AECOM Embraces CDV Systems BIM Lifecycle Management Solution

CDV Systems reinforces AECOM partnership for Global BIM Implementation

Portsmouth, RI. November 29, 2010 - CDV Systems, Inc., implementation and training industry leaders for Autodesk Revit® and US Distributors of CodeBook®, announced today that its BIM Lifecycle Management solutions are being integrated into AECOM’s overall BIM initiative/strategy.  CDV Systems involvement with AECOM, as an integral BIM partner, has included firm-wide Revit implementation and training of all trades across AECOM globally. In addition, CDV Systems has more recently provided the same services for CodeBook.

“CDV’s team has been involved with our BIM Implementation since the beginning” says Brion Boucher, AECOM’s Associate Vice President, Director of Design Technologies. “CDV ‘s team has trained our architectural, structural, and MEP staff using projects at many of our locations in the US, and a few others around the world.  They also were instrumental in preparing the foundations of our BIM standard practices, and to this day, provide consistency in translating these practices to real world projects.  We have come to depend on their professionalism and their high value contributions to the AECOM BIM implementation effort.  They have been great to work with”.

As part of AECOM’s BIM initiative, CDV Systems has also provided CodeBook training and implementation for AECOM projects across the US. CodeBook bidirectionally links a project’s program, equipment and furniture data utilizing an MS Access database, to a variety of CAD and BIM programs such as Autocad, Microstation and Revit Architecture & MEP. Once linked, CodeBook monitors and validates design changes during the entire design and documentation process, permits parameter data flow between programs, exports the data's X,Y,Z shared coordinates of all the rooms and FF+E assets to FM via Maximo and GIS via ESRI, ArcGIS. 

“AECOM continues to use CodeBook and its link to Revit on a number of our justice group

projects,” says Scott Adams, AECOM BIM Manager for Planning, Design + Development. “It has been a huge asset in managing program and asset data for both the architectural and MEP elements. We are now planning to expand the use of CodeBook at AECOM into other market sectors, including healthcare, aviation and transportation.”

“We are honored to have AECOM as our client,” says Cyril Verley, president and founder of CDV Systems. “AECOM has challenged us in countless ways as a partner in resolving their multi-discipline BIM issues. As a result of our work with AECOM, we are proud and confident to describe CDV Systems as a BIM Lifecycle Management company.”   

"Since 2007, CDV Systems has and continues to be an integral partner in our implementation, training and execution of BIM for AECOM worldwide,” says John Kizior, AECOM’s Global Director, Delivery Solutions. “Their BIM knowledge, capabilities and integration techniques are world class, and have advanced and solidified all trades of our BIM project teams and methodologies. As AECOM expands its BIM services across all sectors of AEC+O, it is my plan to include CDV Systems and CodeBook (CodeBook International, LTD.), as essential team members."

 About AECOM

AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 51,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation, and technical excellence in delivering solutions that enhance and sustain the world's built, natural, and social environments. A Fortune 500company, AECOM serves clients in more than 100 countries and had revenue of $6.3 billion during the 12-month period ended June 30, 2010. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.

 About CDV Systems

Since its inception in 1992, CDV Systems, Inc mission has been to deliver the finest and most comprehensive, project centric, experience-based BIM technology services to the AEC+O global market. This privately owned international consultancy offers a full range of on-site and off-site Revit® Architecture, Structure and MEP services, and is an Autodesk Developer Network (ADN) partner and an Autodesk Registered Publisher. CDV Systems is also the US Distributor for CodeBook providing training and implementation services for both groups of products to all user-levels worldwide. For more information, please contact us