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16th January 2019 – GRAITEC, an international BIM, Fabrication and Design software developer for AEC, and Autodesk® Platinum Partner across Europe, is delighted to announce the acquisition of Opentree, a U.K based company that provides EDM solutions for the management of the entire document lifecycle of projects, and conforms to BIM standards and BS1192 workflows

At a time when there is increasing industry complexity especially around BIM projects and delivery, the need to effectively manage internal W.I.P (Work in progress) project documentation from the outset is becoming increasingly important across all AEC sectors.

Practices and businesses with a further requirement to publish project data externally to a hosted environment are then often faced with the challenge of interfacing with multiple CDE (Common Data Environment) vendors , as the choice for construction and manufacturing professionals is vast, but with Opentree you can effectively manage all of your internal documentation and model information locally throughout the project lifecycle and then publish to the CDE of your (or the principal contractors) choice as and when a particular project dictates.

Francis Guillemard, GRAITEC President comments: “With Graitec’s recent acquisitions, coupled to the fact that we are an extremely large Autodesk partner, and a software developer in the BIM area. Our solutions in the BIM arena provide many ’000,000’s of models, documents and ancillary information, this acquisition will be pivotal in helping our customers with the day to day management of their project documentation from initial conception and tender, through to project delivery!

Andrew Frank, OPENTREE Managing Director comments: “By joining Opentree and Graitec, our customers will further benefit from being owned by a company with a long history in design & collaboration, who have the skills and expertise to push Opentree even further into the market of W.I.P management, We see this a key strategy for all customers to manage this process better than they do today.

Steve Houlder, GRAITEC COO comments: “The BIM market and the BIM for Manufacturing market is growing at a rapid rate in many countries. One of the major difficulties faced by our customers at all levels from housing development through to capital projects, is the management of data from project conception to the start of the collaboration phase, ensuring data consistency and adherence to standards being one of the most important topics. With Opentree we can address this growing issue for many of our customers, aligning, Graitec and Autodesk technologies.

Graitec will now offer Data Management and W.I.P management to all our customers who have been trying to solve the problem by various means for a long time. By helping customers to adhere to data standards, deliver consistency, conform to both BS1192 and the upcoming ISO19650 BIM standards, Graitec are at the forefront of helping customers manage their data and projects effectively enabling them to achieve time and cost savings, as well as improving internal and external data quality processes.

About GRAITEC
Founded in 1986, GRAITEC is an international Autodesk Partner across Europe, North America and Russia including an Autodesk Developer Partner, delivering high-performance BIM Simulation and Fabrication solutions. Operating throughout 45 offices across 11 countries worldwide, GRAITEC goals is to offer productivity, efficiency and performance solutions and consulting to its customers in the BIM arena. With 450 employees amongst which there are 200 BIM consultants, GRAITEC is an innovation focused company whose products are used by more than 100,000 construction professionals worldwide.
For more information, please visit www.graitec.com.

About Opentree
The company was established in 1992 as tsaADVET Ltd selling networked PC based CAD solutions from Intergraph, Bentley and Autodesk. The focus was on large engineering companies who had hundreds of thousands of drawings to control across very large facilities. We introduced a third party Electronic Document Management Software (EDMS) system (Falcon/DMS) which we sold and supported to enable the tight management of the CAD data. This included management of CAD Reference/XRef files which are vital to ensure data integrity of the drawings.

As the business continued to grow, we soon realised that the EDMS product was not meeting all of our customers’ needs. So in 2000, we developed our own EDMS, CAB-i-NET (now Cabinet).
Since it was first adopted by Tata Steel (formerly British Steel) and Siemens (formerly Westinghouse Rail Systems) in 2003, we’ve never looked back. Thanks to our partnership approach with various multinational blue chip companies, Cabinet evolved to manage all forms of office documents as well as CAD drawings.

Following a decade of success, a management buyout enabled the company to strategically plan for its future growth. This resulted in the opening of a dedicated development office in Sheffield, followed by a complete rebrand to Opentree in 2014.
For more information, please visit www.opentree.co.uk

For further information, please contact:

Dave Talbot
GRAITEC
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91572 Bièvres Cedex
Paris, France
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Zenit Consultants team joins Graitec

Montreal, Canada October 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 Zenit Consultants Inc., Éric Bernier and his team is joining Graitec Inc .  

