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GRAITEC Launches BIMUp

Bièvres, France, September 2018 – GRAITEC, an international BIM, Fabrication and Design software developer for AEC, Autodesk® Platinum Partner across Europe and Gold Partner across USA, Canada and Russia announces today that it has launched Graitec BIMUp. Graitec BIMUp is a tried and tested BIM methodology designed for its customers entry into the BIM arena and ongoing support and testing of the methodology.

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BIMUp was designed with the background of over ‘000’s of successful BIM Implementations across the globe. By breaking down 5 pillars of BIM:

  • The BIM technology implementation
  • Individual/Personalised training
  • BIM project management
  • BIM standards deployment
  • Collaboration

And adding Graitec productivity tools such as Graitec Advance PowerPack for Revit, and full technical support, customers can be safe in the knowledge that partnering with Graitec will provide a clear path to their BIM Journey and enable them to be up and running quickly.

Steve Houlder, Graitec COO comments: "We have designed BIMUp with the help of over 200 professionals across our business who have successfully helped 1000’s of our existing clients implement their BIM processes. ” By splitting the implementation into 5 pillars we can work with our clients in strategic areas so start or enhance their BIM journey. All of this is backed by technical support from 11 countries, in 13 languages and multiple time zones, making Graitec, the partner of choice for many looking to implement or refine their BIM strategy."

Manuel Liedot, GRAITEC CEO adds: “GRAITEC has a long-standing history as an Autodesk partner and is currently one of the fastest growing international Autodesk VAR’s. We have been offering BIM implementation through our branch network for many years, but this formalised approach will enable customers to leverage the success of many implementations and be productive a lot quicker. By combing the power of Autodesk and Graitec technologies, and the wealth of experience we have available, there is a clear benefit to partnering with Graitec."

GRAITEC Acquires Fabrication Management Software Publisher Arma Plus for Construction Delivery

10th July 2018 – GRAITEC, an international BIM, Fabrication and Design software developer for AEC, and Autodesk® Platinum Partner across Europe, is delighted to announce the acquisition of Arma Plus, a French based company that provides IT and Fabrication Software solutions for the construction, steel and concrete industries. Financial details have not been disclosed.

This acquisition complements Graitec’s strategy to become the leader in BIM for structural design, detailing and fabrication, whilst empowering the company to improve their existing software portfolio, and the development of pioneering BIM solutions.

At a time when technical and financial considerations have never been so high on the agenda in the construction industry and where BIM opens new exciting areas, professionals are standardizing and industrializing more and more of their processes. As part of this move, design and fabrication worlds are converging. The acquisition of Arma Plus occurs in this context where Graitec, a global champion of Design & Detailing solutions for construction, now enables customers to continue the journey by including fabrication in the process.

Francis Guillemard, GRAITEC President comments: “Graitec continues to invest in its fabrication software solution in order to propose a global design solution with our technologies in simulation & fabrication. With this acquisition, Graitec reinforces its global leading position in design, detailing and fabrication for the construction industry which employs over 7% of the global workforce in a 10 trillion-dollar industry, this places Graitec firmly in a position to help the industry leaders in this sector take advantage of this ever-growing marketplace

Jean-Jacques Touya, ARMA PLUS CEO adds: “By joining Arma Plus and Graitec, our customers will further streamline their design to manufacturing process, eliminate errors and reduce costs and time to market. Arma Plus’s experience with production machine technology will benefit digital models and ensure smart fabrication   with 100% feasibility”.

Graitec’s current rebar and concrete software application – Advance BIM Designers, features a collection of apps for automating structural design-to-detail BIM workflows and runs on multiple popular Autodesk platforms or as a standalone solution. The combination of this technology together with Arma Plus’s A+ Software solution will enable Graitec to deliver end to end concrete and rebar solutions, from initial design and detailing, out to rebar production control and precast production management and finally onto construction with a contractors rebar and supply management solution.

