7 February 2011
Capita Symonds has launched a new Design Innovation Project (DIP)
which aims to revolutionise the company’s design
The project will enhance and improve efficiency in the use of
CAD as well as developing a market-leading capability in Building
Information Modelling (BIM), maximising Capita Symonds’ ability to
win design work. The programme is focused on achieving tangible
benefits such as:
- Increased sales wins;
- Increased design productivity;
- Reduced Professional Indemnity risk due to inherently
- Cost savings on CAD/BIM-related investments.
The DIP team is planning to deliver these benefits through a
company-wide collaborative programme combining the following core
- High performance CAD Management.
- Structured Training Programme.
- Excellent BIM Capability.
- Convergent CAD Standards & Processes
- Software Rationalisation.
The first projects are due to begin shortly, including the
launch of the Structured Training Programme, a divisional roadshow
which will help ensure that design teams are getting the most out
of the various technologies while providing some active support for
early adopter BIM projects.
To support the project Capita Symonds has also signed a three
year strategic partnership with Autodesk – the global company
responsible for AudCAD and Revit, as well as the software that
delivered Avatar and most Xbox/PS3 games including Assassin’s Creed
and Call of Duty.
This deal represents a major investment by Capita Symonds and
- 500 concurrent ‘Multi-Flex’ licenses that means anyone
can use any of their products (and at no charge out of office hours
– great for self learning);
- £300k training & consultancy credits that will help give
Capita Symonds industry-leading capabilities;
- Autodesk Customer Success Manager – Dedicated training,
consultancy and support.
The license model also addresses multi-legal entity use which
means acquisitions will have instant access to the full breadth of
software and support.
Capita Symonds is currently designing St Silas primary
school in Blackburn, one of the first projects to use a fully
integrated BIM model. The company is working with Balfour Beatty
Construction on the scheme.