RIB Software AG, the world’s leading provider of 5D BIM Big Data technology for the construction industry, announced at the end of December the conclusion of a large deal with the BESIX Group, Belgium’s largest construction company.

With iTWO 4.0, BESIX aims to implement a web-based end-to-end enterprise solution across the Group that provides highly efficient integrated project and enterprise management on a single model-based Big Data platform. In addition, a technology partnership has been agreed for the areas of logistics and warehouse, from which both companies will generate added value.

Michael Sauer, CFO of RIB: "We are very proud that another leading construction company in Europe has chosen iTWO 4.0 technology. Our goal is to accompany the BESIX Group as a technology partner on the way to becoming one of the most advanced companies in the construction industry. With the consistent integration of virtual and physical building processes, BESIX has chosen a way to prepare the company for the digital challenges of construction companies in the 21st century."

Michel Moser, CFO of BESIX: "We have chosen RIB because the business processes depicted in iTWO 4.0, especially the 5D approach and web-based technology, offer great potential to further optimize our business processes when planning and managing our projects. We are looking forward to a successful collaboration with RIB and will also contribute our know-how to future developments of the iTWO 4.0 platform as part of the technology partnership."

About BESIX Group

BESIX Group is the largest Belgian group, operating in construction, concessions and property development sectors. It profiles itself as a multi-services Group catering for multisize projects. The Group was founded in 1909, since when it has grown steadily and impressively. NV BESIX SA, its biggest subsidiary, is active in practically every field of construction. In addition to the activities of BESIX and its other subsidiaries Cobelba, Jacques Delens, Socogetra, Vanhout, Wust, Franki Foundations, BESIX Park, BESIX RED, Lux TP, West Construct in the Benelux and in France, the Group is present in Eastern Europe, North and Central Africa and the Middle East, via Six Construct, in Central Asia and Australia. In 2015, the Group achieved revenues of EUR 2.2 billion. BESIX has about 15,000 employees active in 21 countries on 5 continents.