Simpson Strong-Tie, Pleasanton, Calif., has acquired LotSpec, a suite of software applications designed to optimize efficiency and productivity for production homebuilders’ needs around construction document and option management solutions. This strategic acquisition will allow Simpson Strong-to offer scalable software solutions via key apps for the industry-standard design platforms Autodesk® AutoCAD® Architecture and Autodesk® Revit®.
Founded in 2016 by construction IT veteran Jon Albert, LotSpec is focused on the design and development of efficiency tools, practices and workflows for the large-volume homebuilders. The company’s core LotSpec application is built on a similar code base in both 2D or 3D AutoCAD Architecture and Autodesk’s flagship product Revit. This dual functionality allows builders to gain maximum efficiency from their existing 2D drawings while setting the stage to ease into advanced functionality with Revit and other complementary technology.