Zenit Consultants

Zenit Consultants will reinforce 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 Designer – and the MIS solution Advance Workshop; and (3) as service provider and Research & Development partner for engineering offices and manufacturers.

Zenit brings with them a team of BIM experts as well as over 10 years of presence and customer commitment on the Canadian market.

With the full support of a major international group, the Zenit team will offer further capacity for companies looking for BIM Services and process digitalisation through the Graitec BIMUp offering (further details can be found at https://www.graitec.ca/en-ca/bim/bimup). 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.

Zenit Consultants and Graitec Canada’s teams will merge in the coming weeks and both teams will join their strength to better serve customers and help them to move successfully on their BIM journey.

Éric Bernier, owner of Zenit Consultants comments: “Zenit’s reputation was always based on 3 major elements: technical expertise, professionalism and to be able to listen to our client’s needs. Our team of passionate experts were always giving more than needed to make sure our client’s experience was 100% positive. We looked at the BIM world surrounding us and noticed that GRAITEC have the same values as Zenit and that our separate expertise was complementary; together we could achieve more and bring our customers further. We are very happy to join a strong team as GRAITEC.”

Hugo Michaud, GRAITEC Inc. Managing Director adds: “I’m proud to welcome Zenit’s team in the family. Zenit and Graitec share the same diligence-imbedded DNA, “the customer first” philosophy, a true passion for BIM, and the belief that hard work is its own reward. This addition to the Montreal team is very exciting for us all. It reflects our strong motivation to become a major player in Canada and strengthens our global BIM technology and service offering.”

About GRAITEC

Founded in 1986, GRAITEC is an international group helping construction and manufacturing professionals achieving successfully their digital transformation by providing BIM and Industry 4.0 software and consultancy. Graitec is a developer of high performance BIM applications as well as an Autodesk Platinum Partner in Europe and Gold Autodesk Partner in North America and Russia.

Operating through 35 offices across 11 countries worldwide, GRAITEC offers its clients an extensive range of established software solutions combined with the full portfolio of Autodesk products which help address the most demanding project needs and maximizing productivity, efficiency and performance. GRAITEC is an innovation focused company whose products are used by more than 60,000 construction professionals worldwide.

For more information, please visit www.graitec.com

About ZENIT CONSULTANTS

Since 2009, Zenit delivers professional services to architect’s, engineer’s, general contractors’ firms who want to align with today’s technology and implement BIM. As the first BIM consultants firm in Quebec, Zenit gave training, implemented BIM software, acted as BIM director and manager on multiple projects including hospitals and Universities, using BIM software such as Revit, Navisworks, 3DSMax and all the Autodesk BIM360 cloud services. Today, they are known for the quality of their trainings, implementations, project management and their huge expertise in BIM helping professionals make the jump to BIM processes. www.zenitconsultants.com  

 

 

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GRAITEC Inc.

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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 contractor’s 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.)

Procad

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

The Graitec Group welcomes Julio Alfaro as Senior Application Engineer

Julio Alfaro joins Graitec Group

MONTREAL, February 5, 2018 – Graitec is proud to announce that Julio Alfaro has joined the firm’s North American office as a senior application engineer.

Recognized throughout the steel fabrication market for his technical expertise, Julio advises clients on national and international BIM matters and specializes in Structural Steel Fabrication. Julio strategically guides clients in their dealings with their BIM challenges, and mandates to win more business, be more profitable and efficient using the latest technology. He also has specific expertise with Autodesk Advance Steel and Autodesk Revit.

Julio’s practice includes helping customers implement, customize, support, and train their employees around the Autodesk BIM portfolio.

“Julio is one of the most impressive BIM Consultant of his generation. His arrival is excellent news for the whole company and for our clients, who will benefit from his surgical approach to BIM and thorough understanding of the workings of the construction industry players with whom they must cooperate,” stated Hugo Michaud, Graitec Inc. Managing Director.

Before joining Graitec, Julio Alfaro was a Senior Technical Sales Specialist at Autodesk, and a Drafting Department Manager at TL Fab.

The entire Graitec team welcomes Julio and wishes him great success.

 

 

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