ATLANTA — Applied Software, a systems integrator to the AEC, fabrication and manufacturing industries, announced its acquisition of CAD-1, an Autodesk Gold Partner and Autodesk Authorized Training Center (ATC) with extensive expertise in consulting services delivery, software, training and support.

CAD-1’s specialists have a deep understanding of the industry’s design needs and decades of experience developing effective solutions for customers. The acquisition expands Applied Software’s deep bench of skilled developers, trainers and service professionals with the additional skills of the CAD-1 team.

“The acquisition will enable us to better serve our customers throughout North America in many ways, including enhanced services delivery, as well as access to more robust consulting resources,” explained Richard Burroughs, president of Applied Software. “We’re very excited to bring these two quality organizations together for our customers.”

CAD-1 is headquartered in Thornton, Colorado, and is a provider of automation services to the AEC industry in the Mountain States. Established in 1990 by Sirko Associates, Inc., a structural engineering consulting firm, over the years CAD-1 has expanded its service deliverables to include GIS, civil, infrastructure, mechanical and plant, with clients throughout the United States.

“We’re confident about what this acquisition will bring to our customers and to the industry,” said Clint Sirko, operations manager of CAD-1. “Our customers can anticipate a seamless transition in working with our new, combined team and a significant expansion of the resources available to them.”

“This acquisition will provide greater access to training, consulting and a larger team for our clients,” said Jim Sirko, owner of CAD-1. “Applied Software and CAD-1 both have a natural dedication to client success.”

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