GRAPHISOFT, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) architectural software developer, announced this week that a large-scale purchase agreement has been finalized between GRAPHISOFT and Takenaka Corporation, in Japan. The agreement will equip thousands of Takenaka field technicians with GRAPHISOFT BIMx Docs.
BIMx for Takenaka
Takenaka Corporation will adopt BIMx to make the award-winning BIM project presentation app available to thousands of field technicians, further ensuring on-site construction quality and management efficiency. Development of ‘Takenaka Smart Work’ will improve productivity and communications by revolutionizing workflows through the use of iPads and mobile devices. As a result of this agreement, Takenaka will be authorized to install and use GRAPHISOFT BIMx Docs on all Takenaka owned tablet computers in Japan. With this agreement, Takenaka Corporation hopes to further develop the use of BIM in the field of design and construction.
“We adopted BIMx Docs as a tool to facilitate communication with models, as well as for reviewing models in conjunction with drawing smoothly in a mobile environment. We would like to promote the transformation of our work style by spreading the use of BIM models in various scenarios,” said Kozo Nose, Senior Manager of ICT, Design Planning, Design Department, Takenaka Corporation.
“Takenaka’s decision indicates that BIMx is on the way to becoming the mobile software of choice for the construction industry in Japan. We share a common vision: bringing BIM data to construction sites,” says Bence Kovacs, Vice President of Asia, GRAPHISOFT.
Takenaka Corporation is one of the largest AEC companies in the Japan and the world, with 20 overseas offices and the largest construction research and development lab in the world with over 1,000 architects in its design department. This is yet another major big win for GRAPHISOFT where the company has started to truly dominate within the biggest Japanese AECO companies. We have written about why this Hungarian-based software company has done so well there in previous articles on this site.
BIMx Docs is a compelling full 3D BIM app for mobile devices that beautifully illustrates the relationship between ‘construction drawings’ or blueprints to the BIM model, something most building owners don’t truly understand. Consisting of game-like 3D navigation and a clean interface, BIMx Docs can handle extremely big BIM models and extensive 2D documentation on standard mobile device hardware.