The Future of Building Product Manufacturing & Fabrication

Bring your expertise to building projects and inform decisions that define the spaces around us.

What clients want from building product manufacturers and fabricators


    Due to changing expectations of building occupants, 77% of architects saw an increased need for customized solutions and closer collaboration with suppliers


    Three-quarters of architects surveyed said highly collaborative relationships are very important to the success of their projects


    Lack of Building Information Modeling (BIM) proficiency was listed as a supplier deal-breaker by 48% of architects

Discover one platform for the building supply chain

Collaborate with BIM

Provide BIM content to make it easier for your clients to specify your products into projects. Work inside building models to design in the context of the building. And exchange all this data in one seamless digital ecosystem to help all your stakeholders communicate more efficiently.

Deliver customized solutions at scale

Whether you make standard, catalog, or completely custom solutions, ensure your products are perfectly matched to project requirements by automating product configuration or designing right inside the building model.

Improve agility across your organization

You need to be able to meet even the tightest project delivery schedule and adapt to changing project requirements. Improve agility—from the engineering department to the sales team—by digitalizing enterprise systems and optimizing production processes.

Report from Harvard Business Review Analytic Services

Harvard Business Review: The Future of Building Design

Building projects are changing–and so is your place in them. In this new study, architects share how they see the role of their suppliers evolving.  

Featured resources

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    More sustainable buildings—one tile at a time

    See how Vecor used product design and factory modeling technology to reduce the environmental impact of its ceramic tiles. 

    Image courtesy of Vecor/3D Chemoprag 

  • Viewrail fulfills orders faster with automation technology


    Automation grows custom staircase business

    See how a leading manufacturer of stair parts and custom staircase systems rapidly adapted its engineering processes to fulfill orders faster. 

    Image courtesy of Viewrail 


    What Building Designers & Contractors Want: A Client Wish List for Building Suppliers

    Do you know the deal breakers in your client relationships? Hear from industry experts from both sides of the table—architecture and manufacturing—to understand the evolving role of suppliers in building projects.

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