DeSimone Acquires Dowco Group’s Global Detailing and Building Information Modeling Business

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January 6, 2023

DeSimone Consulting Engineering D.P.C., a leading full-service engineering firm with offices worldwide, announced a new agreement to acquire Dowco Group’s global detailing, preconstruction and building information modeling services business.

“Through the acquisition of Dowco’s detailing and BIM services business, DeSimone can now more quickly deliver projects by bringing engineering and detailing into the design phase early,” said Stephen DeSimone, chairman and CEO of DeSimone Consulting Engineering D.P.C.

“We welcome our new Dowco colleagues from around the world,” DeSimone added. “Together, we are building a global digital design and detailing team, which allows us to offer structural solutions for clients inclusive of design, detailing, BIM, and virtual construction services.”

Ewen Dobbie, president and CEO of Dowco Group of Companies, said: “Today is another important day in the history of our company. Given Dowco’s pioneering role as the first North American user and reseller of Tekla Structures software, we have played a key role in the development of North America’s 3D structural modeling and emerging markets for BIM and digital construction services.”

Dobbie added, “We have witnessed first-hand the value realized when creating accurate digital structural models earlier in the design process. As long-time advocates for engineers and detailers working collaboratively in a connected digital construction environment, we applaud DeSimone for its commitment to reducing project risk and rework and for producing better project outcomes for its clients. We fully believe this transaction will enhance our presence in the U.S. and help us market our services to an expanded client base.”

About DeSimone Consulting Engineering D.P.C

DeSimone Consulting Engineering provides leading structural engineering, façade consulting, and forensic, and construction consulting services for all types of buildings. Founded in New York City in 1969, DeSimone is known for providing each client with personal, dedicated, and inspiring engineering solutions. Technology, communication, and responsiveness are key strengths that differentiate DeSimone from its competition and facilitate the firm’s commitment to exceptional service and engender the creation of a better-built environment. With offices in United States, Canada, South America, Asia, United Kingdom, and the Middle East, DeSimone has designed over 10,000 projects in 55 countries.

About Dowco Group of Companies

Since Dowco Group’s 1970 founding, the British Columbia-based firm has become a global leader in specialized preconstruction modeling, detailing, building information modeling (BIM), and virtual design and construction (VDC) services. Dowco specializes in providing integrated Steel, Mass Timber and Rebar Detailing on major projects located throughout North America.