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Embracing BIM to deliver air quality and comfort

Dear Community,


We are delighted to share our latest Client Success Story on Artécnica, Brazil.


Established by two mechanical and electro-mechanical engineers, Artécnica is an engineering company that specializes in the design, construction and evaluation of HVAC and thermal systems.

The firm operates throughout Brazil, working with a wide portfolio of renowned clients including hospitals, universities, resorts, waterparks, factories and pharmaceutical laboratories, including a number of LEED and WELL-certified buildings.


Artécnica started working with DDScad in 2013, after many years searching for an MEP software solution that was cost-effective, easy to implement, learn and maintain. The team now relies on DDScad for design, documentation and building coordination.


This success story outlines how the engineering firm benefited from DDScad and OPEN BIM to design the air conditioning and ventilation systems for a range of complex projects including a 33,000 square-meter general hospital, a vaccine factory and research center, a wind-swept beach resort, and a LEED-certified office building.

A pioneer in its field in BIM design and OPEN BIM collaboration, the story also outlines how integration with Archicad has been pivotal to the success of many of these projects.