Building Information Modelling has been deemed so important for two European companies that they’ve decided to join forces to ensure their clients get the best possible service.
Although one giant collaborative force within Europe may be cutting ties very soon, another is just beginning as German IT consultancy N+P Informationssysteme GmbH (N+P) have been selected as strategic BIM partners by software developers Stabiplan of The Netherlands.
The coalition means that Stabiplan products are now accessible to German BIM adopters for the very first time. Services now available include Stabicad, Stabiplan’s premier software package that has seamless functionality with Autodesk‘s Revit MEP and AutoCAD. In addition to that advantage for Germany, the country’s AEC professionals can also access Stabiplan’s MEPcontent.eu web platform, which allows users to access graphical product information of a vast number of leading manufacturers and suppliers.
“No matter how valuable knowledge and experience are, putting these into practice on a daily basis is about going one step further”, said Edwin Schalk, Stabiplan’s Business Development Director. “It’s all about information. BIM requires that parties share the information. This leads to other forms of cooperation, new business models and eventually changes in the relationship with clients. This is why we are making our solution available on the two market-leading platforms AutoCAD and Autodesk Revit MEP.”
Further comment came from N+P’s AEC department head Stefan Schrenk. Discussing the new business relationship, he said: “What our customers really want to know nowadays is what Building Information Modelling is going to mean for their business. Our job as system specialist, therefore, is to accompany the process with technically clean-cut advice and deliver precisely tailored and intelligent IT solutions for the tasks at hand.
“Stabiplan’s software lets us seamlessly integrate TGA planning into Building Information Modelling, both in the areas of planning and in construction. Moreover: further integration of the data into N+P’s own CAFM software SPARTICUS Facility Management means the BIM philosophy is supported by us on the software-side right to the point of operation.”
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What do you make of continental business partnerships like this. It can only be a good thing, right?