ATLANTA (February 24, 2021) – DSi-Digital, LLC, a holding company for ventures focused on the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) market, today announces the acquisition of Manufacton, a production control and workflow SaaS platform for construction firms to plan, track and optimize production and materials. Manufacton joins ViZZ, another DSi-owned software company that pairs 3D visualization and AI for construction, commercial development and property management.
With the combined offerings of Manufacton and ViZZ, DSi brings data visualization, AI-enabled self-awareness capabilities, and intelligent Digital Twin technology to optimize the entire project lifecycle, from building design to manufacturing to construction and facility management.
"This is one of the most exciting mergers that we have had the opportunity to be involved in,” said Mitch Hughes, CEO at DSi-Digital. "With these combined technologies, everyone throughout the entire building and construction lifecycle can contribute valuable project history, but with greater efficiency, as well as ease of access. All individuals involved – owner, designer, contractor, vendor and manufacturer – can gain knowledge and improve real-time collaboration and efficiencies with ease thanks to these powerful technologies."
This acquisition enables DSi to provide tools for a building's full lifecycle, modernizing the AEC industry and improving efficiencies universally. While neither serves as a design authoring platform, ViZZ and Manufacton have synergies in team management, trade and material compliance, and real-time analytics.
ViZZ provides design and sales teams the visualization tools they need to work directly with the owner, showcasing construction processes, timelines and budget estimates to win bids, streamline construction and simplify handover. ViZZ has a single-source project hub enabling users to collaborate, access and share all communication and project related data, with relevant information simultaneously accessible with the intuitive ease of a digital twin.
"ViZZ brings visibility into the concepting, site planning, design, information sharing and property management stages of a projects' lifecycle," said Arol Wolford, a construction industry entrepreneur and DSi-Digital partner. "We're excited about Manufacton because it enables us to offer the world's first AEC full lifecycle solution with efficiencies in scheduling, fabrication management and analytics, and the coordination of construction stages, for both technical and non-technical users."
Manufacton's product line of Construct-ES, Prefab-ES and Mod-ES are the only tools of their kind specifically built from the ground up with industrialized construction execution in mind, including modular, prefab and offsite construction. As an always-on, real-time portal into the production and material sourcing process, Manufacton saves time and reduces risk by facilitating collaboration, speeding up communication and ensuring accuracy and timeliness of the end-to-end construction supply chain.
"We at Manufacton feel so fortunate to be a part of this amazing AEC industry transformation to bring the best of manufacturing to construction," said Raghi Iyengar, CEO at Manufacton. "We see this exciting partnership as a way forward for the building and construction industry as the readily-accessible data with the power of Digital Twins will provide on-going value for any project – from concepting through facility management."
About DSi Digital
DSi-Digital, LLC, Peachtree Corners, Ga., is a holding company for a variety of ventures focused on the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) market. The company's ventures develop innovative software products for all levels of the built environment.
ViZZ is a disruptive visual intelligence (VI) software company that pairs 3D virtualization and AI for commercial development, construction and property management industries. This single-source project hub enables users to collaborate and securely track and share changes within building models before, during and after construction. While initially targeted to the AECO industry, ViZZ's business management features are useful for various sectors, enterprises, and personal use. The software aids in lowering costs associated with building development, construction and property management and helps owners attract and stay connected with architects, contractors and current and potential tenants. Based in Atlanta and named one of Atlanta Inno's 2020 50 on Fire, the company meets the demands of the virtual work environment and provides the future roadmap for the construction industry.
Manufacton is a SaaS (mobile/web) execution platform that empowers construction firms plan, track, collaborate and optimize production and materials. Manufacton's product line of Construct-ES, Prefab-ES and Mod-ES are the only tools of its kind specifically built from the ground up with industrialized construction execution in mind. Whether you are an owner, construction manager, GC, trade contractor or modular builder, Manufacton is built by a team of industry experts from Manufacturing, Construction, Engineering and Software to address the day to day challenges you experience. As an always-on, real-time portal into the production process, Manufacton saves builders time and reduces risk by facilitating collaboration, speeding up communication and ensuring accuracy and timeliness of the end-to-end construction supply chain.