September 24, 2013

Tata Consulting Engineers and Autodesk announce strategic partnership for building information modeling (BIM) solutions

Mumbai: Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK), a world leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software, and Tata Consulting Engineers (TCEL), India’s leading engineering consultant, today announced a strategic partnership to deliver industry solution experiences to customers in plant, infrastructure, construction and building sectors. TCEL has a well-established presence in key industry sectors such as infrastructure, construction, power, steel metals and mining, chemical, and nuclear and advanced technologies since the past 51 years.

TCEL will leverage building information modeling (BIM) solutions offered by the Autodesk Building Design Suite, Infrastructure Design Suite and Plant Design Suite to bring business value to its global customers in the power, infrastructure, chemical, process and building sectors, serving them in the key markets of Africa, Asia Pacific, Americas, Europe and India, through joint business development and engineering consultancy services. The adoption of BIM has seen significant increase worldwide in areas of building, infrastructure and construction management. According to 2012 McGraw Hill North America BIM SmartMarket Report, the percentage of companies using BIM jumped from 17 percent in 2007 to 71 percent in 2012 in North America. In UK, BIM is a central theme in the government’s construction strategy designed to reduce carbon and costs as part of the overall economic development. In Singapore, BIM is an important component of public housing projects.

Commenting on the announcement, JP Haran, managing director, TCEL, said, “Tata Consulting Engineers is present in key industry sectors, managing projects that are complex and large scale, especially in building, town planning and infrastructure. We are committed to providing responsible consulting solutions to our customers that are sustainable, smart and cost-efficient. This partnership with Autodesk will help Tata Consulting Engineers add value by implementing BIM solutions in the building, infrastructure and plant solution space. Providing technology-enabled solutions also complements our larger strategic goals in spreading our business in global markets.”

Pradeep Nair, managing director, Autodesk India & SAARC, said, “Globally, one of the most significant technology trends today is the adoption of building information modeling (BIM). BIM goes well beyond traditional CAD software that is popular in most developing countries. India’s 12th Five Year Plan envisages infrastructure investments of $1 trillion. BIM will help us derive cost and time savings in such mega projects, while ensuring sustainability. As the leading provider of BIM solutions, we are delighted to partner with Tata Consulting Engineers to promote the adoption of BIM in India and other emerging markets.”

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