Building and Infrastructure Industry Customers Surge to Autodesk in Fourth Quarter

  Building and Infrastructure Industry Customers Surge to Autodesk in Fourth
  Quarter

Autodesk BIM 360 Cloud Services for Construction Among Company’s Fastest
Growing Products Ever

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- March 20, 2014

In the fiscal quarter ended Jan. 31, Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) closed
dozens of new and expanded deals in the architecture, engineering,
construction and infrastructure industries. As adoption of Building
Information Modeling (BIM) accelerates around the globe, firms in the building
and infrastructure industries are increasingly subscribing to Autodesk's
software solutions.

In the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industries, Autodesk
had strong fourth quarter to close out a record year with revenue for its AEC
product Suites growing 32 percent year-over-year. The company booked a
significant number of million dollar plus transactions, including the largest
in Autodesk’s history. Autodesk BIM 360, cloud and mobile services for
construction management and jobsite execution, saw especially strong customer
uptake and has become one of the company’s fastest-growing products ever.

“As architecture firms, contractors and engineering firms are realizing the
true power of Building Information Modeling to improve just about every aspect
of the design and construction process, customers of our BIM solutions are
driving massive gains in productivity through reduced errors, rework and cost.
In particular, our cloud and mobile services are seeing a surge of demand
because they help make the value of BIM available anywhere, anytime, from the
office to the jobsite,” said Amar Hanspal, senior vice president of Autodesk's
Information Modeling and Platform Group.

New or expanded deals to provide Autodesk BIM solutions to architecture
practices, engineering firms and contractors as well as building and
infrastructure asset owners, include AECOM, Black & Veatch Corporation,China
Communications Construction Company(CCCC), Fluor, HDR Engineering,Qatar Rail
and PCL Construction, among many others.

Turner Construction Company, one of the largest construction firms in North
America, is a customer that has seen great benefit from Autodesk BIM
solutions, notably including its use of BIM 360 on an Oakland International
Airport renovation project. “Autodesk BIM 360 Glue is not just visualization.
It supports information collaboration and has improved our efficiency,” says
Lincoln Wood, of Turner Construction Company. “The mobile app is the next
horizon of coordination and communication with the field. As a contractor, I
think the field is in a position to really leverage this technology in
exciting ways.”

In January, the European Union issued a directive to its 28 member states
recommending the use of BIM on public works projects. That move follows other
BIM mandates of varying scope in countries includingAustralia, Brazil, China,
Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore, United Kingdom
and United States.

Contractors have now surpassed architects as the fastest growing adopters of
BIM. Over the next two years, contractors expect the percentage of their work
that involves BIM to increase by 50 percent on average, according to the 2014
McGraw Hill Construction Smart Market Report covering construction in major
global markets.

“There are strong tailwinds behind BIM around the globe, and Autodesk is at
the forefront of this business process transformation, helping our customers
realize the full potential of BIM to collaborate, simulate, visualize and
optimize project outcomes,” added Hanspal, senior vice president of Autodesk's
Information Modeling and Platform Group. “We are working tirelessly to provide
the tools and services that enable our customers to radically improve how
buildings and infrastructure are designed and built, and our customers are
clearlyresponding.”

About Autodesk

Autodesk helps people imagine, design and create a better world. Everyone—from
design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists,students
and hobbyists—uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve
important challenges. For more information visitautodesk.com/BIMor follow
@autodesk.

Autodesk, the Autodesk logo, BIM 360 and Glue are registered trademarks or
trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the
USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names or trademarks
belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter
product and services offerings, and specifications and pricing at any time
without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors
that may appear in this document. © 2014 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved.

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