21 Feb 2024

ALLPLAN, SCIA and FRILO merge to empower and innovate the Design to Build Workflow

ALLPLAN, SCIA and FRILO Software announced today that they are joining forces to form a joint company (from left to right Markus Gallenberger, Chief Marketing and Sales Enablement Officer and CEO Dr. Detlef Schneider, both ALLPLAN). Copyright: ALLPLAN

Customers benefit from a powerful solution technology stack from architectural through structural analysis and design to structural detailing and prefabrication

Munich - ALLPLAN, a global provider of BIM solutions for the AEC industry, SCIA based in Hasselt, Belgium, and FRILO, located in Stuttgart, Germany, are joining forces to strengthen their delivery capabilities, drive innovation and offer powerful end-to-end design to build workflows, with a strong emphasis on structural engineering. A new and combined go to market approach will accelerate the path to data-driven multi-material design and prefabrication, providing significant productivity benefits for customers. All three companies are part of the Nemetschek Group.

With this merger, ALLPLAN not only significantly extends its solution offering within the engineering sector, to include structural analysis and design, but also strengthens its market position in Europe. The merger provides a unique solution for architects and engineers from one company: ALLPLAN offers a single BIM platform for the AEC industry from first concept through detailed design and multidisciplinary planning to comprehensive prefabrication and construction deliverables. SCIA and FRILO deliver extensive software for structural analysis and design, including both the analysis and design of 3D multi-material structures as well as a component orientated calculation approach.

“Combining modeling and structural engineering competence will create a unique solution technology stack in the market from conceptual design through structural analysis and design to structural detailing and prefabrication that supports the growing demand for lean delivery processes. This will foster digitalization in the AEC industry significantly empowering engineering professionals with the end-to-end workflows they need to deliver their projects more productively, with higher quality and greater sustainability,” says Dr. Detlef Schneider, CEO of ALLPLAN.

OPEN BIM and cloud-based workflows

At the very heart of all Nemetschek companies is a customer focused, OPEN BIM based, approach for seamless and free collaboration of different disciplines across all project phases, regardless of the software used. With several established methods to smoothly collaborate, architects and engineers already benefit from direct interfaces, cloud-based structural to analytical model conversion, and OPEN BIM based workflows. Therefore, ALLPLAN, SCIA and FRILO products are uniquely placed to immediately offer users maximum OPEN BIM flexibility and efficiency between engineering and detailing disciplines. “This is a significant milestone for ALLPLAN, SCIA and FRILO, unifying companies that have long history. They have worked together closely and will now combine to extend and further innovate the entire design to build workflow. With the joint approach the combined mission is to help customers as trusted partners to fulfil their projects with a significant productivity gain through ongoing innovation,” comments Markus Gallenberger, Chief Marketing and Sales Enablement Officer.

>>> Watch the announcement of Dr. Detlef Schneider, CEO of ALLPLAN, and Markus Gallenberger, Chief Marketing and Sales Enablement Officer, here. <<<




As a global provider of BIM solutions for the AEC industry, ALLPLAN covers the entire planning and construction process from initial design to execution planning for the construction site and precast design, in line with the motto "Design to Build". Thanks to lean workflows, users create planning documents of the highest quality and detail. In the process, ALLPLAN supports interdisciplinary collaboration on projects in building construction and infrastructure engineering with integrated cloud technology. Over 600 employees worldwide continue the company's success story with passion. ALLPLAN, headquartered in Munich, is part of the Nemetschek Group, the pioneer for digital transformation in the construction industry.

More information: www.allplan.com



FRILO has been offering powerful and user-friendly software solutions for structural engineers for over 40 years and has become a leading provider of innovative calculation programs on the German market. The software supports structural engineers in efficiently calculating the load-bearing capacity and stability of building structures. Our component-oriented calculation approach significantly reduces the modelling effort and enables particularly simple, fast and precise verification. With over 150 calculation programs, it is ensured that the available solutions meet the requirements of the everyday work of a structural engineer accurately. FRILO, with its headquarters in Stuttgart, has been integrated into the Nemetschek Group as an independent brand since 1999. In 2022, FRILO acquired DC-Software, a software for foundation engineering.

More information: www.frilo.eu


Press contact FRILO Software GmbH

Stuttgarter Straße 40
70469 Stuttgart

Tim Kullmann
Tel: +49 711 81002-0


About SCIA

Founded in 1974, SCIA has become one of the world’s leading developers of structural design and analysis software that supports the Open BIM process. SCIA is a wholly owned subsidiary of the globally operating Nemetschek Group, a pioneer for digital transformation in the AEC industry. SCIA’s core purpose is to help users to create their best structural designs. To do so, the company provides powerful, cutting-edge software through a continual process of improvement, innovation and customer input.

More information: www.scia.net

Press contact


Janet Kästner
Tel.: +49 89 927 93-1301