Subsidiary company Spacewell first to fully embed the digital working standard into Integrated Workplace Management Systems
Munich/Antwerp, 17 March 2020 – The Nemetschek Group offers software solutions for buildings and infrastructure projects across their entire lifecycle. The working standard Building Information Modeling (BIM) enables seamless communication and collaboration between all those involved in the building design and construction process. But it has not yet made the transition into the operations phase. As a pioneer of the collaborative lifecycle BIM idea, the Nemetschek Group, and its brand Spacewell, are now taking an essential step to bridge the gap with facilities management by embedding BIM into Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) software. Owners and project teams can thus benefit from BIM digital data, intelligence and visualization in the manage-and-operate phase of a building.
By embedding BIM “as-built’ data into IWMS and keeping this data alive with information from building sensors and ongoing operations, the software also opens the way to create digital twins that help landlords and operators leverage intelligence throughout the useful life of the building.
“Building management is set to become smarter and more people-centric. By embedding BIM data into the Integrated Workplace Management System and connecting with the Internet-of-Things (IoT) to collect data about operations and building utilization, we are extending the value of BIM beyond design and construction,” explains Koen Matthijs, Chief Division Officer, Operate & Manage Division at the Nemetschek Group.
“Our compelling approach to digitize the entire building lifecycle is becoming more and more sound and powerful, now expanding BIM to the manage and operate phase of a building”, says Dr. Axel Kaufmann, spokesman of the Executive Board of the Nemetschek Group. “The IWMS solutions are then able to integrate BIM models, leveraging BIM data for facility operations. This is great news for our customers.”
The Manage Division in the Nemetschek Group provides solutions for all real estate management processes, including modular and integrated software solutions for real estate, facility and workplace management (IWMS, Integrated Workplace Management System).
MCS Integrated Workplace Management System by Spacewell is a solution that helps organizations leverage the opportunities of agile workplaces and smarten up facility services and building management. It also connects with the IoT to enable activity-based service delivery, drawing on real-time data about how spaces and services are being used. The product release MCS 20, scheduled for Q4 2020, will feature a unified user interface design, a cohesive user experience across devices and the integration of BIM data.
Spacewell’s leading technology and software solutions enable its customers around the globe to improve the performance of their real estate assets by consolidating life-cycle data, best-practice processes, and actionable insights onto a single platform. Our main goal is to make buildings work harder for their users. We assist our clients to optimize building maintenance and facility operations and achieve bottom-line savings. And we help them create high-performance workplaces that offer the agility, flexibility, and connectivity needed to support new ways of working. Spacewell’s product portfolio now spans MCS, Axxerion, O-Prognose, Cobundu and Advisory Services. Spacewell was founded in 1989 and is part of the Nemetschek Group since 2018. It currently employs over 300 people across 10 locations.
About the Nemetschek Group
The Nemetschek Group is a pioneer for digital transformation in the AEC industry. As the sole corporate group worldwide, Nemetschek covers the entire life cycle of building and infrastructure projects with its software solutions and guides its customers into the future of digitalization. With intelligent and innovative software solutions, the Nemetschek Group increases quality in the building process and improves the digital workflow of all those involved in the building process. This revolves around the use of open standards (Open BIM). The innovative solutions of the 16 brands in the four customer-oriented divisions are used by around six million users worldwide. Founded by Prof. Georg Nemetschek in 1963, the Nemetschek Group today employs more than 2,800 experts. Publicly listed since 1999 and quoted on the MDAX and TecDAX, the company achieved a preliminary revenue amounting to EUR 556.9 million and an EBITDA of EUR 165.7 million in 2019.
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