Modern Scalable Software for AEC
We are a Montreal based start-up specializing in 3D software development for AEC professionals founded by Christopher Diggins.
The construction industry has an enormous opportunity to steamline processes and reduce costs, through the application of modern software technology, and good data management practices. Not only can this help increase profit, it can help increas efficiency and eliminate waste. This in turn has a direct and substantial positive impact on the environment.
Our expertise in software engineering, computer science, and data modeling can bring siginficant savings to any organization trying to streamline their processes and make better usage of the data.
We offer custom software development for the AEC industry. We have many years of experience in web-development, desktop application development, and plug-in development (particularly for Autodesk products).
We specialize in hard computer science problems, but are also excited to work on automating tasks and optimizing workflows for professionals.
Tell us what would make your life easier, and we can work together to do it!
In addition to custom software development, we offer data conversion and extraction as a service. Provide us with your BIM models, and we will generate the output you desire: whether it is a file, database, report, dashboard, application, or game project.
We also offer executive consulting services to businesses working with 3D data or developing software for use in the AEC industry. Our expertise is called upon to provide guidance on:
Out CEO Christopher Diggins is an experienced instructor and public speaker and is also available for seminars and workshops at public or private events.
We are currently developing the foundations of an open-source 3D design tool called Ara Studio. Existing tools lack the features expected from modern architecture, adn
Ara Studio is based on two observations:
There are many points of weakness in the myriad inteconnected processes and tools used in a major construction project but it boils down to a few basic problems:
After trying to address the problem by bolting solutions onto older proprietary software using limited and outdated APIs, we realized that the only way to really move the industry forward is to tackle how the data is created, and assure that tools can work together efficiently without resorting to data duplication, and hacking incomplete solution.
Ara Studio will support an ecosystem of tools which work together using efficient open standards, and an open and modern API architecture. If you want to stay informed of our progress, show your support, or contribute, please let us know!
We have constributed to a large number of open-source libraries and commerical tools. Here are a few of them:
“As long as we work together—with both urgency and determination—there are no limits to what we can achieve.”