Furthermore, with Arma Plus bringing over 30 years of rebar knowledge to the table, GRAITEC can continue to support their client base on their 3D rebar detailing journey and accelerate existing developments.

By uniting both companies extensive experience and expertise, customers and prospects alike will continue to stay at the forefront of rebar design and meet the ever-evolving industry demands, due to an enhanced and wider scope of software and services.

About Arma Plus

Founded in 1984, Arma Plus group of companies is specialized in development and implementation of integrated M.E.S. solutions for concrete construction and steel industry. With a staff of forty employees its head office in Saint Herblain, four in Barcelona and two in Colombia, and has a turnover of 5 million euros across forty countries. Its ability to adapt to all types of customers, whatever their size or culture, enables Arma Plus to support industrial development of a large number of construction manufacturers and jobsites. Arma Plus, world's leader in IT solution for concrete steel reinforcing, has been deploying its teams, solutions and know-how for over three decades and continues its quest for innovation and progress.

For more information visit www.armaplus.com

GRAITEC acquires Canadian Autodesk VAR PROCAD

Bièvres, France, April 2018 – GRAITEC, an international BIM, Fabrication and Design software developer for AEC, Autodesk® Platinum Partner across Europe and Gold Partner across USA, Canada and Russia announced today that it acquired 100% shares of Procad, Montreal, Canada on Wednesday April 4th . (The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.)

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The acquisition of Procad reinforces the position of Graitec in Canada where the company is already operating as (1) Autodesk Gold Partner; (2) developer and reseller of 2 world standard structural analysis & design software: Advance Design and Advance BIM Designers and Advance Workshop, MIS Solution; and (3) as service provider and Research & Development partner for engineering offices and manufacturers.

Procad brings with them a team of BIM experts as well as over 30 years of presence and customer commitment on the Canadian market.

Now with the full support of a major international group, Procad will gain an extended capacity to deliver a new range of professional services around BIM. This in turn will deliver more value to customers with an extended portfolio of unique complementary products, an example of which, is that all Graitec subscribers to Autodesk Revit receive a complimentary Graitec PowerPack with over 50 bonus tools to increase their productivity.

An increased investment capacity will, in time, enlarge the operational area and expand focus to include advanced simulation and fabrication management systems to better serve current and new customers.

Procad and Graitec Canada will merge in the coming weeks and both teams will join their strength to better serve customers and develop the business of Graitec in Canada.

Mario Papadopoli, owner of Procad comments: "The ambition of Procad is to consistently offer an unparalleled level of technical expertise. Our dedicated staff is passionately committed to providing quality customer service. We were impressed and immediately attracted by the vision and strategy of GRAITEC and are extremely happy to be part of a truly professional and customer focused company. We are confident the company and our customers are in very good hands.”

Francis Guillemard, GRAITEC President adds: “GRAITEC has a long-standing history as an Autodesk partner and is currently one of the fastest growing international Autodesk VAR. Our expansion in Canada is testament to our continued growth strategy and reaction to the growing demand for our BIM technology and services in America. This acquisition is very exciting and reflects our strong motivation to become a major player in Canada and strengthens our global BIM technology and service offering.”

About PROCAD
Since 1986, Procad delivers professional services and technologies to companies who want to improve their design and production process. As an Autodesk Reseller and Autodesk Training Centre, Procad trains, integrates and consults on all Autodesk Solutions, such as Revit, AutoCAD, 3DSMax and all the Autodesk BIM360 cloud services. Known today for their huge expertise in BIM (Building Information Modelling) helping Architects, Civil Engineers, Manufacturers digitalize their design processes. www.procadconsultants.ca

 

21/03/18 – GRAITEC, an international BIM, Fabrication and Design software developer for AEC, and Autodesk® Platinum Partner across Europe, is delighted to announce winning the  prestigious Autodesk Platinum Award for the third consecutive year, for the “Largest Net New Subscription Growth in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)”

Winning an Autodesk Platinum award is a spectacular achievement in a very challenging and hotly contested market place. But managing to achieve this accolade three consecutive years in a row is testament to a business that is clearly focussed on growth through its customer centric approach, not only helping clients achieve their own successes, but also assisting them to maximise the return on their Autodesk software investments.

