Trelligence Affinity Selected by HDR for Integrated Planning Workflow Process



Omaha, NE and Houston, TX, USA (January 7, 2013) – HDR, Inc. and Trelligence, Inc. announced that the Trelligence Affinity™ software has been selected as the tool that HDR's planners and designers will use to supplement HDR's Integrated Planning workflow process for Healthcare projects.  HDR is one of the world's largest architecture, engineering and consulting firms, ranked as No. 11 in Engineering News-Record's 2012 "Top 500 Design Firms" and No. 1 in Modern Healthcare's 2012 "Annual Construction & Design Survey of Healthcare Architects".  Trelligence is the creator of Trelligence Affinity, the industry-leading architectural programming, early design, and data aggregation tool.

HDR conducted a review of a number of software products in its search for an integrated software solution to aid in the data management of architectural projects in a BIM environment.  The review was comprised of a formal qualification and interview process in which candidates worked with project data supplied by HDR.  Each software product was evaluated on the capabilities to provide a suite of data management tools for handling the needs of space programming, space planning, and furnishings, fixtures, and equipment in a bi-directional exchange with Autodesk's Revit software.  Trelligence Affinity was the software selected by the HDR review team.

"Because HDR covers a broad spectrum of disciplines, we put together a team from various groups to conduct the software review," said Brian Finken, a Business Technology Consultant at HDR.  "The team's primary goal was to find a solution that can best meet the needs of the whole, while still being robust enough for the individual groups of Planning, Equipment, Architecture, and Interiors.  Each of the software vendors we reviewed demonstrated robust examples of different project types, but only Trelligence had consistent strengths in each category of requirements."

"Trelligence is pleased to have the opportunity to broaden our working relationship with HDR.  Various groups within HDR have already been using Affinity for quite a while, and their feedback has been of great value," said Larry Ciscon, Trelligence President.  "I believe that Affinity provides a unified, but flexible, set of tools that make it an excellent fit for the broad range of project types handled by HDR professionals.  Affinity has long provided comprehensive programming and schematic design capabilities; in addition, Affinity now provides robust data repository functionality that supports the end-to-end BIM process.  Trelligence looks forward to working in this partnership with HDR."

About HDR
HDR is a global employee-owned firm providing architecture, engineering, consulting, construction, and related services through various operating companies.  More than 8,000 professionals, in more than 185 locations worldwide, are committed to helping clients manage complex projects and make sound decisions.  HDR has been rated as the top healthcare design firm for a number of years.  Additional information about HDR can be found at www.hdrinc.com.

About Trelligence, Inc.
Trelligence Affinity™ is a unique and comprehensive software solution for the worldwide AECO industry that offers a full suite of architectural programming, early design, and design-to-program validation analysis tools.  Affinity also delivers seamless interoperability with Revit® Architecture, Trimble SketchUp™, Bentley® AECOsim Building Designer, ArchiCAD®, and IES VE-Gaia & VE-Navigator for LEED®, for an efficient and integrated project lifecycle that enables real-time design-to-program analysis and unprecedented early sustainability analysis.  For more information and video demonstrations, visit www.trelligence.com.




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