RIB Software AG (RSTA) signs a phase II iTWO contract (no. 22 / 2015) with Government Organization in China - Zhejiang BIM Service Center
Hangzhou, China, 15 December, 2015. RIB Software AG, the world's leading provider of 5D BIM Big Data technology for the construction industry, today announced the conclusion of the 22nd iTWO phase II contract of the planned 25 in the current financial year 2015 (financial year 2014: 14). The contract was signed with Zhejiang BIM Service Center, a government organization founded in 2015 in response to the BIM policy of Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People's Republic of China and Zhejiang Province, and the demand from the industry.
As a government institution, Zhejiang BIM Service Center was founded with the mission of promoting BIM technologies and working methods to transform and upgrade construction industry in Zhejiang Province. The main efforts of the Center is invested in providing world-class BIM training and education, BIM talents assessment, introducing advanced BIM technologies, as well as developing BIM application standards for the industry in Zhejiang province. The center has the ambition of developing itself to be the most advanced BIM center in China, therefore it has made a global investigation on the world's leading BIM technologies, which finally led to the decision of cooperating with RIB. The main reason is that RIB provides not only the world's leading Big Data 5D BIM platform - iTWO, but also delivers the new thinking and new working methods to maximize the benefits of technology application.
Zhejiang BIM Service Center will use iTWO technology to support its BIM training and education for construction industry professionals and students in Zhejiang province together with Zhejiang University. The center will also use iTWO to develop Zhejiang province BIM standards. Most importantly the center will use iTWO platform for government projects, starting with Hangzhou Metro Line 5 Project, which is planned to be completed in 5 years. On behalf of the government, the center will coordinate the project stakeholders to manage the project on the collaborative iTWO 5D BIM Platform with the support of RIB. Based on the long-term cooperation, Zhejiang BIM Service Center will continuously purchase iTWO Phase II licenses for future projects.
Thomas Wolf, CEO of RIB Software AG, commented: "Zhejiang government and Zhejiang BIM Service Center is a visionary organization which shares the same vision of RIB to transform and upgrade construction into an advanced industry. RIB is very excited to support Zhejiang province to fulfill the target. It is also a milestone of RIB in cooperating with government organizations in China, which indicates a good start for 2016 in China."
About RIB Group
RIB Software AG is an innovator in construction business. The company creates, develops, and offers iTWO³ - new thinking, new working method and new technology - for construction projects across various industries worldwide. iTWO today is the world's first Cloud / License based Big Data 5D BIM enterprise solution for construction companies, industrial companies, developers and investors. Since its inception in 1961, RIB Software AG has been the pioneer in construction innovation, exploring and bringing in new thinking, new working method and new technology to enhance construction productivity, and transforming the construction industry into the most advanced and digitalized industry in the 21st century. RIB is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and listed in Prime Standard Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 2011. With about 700 talents located in over 30 offices worldwide, RIB is serving 100,000 clients including construction contractors, sub-contractors, developers, owners, investors and governments, in the field of building construction, infrastructure, EPC sector and more.
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