• Autodesk Launches the First BIM Center of Excellence in Hong Kong

    6 November 2014

    HONG KONG, October 31, 2014 — Autodesk Asia Pte Ltd (NASDAQ: ADSK) yesterday was in contemplation of signing a Joint Marketing Agreement with Advanced Construction Information Development Limited (ACID) at its annual Media Luncheon. Under this newly formed strategic partnership, the two companies are jointly launching the first Building Information Modeling (BIM) Center of Excellence, an online, Autodesk technology-based, platform built from the ground up for professionals in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industries to share design resources and raise the degree of standardization across different companies in Hong Kong.

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    The First Hong Kong BIM Center of Excellence

    The opening of the BIM Center of Excellence(CoE) enables AEC professionals in Hong Kong to gain access to a pool of shared resources comprised of pre-standardized libraries contributed by industry peers, thus significantly reducing time and financial costs for companies. Through this new ability to access shared resources on the platform, companies can now refocus their efforts on developing new features for their projects, which can then be shared with their industry peers to further contribute to the betterment of urban infrastructure development in Hong Kong. The website, FLIP (Family Library Interchange Program), has been established for users to share and discuss their thoughts about BIM application through this platform.

    The BIM CoE is helping designers and AEC professionals in Hong Kong to address these industry challenges. With innovative Revit and Autodesk BIM solutions, this technology changes the way buildings, infrastructure, and utilities are planned, designed, built, and managed. Autodesk BIM solutions help transform information into insights and deliver business value at every step of the process. To drive greater standardization and therefore efficiency in design and construction, the platform grows exponentially more useful with every contribution made, and so all members of the AEC industries are encouraged to contribute.

    “We’re pleased to enter into a strategic partnership with Autodesk. By partnering with Autodesk in the BIM Center of Excellence, we’re making local AEC industries a lot more efficient in the long run. With the AEC professionals’ contributions, this platform will surely make a significant impact on the current industry landscape,” said Mr. David Fung, Managing Director of ACID.

    Dr. Wendy Lee, General Manager of Autodesk Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau added, “As the leader of the Design-led Revolution, Autodesk is providing designers and everyone else with a wide array of market-leading technologies and tools, enabling them to shape and reshape the world at their will with unprecedented abilities. These technologies, from 3D printing to BIM, are redefining the future of how things are made, and by doing so, we can create a better and more sustainable future. Autodesk will continue to deliver the best tools to all professionals and hobbyists alike, and invest in innovation to realize a future where things are made more sustainably, productively and efficiently.”

     The Future of How Things are Made

    Dr. Wendy Lee and Mr. David Fung in Contemplation of Signing a Joint Marketing Agreement lr

    Autodesk Asia Pte Ltd. was in contemplation of signing a Joint Marketing Agreement with Advanced Construction Information Development Limited at its annual Media Luncheon, and they are jointly launching Hong Kong’s first BIM Center of Excellence (CoE) for professionals in the architecture, engineering and construction industries to share design resources and raise the degree of standardization across different companies in Hong Kong.

    During the Media Luncheon 2014, Dr. Lee also presented Autodesk’s vision of “The Future of How Things are Made” in a keynote session, outlining Autodesk’s commitment to enabling designers, engineers and artists to improve their processes and gain a competitive edge with its depth and breadth of industry expertise as well as interdisciplinary insights into this new era. Her keynote session was followed by another presentation by Mr. Sam Chan, User Experience Design Manager, Consumer Group, Autodesk China Research and Development Center, covering 3D printing and how Autodesk helps broaden the accessibility of 3D printing with its comprehensive solutions portfolio.

    Earlier this year, Autodesk announced Spark, an open and free software platform for 3D printing that will connect digital information to 3D printers in a new way. Spark will help improve the speed and quality of the fabrication output by more tightly integrating software and hardware for 3D printing. To further drive innovation in 3D printing technologies, Autodesk announced it intended to invest up to US$100 million in 3D printing companies over the next several years. The Spark Investment Fund is the world’s first 3D printing investment program and will invest in entrepreneurs, startups and researchers to push the boundaries of 3D printing technology and accelerate the new industrial revolution. Autodesk encourages companies and individuals to develop groundbreaking hardware, software, materials, marketplaces and maker space to participate in the Spark Investment Fund’s investment portfolio. In addition to the financial investment, the Spark Investment Fund’s recipients will become part of the Spark partnership program and have access to marketing and other developer services available to the partners.

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