Edmonton, AB - 28 June 2012: AVEVA (LSE:AVV), today announced it has reached an agreement with the University of Alberta, Hole School of Construction to supply multiple licenses of AVEVA PDMS and AVEVA NET, for the university’s research project on construction visualization. Dr. Simaan AbouRizk and his team of researchers will use the AVEVA software as part of their charter to develop innovative information technologies for modeling, analyzing and optimizing construction operations.
“With the objective of improving construction processes and enhancing decision making, we are using the AVEVA technology to simplify our simulation modeling tools and integrate them with other construction solutions”, said Dr. Simaan AbouRizk, Professor, Construction Engineering and Management, University of Alberta. “The overall goal is to develop a better framework for the planning and control of construction projects through advancements in simulation. We are very pleased to work with AVEVA on this vital piece of research. Our students can now experience working with industry leading software while developing their own software models.”
“AVEVA is proud to have been selected for the research efforts of Dr. Simaan AbouRizk and his team at the University of Alberta”, added William Muldoon, Executive Vice President – North America, AVEVA. “With the help of AVEVA PDMS, the leading 3D plant design system, we hope to see Dr. AbouRizk’s vision become a reality. With our software the computer simulations can now be seen in a highly visual environment and AVEVA NET will play a key diagnostic and analytical role in solving complex operational problems.”
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