Valued long-term customer Hansen Yuncken renews Autodesk relationship to enable efficiency and innovation in the Meadowbank TAFE project

Our team is excited to share the good news that our longstanding customer Hansen Yuncken has signed on to be an Autodesk lighthouse customer for another three years, marking another milestone in its commitment to innovation.

As one of the first Asia-Pacific adopters of Autodesk BIM 360 technology across the business, Hansen Yuncken has played an important role in providing insights back to Autodesk to drive continuous improvement. They are a true collaborative partner and their results showcase this.

Hansen Yuncken has worked with Autodesk over the past decade, using the construction software across the business including in the recently delivered Meadowbank TAFE Multi-Trades and Digital Technology Hub  and the multi award winning Sydney Coliseum Theatre, both in Sydney.

Access to  real-time technology centralises the design, modelling, documentation and data of projects. This has led to a multitude of advantages for collaboration, efficiency and decision-making – and Hansen Yuncken believes these learnings can be applied across the wider industry.

Daniel Smith, National Digital Technologies & Strategic Development Manager at Hansen Yuncken, said that cloud-based technology has saved hundreds of hours in the build phase of major projects, helping them model and plan the entire construction process, mitigating potential risks before they occur. He said that the current market has reinforced the need to achieve every possible efficiency.

Autodesk cloud-based software has enabled Hansen Yuncken to go from 3D modelling of the design, to 5D modelling which considers time and cost information. Looking ahead, Hansen Yuncken and Autodesk are working toward 6D modelling to also factor in management.

Hansen Yuncken’s Chief Financial & Information Officer, Rexine Jones, explained what it means to truly collaborate with suppliers. He said that they chose to work with Autodesk because we both strive to be best-in-class, and when we both work together to better one another’s business; the relationship goes beyond being transactional.

Hansen Yuncken has history of over a century of innovation, driven by a desire to remain at the forefront of the construction industry. Back in the 20s, this meant pioneering new scaffolding systems. Today, it’s about using technology as an enabler to be more efficient, collaborative and informed.

Lou Grespan, Vice President, ​APAC Executive Sales at Autodesk, said the longstanding relationship is a testament to a shared culture of forward-thinking and trust between the two companies.

He said that collaborating with Hansen Yuncken as a lighthouse customer means they can undertake R&D in real-time. Autodesk provides real insights from the ground, which they use to customise their product and provide a solution that is truly fit-for-purpose. Grespan said that ultimately, we are both working towards the same goal: making construction more efficient to benefit the end user.

We celebrate Hansen Yuncken’s embracing of digital technology as part of its culture to maximise value across the entire chain and are looking forward to continuing to work with this innovative organisation.

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