Research Institute Novartis Invests in Suite of Graphisoft Products
The pharmaceutical giant will manage its facilities using ARCHICAD, ArchiFM, CADLink and Prisma
Munich, October 25, 2000 - The Vienna-based Research Institute Novartis (NFI) has selected Graphisoft's facility management, HVAC and CAD software and CETEC's building management solution to manage and control its facilities. This large-scale reference project shows the efficiency of the unique Total Facility Management solution created by the two companies.
"NFI chose Graphisoft's ARCHICAD, ArchiFM and CADLink and CETEC's Prisma because these products are interrelated and make it possible to realize what we call TotalFM," said Johannes Reischböck, CEO of Graphisoft Germany Ltd. and member of the Board of Graphisoft N.V. "Now we're about to begin taking stock of the existing buildings, an area of 38,000 sq. meters."
After installing Prisma, the Novartis buildings will then be modeled in Graphisoft's CAD software, ARCHICAD. Building services data as well as projection and planning measures will be imported into ArchiFM and Prisma from ARCHICAD, which will allow complete building management and control of static and flexible data.
ArchiFM will enable inventory and key management, area and maintenance management and budget and cost management. Prisma 7.1 of CETEC Inc., in which Graphisoft has acquired a minority participation, will carry out the control, visualization, documentation and automation of building systems within Novartis' facilities, including fire alarms, burglary alarms, danger alarms, access control, Intercom, and video surveillance installations.
CADLink will be used in the planning and calculation of heating, ventillation, air condition (HVAC) and electricity. Sewage and energy consumation as well as planning of mains, grid and lighting will be recorded with this software.
Using ArchiFM and Prisma, Novartis can achieve an integrated TotalFM solution, which includes complete files of building and HVAC design. With Prisma even malfunctions, maintenance activities, fire reports and meter analysis can be integrated, connected and forwarded directly to ArchiFM. The facility manager has the building directly under control, and can immediately clear a malfunction, avoid danger and maintain building inventory optimally. The company can update the database in both directions without caring about updating the files on different locations. This offers a great advantage at the time of renovation, replanning, new building or demolition, by saving costs and allowing a fast return on investment.