Gehry Technologies (GT), a global leader in developing and applying technology to the building industry, today announced the general availability of GTeam, a cloud-based 2D and 3D file management and project collaboration platform purpose-built for AEC industry professionals and building owners.
Frank Gehry, founder of Gehry Partners, LLP and co-founder of Gehry Technologies, was joined by acclaimed architects including Greg Lynn, Greg Lynn FORM; Moshe Safdie, Safdie Architects; David Childs, Chairman Emeritus at Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill; Patrick Schumacher, Zaha Hadid Architects at today’s unveiling, capping a meeting of the strategic alliance formed last year by Gehry to transform the building industry through technology.
Gehry Dream and Legacy
As we’ve noted here on Architosh in other features on Gehry Technologies, these technology innovations from GT are part of Frank’s dream and legacy to the profession. “To deliver stunning building designs like those created by my esteemed colleagues here today, project teams need collaborative technology that empowers design and fosters communication with builders,” says Gehry. “GTeam has been developed from the ground up to meet the needs of BIM teams like ours, and I am very excited that this technology can now be offered to other firms seeking to create more effective industry processes and a better built environment.”
Frank Gehry and his firm have used the technology resident in GTeam to deliver structures such as 8 Spruce Street, in New York City, and the Foundation Louis Vuitton Museum now under construction in Paris.
Over the past six months hundreds of other companies, including COOP HIMELB(L)AU, Grey Lynn FORM, HOK, OLIN, Safdie Architects, The Pike Company, UNStudio, and Zahner have been using GTeam in a private offering followed by a free technology preview.
“This milestone release of GTeam is based on our decades of managing data and collaboration on real projects, our domain expertise in the application of technology, and the feedback of our initial GTeam customers,” says Dayne Myers, CEO of Gehry Technologies. “The result is an open platform that helps building teams collaborate and share project data and 2D/3D design information, regardless of the BIM or CAD software tools they are using.”
“Our office works on projects world-wide, which requires an efficient distributed design and information management process,” said Cristiano Ceccato, Associate at Zaha Hadid Architects. “By using GTeam, we have streamlined our workflow for sharing 3D models with clients and consultants, ensuring that every member of a project team is effectively ‘on the same page.’ GTeam helps the entire team better understand a project’s status, and is enhancing the effectiveness by which decisions can be made and progress monitored,” said Ceccato. “In our increasingly globalized industry, an enhanced collaborative environment is key to competitiveness. GTeam is an excellent solution for our needs.”
GTeam Details: Format Support and Cost Plan
Architosh has detailed GTeam prior in our In-Depth feature on GTeam. In summary its killer feature is its ability to work with and automatically translate 3D and 2D data from various industry software tools. GTeam supports such key tools as: Digital Project, Revit, AutoCAD, Rhino and SketchUp.
[Editor's note: see Gehry Technologies talks to Architosh about GTeam, 11 Sep 2012, Architosh]
New features added from the initial feedback include a WebGL viewer allowing for 3D viewing without a download, a more streamlined 3D translation for Revit files, and other file formats to increase performance. Finally, the latest version released today includes enhancements to email invites, a better dashboard and other smaller improvements.
The flat-rate cost for GTeam starts at 99.USD per month for unlimited users and projects, making it possible to deploy it to everyone on your team including consultants and sub-contractors for no additional cost.
To learn more visit: http://www.gteam.com