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Rapidly Trending Topics, Insights, and Analysis: UpCodes

UpCodes is a construction and building code computing startup. Specifically, they provide software that helps the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry develop code-compliant buildings.

In addition to a searchable database containing building code information, the company also provides a tool they call UpCodes AI. This tool scans 3D models developed with building information modeling (BIM) data and notifies the architects about potential code violations.

UpCodes has over 500,000 active monthly users.

The startup has raised $4.1M in funding.

Rapidly Trending Topics, Insights, and Analysis: UpCodes

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UpCodes is part of the Building Code Software meta trend.

Building codes can be extremely complicated. In fact, documents containing building codes often exceed 100,000 pages.

Plus, code violations are a significant risk and expense for contractors (in some states, fines for a building code violation can range up to $500/day).

Which is why more construction companies are turning to building code platforms to try and identify potential code violations (searches for “building code platform” have increased by 66% over the last two years).