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Symetri, one of Europe’s leading solution providers of digital BIM, product design and lifecycle solutions, today announced it will acquire Bimfire Tools from Briab AB on 1st September.
Stockholm, Sweden - August 22 - Symetri, one of Europe’s leading solution providers of digital BIM, product design and lifecycle solutions, today announced it will acquire Bimfire Tools from Briab AB on 1st September. Bimfire Tools is a Revit plugin for fire safety design, which integrates fire safety information directly into the BIM process for a digital workflow.
Symetri and Briab have been collaborating since 2020 to develop a solution where fire designers/planners work digitally to secure better information flows of fire data. Now, with the announcement of the acquisition, it’s time to take the development of Bimfire Tools to the next level. Symetri sees vast opportunities to drive further improvements and create links to their own software Naviate, a plugin for Revit which has a number of specialist productivity functions targeted towards the architecture and engineering industries. Both of these areas of expertise require access to clear requirements from a fire safety perspective, so bringing this information into the design process will be a natural complement to the portfolio.
“Fire safety is an important part of the BIM-family. It will be an exciting journey to focus even further to support our customers within this area.”
- Per Carlsson Senior Director AEC Nordics, Symetri AB
Most fire safety requirements today are still handled manually with reports and sketches. Not only does this lead to increased costs, but also to a non-existing data structure for facilities management teams. By taking the leap to digital processes, both time and money will be saved during the building process and the documented tracking possibilities will increase. This will in turn lead to improved safety and sustainability during the lifetime of the building. For instance when the fire engineer can communicate requirements directly into the building model, the project-group has visibility and can act immediately to develop the model further.
“We want to express our gratitude to the team at Bimfire Tools for a fantastic effort! With Symetri we believe that the development will increase even further, and we look forward to a continued co-operation that benefits both parties.”
- Björn Wulff, CEO Briab.
The acquisition and Symetri’s investments include the following:
- Symetri becomes owner of Bimfire Tools and will continue to drive the product development
- All employees will become part of Symetri
- Symetri employs one more resource with a focus on customer development
- Symetri continues to sell Bimfire Tools in the Nordics and UK and will look at expansion opportunities. Bimfire Tools will be added into Symetri’s global offering.
- Symetri will do its utmost to secure a swift and safe transfer for all customers.
Briab turns uncertainty into opportunities through innovative and effective solutions that improve processes, reduce costs and provide security. From our roots in fire protection we have developed into a company of innovative risk-management experts. With 180 employees, we are the largest independent risk-management experts in the Nordics.
The right side of risk
Symetri is one of Europe’s leading solution providers of digital BIM, product design and lifecycle solutions. With a combination of its own IP, best-of-breed technology from partners, and a comprehensive range of services, Symetri enables its customers to create sustainable designs, maximise efficiency and increase their competitive advantage with digital solutions.
Symetri was founded in Sweden in 1989 and has a team of 750 people. The company has offices throughout Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, the UK, Ireland and the US.. Symetri is an Autodesk Platinum Partner, Autodesk Authorised Training Centre (ATC) and Autodesk Service Provider Premier. Symetri is part of Addnode Group AB, whose B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm. Addnode Group offers business-critical IT solutions to selected markets in both the private and public sectors.
About Briab https://briab.se/en/about-us/
About Symetri https://www.symetri.com/company