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Schneider Electric and Autodesk sign Memorandum of Understanding to enhance Building Lifecycle Management through BIM

Autodesk and Schneider Electric are working together to explore new ways to make buildings more energy efficient from the design and construction through operation and end-of-life phases. The two companies will use Building Information Modelling (BIM) to help enhance current practices for building lifecycle management.

The joint effort looks to combine Schneider Electric’s expertise in electrical distribution, energy and building management solutions with Autodesk’s portfolio of BIM-based design and construction software such as Autodesk Revit and Autodesk BIM 360. The collaboration may include new solutions and services in the areas of energy management, building automation and control, and workspace management.

“The journey to sustainable high performance buildings starts with taking a comprehensive holistic view of a building lifecycle, from design, construction, and operation including adaptation to ever changing needs of businesses and organizations,” says Jean-Luc Meyer, senior vice president, strategy and innovation, Schneider Electric. “Today’s announcement builds on decades of Schneider Electric integrated approach to building management that can reduce energy, reduce capital expenditures, decrease operating expenditures and improve overall business performance. We see a huge potential in digitizing buildings project lifecycle. We believe that the cooperation with Autodesk will help drive a deep and long-term transformation in the construction industry, providing greater value to each user and contributing to solve the energy challenge.”

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