Manchester, Cheshire (PRWEB UK) 23 March 2018
GMCA invests and takes a 10% stake in local technology business, Sitedesk, headquartered in Cheadle Hulme. Sitedesk is the creator of a cloud-based software solution for the built environment that improves processes and profit margins for construction contractors and building owners.
For contractors Sitedesk simplifies the compilation and handover of digital building information, a requirement for government projects under new BIM (Building Information Modelling) guidelines introduced in April 2016. Building owners are given anytime/anywhere access to this information linked to a 3D model of their building, reducing maintenance time spent on site by up to 50%.
Michael McCullen, Chairman of Sitedesk commented “We are delighted that GMCA has recognised the innovative work that Sitedesk is doing and has decided to support us by investing in the business. The construction industry is starting to embrace new technology as a way of driving efficiencies and reducing costs. This new investment will mean Sitedesk is ideally placed to help.”
Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham said: “I’m very pleased that the Greater Manchester Combined Authority has committed to helping local companies, like Sitedesk, expand their businesses and their workforce.”
“The fact we’re now using money from returns on previous investments to help even more companies grow highlights how successful our previous investments have been. I’m proud that across Greater Manchester our businesses continue to go from strength to strength as we make our city-region the best place to live, work and invest.”
Sitedesk is being used to manage the world’s first BIM coastal defence scheme. The collaboration between Wyre Council, Blackpool Council, Fylde Council and the Environment Agency over a 6km stretch of coastline in the North West will protect several communities and more than 12,000 properties.
Sitedesk Limited provides collaborative SaaS software delivering powerful 3D visualisation and management of digital building information. Its software helps building and project owners, construction contractors and sub-contractors to manage digital building information more effectively, reducing the cost, time and risks of construction projects at the same time as enabling collaboration, increasing control and supporting compliance.
Users can easily import, manage and interact with digital construction data and documentation, and link them to 3D models. They can then navigate and search rich 3D displays, attach and organise project documents, data sheets and specifications, images and videos, plus create digital forms and task assignments. At completion this enables easy, lower cost handover of digital project information for ongoing operation and maintenance (O&M).
Sitedesk makes managing digital and BIM construction projects easier, faster, cheaper and more efficient, by making information easy to access, manage and monitor, anytime and from anywhere, without the need for external consultants or IT intervention.
Sitedesk Limited is an independent software developer based in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire. More information can be found at http://www.sitedesk.com/company/
The GMCA is made up of the ten Greater Manchester councils and Mayor, who work with other local services, businesses, communities and other partners to improve the city-region. The ten councils (Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan) have worked together voluntarily for many years on issues that affect everyone in the region, like transport, regeneration, and attracting investment. For more information visit: https://www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/