Paris, France, May 30th, 2013 - GRAITEC, a leading worldwide software developer
for CAD and structural analysis solutions has signed a new business partnership
with novaCITYNETS Pte Ltd, a company located in Singapore. The cooperation
agreement signed between the two companies entitles novaCITYNETS Pte Ltd to
promote, sell and support GRAITEC’s 3D BIM Steel Detailing Software, Advance
Steel, in Singapore.
Singapore is a gateway to key markets in Asia. From commercial to residential, new development to upgrade, retrofits to restorations, Asia is the engine of growth. The Singapore construction sector has enjoyed robust growth with building contracts worth S$25.7 billion,
representing an annual increase of 14% in recent years. To further propel this growth, the Singapore Government and the Building & Construction Authority (BCA) have been steering the construction industry to achieve higher productivity through the buildable design legislation. This has gained great momentum with the introduction of the S$250 million Construction Productivity
and Capability Fund (CPCF). Funds from the CPCF are allocated to firms seeking to improve productivity through technology adoption, re-engineering. We are beginning to see builders adopting productive technologies like construction IT and Building Information Model (BIM); such as the ones provided by GRAITEC.
novaCITYNETS began as a pioneer in developing and implementing specialized building and construction solutions, consultation services to various government and private sectors locally and overseas. In 2007 with the rise in Building Information Modeling (BIM), novaCITYNETS started a business unit, novaBIM to embarked on a fully focused BIM solution where BIM consultation and implementations are tailored and customized to the individual company's needs, thus, assisting numerous companies with ground zero knowledge to be BIM ready for future projects. Today, novaBIM is the leading solutions and service provider of design and technology for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry, with works spanning across many notable and iconic developments both locally and regionally including Reflection in Keppel Bay, Garden by the Bay, Tanjong Pagar Tower, V in Shenton, Bedok Residence, The River in Bangkok, Al Najaf in Iraq (400 Bed Educational Hospital in Iraq), Al Ain Hospital in Abu Dahbi and Anglier Hydroelectric Dam in Canada. Currently with offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and Philippines, our staffs from both architecture and engineering background bring about invaluable knowledge to the field.
The choice of a promising partnership between GRAITEC and novaCITYNETS in Singapore has clearly been driven by the aforementioned market opportunities and mutual fields of complementary skills and expertise.
Pascal Bergougnou, Managing Director of GRAITEC Pte Ltd (Singapore, Asia Pacific), comments: “Today, BIM managers, architects, engineers, detailers, draftsmen and fabricators want compelling products, which include not only the software, but the services, dedicated industrial applications and customer support that bring value and increase productivity. GRAITEC and novaCITYNETS will combine their strengths to deliver an end-to-end lifecycle environment to our Clients in Singapore and beyond.”
Eddy Tan, Vice President & Head Virtual Construction at novaCITYNETS Pte Ltd adds: “We are excited about this partnership with GRAITEC. Our customers thrive when fueled by innovation and strong local presence support. This partnership provides incredible scale, vast expertise in best practice processes and software innovation and a proven ability to execute projects.”
About GRAITEC Founded in 1986, GRAITEC is a major software developer for civil engineering offering a Building Information Modeling (BIM) system that automates the entire structural process. Used by more than 40,000 professionals worldwide, GRAITEC solutions have helped in creating outstanding projects: Cœur Défense tower, Stade de France stadium, Cairo Subway, Düsseldorf International Airport, Băneasa Shopping City in Bucharest, Milano Fair, etc. The GRAITEC Group has more than 260 employees working in 14 companies (France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Canada and USA). GRAITEC also manages an international network of more than 40 resellers. For more information, please visit www.graitec.com