Connect Construction Workflows with Autodesk Construction Cloud

By Jim Stephen | BIM, CAD

No aspect of construction happens in isolation. To avoid the risk of data siloing and miscommunication, project teams must collaborate with common access to critical project documentation and data.

As complexity increases in construction, two technology shifts are connecting teams in critical ways: collaboration in the cloud and the use of big data.


A New Way to Build

Collaboration in the Cloud

Construction teams are complex, frequently spanning multiple organizations and geographies. Collaboration between project teams and stakeholders continues to be a challenge—one that introduces cost, delay, rework, and risk to projects.

Traditionally, collaboration in construction has been predominantly an asymmetric process; that is, multiple parties in the supply chain each work on their own part of a project, which is coordinated by aggregating those individual models.

Better Insights from Big Data

Today, in construction, large amounts of highly structured data are generated through BIM and other project technology. That’s opening the door to a new discipline—construction intelligence— and the ability to predict the future by mining that data for insights.


Connect the office, trailer, and field across the construction project lifecycle.

Connect Construction Workflow


The Autodesk Construction Cloud portfolio is designed with a deep understanding of the unique needs of each critical workflow. Priority one is offering software that reduces time, increases clarity, and is a pleasure to use. The result is a set of carefully crafted tools that elegantly solve key challenges on their own and can transform business when combined.



Architects, engineers, and project teams can collaborate on coordinated, shared designs – regardless of location, role in the project, or stage of the project.

Simplify design development and reduce information loss at handover for better design collaboration. And truly connect design and construction for a more collaborative, more transparent partnership between designers and builders.

Autodesk Construction Cloud helps turn designs from a vision and set of documentation to a living asset that serves the needs of the building throughout its lifecycle.



Set your projects up for success before you break ground. Improve design quality and constructibility, create accurate takeoffs, and find the right builders for every project. Access the industry’s largest network of builders and vendor qualification management to mitigate risk for every project.

Drive successful outcomes with cloud-based technology that automates manual tasks and streamlines collaboration between every project stakeholder.

With Autodesk Construction Cloud solutions, preconstruction teams can execute design intent, bid competitively, mitigate financial risks, and remain profitable by streamlining coordination, model conditioning, quantification, bid management, and qualification.



Construction often operates in a fragmented way, with the disconnection between project phases leading to uncertainty throughout the project and an inability to control project outcomes. Connecting issues, RFIs, and progress between the office and field, and analyzing that data with machine learning can impact cost, schedule, quality, and safety on every job.

Autodesk Construction Cloud helps overcome these barriers by removing siloes, supporting interoperability between work phases, and turning project data into actionable intelligence.



bim-asset-management-icon-blueConnect BIM asset data created during design and construction to building operations for model viewing, and access to maintenance checklists, scheduling, and history. With all project teams working in a common data platform, owners gain visibility into project status, changes and problems.

With Autodesk Construction Cloud, improved visibility means more predictable project outcomes and more profitable projects.



With Autodesk Construction Cloud, general contractors drive collaboration and deliver results.


Benefits of Using Autodesk Construction Cloud

The world’s leading general contractors rely on Autodesk Construction Cloud’s best-in-class software to unite the office and field teams from design through construction and operations.


Win More Work
Streamline the preconstruction process, issue more bids, and increase bid accuracy.




Improve Safety Performance
Leverage predictive analytics to identify safety issues early and to improve job site safety.




Break Down Data Silos
Connect design, construction, and operations teams with a common data platform.




Connected Crews
Connect the field and office through faster and more sustained technology adoption.





Mitigate Risk
Avoid rework and mistakes by always working from the latest plans and documents.




Ensure Quality
Build it right the first time. Avoid clashes in the field with automated clash detection.




Explore key Autodesk Construction Cloud products


Autodesk Build

Autodesk Build

Comprehensive field and project management software deliver a connected set of tools for builders.




Autodesk Takeoff

Perform accurate 2D takeoffs and generate automated quantities from 3D models in a single solution.




Autodesk Collaborate

Connect project teams and data to reduce risk, improve quality, and deliver projects on time and within budget.




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INDUSTRIES: Architecture, Buildings, Civil Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, Construction, MEP Engineering, Structural Engineering

Published on June 10, 2021 in BIM, CAD.

About the Author

Jim Stephen is the Construction Industry, Account Executive at Microsol Resources. He supports construction professionals across the U.S. He focuses on solutions that improve workflow, enhance margins, and reduce risks through software adoption.