The following is a September 21 Press release from software developer Autodesk announcing its investment in digital workspace management services IOffice in Houston and SpaceIQ in Atlanta.
iOFFICE + SpaceIQ, a leader in digital workplace transformation and asset management, today announced a strategic investment of Autodesk, a global technology leader spanning architecture, engineering, construction, product design, manufacturing, media and entertainment. The investment, which follows the recent combination of iOFFICE + SpaceIQ, will provide integrated solutions that will give businesses an unmatched ability to analyze and optimize all aspects of their real estate and critical assets. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.
The pandemic has placed more emphasis on maximizing the value and increasing the efficiency of facilities, with executives saying cutting costs was their top real estate priority in a recent investigation by analyst firm Verdantix. However, occupancy and operations workflows are often fragmented, making it difficult to leverage data from siled systems. Autodesk Creation of information representation systems Expertise (BIM) will help address these challenges by enabling the full visibility needed to strategically plan and manage physical resources during operations.
See how Autodesk integrates with iOFFICE + SpaceIQ products (Archibus and SiQ) to easily transfer critical asset and space data from design to operations to increase performance, extend asset life and improve employee experience.
“Combining design, operations and performance data and workflows into a single platform to improve the comfort, safety and efficiency of building assets has never been more important,” said Nick Stefanidakis, Managing Director of Archibus, an iOFFICE + SpaceIQ product. “Autodesk’s strategic investment allows us to deliver the solutions organizations need to meet this demand. “
iOFFICE + SpaceIQ represents the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of solutions for integrated workplace and enterprise asset management platforms. More than 10,000 customers around the world use these tools to manage more than 2 billion square feet of space valued at more than $ 64 billion. The company’s platforms, including the widely deployed Archibus IWMS, help more than 170,000 service technicians respond to 1.3 million work orders per month. The Archibus platform was one of Autodesk’s early developer partners, and this investment expands the combined capabilities to increase collaboration and scalability.
“Users of Archibus and Autodesk products will see the value of tighter integration of BIM-based design and construction data with information on operations and workflows to optimize the performance, comfort and durability of plants. facilities, ”Stefanidakis said. “Homeowners and occupants can leverage this operational data to make better and more informed design and construction choices. “
Autodesk has been a globally recognized leader in BIM design, engineering and construction solutions for almost thirty years and recently introduced BIM to the world of digital twins, including with the launch of Autodesk Tandem ™ and the acquisition of Innovyze®. Autodesk sees this investment as another strategic step in the company’s efforts to integrate BIM and digital twin technologies into the entire project lifecycle, from design to operation and maintenance.
“BIM is at the heart of Autodesk’s AEC business and serves as the foundation for the digital transformation underway in the construction industry, from design to operation,” added Nicolas Mangon, Vice President, Architecture , Engineering and Construction Industry Strategy at Autodesk. “Owners and operators are playing an increasingly important role in the fight against climate change by improving the efficiency of buildings and creating flexible and resilient workplaces when working conditions suddenly change. Our investment in iOFFICE + SpaceIQ recognizes the importance of giving them the tools they need to meet these challenges.
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