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GRAPHISOFT Inks Strategic Partnership with JZFZ in China

BUDAPEST, July 4, 2011 – GRAPHISOFT has announced that it has forged a strategic partnership with Jizhun Fangzhong Architectural Design Associates (JZFZ) in Chengdu, China.

Robert Greenfield, GRAPHISOFT Asia, and Zhang Yuhua, JZFZ
Robert Greenfield, GRAPHISOFT Asia, and Zhang Yuhua, JZFZ

GRAPHISOFT Asia Sales Director Robert Greenfield and General Manager of JZFZ Zhang Yuhua signed an agreement that lays out the terms for a strategic partnership. The parties will cooperate in an effort to promote the application of GRAPHISOFT’s leading BIM application, ARCHICAD, as well as foster the development of China’s architectural design and construction industries.

After several years of evaluation and use, JZFZ was convinced that GRAPHISOFT’s ARCHICAD is the BIM software that will take JZFZ to the next level in their competitive advantage and performance.

During the course of the next three years, GRAPHISOFT will assist JZFZ in setting up a design workflow and platform based on GRAPHISOFT products and relevant BIM technology according to JZFZ’s overall development strategy and business characteristics.

Zhang Yuhua, General Manger of JZFZ said, “We are eager to achieve a total BIM workflow from design to construction. It can help us to increase productivity, improve design quality, and improve our competitiveness. More importantly, our customers will benefit directly, as we reduce design problems, and better supervise and control the construction process. In fact, the entire Chinese building industry will benefit!”

GRAPHISOFT Asia Sales Director Robert Greenfield said, “Our mission is to help the Chinese building design and construction industry move from 2D design to BIM, while helping China achieve a qualitative leap in increasing efficiency, saving money, and designing environmentally sustainable buildings.”

About JZFZ

Chengdu Jizhun Fangzhong Architectural Design Associates (JZFZ) was established in 2002 and employs 830 people. JZFZ is one of the largest private design companies in Southwest China and cooperates closely with influential real estate development companies in China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, etc. Their main business includes the design of high-end residential, villa residential, hotels, office buildings, schools, libraries and large scale commercial buildings. JZFZ's revenue in 2010 was 35 million Euros.

About GRAPHISOFT

GRAPHISOFT® ignited the BIM revolution in 1984 with ARCHICAD®, the industry first BIM software for architects. GRAPHISOFT continues to lead the industry with innovative solutions such as its revolutionary BIMcloud®, the world’s first real-time BIM collaboration environment; EcoDesigner™, the world’s first fully BIM-integrated “GREEN” design solution; and BIMx®, the world’s leading mobile app for BIM visualization. GRAPHISOFT is part of the Nemetschek Group.