ALLPLAN to Expand its Leadership in Structural and Civil Engineering with Acquisition of BTG IT & Consulting GmbH

  • BTG IT & Consulting GmbH is a consulting and IT company specializing in bridge engineering
  • The combined portfolio will provide best-in-class services and solutions for bridge engineering

Munich/Graz, April 19, 2017 – ALLPLAN, a European provider of solutions for Building Information Modeling (BIM), announced today that it has acquired BTG IT & Consulting GmbH based in Graz, Austria, effective March 1, 2017. BTG IT & Consulting GmbH is a consulting and IT company specializing in bridge engineering. The combination will provide best-in-class solutions and consulting services that allow ALLPLAN's customers to further accelerate their innovations and optimize planning processes in terms of quality, timing and efficiency.

“With BTG IT & Consulting GmbH we have acquired an established technology leader with globally respected bridge engineers and software development specialists. It’s a perfect portfolio fit to further expand our leadership in the engineering sector and set the pace in the industry,” says Richard Brotherton, Managing Director at ALLPLAN GmbH.

BTG IT & Consulting GmbH, located in Graz, has considerable experience and know-how in bridge modeling, analysis and design as well as in project consulting and software development. The company has achieved substantial success worldwide in different areas of structural and civil engineering. The team invented and developed RM Bridge, a high-end solution for bridge engineering, and offers services in a variety of areas including:

  • Calculation services for different bridge projects (medium- and long-span bridges) using RM Bridge
  • Consulting engineering for different types of bridge analysis (static, dynamic, linear, non-linear)
  • Construction engineering for different bridge construction methods
  • Consulting and Sales for Allplan Engineering as a BIM solution for bridge engineering

The BTG experts have been involved in some stunning bridge project calculations around the globe including: the Stone Cutters Bridge in Hong Kong; the feasibility study and software development for floating suspension bridges in Norway (Björnafjorden and Halsafjorden Bridge); the Sheikh Zayed Bridge in Abu Dhabi, UAE; the Ada Bridge over Sava in Serbia; the viaduct over Contreras Reservoir, Spain; the Dou-Shan Extradosed Viaduct in Taiwan; the Ma-Chang Cable Stayed Bridge in South Korea, and many more.

“With our specialized expertise in bridges, and having served the international bridge community for decades, we feel ALLPLAN forms a perfect synergy for us, which will result in an expansion of BIM for bridges that will satisfy the international infrastructure market. It will be our honor to work in this company, which was established as an ‘engineering firm for the construction industry’,” says Dr. Vanja Samec, Managing Director of BTG IT & Consulting GmbH.

Allplan Engineering to become the leading BIM tool for infrastructure

BIM is mandatory for infrastructure projects in many countries, and in Germany by 2020. ALLPLAN is already one of most powerful BIM solutions for infrastructure projects. Precise, free-form modeling with free-form reinforcements is based on the world’s leading Parasolid modeling kernel from Siemens. Integrated pre-stressing tendons, couplers and parametric PythonParts enable highly automated modeling for engineers. Sections along arbitrary curves and outstanding visualizations are possible through the integration of CineRender from MAXON, which document engineering projects in a unique and highly efficient way.

Markus Tretheway, Vice President Product Management, ALLPLAN GmbH, summarizes the situation: “We have many years of experience in the infrastructure market and with our practical, market-oriented developments we have put our customers and ourselves in a great position to tackle the challenges of BIM for infrastructure projects. With the takeover of the bridge experts from BTG IT & Consulting we are further strengthening our position and accelerating our international growth.”

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