Prime Edge Asbuilt Services today announced that it is underway to develop a full set of business applications for use by of professionals within construction, property management and design industries. Software applications include estimating software interface is called PrimeCue. EdgeCue is a CAD based software package and PlanCue is a facility plan management interface. Beta versions of these packages have been used by the company for the last two years and the updated version of the products will allow users to take advantage of a patent pending method for building data collection for estimating, drafting and management purposes, making it easier than ever to prepare asbuilt floor plans, estimate amount of work to be performed or provide a detailed information with regard to the occupied space for facility planning purposes. In an effort to make this technology available to the industry professionals Prime Edge had launched AsbuiltEdge Technologies which will be responsible for the software and business development associated with the system.
Despite advances with regard to the CAD software, many facility managers cannot efficiently run operations due to the luck of updated asbuilts for the structure. At times either due to lost information or luck of track record, available asbuilt plans do not match the existing conditions present in reality. These fundamental differences often result in inadequate decision-making due to the poor information. AsbuiltEdge has been determined to bring an affordable and, more importantly, flexible method of data collection which reduces the amount of measurements to be taken and allows users to input various information such as cost data for estimating purposes, employee data for the preparation of move reports, and properties of architectural elements for rapid CAD plan drafting on site. All of the above functions became available with the development of five basic measurement algorithms which have been used by the Prime Edge in the effort to simplify asbuilt data collection process.
“Asbuilt data collection is tedious task which can be done calculating processor, letting people concentrate on more important things” said Dmitry Shkipin, co-founder of Asbuilt Edge Technologies. “The idea behind the technology was to use the algorithms as a tool for collecting needed data, let the computer process it, and the user to classify it right there on site”
Estimating on site.
Estimating the work to be performed on site is something most contractors are staying away from; primarily due to the fact that it requires basic calculations to be performed based on the plan take-offs which is usually done at the company’s office. PrimeCue has allowed an easy way to get customized, highly detailed estimating reports on site without needing to see the existing plans. PrimeCue includes functions which allow users to input price/sq foot data, work task descriptions, all of which work in an integration with familiar programs such as Microsoft Excel(r). PrimeCue will be primarily used by the specialty contractors who are dealing with similar work tasks day in and day out, thus enhancing the entire field take-off experience and accuracy of the estimates given.
PlanCue helps to ease the data collection process required to obtain space and occupant information in an office or industrial facility. With this tool property management can get easily involved in planning of the spaces, proposed moves of the personnel, and deliver that information to its clients so that the entire team always knows what to expect. PlanCue is expected to have features which allow user to collect highly detailed and customizable data with regard to the space, create all necessary updates during moves and construction, and share such information with the entire facility management team.
Keeping Data Collection Time Down
Prime Edge has been working on the difficult task of understanding which repetitive tasks can be doe by a calculating processor rather than a person for the last several years. In the effort to develop a feasible solution for data collection in the filed Prime Edge has developed five distinctive algorithms which allow users to take out up to fifty percent of measurement tasks currently required. Moreover, the information gathered using these algorithms is classified by the calculating processor automatically, providing a better overall value to the user. Prime Edge believes that it has uncovered one of the most efficient yet cost-sensible methods of data collection currently available. System is not only able to gather required information, it is also capable of evaluating that information quickly and easily to produce cost estimates, database spreadsheets, CAD drafting aids and other functions.
Asbuilt Edge Technologies is currently testing the use of all five algorithms in practice, providing an invaluable productivity input and related data for future use. Founded in 2006, AsbuiltEdge Technologies is looking to have its data collection solutions available to the consumers in the middle of 2007. If you are interested in learning more about technology and its benefits, please contact AsbuiltEdge Technologies.