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Advance design awards 2022

GRAITEC announces a new edition of the Advance Design Awards

March 21, 2022 – Graitec, as a global software editor in the Design, Structural, Fabrication, and Data Management arena, announced today the group will be holding a second edition of their international contest dedicated to structural engineers and design offices.

The awards are for best practical use of Advance Design in Steel / Timber / Concrete design projects. This contest is open to customers who want to showcase their experience and technical knowledge through a project executed in Advance Design software. A professional jury will judge the projects. The final nominees and the winning projects will be made public to a wide audience through extensive marketing, including social media.

Award Calendar:

  • 21.3.2022 Contest launch - Project submission opens
  • 30.8.2022 Entries close - Deadline for project submission
  • 10.9.2022 Project Confirmation - Confirmation and announcement of projects accepted
  • 11.10.2022 Jury Deliberation - Selection of winners
  • 19.10.2022 Announcement of Results - Announcement of winners at the Advance Design User Summit 2022

Contest criteria:

The independent contest jury will gather in October 2022 to evaluate the projects. The judging will be done under the guidance of a dedicated Graitec Group representative. The representative is in charge of the contest. The jury will evaluate the projects considering the following criteria:

  • The technical level of the design, detailing and/or calculations.
  • Originality and prestige of the project.
  • Attractiveness, detail and presentation of the project.
  • Optimal use of software’s functionality.
  • The "story" behind the project – difficulties overcome, innovative approaches, benefits gained, etc.

Jury:

An independent and international jury composed of academics and professionals in the field will judge the submitted entries. Meet the members of our jury:

  • Francis Guillemard – Jury Chairman / GRAITEC President of the Group and Chairman of the board / France
  • Rawad Assaf / ISSAE - CNAM Liban/ Lebanon
  • Olivier Chappat / Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France / France
  • Przemysław Kasza / BIM Technology Design / Poland
  • Rodrigue Coyere / EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION Structural design office / France
  • Issam Geha / BIG-BEG / Lebanon
  • Will Arnold / Institution of Structural Engineers / United Kingdom
  • Joseph Pais / GRAITEC INNOVATION / France

For more information, please visit the Advance Design Award website.

Jiri Bendl, GRAITEC, Vice President SIMULATE, comments: “Through the Advance Design Award organizations we want to reward our customers for being members of the ever-growing SIMULATE community and we want to encourage students to use the best possible tools for structural analysis. It is a great pleasure for me to be part of this project!”

About GRAITEC
Founded in 1986, GRAITEC is an international group (13 countries worldwide – 48 offices) helping construction and manufacturing professionals to successfully achieve their digital transformation by providing BIM and Industry 4.0 software and consultancy. GRAITEC is a developer of high-performance BIM applications as well as an Autodesk Platinum Partner in Europe and Gold Autodesk Partner in North America and Russia. With more than 600 employees, including 250 BIM consultants, GRAITEC is an innovation-focused company whose products are used by more than 150,000 construction professionals worldwide.
For more information about GRAITEC, please visit www.graitec.com

For further information about Advance Design Awards, please contact:
Lukasz Jedrzejewski, GRAITEC
Phone: +48 792 23 86 93
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Graitec, international BIM software developer, announces Agreement to Acquire Applied Software to Become World Leader of AEC and Manufacturing System Integration

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March 14, 2022 – GRAITEC, an international BIM, Fabrication, and Design software developer for AEC, and Autodesk® Platinum Partner across Europe, Gold Partner in Canada and in the USA, is delighted to move forward with the acquisition of Applied Software.

Originally founded in 1982, Atlanta-based Applied Software is a historic Autodesk partner. With 130 employees located in more than 20 states, Applied Software has helped over 5,000 customers to digitize their processes in the construction and manufacturing space throughout the United States. Today, Applied Software is one of the largest American Autodesk Platinum Partners.

With the acquisition of Applied Software, the Graitec group consolidates its existing position in North America while taking on significant market share of the BIM market, but also combines operations with a best-in-class Autodesk Partner in the United States.

Together, Graitec and Applied Software aim to deliver more value to their customers combining their strong Autodesk expertise and the benefits of the Graitec software. Developed by more than 150 R&D engineers, Graitec software aims to complete the Autodesk ecosystem, especially for Architects, Structural Engineers and Steel and Rebar Manufacturers. One point of focus will be PowerPack – an innovative and result based set of productivity tools allowing customers to maximize their use of Revit, Advance Steel, Inventor and Vault. On a technical level, Applied Software customers will be able to leverage the proven expertise of the Graitec skilled technical team on Structural Steel and Rebar.

