Three Nemetschek Group brands to exhibit together and collaborate on sponsorships, presentations at premier UK construction event Helsinki Finland 140218: The above three mentioned companies are sponsoring the BIM Awards at the event kickoff on Tuesday, 27 February. Solibri, the market leader in QA/QC (Quality Assurance and Quality Control) will attend BIM Show Live as a Gold Sponsor in 2018 and sit alongside Bluebeam and ALLPLAN on the Tech Stage to discuss the importance of interoperability and open data formats. The three companies will also co-sponsors the BIM Awards at the event kickoff on Tuesday, 27 February. Held from 28 February–1 March 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, BIM Show Live will feature keynotes, panel discussions and interactive seminar sessions from global BIM and digital construction experts. Solibri, Bluebeam and ALLPLAN will showcase collaborative software workflows for BIM, optimised for Nemetschek Group solutions, on the show floor with in-person demonstrations. The Nemetschek Group companies include 13 global technology brands that cover the entire lifecycle of a building or infrastructure project, from the planning phase to construction and facility management. “Solibri was founded on the principle of Open BIM – meaning interoperability to benefit all users – whether they be the owner, constructor or designer of a building. The Nemetschek Group is based on similar principles and we see this thinking brought to life with the likes of our sister companies, Bluebeam and ALLPLAN,” said Heikki Kulusjärvi, Solibri CEO. “Companies in the built industry are moving towards global collaboration and integration,” said Don Jacob, CTO of Bluebeam. “Interoperability is crucial to their success, and companies like Bluebeam, ALLPLAN and Solibri are part of the collaborative approach, which enables software solutions to communicate with each other.” “For many years at ALLPLAN, we have been able to provide complete traceability of every object, in order to support the entire lifecycle of the project. With Allplan Bimplus, we have an open BIM common data environment and platform for managing models and all associated project data with the entire project team, as well as our sister companies such as Bluebeam and Solibri, for maximum interoperability," stated Richard Brotherton, CEO of ALLPLAN. Presentation by Solibri, Bluebeam and ALLPLAN at BIM Show Live: Title: “Achieving Interoperability Between Information Systems” Date: 28 February 2018 Time: 13.00–13.45 Speakers: James Chambers, UK Country Manager, Bluebeam, Inc.; Andrew Bellerby, Managing Director, Solibri UK Ltd.; Jonathan Croft, Technical Applications Engineer, ALLPLAN UK Ltd. Moderated by Don Jacob, CTO, Bluebeam, Inc. Summary: A lack of interoperability between information systems means firms often expend considerable time and resources when moving between, and within, projects. Greater interoperability, use of a common data environment (CDE) and open data formats (like PDF and IFC) – when applied together – can deliver significant efficiency savings. About Solibri Solibri is the 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 code checking. Solibri’s corporate message is to develop and market quality assurance solutions that improve the quality of BIM-based design and make the entire design and construction process more productive and cost effective. Solibri’s customers include major building owners, construction companies, architects and engineering firms in more than 70 countries. www.solibri.com. About Bluebeam Trusted by over one million individuals in more than 130 countries, Bluebeam’s smart, intuitive markup and collaboration solutions advance the way technical professionals work, manage and collaborate on projects digitally. Founded in Pasadena, California, Bluebeam has grown to include additional offices in the USA, Denmark, Canada, United Kingdom and Sweden. Bluebeam is part of the Nemetschek Group. www.bluebeam.co.uk. About ALLPLAN ALLPLAN is a leading European provider of open solutions for Building Information Modelling (BIM). For over 50 years, the company has been supporting the construction industry with a pioneering software portfolio and is playing a key role in promoting the digitalisation of the construction industry: innovative, customer-oriented and created with German quality. www.allplan.com.