Digital Fire Safety is already reality, now time for next steps – Symetri and Bimfire Software in collaboration

STOCKHOLM, 15 June 2020 - In December last year Symetri and Briab took their first step in the joint effort towards improved fire safety design technology. Now the next phase of their journey to digitalise fire safety begins as the parties enters an official partnership agreement.

Fire safety measures are still often managed manually with analogue workflows, in contrast to other more digitalized disciplines within the industry. The lack of digital tools does not only mean unnecessary construction costs, it also means a non-existent data structure for facility management. By adapting to digital methods time and money would be saved during construction, while the end product would have higher traceability. This, in turn, would prolong a building´s safety management as well as the lifetime sustainability. The partnership agreement is built up by three different blocks. They all aim to support an improved fire safety design technology and make sure the fire protection engineers get access to the BIM process with tools adapted to their needs.

“Fire safety is an important piece that has been missing in the BIM family, now we are taking the next steps for a shared information process, this is also needed to bring BIM to the next level” says Per Carlsson, Director Building & Infrastructure, at Symetri.
“We are really looking forward to our in-depth cooperation. Together with Symetri, we will be able to reach farther as well as offer increased accessibility and support to our common future clients” says John Norén, New Technologies Business Manager, Briab.

As of 18th May, Symetri became a global reseller of Bimfire Tools with exclusivity in the Nordics (except Denmark) and UK. Bimfire Tools will be a part of Symetris range of product and services.

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Per Carlsson
Director Building & Infrastructure, Symetri
+46 (0)70 295 33 10 / 

Johan Norén
Business Manager New Technologies, Briab
+46 (0)8-406 66 06/

Symetri enables innovative companies in the construction, property and industrial sectors to optimise their workflows, facilitate data handling and improve the quality of the entire design lifecycle. We guide our customers in everything from 3D modelling and simulations to Product Lifecycle Management, Building Information Modelling and Facility Management. We have 300 employees who assist clients in the Nordics and Great Britain. Symetri is part of Addnode Group AB whose B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm. Addnode Group offers business-critical IT solutions to selected markets in both the private and public sectors. For more information, visit

Briab turns uncertainty into opportunities through innovative and effective solutions that improve processes, reduce costs and provide security. From our roots in fire protection we have developed into a company of innovative risk-management experts. We are currently adding to our offering with new revolutionising digital products for better fire protection for a building’s lifecycle. With 140 employees, we are the largest independent risk-management experts in the Nordics.
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