After lengthy negotiations with a company based in Oulu we managed to purchase our own CAD program. For this we are still grateful and continue to count our lucky stars, as the BIM capabilities of the program extend the potential use cases for our product significantly. The purchase resulted in the birth of GBCAD, which is the foundation for all our data models, room cards, quantity surveying, printing tools, and 3D models.
We ended up planning a new type of a product that would make the end to-end process clearer and more efficient and introduce more control to the sometimes chaotic construction business. First meetings were held in summer of 2012 and towards the end of the year, Group Builder Oy was founded. In spring 2013, one year after drafting the initial idea, we had gathered enough capital to start development work.