Says Steve Houlder, Graitec COO: We were delighted to achieve a Platinum Award for the second-time last year. Being able to achieve our goal for a third consecutive year however is huge honour, and one that not only reinforces the chosen path for our strategic growth initiative, but also demonstrates the strength and depth of experience of all the Graitec teams across EMEA who’s commitment, professionalism and focus have helped make this achievement possible once more.  

Says Manuel Liedot, Graitec CEO: The achievement of this award clearly illustrates our determination and commitment to the goal of becoming a leading global BIM provider and principal Autodesk Partner, as we continue to invest in strengthening our teams, our technology and service delivery.

I would like to congratulate all the Graitec teams involved for their hard work and dedication, as well as thanking all our loyal and new customers around the globe for their continued support.

About GRAITEC
Founded in 1986, GRAITEC is an international Autodesk Platinum Partner across Europe including an Autodesk Developer Partner and Autodesk AEC Solution Associate, delivering high-performance BIM solutions, bespoke add-ons and apps for Autodesk key AEC platforms.
Operating throughout 38 offices across 11 countries worldwide, GRAITEC offers its clients an extensive range of established software solutions combined with the full portfolio of Autodesk products and BIM suites which help address the most demanding projects needs and maximize productivity, efficiency and performance. With 450 employees amongst which there are 200 BIM consultants, GRAITEC is an innovation focused company whose products are used by more than 50,000 construction professionals worldwide.


 

BRE and Graitec partnership set to drive BIM uptake

A partnership between BRE and innovation-focused software solution provider Graitec is now providing companies with a smooth, end-to-end process for adopting BIM Level 2 Business Systems Certification. By the two organisations joining forces, companies can benefit from a unified, all-inclusive service that supports them on their BIM journey from gap analysis with a pre assessment service through to advisory, consultancy, software training and support, right through to BIM certification.

"This focused, joined-up approach will make it far more efficient for companies to prepare for BIM Level 2 certification", explained Paul Oakley, BIM Director at BRE. "It will also mean that Graitec clients can benefit from the BIM Level 2 process knowledge and training services provided by the BRE, but also have the software, consultancy and support services that we cannot offer. This will ensure that the advantages and opportunities that BIM certification delivers can be taken up faster and by a larger audience."

Steve Houlder, Graitec COO, added: “Our partnership with BRE will allow us to give companies a complete solution to BIM adoption. We are dedicated to help our customers excel and get ahead of their competition and this partnership gives us an additional approach to doing so.”

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About BRE Global

BRE Global is an independent, third party approvals organisation, offering certification of products, services and systems to an international market. Our testing and approvals are carried out by recognised experts in world-class facilities. BRE Global is part of the BRE Trust, the largest UK charity dedicated specifically to research and education in the built environment.

BRE Global BIM Level 2 Business Systems Certification scheme assesses a business, based at a single or multiple locations, in relation to the BIM policy and capability defined in PAS 1192-2:2013 and PAS 91. It also assesses the ability of the business to meet the requirements of an employer to carry out a BIM capability assessment. The scheme has been designed to enable certificated businesses to demonstrate compliance with PAS91-2013 section 4.2, so that they will not have to provide evidence of competence each time they undertake a tender. http://www.bregroup.com

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About Graitec

Founded in 1986, Graitec is an international innovative software developer operating throughout 30 offices across 12 countries. As one of the strongest international Autodesk Platinum Partners, the company is a Global Autodesk specialist partner for structural technologies. With BIM consultants making up half of its 400-strong workforce, Graitec's solutions are used by over 50,000 construction professionals world-wide. www.graitec.co.uk

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