As more powerful processor cores are harnessed into cloud computing services, collaboration using massive data files is gaining in use and sophistication—especially in the design and construction disciplines that work in 3D files. One example is the latest launch from Gehry Technologies, which has gone to market with its GTeam platform following six months of testing. The firm calls it a cloud based 2D and 3D file management and project collaboration platform built for a distinct group: AEC professionals and building owners.
During a press event at the AIA's Center for Architecture in New York on Tuesday, Frank Gehry, co-founder of Gehry Technologies, said he hoped the tool would inspire more design professionals to embrace collaboration in order to drive efficiencies and get more waste out of the design and construction process. "We see how it can eliminate change orders and detect collisions sooner," he said of the platform. "These tools allow you to do that. They allow [design teams] to take more responsibility," he said, and by extension, builds more control into project outcomes. The GTeam platform, he added, was built from the ground up with these goals in mind.