Global IT services and consulting firm Capgemini has announced a partnership with Autodesk on a new Building Information Modelling platform. The move is thought to come as a response to growing demand for more comprehensive lifecycle management tools.
Digital transformation firm Capgemini and 3D software design specialist Autodesk have announced a new partnership to deploy Reflect IoD, a new Building Information Modelling (BIM) platform for building and infrastructure operators. BIM (Building Information Modelling) is an intelligent 3D model–based process that gives architecture, engineering, and construction professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure.
Autodesk is an American multinational software corporation that makes software services for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, education, and entertainment industries. Reflect IoD, the solution developed by the firm in collaboration with Capgemini, is designed to offer operators consistent services from handover to operations – including design reviews, progressive handover and commissioning, real-time diagnosis and inspections support, IoT alerting to prevent fluctuations, remote assistance, and asset revamping.
Secure and cloud-enabled, the digital twin platform integrates natively to 1D and 3D, point cloud, geographical information, and internet of things (IoT) data, while simultaneously offering value-added services for improved operations and maintenance. The partnership is also said to represent a step towards meeting the ever-growing needs of enterprises for standardised brownfields management for their entire lifecycle, according to releases from the two firms.
Commenting on the collaboration, Jean-Pierre Petit, Director of Digital Manufacturing at Capgemini, said, "The essence of a digital twin is data-centric collaborations. Capgemini's agreement with Autodesk will provide BIM operators with a unique cloud-enabled and secured digital twin platform. This collaboration gathers a unique set of digital transformation skills and technologies."
"Autodesk is committed to enabling the value of BIM for the entire building lifecycle, from design through operations," added Nicolas Mangon, Vice President of AEC Strategy and Marketing at Autodesk. "Our partnership with Capgemini offers an exciting opportunity for operators to capture and derive more value from digital data created during design, construction, and operations to more efficiently manage their portfolios."
The news comes just months after Capgemini launched another partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS). The new initiative sees Capgemini work to expand its cloud capabilities, in order to drive improvement in business performance. Capgemini and AWS are now focusing on SAP and mass application migrations, while working to build more end-to-end solutions to infuse automation, AI, and machine learning into customer solutions.