Building Information Modelling software juggernaut Autodesk have signed an agreement with an energy management specialist in order to brainstorm ways in which the two parties can collaborate in the future, combining their services to create an ultimately greater experience for their customers.
Autodesk have signed a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ with Schneider Electric, which may – according to a press release – “include new solutions and services in the areas of energy management, building automation and control, and workspace management in relation to BIM.
Software that may receive future updates with the added electrical distribution, energy and building management expertise of Schneider Electric include Autodesk BIM 360 and Autodesk Revit. With energy efficiency cited as a key driver for BIM implementation, with Schneider’s prowess on board, Autodesk may be able to improve their services dramatically.
“Today’s announcement builds on decades of Schneider Electric integrated approach to building management that can reduce energy, reduce capital expenditures, decrease operating expenditures and improve overall business performance,” stated Jean-Luc Meyer, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at Schneider Electric.
“We see a huge potential in digitizing buildings project lifecycle. We believe that the cooperation with Autodesk will help drive a deep and long-term transformation in the construction industry, providing greater value to each user and contributing to solve the energy challenge.”
Follow this link to read the entire press release explaining the partnership.
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