Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Balfour Beatty commits to Autodesk for BIM software

Balfour Beatty has signed a muti-million three year deal that commits it to Autodesk’s suite of design software for Building Information Modelling (BIM).

Balfour Beatty will pay US software giant Autodesk $12M (£76M) for worldwide access for all its staff to its range of BIM-friendly software including Revit, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Navisworks and 3ds Max Design.

Balfour Beatty believes the agreement, one of the largest of its kind in the construction industry, will allow it to better serve clients across the world through increased use of BIM. The UK government will mandate the use of BIM on public building projects from 2016.   

Balfour Beatty has already used BIM through Autodesk on a number of high profile projects including the San Francisco Bay Bridge, the M25 upgrade and Heathrow Terminal 2B.         

“Moving to BIM is about more than implementing new technology – to fully realise its benefits requires a process change. Through this comprehensive agreement, Balfour Beatty is demonstrating its commitment to this change and Autodesk is excited to work with them,” said Autodesk Architecture Engineering and Construction vice president, worldlwide sales Roland Zelles.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.