Finnish ConTech company’s BIM-centric software streamlines the interaction between customer, project team and construction site
Finnish ConTech company GBuilder has completed a €2M financing round to help accelerate international expansion in its target markets, which include the UK and DACH.
GBuilder’s product is a BIM-compatible software for residential and commercial developers that digitises the customer journey, material selections and modifications, visualisations, inspections, and communication processes.
AEC Magazine first reported on Gbuilder in 2018 in this special focus on BIM-based technologies from Finland.
Customers log onto the platform, then choose materials for their new home – floors, tiles and kitchen cabinets etc. Materials are connected to a live database and are based on real quantities for accurate pricing. Designs can be visualised in 3D, VR and AR.
GBuilder is not only designed to improve customer experience. By giving the customer control of the process it helps increase efficiency and reduce the risk of costly mistakes. Builders get access to quantity information. Project managers can deliver regular progress reports to the home buyer. Then, after moving in, snags can be documented and resolved, with replacement materials easily ordered, even after the warranty period ends.
With over 30,000 housing units being processed on the platform, the software is already widely used by Scandinavia’s largest residential developers, such as YIT, Bonava, and Hartela, but also in countries like the UK, Germany, Belgium, Czech Republic, Baltics and Slovakia.
“The international construction industry is now clearly undergoing a period of transition in terms of both practices and values,” says Jarmo Ollila, chief sales & marketing officer, GBuilder. “The challenge is dual: to provide a unique customer experience while managing internal processes reliably and efficiently. We can provide a unique solution that creates benefits for the whole value chain.