Egis, the French engineering group and Catenda, the Norwegian technology company, started their collaboration in 2018, around the realization of digital BIM models for three French urban transport infrastructure projects. The two companies signed a new partnership agreement.
The objective? Jointly bring BIM collaboration to the world of Infrastructure. It is a significant challenge to develop digital processes and user experience as close as possible to the needs of linear infrastructure engineering and users of digital twins.
Why this collaboration?
Egis has been using Bimsync® for 5 years for transport infrastructure BIM projects i.e., the Grand Paris Express metro, the Lyon metro, the Marseille tramway and several projects for SNCF Réseau (French national rail operator). This collaborative platform allows all the trades to gather and lets all the stakeholders collaborate in a unique space; it is accessible to all and very easy to understand.
In addition, as initiator and co-leader of the MINnD project, Egis has been involved since 2014 in the extension of the IFC standard to infrastructure, in the fields of rail, roads, engineering structures, tunnels and geotechnics (IFC 4.3). More recently, through buildingSMART International's "Apply IFC 4.3 for Rail", Egis continues to invest in the integration of IFC 4.3 in software.
It was therefore an obvious choice for Egis and Catenda to collaborate on a common goal to enhance the collaboration and communication on Infrastructure projects using the Bimsync® platform. Catenda and Egis are both dedicated to the build on the open formats (IFC and BCF) and together enhance Bimsync that is perfectly adapted to linear infrastructures and digital twins., always in compliance with open formats (IFC and BCF).
Egis is therefore assured of having a solution that is even more adapted to its needs and those of its clients, which simplifies the user experience, a fundamental ingredient in the success of "digital twin".