Hexagon buys iConstruct to expand in construction

  • September 5, 2022
  • William Payne

Digital reality specialist Hexagon AB has acquired Australian firm iConstruct Pty Ltd, a developer of Building Information Modelling software used in commercial, infrastructure and industrial construction.

IConstruct’s product, iConstruct Pro, is a construction automation tool that enables integration, accessibility and control of design and construction information held within different BIM models, combining all data into a single 3D model. The product has a large international customer base numbers hundreds of firms. Different users can filter and tailor the model to suit specific needs, providing an integrated approach to construction planning and execution.

Founded in 2009 with headquarters in Perth, Australia, iConstruct will operate as part of Hexagon’s Asset Lifecycle Intelligence division.

“Hexagon has long been focused on creating smart digital realities that put data to work in new ways. By blurring the lines between the digital and physical worlds, we can offer customers a complete line of sight to ever-changing situations,” said Hexagon President and CEO Ola Rollén. “Not only does iConstruct add an easy-to-deploy solution for combining different design models into a single source but it also enables the reading, writing and exchange of information all the way through operations and maintenance, passing the value of the single 3D model from design and construction to facilities management.”

“The addition of iConstruct’s offerings and expertise opens up immediate opportunities for our Asset Lifecycle Intelligence and Geosystems divisions. With iConstruct both can deliver greater data management, project planning and communication efficiencies to more customers, segments and disciplines involved in the construction process,” said Rollén. “In addition, iConstruct’s customer base will benefit from richer content and improved work processes when combining Hexagon’s industry-leading construction automation solutions with iConstruct’s tools.”