Schneider Electric has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Autodesk to collaborate on enhancing current practices for building lifecycle management based on Building Information Modelling (BIM).
The two companies are exploring ways to complement each other’s strengths to make buildings more energy efficient from the design and construction through operation and end-of-life phases.
The collaboration may include new solutions and services in the areas of energy management, building automation and control, and workspace management.
The joint efforts look to combine Schneider Electric’s expertise in electrical distribution, energy and building management solutions with Autodesk’s portfolio of BIM-based design and construction software such as Autodesk Revit and Autodesk BIM 360.
Said Jean-Luc Meyer, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Innovation, Schneider Electric: “Today’s announcement builds on decades of Schneider Electric integrated approach to building management that can reduce energy, reduce capital expenditures, decrease operating expenditures and improve overall business performance. We see a huge potential in digitising buildings project life-cycle.
“We believe that the cooperation with Autodesk will help drive a deep and long-term transformation in the construction industry, providing greater value to each user and contributing to solve the energy challenge.”