Extended Nordic partnership between Cad-Q and Solibri


PRESS RELEASE CAD-Q/SOLIBRI, INC., Stockholm 2012-01-20

Extended Nordic partnership between Cad-Q and Solibri offers new opportunities for enhanced quality in BIM models

Cad-Q, the Nordic region's leading supplier of systems for design and development, and Solibri, Inc., the pioneer in analysis of BIM models, have signed an agreement concerning integration of technology and cooperation within BIM* and IFC** in the Nordic Region.

Cad-Q and Solibri have signed an agreement concerning:
•    Ensure integration of technology to support the BIM initiative in the AEC market.
•    Cad-Q will implement Solibri technology into their main offering and enhance specialized competence in all Nordic countries.
•    Solibri will partner with Cad-Q to develop support for IFC in the Cad-Q product portfolio.
•    Establish support for building information life cycle support from preliminary design to operations and maintenance (FM) based on neutral formats.
“The partnership with Solibri will enhance our initiative to support the complex information process in the building industry”, says Rolf Kjærnsli, CEO, Cad-Q. “We are a pan Nordic provider of IT system support related to BIM in the entire building life cycle with its different phases and unique requirements. We have great expectations on the impact this partnership can bring to the market in delivery of tools that will support the needs of quality assured building information models. Cad-Q supports open standards and IFC can contribute to the information flow throughout the building life cycle. The growing demand and requirements from building owners are a challenge we take seriously”, he explains further.

Solibri develops and markets solutions that improve the quality of Building Information Models (BIM) and make the entire design process more productive. The company has extensive knowledge of model based design, and has been the pioneer in applying this approach in the construction industry. With the help of Solibri Model Checker and the accompanying Quality Assurance/Quality Control methodology, the customers save time and money in deploying high quality BIM and enjoy a fast return of investment. The product analyzes Building Information Models for integrity, quality and physical safety with an easy-to-use visualization.

“We are pleased that Cad-Q has chosen our technology as part of their BIM offering and sharing our vision of effective and flawless design process. We believe  in Cad-Q’s dedication to provide full set of complementary BIM solutions to customers enables to design and maintain high quality buildings with minimal waste of manhours, energy and material”, says Heikki Kulusjärvi CEO, Solibri.

For more information, please contact:
Rolf Kjærnsli, CEO Cad-Quality AB/AS/OY, phone: +47 915 75 961, e-mail: [email protected]
Heikki Kulusjärvi, CEO, Solibri, Inc, phone: +358-10-5486800, e-mail: [email protected]

■■ Cad-Q companies are the Nordic region's leading supplier of systems for design and development. The solutions build on experience of the customers' industries in combination with practical knowledge of the developers' need for IT support. The offering includes the development of processes and work methodology as well as implementation and support of primarily CAD-related systems. Our customers are active in the manufacturing industry, building and facilities industry, property management and the public sector. Cad-Q companies were founded in 1989 and have about 230 employees at 20 offices in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. Cad-Q is part of Addnode Group, which is listed on the OMX Nordic List, Small Cap. Learn more at www.cad-q.se

■■ Solibri, Inc. is the global leader in BIM quality assurance and quality control, providing out of the box tools for BIM validation, compliance control, design process coordination, design review, analysis, and building code checking. Solibri’s corporate mission is to provide quality assurance solutions that improve the quality of BIM files and make the entire design process more productive and the construction process more cost effective. Solibri’s customers include major building owners, construction companies, architects and engineering firms in more than 60 countries. Learn more at www.solibri.com

*BIM = Building Information Modeling; a building design methodology
**IFC = Industry Foundation Classes; a data representation standard and file format