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GRAPHISOFT Announces Collaboration with NCS/HEΛIOΣ, Architectural Quantity Calculation System by Nisseki Survey

TOKYO, January 31, 2012 -- The leading BIM software, GRAPHISOFT’s ARCHICAD, and the architectural quantity calculation/cost estimation system, NCS/HEΛIOΣ, are now linked via IFC.

HEΛIOΣ (HELIOS), developed by Nisseki Survey, is widely used among Japanese general contractors, architectural firms and quantity survey firms. Nisseki Survey and its associate company, Val-System, now support quantity calculation and cost estimation tasks as an “OPEN BIM” partner of GRAPHISOFT. HELIOS is currently going through a real-life project validation process together with some of the largest general contractors in Japan.

“We are honored to collaborate with HEΛIOΣ,” Bence Kovacs, GRAPHISOFT Japan Managing Director said. “We believe this partnership is very important for the future of BIM. Quantity calculation and cost estimation are critical components of architectural design. Using HEΛIOΣ, architects and general contractors will be able to provide their clients with up-to-date information about building costs, thus giving them a better view of their projects overall,” he continued. As a result of the agreement between GRAPHISOFT and Nisseki Survey, Nisseki will also act as an ARCHICAD reseller partner.

About Nisseki Survey

Founded in 1964, Nisseki Survey develops and distributes the “NCS series” architectural quantity calculation/cost estimation system. NCS series are used by over 1000 companies, such as Japanese general contractors, architectural firms and quantity survey companies.



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