CABRTech and Bentley Systems Advance "BIM for Buildings" in China through Technology Licensing Subscription and Support Agreement

BEIJING – 23 June 2016 – CABRTech and Bentley Systems today held a signing ceremony for a Technology Licensing Subscription and Support Agreement that advances “BIM for Buildings” in China. CABRTech developed and holds independent intellectual property rights to the domestic, customized PKPM-BIM platform and professional software, which was designed to solve the key challenges of BIM data sharing and collaboration through the full lifecycle of buildings. The PKPM-BIM platform includes the latest DgnDb technology and can quickly and effectively solve the challenges of big data storage and display to advance the design of buildings through state-of-the-art 3D technology and Chinese-standards-based “BIM for Buildings” best practices.


Through a partnership launched in 2012, CABRTech, the leader in Chinese building software founded by China Academy of Building Research and Bentley Systems, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, collaborated together to advance “BIM for Buildings” in China. This innovative solution enables unprecedented information mobility across the infrastructure disciplines, and project and asset lifecycles.

Chinese-standard BIM data for buildings created with PKPM-BIM can be seamlessly integrated with Bentley’s broader infrastructure portfolio and common data environment, facilitating “smart cities.” PKPM-BIM is fully supported through Bentley’s ProjectWise collaboration system for comprehensive project delivery.

Mr. Encheng Ma, general manager, software business division, CABRTech, said, “Our decision to work with Bentley Systems is the result of years of intensive technology research focused on selecting a global software partner to jointly provide a world-class BIM solution for the China AEC industry. By combining Bentley’s state-of-the-art interoperable platform technologies and information mobility concept with PKPM’s mature multi-discipline technologies, large user base, and leading role in developing China BIM standards, we are confident that we can accelerate the adoption of BIM for Buildings in China.”

Ken Adamson, Bentley Systems vice president, building, electrical and plant products, design modeling, said, “For ‘BIM for Buildings’ in China to reach its full potential, the software needs to progress very quickly and continuously – at ‘China speed’ – to catch up to and keep pace with China’s unique scale and innovation in building technologies. For Bentley Systems, CABRTech is the ideal partner to reach and lead the fast-growing Chinese-standards-based BIM-for- Buildings market. As a result, PKPM-BIM can interoperate with our BIM software for a building’s infrastructure context – the public works and civil project delivery and asset performance environment.”

PKPM-BIM is available at CABRTech offices in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen as well as through channel selling in China. For more information about PKPM-BIM, contact the CABRTech Software Division.

About CABR Technology Co., Ltd.

Founded in 2001, CABRTech integrates the resources of the Institute of Building Structure, Institute of Building Engineering Software, Institute of Earthquake Engineering, and Institute of Building Materials. The leading software developer with the largest installed base in the PKPM market, CABRTech has accumulated thousands of research and development achievements and hundreds of technical patents in the past decade. It has provided design, consultation, testing, assessment, and specialty engineering construction to hundreds of AEC projects and developed and amended over 150 national and industrial standards and codes. CABRTech is a technology leader in China in the fields of engineering structures and earthquake resistance, software, information technology, and new building materials. Additional information about CABRTech is available at To learn more about PKPM software, visit

About Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems is a global leader in providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for advancingthe design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. Bentley users leverage information mobility across disciplines and throughout the infrastructure lifecycle to deliver better-performing projects and assets. Bentley solutions encompass MicroStation applications for information modeling, ProjectWise collaboration services to deliver integrated projects, and AssetWise operations services to achieve intelligent infrastructure – complemented by worldwide professional services and comprehensive managed services.

Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 3,000 colleagues in over 50 countries, more than $600 million in annual revenues, and since 2008 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

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