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A Look at HxGN SMART Build, Hexagon’s Construction Management Software

In every construction project, there are a myriad of challenges to overcome. At each phase, you are confronted with issues that can potentially put your project at risk of going over time and over budget. Unfortunately, many tools that are available have proven to be inadequate in managing the complex group of tasks you face every day – that is why Hexagon created SMART Build.

HxGN SMART Build is a simple, yet powerful, platform that helps construction companies tackle some of the biggest problems in the construction industry including diminished productivity, breakdown of office-to-field communications and lack of project transparency. Any of these issues have the potential to derail your project. SMART Build was designed to resolve those problems and help deliver your project on-time and on budget by clarifying, connecting and simplifying the construction management process.

So what makes SMART Build different from other software solutions on the market? Let’s pull back the curtain and see what makes SMART Build unique:

Leveraging SMART

Hexagon has decades of experience in executing some of the most complex industrial projects in the world. By combining our knowledge of how these industries work with our leading-edge information management technologies, we designed SMART Build to address key challenges the construction industry is facing.

Designing SMART

SMART Build was designed to assist every person on your project. From the general contractor to the plumber, everyone has access to the information that is relevant to their role. No longer are people working in insolation; instead everybody is working with the same integrated, high-quality and consistent set of information.

Delivering SMART

SMART Build is a cloud-based, software-as-a-service solution. Therefore, everyone on your project has access to the information they need when they need it. Our powerful browser-based interface connects all relevant project information – including CAD drawings, 3D models, specifications, schedules, materials, workflows and instructions – to the thousands of people your project employs and the millions of tasks you manage.

Operating SMART

Because we built SMART Build for everyone involved in the project, we had to create a simple, intuitive solution that requires minimal training. Hexagon put enormous effort and focus on designing the user interface and experience, so instead of disrupting, SMART Build simplifies work. Our goal is to provide a solution that benefits everyone on your team and people actually enjoy using.

Pioneering a platform that will improve your profit margins and drive completion of projects safely, on time and on budget – now that’s shaping smart change.

Want to learn more?  Listen to Mirko Stock, chief operation officer for Hexagon Ventures, discuss the benefits of SMART Build in this HxGN Radio podcast. 


Mirko Stock

Mirko Stock is Chief Operating at Hexagon Ventures. Hexagon Ventures offers the next generation of smart solutions for business verticals. As part of Hexagon's Innovation Hub, Hexagon Ventures benefits from the strength of focused technology and application initiatives, leveraging Hexagon's portfolio of geospatial and industrial enterprise technologies, application knowledge and global presence. Hexagon Ventures is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B), a leading global provider of information technologies that drive quality and productivity improvements across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications. Prior taking his current responsibilities, Stock served as Senior Vice President, Global Business Development at Intergraph Process, Power & Marine where he was responsible for integrated solutions and strategic alliances. His organization was responsible for PP&M’s owner/operator solutions, associated worldwide deployment support as well as relationships with strategic partners such as global system integrators. Stock has a background in systems integration, product management and global sales. He joined Intergraph in 2001 when Intergraph acquired the MARIAN materials management and procurement software (now called SmartPlant Materials and SmartPlant Reference Data) from German systems integrator debis IT Services. His roles in debis IT Services and Intergraph PP&M included responsibilities for worldwide sales and product management for the MARIAN product, global program director for SmartPlant Enterprise and director, global operations for project & materials management solutions. Stock holds a graduate degree in mathematics from the University of Düsseldorf, Germany.