For both Graitec and Applied Software, today is more than just an acquisition. By becoming one of the largest Autodesk partners in the world and reinforcing its will to grow stronger, bigger and more global, Graitec is showing its commitment to growth to further support the needs of their clients. The financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Quote Manuel Liedot, CEO of Graitec: “For Graitec, Applied Software is a truly transforming and transformative acquisition. We are honored to associate our Graitec brand to such an outstanding company, and we believe our partnership with Applied Software will change drastically the scale and geographical footprint of the Graitec group. Tomorrow, we will expand our activity to be located 45% in North America and 55% in Europe. We are happy to welcome all customers and all employees from Applied Software, to strengthen our partnership with Autodesk and excited to continue the journey forward!‘’

Quote from Richard Burroughs, CEO of Applied Software: ‘’I am excited to launch the next step of the Applied Software history by joining the global Graitec group. Graitec shares the same DNA of Applied Software – a strong technical focus to empower our clients and champion innovation. It was crucial for me that all of our team stay on board for this next step, and that we continue to serve our customers. Today, we have achieved this and have raised the level of global service for our clients for the next 40 years.‘’

About GRAITEC

Founded in 1986, GRAITEC is an international group (13 countries worldwide – 48 offices) helping construction and manufacturing professionals to successfully achieve their digital transformation by providing BIM and Industry 4.0 software and consultancy. GRAITEC is a developer of high-performance BIM applications as well as an Autodesk Platinum Partner in Europe and Gold Autodesk Partner in North America. With more than 650 employees including 200 BIM consultants, GRAITEC is an innovation-focused company whose products are used by more than 100,000 construction professionals worldwide.

For more information, please visit : www.graitec.com

About Applied Software
Applied Software Technology Inc., an Autodesk Platinum Partner for over 30 years, also partnering with premier vendors such as Bluebeam or Panzura, is a premier design technology firm serving the AEC, ENI and Manufacturing industries. With award-winning expertise in BIM, Applied Software has helped over 5,000 clients optimize their software and training, through recommended solutions and services, to improve project performance and workflows for competitive advantage for greater business value.

For more information, please visit : www.asti.com

 

Graitec Canada now specialized Fusion Lifecycle (PLM)

Monday, February 28, 2022 – Graitec is proud to announce that its Canadian division has obtained a new specialization from Autodesk: Fusion Lifecycle (PLM, from English Product Lifecycle Management). This is in addition to the company's current specializations, namely:

  • Architecture, Engineering & Construction
  • Construction Cloud
  • Product design and manufacturing

Each specialization is the culmination of many hours of training in Autodesk technologies, combined with an irrefutable demonstration of the teams' practical expertise and their understanding of customer needs and business processes.

Graitec is also an Autodesk Authorized Training Center (ATC). 

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Graitec named Approved Auditor for IQC 4.0

Thursday, February 17, 2022 – Graitec is proud to announce that its Canadian division has been named an Approved Auditor for the Initiative Québécoise de la Construction 4.0 (IQC 4.0), which aims to provide each participating company in the construction industry with a tailor-made action plan to initiate or continue its digital transition, particularly in the deployment of Building Information Modeling (BIM).

This program represents a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs to receive diagnotic services from an expert, who has a clear understanding of the construction industry. Diagnotic service fees are 100 % reimbursed and open the door to extensive implementation support with grants that can go up to $50, 000, thanks to the financial support of the Ministry of Economy and Innovation of Quebec (MEI).

For more information, visit www.constructionnumerique.ca. To request an audit, please fill-out the registration form and mention Graitec when prompted for reference. 


 

Graitec announces Advance Design Award Winners

October 2021 – GRAITEC, an international software developer for AEC, is delighted to announce that the Advance Design Award Winner’s Ceremony was a complete success and recordings of the event may still be viewed online in either the summarized 1 minute video or the full event video. During the live event, broadcasted from a studio in Prague (Czech Republic), we announced the 5 winners of the Graitec Advance Design Award. An international jury first selected the best 12 designs projects, out of 50+ contenders, and then picked the winners! The list of winners is as follows:

STUDENTS CATEGORY WINNER:

  • Ali khachfe & Mickael Fahd - Lebanese University Faculty of Engineering

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE WINNER:

  • Davide Zampieri - ZDStrutture - Italy

CUSTOMER CATEGORY:

  • 3rd Place: Tomasz Kochański - TK Budownictwo - Poland
  • 2nd Place: Yassine Talmi & Olivier Ruhlmann - OTEIS - France
  • 1st Place: Christophe Faurie - VINCI - France

Key statistics about the Graitec Advance Design Award Ceremony

  • Number of projects submitted: +50
  • Number of countries participating in the Advance Design Award: 12
  • Number of Jury Members: 8
  • Number of live broadcast viewers: + 700

Francis Guillemard, GRAITEC founder and chairman of the Jury comments: “When I founded GRAITEC, I never imagined it would go this far! That engineers from all over the world would send in great projects, created with our software - Advance Design. The quality and sophistication of the submitted projects exceeded my expectations. The Jury had a tough time choosing the winners! I would like to thank all of the Advance Design Award participants for their projects and commitment, and my fellow Jury members for a very interesting deliberation. See you next year!”

About GRAITEC

Founded in 1986, GRAITEC is an international group helping construction and manufacturing professionals successfully achieve their digital transformation by providing BIM and Industry 4.0 software and consultancy. Graitec is a developer of high-performance BIM applications as well as an Autodesk Platinum Partner in Europe and Gold Autodesk Partner in North America and Russia. Operating throughout 48 offices across 13 countries worldwide, GRAITEC offers its clients an extensive range of established software solutions combined with the full portfolio of Autodesk products and BIM suites which help address the most demanding projects needs and maximize productivity, efficiency, and performance. With more than 650 employees amongst which there are 200 BIM consultants, GRAITEC is an innovation focused company whose products are used by more than 100,000 construction professionals worldwide.

For more information, please visit www.graitec.com and www.advancedeisgnaward.com

For further information about Graitec Advance Design Awards, please contact:

Łukasz Jędrzejewski
GRAITEC Innovation
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