Inertia integrates with Procore to boost collaboration

By Dominic Ellis
The Inertia Embedded App will improve collaboration, quality, and productivity by putting 3D data in the hands of entire project teams

Inertia Systems, a location-driven construction management software, has integrated with Procore, providing users with better collaboration and data collection when using Intelligent Construction Drawings (ICD) technology.

Leveraging BIM data, Inertia's ICD technology provides a 2D visual-first approach to jobsite management and collaboration. Generated automatically, ICD sheets created in the Inertia Embedded App allow field data to be instantly attached to the corresponding physical location on a project map. If the BIM designs change, the project maps and ICDs are also updated automatically.

"Projects succeed or fail based on the quality they deliver on the first attempt. Field data and lessons learned have become the most valuable data to leverage in construction organizations," said Matthew Hudelson, CEO of Inertia.

"Our integration with Procore offers the best of both worlds for our customers, who will now be able to combine data and insights to drive real–time action in the field. As we expand on this partnership, our goal will continue to be focused on both reducing friction in the field and automating manual processes faster, without adding additional steps for our customers."

The Inertia Embedded App will improve collaboration, quality, and productivity by putting 3D data in the hands of entire project teams through 2D construction sheets. Inertia's integration with Procore helps improve project collaboration and data collection by providing easy access to valuable BIM data in a lightweight format.

"3D models provide a central location for critical project information, and Procore is focused on making BIM accessible to everyone in construction. Integrating Inertia's Intelligent Construction Drawings through their Embedded App will provide a seamless and simple way for all teams to access data from the model," said Brian Smith, Business Development Manager at Procore.

"Being able to easily access our BIM data and to generate location-connected records from the field will help mitigate jobsite mistakes and improve our overall productivity," said Robert Pleasants, BIM/VDC Manager at Satterfield & Pontikes Construction. "It's incredibly valuable for our teams to have the ability to dig into jobsite properties and update specific locations as projects progress."

Inertia will continue developing future enhancements and integration benefits for customers aimed at driving jobsite efficiencies and field productivity, standardizing data collection for business intelligence, improving construction collaboration.

Datumate recently announced the DatuBIM Construction Data Analytics platform now transforms 2D designs into digital data model objects, calculates grade checking reports, and further automates progress monitoring.

This entirely digital process significantly reduces work, prevents human error, saves professional resources, and ends the construction companies' dependence on several software tools to perform these frequent reports. DatuBIM's new capabilities cut down office work for grade checking by approximately 70% on a typical elongated infrastructure project.

"The large majority of infrastructure construction projects are still designed in 2D, but the surveying field data is 3D," said Itay Segev, VP of Products and Marketing. "Therefore companies are forced to perform tedious, manual work of data transformation for progress tracking and analysis. DatuBIM makes this a thing of the past and helps companies still designing in 2D to control their sites better and at the same time move their enterprises towards BIM, 4D, and 5D management."

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