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Autodesk announces partnership with Esri for enhanced infrastructure design

Autodesk University 2017 was a massive success and one of the noteworthy partnerships announced between Autodesk BIM platform and Esri caught the spotlight.  


Autodesk—BIM pioneers and Esri—global market leader for geographic information systems software will venture into a collaboration to cater to a wide range of industries for better data visualization and facilitate in the development of infrastructure that lasts for ages.

The Strategic Alliance

Andrew Anagnost, CEO, Autodesk, and his counterpart at Esri, Jack Dangermond, are looking forward to this strategic partnership with a common aim of enabling city planners for sustainable and integral buildings.

The strategic alliance, announced at the AU in Las Vegas last month, is focused on the future needs of new generation buildings design and construction along with challenges of the explosion in the population. A visible uptick in construction methodology with GIS acquired data with BIM is expected, and both the software leaders aim to facilitate better planning and execution for optimal project costs and investments.

The combined technology set has the potential to provide new ways of connecting information across the project lifecycle to the benefit of our clients.

Following the official announcement of the partnership, forerunners in infrastructure development industry, AECOM for instance, are thrilled with the news as they see this alliance as the synergy of two dynamic software developers. The Global Director, Project Technologies, Jon Kizior, at AECOM, said, “The combined technology set has the potential to provide new ways of connecting information across the project lifecycle to the benefit of our clients.”

The entire idea of the consortium is focused on better connectivity between professionals with multi-disciplinary work areas and extracts valuable information from BIM and GIS data.

Key Aspects of Partnership

As this partnership sets sail, it will bring enhanced stakeholder engagement, the viability of designs, insights for risk management along with ready-resource information to deploy and manage scheduled activities at the construction site.

01 – The president of Esri and the CEO of Autodesk discuss the alliance at AU 2017.

The partnership is gearing to derive the spatial intelligence to make smarter decisions, optimization for designs and cost, accelerated project execution with a vision to develop smart cities.

Planners and designers can now march ahead with their project planning by viewing how their idea fits into the real world before they actually proceed any further than planning. With close association of the two major aspects of construction, BIM and GIS, the coalition of both the giants are expected to bring unprecedented association of construction and environment with in-depth construction understanding in advance.




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