NEW YORK — Engineering firm DeSimone Consulting Engineering D.P.C. has entered an agreement to acquire Langley, B.C.-based Dowco Group’s global detailing, preconstruction and building information modelling services business.
Through the acquisition, DeSimone can deliver projects quicker by bringing engineering and detailing into the design phase early, a release indicates.
“We welcome our new Dowco colleagues from around the world,” said Stephen DeSimone, chairman and CEO of DeSimone Consulting Engineering D.P.C., in a statement. “Together, we are building a global digital design and detailing team, which allows us to offer structural solutions for clients inclusive of design, detailing, BIM and virtual construction services.”
Ewen Dobbie, president and CEO of Dowco Group, pointed out Dowco was the first North American user and reseller of Tekla Structures software.
“We have played a key role in the development of North America’s 3D structural modelling and emerging markets for BIM and digital construction services,” he said. “We have witnessed first-hand the value realized when creating accurate digital structural models earlier in the design process. As long-time advocates for engineers and detailers working collaboratively in a connected digital construction environment, we applaud DeSimone for its commitment to reducing project risk and rework and for producing better project outcomes for its clients. We fully believe this transaction will enhance our presence in the U.S. and help us market our services to an expanded client base.”