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We know builders. We help them turn plans into profitable communities every day.

We use software to help residential builders see deeper into every element of the building process so they can better achieve operational efficiencies, cost savings and customer satisfaction. Our collaborative process allows us to get to know your business and understand your processes, goals and pain points.

We differentiate ourselves by providing builders with a comprehensive technology solution that includes consulting, services and software development.

Consulting — We help builders evaluate, select and implement technology solutions.

Services — We work alongside our customers to build and operationally work within deployed solutions.

Software Development — We leverage our understanding of builders’ needs to develop productivity software to reduce re-work.

Option Management Software

LotSpec

Our integrated approach optimizes every phase of the building process to address the biggest challenge builders face — managing options. The option management solution we utilize is LotSpec. LotSpec provides a solution for managing design options in a 2D or 3D workflow and automates the process of creating "Lot Specific" plan sets used for permitting and construction based on customer option selections. LotSpec also provides a powerful set of tools for producing master plan sets commonly used for bidding and approval processes. LotSpec is an application add-in suite for Autodesk® Revit® and Autodesk® AutoCAD® Architecture.

Advantages of using LotSpec are:

  • Automates the process to improve speed for bids, organization, project management and estimating by providing concise takeoffs
  • Uses rule-based workflow to assign logic to project elements
  • Assists in eliminating combination errors and reduced red lines

Cloud Estimating Software

Pipeline

Pipeline is a web-based material management and estimation logic software solution that was built from the ground up specifically to help homebuilders solve problems. Pipeline captures all option changes, which allows you to create site-specific purchasing, back-office and construction documents.

Pipeline’s module-based functionality lets you buy only what your business needs. Our Cloud Estimating Module allows you to bring together the building information modeling (BIM) software data to a full bill of materials. Our Costing Module prevents redundant tasks by using a complete bill of materials to align with various vendors’ costs and establish a true cost to construct. And finally, our Purchasing Module issues accurate purchase orders using the latest job estimate established at a given time.

Pipeline delivers:

  • Full master-plan estimates with delta BOM reports
  • Purchase orders from lot-specific, as-built reports
  • Managing options for all assets relating to houses, communities and lots
  • Option-on-option scenarios
  • Full array of materials using dynamic assemblies

Sales and Marketing Software

Pathway

Pathway is an interactive tool powered by Pipeline that helps builders attract new customers, interact with potential buyers and close sales. This tool incorporates three modules that can be integrated or used as standalone functionality.

The Designer — Customers can personalize their new home online and as they see their choices come to life on screen, you can see the cost information flow efficiently back to you.

The Flex Plan — Customers can view all of the available floor plan options you offer for your houses.

The Community — Show the entire community plan complete with all planned homes, improvements and landscaping.

Efficiency Tools

Quickstart — The Quickstart Toolkit is already compatible with Autodesk® Revit® to help builders get started on their BIM and estimates without investing a lot of time up front.

X-Ray — This rules-based material extraction add-in is a key measurement takeoff tool designed to create consistent quantity information from project to project.

Media Services

The Media Services solution will engage your audience using many different types of digital and print media to paint an accurate pre-construction representation of your product.

Contact Us

Contact your Simpson Strong-Tie representative about finding the right Builder solution for your business.

Case Studies

CS-BT-ESSEX18 — Building a Better Plan with Scalable and Pragmatic Construction Drafting Technology
CS-BT-ESSEX18 — Building a Better Plan with Scalable and Pragmatic Construction Drafting Technology
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CS-BT-S&AHOMES18 — A Regional Homebuilder Uses BIM to Drive Efficiencies
CS-BT-S&AHOMES18 — A Regional Homebuilder Uses BIM to Drive Efficiencies
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