Egis representatnt and Catenda CEO Einar Gudmundsson sign contract, sitting and smiling in the camera, having their logos in the back

Egis and Catenda: Digital twin & BIM for infrastructure


Egis and Catenda sign a new partnership to stimulate the development of BIM and « Digital Twins » to the world of civil infrastructure.

Egis, the French engineering group and Catenda, the Norwegian technology company, started their collaboration in 2018, around the realization of digital BIM models for three French urban transport infrastructure projects. On Thursday April 7th, the two companies signed a new partnership agreement. The objective? Jointly bring BIM collaboration to the world of Infrastructure. It is a significant challenge to develop digital processes and user experience as close as possible to the needs of linear infrastructure engineering and users of digital twins.


Back to Catenda and Catenda Hub

Catenda is a Norwegian company that has been involved in the digitization of the construction industry since 2009. Today, with Catenda Hub® (previously Bimsync), the Common Data Environment based on open standards, Catenda helps connect data, tools and people throughout the life cycle of a complex structure or facility. Catenda Hub® (previously Bimsync) simplifies the day-to-day coordination of stakeholders, both during the design and construction phases and during the operation and maintenance phases, saving time, reducing errors and increasing the quality of activities.


Why this collaboration?

Egis has been using Catenda Hub® (previously Bimsync) for 5 years for transport infrastructure BIM projects i.e., the Grand Paris Express metro, the Lyon metro, the Marseille tramway and several projects for SNCF Réseau (French railway rail Infrastructure Manager). This collaborative platform allows all the trades to gather and lets all the stakeholders collaborate in a unique space; it is accessible to all and very easy to understand.
In addition, as initiator and co-leader of the MINnD project, Egis has been involved since 2014 in the extension of the IFC standard to infrastructure, in the fields of rail, roads, engineering structures, tunnels and geotechnics (IFC 4.3). More recently, through buildingSMART International’s “Apply IFC 4.3 for Rail”, Egis continues to invest in the integration of IFC 4.3 in software.

It was therefore an obvious choice for Egis and Catenda to collaborate on a common goal to enhance the collaboration and communication on Infrastructure projects using the Catenda Hub® (previously Bimsync) platform. Catenda and Egis are both dedicated to the build on the open formats (IFC and BCF) and together enhance Catenda Hub that is perfectly adapted to linear infrastructures and digital twins., always in compliance with open formats (IFC and BCF).
Egis is therefore assured of having a solution that is even more adapted to its needs and those of its clients, which simplifies the user experience, a fundamental ingredient in the success of “digital twin”.


About Egis

Egis is an international player active in the consulting, construction engineering and mobility service sectors. We design and operate intelligent infrastructure and buildings capable of responding to the climate emergency and helping to achieve more balanced, sustainable and resilient territorial development.

With operations in 120 countries, Egis places the expertise of its 16,200 employees at the disposal of its clients and develops cutting-edge innovation accessible to all projects. Through its wide-ranging fields of activity, Egis is a central player in the collective organization of society and the living environment of citizens all over the world.



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