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Nemetschek at International "buildingSMART" Conference on April 5 in Munich

Integrated information technology as the answer to increasing time and cost pressure in the construction industry / Seamless IT solutions for the complete life cycle of buildings and real estate ensure better efficiency / High degree of innovation

Munich, 3. April 2006 - Increasing time and cost pressure is characteristic of the construction industry. Specialization and division of work between the professionals and companies involved in the building process are increasing, as the tasks involved are becoming ever more complex. Vendors of software and consulting services for the building industry play a key role in solving these challenges. With this in mind, how can the design, construction and management of buildings be optimized? This is the key issue at the international "buildingSMART" conference on April 5 in Munich. The Nemetschek Group sees the answer in increased integration of processes and services with IT-supported building models.

Seamless IT Solutions for better Efficiency in the Design and Building Process
Nemetschek, the leading technology company for the design, construction and management of buildings and real estate worldwide, will provide important impulses at the conference. Chairman of the Managing Board, Gerhard Weiß: "`building smart`, that is, intelligent planning and building, is the core idea behind our technology development for the benefit of our customers. We are the only company to consider buildings and real estate in their entire life cycle and support all the associated business processes with seamless IT solutions." Three-dimensional building models generated on a computer already contain information about the planned materials, functional properties of a component, topological dependencies, and the resulting costs and building schedules. Nemetschek wants to press ahead with the further development of this intelligent building model (BIM: Building Information Model).

Integration strategies for building design, construction and management
With more than 300 participants, including representatives from public authorities, project development, the construction industry as well as architects, engineers and vendors of IT solutions, the "buildingSMART" conference stands for hands-on information exchange and groundbreaking visions. The patron of this years conference, the 10th Industry Day of the IAI (International Alliance for Interoperability), is Christian Ude, Mayor of Munich.

As part of the conference, Nemetschek is presenting integration strategies for building design, construction and management. "Nemetschek's vision is to make available all the necessary data anywhere, at any time, worldwide. Architects, civil engineers, principals, investors, building contractors, facility or real estate managers - all need to be able to utilize each other's data without any loss of information or redundancies and thus be in a position to solve their tasks far more efficiently", says Gerhard Weiß. For the German market, building design and building in the existing fabric are gaining in importance. Building investments are shifting increasingly in the direction of renovation of existing buildings and modernization.

Cost security and mobility
Today, cost and planning security play a decisive role in the building and real estate industry. Nemetschek's software solutions allow building costs to be calculated more efficiently and precisely, thus reducing any discrepancies significantly. The company's mobile systems permit building progress to be monitored on an ongoing basis and any defects to be recorded quickly. Facility and real estate managers lower costs with solutions from Nemetschek and thus increase the investment value. In addition, Nemetschek is the first vendor with a TÜV-certified method for quantity takeoff.

About Nemetschek
The Nemetschek group is one of the world's leading technology companies for the design, construction and management of buildings and real estate. Nemetschek software is used by more than 160,000 renowned customer in 142 countries in 16 languages. For more than 40 years, Nemetschek IT solutions have been creating synergies and optimizing the overall building creation and management process in terms of quality, cost and time.

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