ease of use and features like live-linking – which supports Arcadis’ new ways of working globally – were among the major benefits listed. The ability of CostX to support Standard Method of Measurement libraries and automatic filtration of BIM objects based upon classification were also noted as important to the Arcadis business.

Exactal’s Managing Director EMEA Steve Dousie welcomed the news; “Our team was extremely pleased to finalise this deal so that Arcadis will begin working with our CostX platform, and we look forward to working collaboratively with the firm going forward. We are committed to offering the Arcadis design and consultancy teams as much support as they need to deliver the benefits they seek for their business.”

Andy Beard, Global Leader of Cost and Commercial Management at Arcadis, added; “The increasing digitisation of the industry has opened up even more opportunities to take advantage of new and emerging technologies for the benefit of our clients. Thanks to our 100+ year history, we hold one of the largest global asset and cost data sets in industry. Now with the benefit of CostX, we can accelerate new ways of working to deliver leading solutions for the benefit both of our clients, and ultimately for their customers. Our overarching objective is to be recognised as the Digital frontrunner in industry, and we look forward to working closely with Exactal moving forwards to proactively deliver the innovation necessary to meet the future needs of our clients.”

For further enquiries, please contact Exactal Sales via e-mail at sales.int@rib-software.com.

About Exactal

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 & Sydney in Australia, London in the UK, Auckland in New Zealand, Austin in the USA, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Dubai in the UAE 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. Exactal is a RIB Software Company.

About Arcadis

Arcadis is a leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Arcadis apply deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services in partnership with clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets. The company is made up of 27,000 people active in over 70 countries, producing €3.2 billion in revenue. Arcadis supports UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world.