COBie integration will help FM:Systems customers gather building information from a broad range of sources
RALEIGH, N.C. – November 22, 2011 – Autodesk, Inc. a world leader in 2D and 3D design, engineering and entertainment software for the manufacturing, building, construction, media and entertainment markets, today announced it has selected FM:Systems, a leading provider of integrated workplace management systems (IWMS) and computer-aided facility management (CAFM) software, and Advanced Spatial technologies Pty Ltd (ASt), an FM:Systems solution provider, to provide integrated building information modeling (BIM) and facility management (FM) solutions across Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific.
As Autodesk’s Preferred Industry Partner for facilities management, FM:Systems has demonstrated leadership in the integration of building information modeling and FM solutions. Building upon a shared goal to bring the benefits of BIM to the operations phases of a building’s lifecycle, the two companies work together to integrate BIM data from Autodesk software products, such as Autodesk Revit Architecture, with FM:Systems facilities software to support enhanced building operations and maintenance.
Autodesk in Australia recently recognized Advanced Spatial technologies Pty Ltd as a preferred industry partner for facility management solutions in the Australia and New Zealand region. ASt, an FM:Systems international business partner, has been delivering FM:Systems software solutions and Autodesk AEC solutions in Australia and Asia-Pacific since 1995.
“FM:Systems has a proven track record for enabling its customers to connect BIM data from the design, construction and renovation phases of the building lifecycle to the facility management and operations phases, and ASt has a successful history leveraging FM:Interact with AutoCAD and Revit-based technology. This made it an easy choice to promote ASt as a Preferred Industry Partner for facilities management solutions in the Australia and New Zealand region,” said Rob Malkin, Autodesk Australia.
“FM:Systems has a long-standing relationship with ASt, so we are familiar with its high quality level of service and commitment to its customers,” said Michael Schley, CEO and founder, FM:Systems. “Lifecycle BIM brings significant benefits to facility managers and other operations professionals. We are excited to continue to work with ASt to bring the benefits of Lifecycle BIM to this part of the world.”
Advandced Spatial Technologies Pty Ltd.
Right after its inception, Advanced Spatial technologies Pty Ltd (ASt) began working as a FM:Systems partner in 1995 and an Autodesk partner in 1996. Today ASt works closely with Autodesk ANZ and FM:Systems to help building owners and managers realize the value of FM working with Autodesk AEC products. The partnership shares the goal of bringing the benefits of BIM and FM:Interact to the operations phase of the building lifecycle. ASt provides Autodesk AEC products, FM:Systems software solutions, support, training and CAD/BIM services for business advantages. For further information, please visit www.bimfm.com.au and www.advancedspatial.com.au.
About Autodesk Australia
Autodesk, Inc. is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries ― including the last 16 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects — use Autodesk software to design, visualize and simulate their ideas. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art software for global markets. For additional information about Autodesk, visit www.autodesk.com.au.
About FM:Systems, Inc.
By connecting people, place and process, FM:Systems helps facilities and real-estate professionals improve customer service, reduce costs and increase productivity enterprise-wide. FM:Systems Web-based software improves management of space, occupancy, moves, maintenance, leases and property. Customer results include: real estate costs reduced by 15 percent, move spend reduced by 88 percent, enterprise productivity savings of $1.5 million and an internal customer satisfaction rate of 97 percent.
Many of the world’s leading organizations rely on FM:Systems products, including Ally, CA Technologies, Devon Energy, FINRA, Freddie Mac, Herman Miller, Indiana University, Lockheed Martin, Northwestern University, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, Progress Energy, and Target stores.
FM:Systems is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, and conducts business in the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information about FM:Systems, please visit www.fmsystems.com or call 1-800-648-8030.
Crossroads Public Relations on behalf of FM:Systems