“Last week I had been in attendance at Graebert’s Annual Event held each year in Berlin, Germany,” Anthony Frausto-Robledo reports for Architosh. “The global CAD company is not well known (yet!) in the United States but is an emerging force on a grand scale within global CAD markets spanning both AEC [Architecture Engineering and Construction] and MCAD [Mechanical Computer-Aided Design] markets.”

“One of the more fascinating tidbits of information coming out of this event for key global customers, users and press, is the news that in Japan the majority of the five largest AEC mega-companies are rapidly standardizing around iOS and iPads for tablets in the architecture, engineering, construction and operations (AECO) industry,” Frausto-Robledo reports. “This news comes at the expense of Google’s Android. And in Japan, where the AEC industry very much works from the top down, the ascendency of iOS may emerge rapidly.”

“Graebert Japan’s Yoji Ebata explained to me what is happening on the ground in the building design and construction market in Japan, saying, that iPads are far in a way becoming the ‘dominant platform for tablets in Japanese AEC market.’ Companies like Obayashi have well over 1000 iPads deployed. And Kajima Corporation also has over 1000 iPads deployed,” Frausto-Robledo reports. “Mr. Ebata noted that when company founder Wilfried Graebert came to Japan back in April of 2015 they met with several big construction companies, including Obayashi, Kajima and Taisei, among others, to promote Graebert’s ARES Touch on Android. ‘But every company we visited,’ stated Mr. Ebata, ‘said, ‘can your product run on iPad?””

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