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Esri Joins as a Multinational Member – Announces Support of AEC Workflows

BuildingSMART International is delighted to welcome Esri as a Multinational member. Esri is the global leader in geographic information systems (GIS) and location intelligence. The company, headquartered in Redlands, California brings extensive expertise in mapping and spatial data analytics. The company has 10 regional offices in the U.S. and a network of more than 80 international distributors, with about a million users in 200 countries. Esri’s GIS offerings deliver unique and powerful capabilities for applying location-based analytics to building and infrastructure professionals. ArcGIS, the flagship product, delivers spatial data for AEC professionals to plan, design, build and operate the built world.  With ArcGIS and partner solutions that extend its capabilities, Esri enables digital transformation in AEC firms of all sizes working on projects of all types. Esri’s leadership will contribute to delivering successful buildingSMART projects which benefit the global community of AEC and GIS practitioners. By partnering with buildingSMART International, and with other global AEC solution providers, Esri brings the power of GIS and BIM together.  Marc Goldman, Director of AEC Industry Solutions explained, “Esri pioneered problem solving through GIS, and AEC firms have benefited by adding spatial context to their projects for decades. It’s clear, digital transformation requires GIS and BIM data to be integrated.  Joining buildingSMART International comes at a time when information exchange and interoperability are important to our users and required to solve today’s complex problems.” Richard Petrie, CEO, buildingSMART International said, “we welcome Esri to the buildingSMART community. The industry is becoming more aware of the need to integrate geospatial workflows with BIM workflows and Esri is a leading company in the GIS market. We have big ambitions to work collaboratively and we’re delighted they have joined.”