ALLPLAN is regularly recognized as a renowned provider of BIM software through the awards and certificates we receive. Each award confirms the quality standard that ALLPLAN sets itself year after year in order to meet the challenges of modern building with ever-better solutions.
Each award we receive confirms our particularly high quality standards, and motivates us to always give our best for our customers. Find out more about some of our most important industry awards here.
ALLPLAN honored for the third time by more than 1,600 architects
Allplan has been named Architectsʼ Darling® for the third time, following wins in 2012 and 2014. The coveted golden phoenix statue was awarded to the Munich-based BIM experts and providers of software solutions for architects, engineers and facility management at a gala event on 10 November 2016, where Allplan was named favorite manufacturer in the “Architect Software” category. The award is the result of a large-scale survey conducted by market research company Heinze.
“We are delighted to be named Architectsʼ Darling for the third time,” says Michael Koid, managing director of Allplan GmbH. “The vote from architects backs up our claim to offer our customers the best solutions for simplifying day-to-day work on exciting architecture projects, giving them a decisive competitive edge. We therefore contribute to the creation of better buildings.”
Once a year, architects and designers are given the opportunity to vote for and rate their favorite manufacturers. Heinze GmbH presented the Architectsʼ Darling® Awards for the sixth time in Celle, Lower Saxony. Almost 1,600 architects and designers chose the winners in 24 product areas and 7 cross-marketing disciplines.
ALLPLAN wins digital building transition award for its BIM platform BIM+ in France
Allplan has won the Digital Building Transition Award in the "collaborative or content sharing tools" category for its BIM platform bim+. The prize was awarded to BIM experts and providers of software solutions for architects, engineers and facility managers at the first annual Digital Building Transition Awards held in Paris, France, on November 29.
The jury was convinced by Allplan's openBIM approach, which ensures collaboration between all participants in a BIM project in real time. Allplan's openBIM approach enables all those involved to share documents, templates and attributes in a single, secure environment, according to the experts. Further nominees in the "collaborative or content sharing tools" category included Autodesk's A 360 and Gespro's BIMPRO as well as Edifycad.
"We are very pleased to receive this award by the French Government", says Michael Koid, managing director of Allplan GmbH. "With the help of bim, models and data from a wide variety of systems can be managed centrally, making coordination across offices, disciplines and software boundaries much easier than ever."
About the award
Established by the Government of France, the Digital Transition Plan for Buildings (PTNB) awards recognize software innovations that help building design and construction professionals' transition to and work within a BIM workflow. The objective of the awards is to highlight the digital tools that allow all building professionals to work on digital models using BIM. 30 of 93 entries were nominated. The jury then selected 11 winners in 10 categories. Most of the participating software programs will be listed on the French Government's PTNB website as a guide for design and construction professionals to consider the best BIM software tools available on the market.
In addition to bim+, three other Nemetschek brands won the Digital Building Transition Award: Graphisoft's Archicad 20, Scia Engineer and the Solibri Model Checker.
Allplan receives IFC2x3 CV2.0 certification from buildingSMART for excellent IFC-Export
The international association buildingSMART has extensively tested and recertified the BIM solution Nemetschek Allplan with respect to the IFC export – and hereby recognizes the company’s support of the Open BIM process. Thus Allplan is one of four products in the AEC market, which received this award at the international buildingSMART meeting in Waltham, USA, on March 12, 2013.
Aleš Široký, Technical Director at Nemetschek Allplan said: "This certification is an important step towards improving open BIM collaboration among our customers and their partners. Nemetschek Allplan is committed to IFC as the industry standard and our developers cooperate with other industry players so that we stay at the leading edge of open BIM exchange."
The Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) are an open standard for digital descriptions of building models. Shown are the logical building structures (e.g. Window-Opening-Wall-Story-Building), associated properties (attributes), and optional geometry. This allows, among other things the interchange of complex 3D design data with components and descriptive attributes between different construction software systems.
Building Smart is an international, cross-industry alliance dedicated to improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the design, construction and facilities management industries, with an emphasis on information sharing and BIM. It has developed the open IFC standard (Industry Foundation Classes), also known as the buildingSMART Data Model.
In 2010, buildingSMART relaunched its certification scheme, introducing a clear distinction between import and export functions and improving quality checks. The scheme uses a web application, the Global Testing and Documentation Server (GTDS), which provides automated online testing of IFC files, tools for documentation of manual tests and is a place where candidates for certification can run tests to ascertain compliance. The database of GTDS stores all test results and provides test reports. Certification 2.0 by buildingSMART is open to all software developers who are members of buildingSMART.
Rasso Steinmann, who leads buildingSMART Implementer Support Group, said: "Our certification is a stringent process and buildingSMART congratulates the successful vendors. The number of test actions to date is over 1,400 – an indication of how seriously we take the process."
In addition to Allplan, the products ArchiCAD, Revit Architecture and Scia Engineer were also tested and certified. This means, three out of four successfully tested software solutions are from the Nemetschek AG. A clear commitment of the Nemetschek Group to Open BIM strategy.
*In a survey to 1,006 Allplan customers and prospects, we asked “Would you recommend Allplan to others?” and 96% answered “Yes”. Survey carried out in October and November 2016.