(Press release 5D Initiative:) Stuttgart, Germany, 21 April 2011 - The 5D Initiative, which was established by Ballast Nedam, Royal BAM Group, Consolidated Contractors Group S.A.L. - Offshore (CCC), Max Bögl and Strabag, today announced that collaboration with Autodesk, Bentley, CCT, RIB and Tekla is moving forward to incorporate pragmatic requirements for a 5Di solution, which is the amplification of BIM solutions for contractors to ensure higher process integration from very early design, engineering, fabrication and construction to operation & maintenance. The 5D Initiative was launched in 2008 with the goal of describing common requirements of the European construction industry for the development of new innovative tools by the hard and software industry. Since 2008, the 5D Initiative has had several discussions with Autodesk, Bentley, CCT, RIB and Tekla to recognize and analyze the requirements of the more advanced and fully-integrated 5D solutions. Based on the shared requirements from the 5D Initiative and the strategic discussions so far, Autodesk, Bentley, CCT, RIB, Tekla and the 5D Initiative have reached a common understanding about BIM for construction. This led to a plan for taking the existing cooperation to the next level with the goal of fulfilling needs of construction process integration in construction practice.