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Graphisoft signs agreement for “SmartBIM Cloud” services

Graphisoft partners with Obayshi and NEC to deliver cloud solution for BIM

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Japanese giant, Obayashi Corporation, one the world’s leading construction contractors, has signed an agreement with NEC of Japan and Graphisoft to deliver what they are calling “SmartBIM Cloud.”

The goal of the agreement is to provide technology leadership for Obayashi through integrated building information modeling (BIM) workflows and a company-wide BIM-based information sharing system. The Japanese contracting giant has been working on reforming the use of BIM among design, construction and building operation functions within the entire company.

Graphisoft’s BIM Leadership

Obayashi has chosen to partner with Graphisoft due to its industry leadership in BIM. This alliance will be based on Graphisoft’s revolutionary BIM Server with Delta technology and will tap into NEC’s cloud services leadership. Obayashi will gain “seamless information sharing,” which is the key advantage of BIM. NEC has been involved in many large cloud applications and brings its know-how to the table.

Obayashi is confident that by implementing the “SmartBIM Cloud” on a company-wide scale, customers will benefit in a number of areas, including the ability to check the status during design, construction, and the completion of buildings, from anywhere and anytime on the Web, resulting in information on demand.

This leads all stakeholders to a better understanding of each phase beforehand, so that it will be possible to respond to customers’ requests in early stages, leading to consensus early in the design process. In addition, utilizing BIM will result in the creation of a working environment in which each person involved in the building process can cooperate quickly and seamlessly, greatly reducing the construction time. The BIM database contains not only geometric information, but also specification, supply, analytic data and everything that is necessary for construction.

To learn more about Graphisoft’s BIM solution ArchiCAD visit them online here: www.graphisoft.com

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