Fexillon, the Ireland-based leading provider of digital asset management solutions for infrastructure and real estate, and JE Dunn Construction, one of the largest construction companies in the U.S., have today announced a strategic partnership agreement that will see the Irish building tech company play a critical role in the build and roll out of mission-critical sites, worth over $3 billion in investment, across the U.S.
The strategic partnership will involve JE Dunn utilizing Fexillon’s knowledge and expertise across up to 10 sites over the next 12 to 24 months, supporting the information delivery path from construction to operations management and facilitating knowledge transfer of JE Dunn’s mission-critical sites to owners in locations across the U.S.
“We are thrilled to announce our partnership with the JE Dunn Construction team,” said Fexillon CEO Kieran Beggan. “Today’s announcement marks the next step in our future direction and the ongoing development of Fexillon in North America. Being appointed as a strategic partner to JE Dunn’s build program, worth $3 billion in construction value, underlines our commitment to working together to radically change the construction industry and built environment for the benefit of customers, the occupier and the environment. Fexillon’s pipeline of work is set for exponential growth and reinforces our conviction around the significant future opportunities for the company in the U.S.”
Fexillon is backed by Enterprise Ireland, the number one venture capital firm in the world by deal count. With industry experts based around the world, the agency connects Irish innovators to partners on the ground who can help them to scale and succeed. This level of support is unique to Irish companies and thus far has proved critical to Fexillon.
“We are delighted to have Fexillon as one of our strategic partners,” commented Chris Teddy, Vice President at JE Dunn Construction. “As a leading provider of construction services in North America with a legacy of almost 100 years, our mission is to deliver construction in a manner exceeding the expectation of our clients, and that can’t be done without best-in-class support. Fexillon has decades of experience in the digital construction field and the reliability of their team, coupled with its streamlined approach, platform and expansion capabilities, make them a perfect choice to partner with across our mission-critical sites throughout the U.S.”
Fexillon is the leading Ireland-based provider of building information and asset management. Its software and value-added services create a secure environment for managing building information, from planning and design stage, construction and handover to operations and maintenance for the building owner and operator. The company’s platform enables its clients to make proactive, data-led decisions in real time, which allows them to make better, more collaborative decisions around reducing energy consumption and operational emissions through to creating zero-energy buildings.
Fexillon’s platform is already in use across several sectors, including construction, energy, health care and critical infrastructure throughout Ireland and the UK. It is a current collaborator of Microsoft, which sees Fexillon utilize Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform to support bespoke, detailed, and interactive digital replicas of Microsoft’s built infrastructure.
Fexillon has experienced immense growth over the past 18 months, during which the company announced its expansion into the UK and USA as part of its growth strategy, grew its headcount and raised €2 million in equity through The Davy EIIS Fund, an employment and investment incentive scheme which is managed on behalf of investors by BES Management DAC, a joint venture between BDO and Davy.
“Enterprise Ireland is pleased and honored to support Fexillon in scaling its U.S. presence with JE Dunn,” said Marisa Mannion, Senior Vice President of U.S. Construction at Enterprise Ireland. “Ireland is rich in its vast technological, research, and education resources and is home to leading innovators that are having a real impact around the world. JE Dunn recognizes this, and we are proud to be a partner.”