Leading Japanese Architecture Firm Nihon Sekkei Partners with Autodesk on Next-Gen Building Information Modeling

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Tokyo, JAPAN, Sept 8, 2014 – Nihon Sekkei, Inc. and Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today announced that they are partnering to deliver a next-generation Building Information Modeling (BIM) process tailored for the Japanese market. The two companies will co-develop Japan-originating BIM workflows that meet global building design requirements, to aid in the creation of smart, sustainable buildings and infrastructure.

For almost half a century, Nihon Sekkei has been delivering large-scale architecture projects, such as universities, hospitals, hotels, offices and financial centers. Past projects include: Toyota Motors’ Nisshin Education and Training Center, IBM Japan’s Makuhari Office, Tianjin International Financial Center, Shanghai International Trade Center, and Kanazawa Medical University Hospital. The company’s strength lies in design and environmental performance. Autodesk is a leading provider of BIM technology worldwide. The two companies will work together to maximize the benefits of BIM to provide more value to owners, users and society through the entire building lifecycle.

Core partnership activities include:

  • Nihon Sekkei will use Autodesk Revit software’s integrated model data for architectural, structural and MEP design to help designers and owners to quantify and reduce the environment impact over the lifecycle of buildings. This will help contribute to a sustainable society.
  • Nihon Sekkei and Autodesk will use Autodesk Revit and cloud services such as the A360 platform to develop new design workflows.
  • Improving data interoperability between Autodesk platforms and specialized third-party applications such as facility management and simulation, in order to expand Nihon Sekkei’s technical consulting and design services capabilities. The goal is to support better planning and decision making throughout the building lifecycle.
  • The companies will work together to exchange ideas and experiences with worldwide industry leaders to promote BIM as the global standard.

These activities will enable both companies to extend the value of integrated BIM. The companies believe that the integrated BIM can deliver a revolutionary change in various design methods and workflows. Further, the two companies will promote standardization of architectural guidelines and level of development (LOD), and collaborate with companies in the construction industry, education and research institutes, and government agencies to deliver practical benefits from next-generation BIM.

About Nihon Sekkei

Established in 1967, Nihon Sekkei is an architectural design firm that provides a comprehensive range of services including design and supervision of construction and civil engineering projects, city planning tasks, regional and urban development, and consulting. Nihon Sekkei is one of Japan’s largest architectural firms, with 795 employees. For more information, visit

About Autodesk

Autodesk helps people imagine, design and create a better world. Everyone—from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists—uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges. For more information, visit or follow@autodesk.

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