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Obayashi Adopts GRAPHISOFT BIMx for Mobile Access to BIM Projects

TOKYO/BUDAPEST, May 28, 2014 — GRAPHISOFT®, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) architectural software developer, announced today that a large-scale purchase agreement has been finalized between GRAPHISOFT and Obayashi Corporation; the agreement will equip more than 4,000 Obayashi staff with GRAPHISOFT BIMx Docs.

Obayashi Corporation will adopt BIMx to make the award-winning BIM project presentation app available to thousands of field technicians, further ensuring on-site construction quality and management efficiency. As a result of this agreement, Obayashi will be authorized to install and use GRAPHISOFT BIMx Docs on all Obayashi-owned tablet computers in Japan. This agreement is yet another step on a path shared by GRAPHISOFT and Obayashi as a means of reforming the use of BIM among the design, construction and building operation functions within the entire Obayashi Corporation.

“BIMx Docs’ superior operability was the deciding factor for its introduction. In order to effectively carry out our construction management, the BIM model must be brought to the construction site. BIMx Docs will further spread the use of BIM in the field,” said Hiroshi Miyakawa, Obayashi Corporation, Building Construction Division, PD Center, General Manager.

About Obayashi

Obayashi Corporation, with its history of approximately 120 years, is one of the world's leading construction contractors and among Japan's leading listed companies. Leveraging its core competence, technology, it provides construction services and construction-related services, such as engineering and urban development.

About BIMx Docs

BIMx Docs is a professional BIM project viewer featuring “BIMx Hyper-models,” a unique technology for integrated 2D and 3D building project navigation. BIMx Hyper-models offer extremely smooth handling and outstanding performance even for projects with complex 3D building models and extensive 2D documentation.

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 has been a part of the Nemetschek Group since its acquisition in 2007. Visit archicad.com to see the most important milestones in ArchiCAD's 30-year history.