RIB Group, the world’s leading provider of 5D BIM Big Data technology to the construction industry, acquires 25% of the shares of Exactal Group Limited, a Hong Kong-based software producer to the construction industry.

The cooperation between the two software companies allows the enhanced integration of 2D CAD files into the calculation process in iTWO, besides model-based 3D work.

Helmut Schmid, CTO of RIB Software AG, highlights the benefits of the partnership: "With Exactal technology, we will be able to simplify the transition for our iTWO community to model-based workflows by using the add-on of the 2D quantity determination. We are very pleased to have found a partner with Exactal, who, like RIB, has a high level of competence in the construction industry. By investing in Exactal, we will maximize the synergy effects and create opportunities that will benefit both companies."

Mark Kefford, Executive Chairman & Founder of Exactal adds: “We are pleased to welcome RIB into the Exactal group as both a strategic investor and an important customer. The RIB investment in Exactal is further confirmation of our world leading solution for quantity takeoff from 2D Data and we look forward to working closely with them in the future in this expanding marketplace."

About Exactal Group Limited

Established in Brisbane, Australia in 2003 to develop software specifically for the quantity surveying and estimating market, Exactal has continued to expand its worldwide presence. It now has offices in Brisbane & Melbourne in Australia, London & Manchester in the UK, Auckland in New Zealand, Austin in the USA, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, and Singapore and Hong Kong. The company also has sales and channel partner support across much of the globe. The main product CostX® provides an integrated BIM and 2D on-screen measurement solution with a unique integration between the cost estimates and the elements on the drawing files that the estimate represents. This approach keeps estimates up to date and allows drawing revisions to be easily evaluated to eliminate traditional scope creep in construction projects.