BIM Has a New Friend: Autodesk and Innovative Management Solutions (IMS) Team Up to Help Bring BIM Solutions to the Forefront of the Construction Industry

PLANO, Texas — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 3, 2009 — Innovative Management Solutions (IMS) announced today that it has become an Autodesk Authorized Value-Added Reseller (VAR) for Autodesk AEC and Civil Engineering products, with a focus on bringing the value of Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions to the construction industry.

“Becoming a part of the Autodesk partner community will enable IMS to bring the reality of 5D construction, BIM and integrated project delivery (IPD) solutions to our clients,” said Jeff Collins, CEO of IMS. “Even though the concept has been out there, we will now have the ability to execute on the vision.”

As one of the leading experts in the area of Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (EPPM), IMS is teaming with Autodesk to help its customers maximize the value of project management by incorporating virtual construction into an integrated project delivery solution. Working with Autodesk will enable IMS to better assist its customers through enhanced scheduling efficiency and reliability, optimized resource usage, improved conflict resolution, increased estimating accuracy, and upgrading the overall coordination and collaboration between all parties involved in the project delivery process.

The benefits of applying the BIM framework are numerous and include improved communication and collaboration among all project team members, fewer problems related to overruns in cost, schedule, and scope, or quality concerns and being able to reliably deliver projects faster, more economically, and with reduced environmental impact.

“As the construction industry continues to adopt new technologies and processes, partners like Innovative Management Solution (IMS) will provide the added value of expertise and technical skills to bring the value of Building Information Modeling technology to our customers,” said Bill Griffin, vice president of channel sales at Autodesk. “We look forward to working with IMS to help builders ensure that project knowledge remains accessible continuously throughout the different phases—planning, bidding, building, and operating—of any construction project.”

IMS was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas, with regional offices in Houston, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona, and qualified staff across the country. IMS’ project management capabilities have been successfully applied to a wide variety of industries, including construction, oil and gas, utilities, alternative energy, transportation, aerospace and defense, health care, education, financial services, high tech and the public sector.

About Innovative Management Solutions, Inc. (IMS)

Innovative Management Solutions, Inc. (IMS) is a full-service project management solution provider that works hand-in-glove with organizations to successfully implement scalable project, program and portfolio management systems. Areas of Expertise include CPM Scheduling, Resource Management, Risk Management, Earned Value Management, BIM/IPD and Business Process Improvement. Services include Assessments, Project Management Consulting, Software, Training/Education, PMO and Project Staff Augmentation, Technical Services and Application Hosting.

For more information about IMS, please visit or call 469-467-9221. For more information about Autodesk and BIM, visit

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