To sustain one of the world’s fastest growing economies, India laid out a goal last year of investing $1 trillion in infrastructure by 2017. In an effort to meet the rapidly growing infrastructure needs, India’s largest engineering and building consultant firm, TCEL announced a deal to use Autodesk’s Building Information Modeling (BIM) platform to boost cost and time savings for customers managing large-scale projects in building, town planning and infrastructure.
Globally, one of the most significant technology trends today is the adoption of [BIM], said Pradeep Nair, managing director for Autodesk India.
In just the last year, the adoption of BIM has seen significant increase worldwide in areas of building, infrastructure and construction management. The percentage of companies using BIM jumped from 17 percent in 2007 to 71 percent in 2012 in North America.
In the United Kingdom, the government’s construction strategy mandates the use of BIM by 2016 to reduce carbon and costs as part of the overall economic development, although there is some indication in Britain that BIM is slow to catch on among AEC professionals.
Based in Mumbai, TCEL will leverage Autodesk’s Building Design Suite, Infrastructure Design Suite and Plant Design Suite. TCEL also serves customers in the power, chemical, steel metals and mining, process, and nuclear and advanced technologies sectors around the globe.
U.S. industry is well qualified to supply the kinds of architectural, design and engineering services and project management skills needed to successfully tackle major projects,” the commerce department said at the time. “U.S. technologies are also well positioned to rationalize energy use and production to support new industrial zones as they are built in this chronically energy deficient country.