Advanced Planning, Preconstruction, and Value Analysis

Building CATALYST brings new data science and technology for building owners and AEC professionals hungry for measurable value improvement. From the early planning, or at any other point through the design, procurement and construction stages, Building CATALYST provides a more reliable prediction, control, and optimization of outcomes. Building CATALYST simplifies, integrates, and automates in the following ten ways:
Building CATALYST provides construction’s only integrated program, design and cost analysis capability. It does so by anonymously pooling your critical data and other organization’s data. Building CATALYST converts this pooled data into a powerful knowledge resource to improve planning, estimating, procurement and project management.

Planning and Modeling

Building CATALYST takes information modeling (BIM) to the next level. Based on the Owner’s Business Case, Building CATALYST models or analyzes the space program, quantities, schedule and/or construction costs at any point in the project - in real-time.

Comprehensive Benchmarking

Building CATALYST provides more accurate and detailed benchmarking derived from the marketplace and/or your own completed real-world projects. It’s comprehensive because it benchmarks the space program, quantities, and schedule – as well as costs.

Set-based Prototyping

Building CATALYST provides whole-building prototyping in real time. Inspired by Toyota’s set-based design, Building CATALYST expands decision-making ability to optimize the outcomes of the entire facility, rather than the sum of the parts.

Impartial Target Valuation

Building CATALYST helps keep budgets and targets from being over- or under-valued through impartial target modeling and setting. As a result, Building CATALYST also takes Lean Project Delivery and Target Value Design (TVD) to the next level.

Successive Estimating

Building CATALYST integrates predictive modeling, with more detailed assembly and component estimating. Each building system can be statistically predicted or deterministically estimated based on the level of definition and/or design.

Project Tracking

As the level of development (LOD) progresses, Building CATALYST provides both statistical and comparative tracking of program, design and cost. This serves as an alert to potential drifting, as well as an early detection of variation from the approved budget or target values.

Comparative Analysis

Building CATALYST provides in-depth comparison and analysis of the program and design efficiency, as well as cost effectiveness. It does this within the project (set by set) by comparing predicted to estimated/actual results. It also does so across a series of selected benchmark projects.

System-wide Organization and Integration

Building CATALYST organizes and exchanges critical data/information across and within projects. This dramatically enhances project communication, decision-making and process improvement initiatives.

Platform for Advancing Project Delivery

Building CATALYST improves the current CM, Design-Building, Design-Bid-Build and Integrated Project Delivery methods. Building CATALYST also provides a platform for Vertically Integrated Building Systems (VIBS) for more advanced value improvement.

Current Facility Categories and Types

Start planning a current or proposed project and/or recording data from your past projects. Note that facility types connoted with asterisks (*) are ready for historical recording, but not for reliable modeling of new projects.


Most new building and space categories and types can be established and made available very fast on our end, given completed real-world project information from which to benchmark, on your end. Please contact us at for more information on this.