Germany/Munich, July 16, 2013 – As the provider of the Allplan BIM solution, Nemetschek Allplan is looking forward to a successful cooperative partnership with the recently founded “TUM Center of Digital Methods for the Built Environment” at the Technical University Munich. The software company expects this collaboration with leading international scientists in joint research and promotional projects to lead to important technical developments within the company.
The “TUM Center of Digital Methods for the Built Environment” provides a platform for interdisciplinary research projects in the construction industry together with the TU Munich. It places particular emphasis on the various aspects of data transfer and model management, and a wide range of simulation applications based on BIM models are considered. The research in the center focuses on development of new and existing digital methods for design in architecture, civil engineering and geodesy.
According to André Borrmann, Professor for Computational Modeling and Simulation at Technical University Munich, “Working in interdisciplinary networks means that different participants supplement, support and inspire one another to develop innovative solutions. At the new center, we bring together the previously separate disciplines of architecture informatics, construction informatics and geoinformatics in order to research shared problems and develop new methods in the area of digital support in the construction industry. This creates real added value – both for us as researchers and also for our partners in industry.”
Karin Schmidt, Manager of Education at Nemetschek Allplan says: “Ever since our company was founded, our products have been taking an interdisciplinary approach: Nemetschek Allplan develops one-stop software for architects, civil engineers and facility managers. As a pioneer of BIM and a member of the openBIM initiative, we expect to create valuable synergy with the researchers at “TUM Center of Digital Methods for the Built Environment”. This is why we’re really looking forward to working with TU Munich and generating some useful ideas for the future development of our software products.”
About Nemetschek Allplan
Nemetschek Allplan, with headquarters in Munich/Germany, is one of Europe's leading BIM (Building Information Modeling) solution providers. A wholly owned subsidiary of Nemetschek AG, Nemetschek Allplan develops powerful software for architects, structural/civil engineers, contractors and facility managers. The core product Allplan provides a flexible and efficient toolset for the seamless planning of visionary architecture and innovative engineering projects. Currently available in 19 languages worldwide, Allplan covers every usage level of a BIM focused CAD system: from straightforward 2D drawings to 3D modeling including quantity take off and cost calculation. It also supports the OpenBIM initiative and the IFC standard to assure interoperability throughout the building life cycle. Further information is available at www.nemetschek-allplan.com and www.nemetschek-allplan.com/bim.