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Project summary The increasing complexity of modern day engineering and construction projects often requires specific skills and expertise that fall outside the capabilities of many construction firms. Enter Anova Technical Services, a professional services firm that fills the need for highly specialized skills in program management, quality management, safety, and technical services. To help take its skills to the point of construction more easily, Anova turned to Autodesk ® BIM 360 ™ Field. Anova based in Indianapolis, Indiana, serves industry leaders around the world in a variety of sectors, including pharmaceutical, chemical, medical devices, food processing, health care, and government. Explains John Andrews, Anova's vice president of marketing, "Our specialty is construction quality assurance and construction safety management. We focus on the owner's perspective, with full‑scale program management services that fill in the expertise gaps to create a seamless construction process. By making our staff more efficient in the field with Autodesk BIM 360 Field, we have been able to give our owners new insights that help accelerate project delivery." The challenge From 2004‑2007, Anova was managing a quality assurance program on a large Indianapolis‑based pharmaceutical firm's new 555,000‑square‑foot biotech research facility. As Andrews explains, field data management was handled using a combination of traditional paper‑based methods and a Microsoft ® Access ® database for report writing. "Our quality and safety teams would be at the job site with a roll of drawings, spec book, camera, clipboard, and a generic checklist," he says. "They would make observations and document issues by hand. All of that field data, including photos and drawing markups, had to be manually inputted into a database developed by Anova to run the reports for our project status meetings." Taking ownership Anova drives efficiencies in its quality and safety management workflow with Autodesk BIM 360 Field COMPANY Anova Technical Services LOCATION Indianapolis, Indiana, United States SOFTWARE Autodesk ® BIM 360 ™ Field Autodesk customer success story Anova Technical Services Image courtesy of Anova Technical Services Autodesk BIM 360 Field got our people mobile. It has been a great success. — John Andrews Vice President of Marketing Anova Technical Services

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