Design and Estimate with Confidence

ASMBL: A First in the Concrete Industry

ASMBL is an e-module tailored to the industry that simplifies and enhances the bidding process for concrete contractors and estimators while providing engineers, designers and owners e-content to use for specifications to benefit from by selecting concretes that offer distinctive performance characteristics. BIM (Building Information Modeling) would be an example of where this e-content can reside and integrate.

Up until the Surface Tech platform, the concrete elements for a tool like BIM have been very basic. ASMBL allows users access to a database of concrete products, letting them understand a concrete’s performance characteristics, how to manipulate the product and how it will influence design. Users can also more accurately estimate cost of materials and labor.

Concrete design families which bridge structural designs and construction documents
Concrete models which simplify and complement Takeoff, Layout and Asbuilting activities
Value-engineered design families which leverage the benefits of high performance concretes
Establishes a common platform for quantity take-offs, specifications and assumptions
Simplifies bidding and estimating process
Unmatched product and service offerings
Access to state-of-the-art e-content library of concrete product information, service offerings and best practices
Integrates with existing production & back-office software

Digital Discovery for Savings

Typically, a foundation wall or above grade concrete wall is reinforced with steel. In the Surface Tech e-platform the contractor specifies an ultra high-performance concrete product in the ASMBL module and realizes that using the product would reduce the need for steel as well as the manpower that would be required to build it. ASMBL interacts with the TRKR module and the contractor can now order the selected concrete product online. And with CMPLYNC, can track, document and memorialize the install.


Consistency in Products

ASMBL’s focus on concrete delivers relevant tools that support a variety of stakeholders. A central source for concrete products and digital resources provides consistency in the language and processes between Contractors and Engineers.

  • Simplifies integration of concrete elements
  • Makes estimating, bidding, order and accounting simple and secure
  • Central platform organizing data related to product, site conditions, delivery, testing and administrative details
  • Collection of best practices and tools

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