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Since the company's foundation, FORUM8 have been providing software and technical services that support civil engineering and architectural/structural design using their robust software package development technology. Our recent developments in Virtual Reality software have lead to many new applications especially those in traffic and automobile research. In fact, FORUM8's VR technology is being utilized in those researches and indeed just about any type of project.

Lately, society's interests in technologies that deal with disasters such as earthquake, tsunami, flood, as well as the safety of bridges and tunnels have grown significantly. Management and maintenance of social infrastructure have never been more active, increasing social demands in the aforementioned areas. Our mission is to offer the kind of technical development and expertise that provide safety and security to the society as a whole by means of developing innovative software that gives an ideal solution.

Yuji Ito (Representative director president)
Our development of unparalleled user friendly software forms the strong foundation from which we grow. Since year 2000, we have been continuously enhancing our premier 3D VR software UC-win/Road and three dimensional analysis program UC-win/FRAME(3D). Engineer's Studio® and VR-Cloud® was released in 2009 to develop into our next strategic products. In addition to the conventional lineup, as of engineering works, construction, and products/services related to these fields, we continue to offer new products and new services based on new development technology. We also focus on the development of products that offer the best solution to seismic diagnosis, seismic reinforcement, geotechnical analysis, management and maintenance concerning architecture / surveying /disaster prevention, and various issues presented by municipalities.

In terms of Cloud service, the new and evolving service whose demand is growing exponentially, we have been offering the existing products of UC-1 Series one by one since 2010, and in 2013 we released UC-1 Engineer's Suite equipped with cloud function and 3D CAD function. VR-Cloud®, a consensus building solution that uses 3D and VR on a cloud server, has been granted a patent from the Japanese Patent Office, giving us the opportunity to expand the solution further. Furthermore, we initiated the High-performance computing on cloud services® by taking advantage of the superior processing power possessed by the next generation super computer "K" representing HPC (High Performance Computer) soon after establishing the "Kobe lab. of High-performance computing on cloud services™" in the "Advanced computational science support laboratory, Foundation for Computational Science(FOCUS)", which is situated next to "K". Thanks to this establishment, we can now offer our valued users a range of supercomputing service on cloud including structural analysis, noise analysis, CG rendering, all of which are in-house developed, as well as wind/heat/fluid analysis. The trial course of "K" has commenced from 2013, and we aim to contribute to the use of HPC for industrial purposes.

  Since the evaluation on the our development for these new products and new technologies is notably high from outside of the company, we even received an aid fund from Ministry of Economy for consigned development and NEDO.
Our analysis software having collaborative relationship with Tokyo University, etc became the winner of preliminary analysis result competition and won the prize of new product and new technology.
Furthermore, with "EXODUS/evacuation analysis support service" being certified by Tokyo Fire Department and Engineer's Studio® winning the "Risk Management Design Award", we are also highly rated by the disaster prevention industry.
Moreover, technical service for our software and integration work with our software as a core such as driving simulator, are making further growth and improvements. Our recent success include being picked by the Chinese Traffic and Transport Department through international tender as the only successful candidate capable of delivering a large driving simulator that meets their criteria, and receiving an order of driving simulator designed for high level research from Kyushu University and Kyoto University not to mention the huge order of a very large driving simulator from the aforementioned department.

We will continue to not just provide products that incorporates our state-of-the-art technologies, but also aim to become the kind of enterprise that can meet the expectations from customers worldwide through our service that offer integrity and a sense of security and through our perpetual business service based on BCP.
Shinagawa Intercity
Tokyo head office A-21
Head office was RELOCATED as of July 2013
The office has been greatly expanded.

Tokyo head office
Shinagawa Intercity A-21F, 2-15-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo
TEL : +81-3-6894-1888  FAX : +81-3-6894-3888

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Image of inside of the new office (UC-win/Road, VR data)
Show room in head office has been expanded in December, 2011 (Nakameguro GT Tower)
Air Driving using infrared depth sensor on 6K multi-cluster digital signage Projection Mapping Railway Simulator
UC-win/Road Driving Simulator
AGUL AR.Drone Hugh-performance computing on cloud services®Wind Simulator

2F Higobashi Center Building Edobori Nishi-ku Osaka city 550-0002
TEL : +81-6-7711-3888 FAX : +81-6-7709-9888 Email :

Higobashi Center Building


1-10-4 2nd Hakata Kaisei Building 6F Hakataeki Minami Hakata-ku Fukuoka City 812-001
TEL : +81-92-289-1880
FAX : +81-92-289-1885
Email :

Fukuoka Business Office Establishment 1990

6F Nishiki Park Building 2-4-3 Nishiki Naka-ku Nagoya city 460-0003
TEL : +81-52-222-1887 FAX : +81-52-222-1883
Email :

Nishiki Park Building

2F Computing Research Center Laboratory 1 7-1-28 Minatojimaminami-machi Chuo-ku Kobe City Hyogo 650-0047
TEL : +81-78-304-4885 FAX : +81-78-304-4884

Computing Research Center Laboratory

6F Sendai Trust Tower 1-9-1 Ichiban-cho Aoba-ku Sendai-city Miyagi 980-0811
TEL : +81-22-208-5588 FAX : +81-22-208-5590

Sendai Trust Tower

Open in July, 2013

Rifare Building 10F, 1-5-2 Honmachi, Kanazawa-shi 920-0853
TEL : +81-76-254-1888  FAX : +81-76-255-3888

Rifare Building
Open in April, 2013
JR Tower Office Plaza Sapporo 18F, Kita 5-jo Nishi 2-5, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi 060-0005
TEL : +81-11-806-1888  FAX : +81-11-806-1889

JR Tower Office Plaza Sapporo
2-1-1 Gakuen Kibanadai-Nishi Miyazaki City 889-2155
TEL : +81-985-58-1888  FAX : +81-985-55-3027

3rd period of construction completed
March, 1993
1st period March, 1988 Inside the office. A comfortable development environment

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Overseas agency list    Branches & Showrooms
Contest in commemoration of the 2x8 anniversary of founding and party in November, 2003 Signing ceremony with PTV, Germany in October, 2011 Book launch party for "Introduction Programming" in November, 2010 Won the Special Award of 8th CSAJ Alliance Award in June, 2011
Highway driving simulator -Awarded for Information processing system that contributes to information promotion in October, 2011 Won the excellent award of the 23rd Awards of excellent new technology and products for small and medium enterprise in May, 2011 Won "International tunnel award" with BMIA, France in December, 2011 Received the "Risk Management Design Award" from Koukyo Network Association in March, 2013

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Highway Driving Simulator (NEXCO East Japan, 2010) 8DOF - 8Cluster Driving Simulator (Ministry of Transportation in China) 
 UC-win/Road Drive Simulator (Kyoto University) 
UC-win/Road Driving Simulator (Kyushu University) 
Compliance with international standards and measures to protect personal information

FORUM8 is certified to "ISO9001 Quality Management System", "ISO22301 Business Continuity Management System", and is granted the right to display "Privacy Mark" in the course of their business activities. FORUM8 continues to improve their system quality, business continuity management system, and takes measures to protect personal information.  In year 2013, the entire company acquired the certification for International Security Management System.

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"Development Room for Designers"
Aiming to increase creativity and richness in engineers' work.

"Civil Engineers' Forum" - FORUM 8
Forum8 is committed to improving work environments for engineers by offering advanced analytical technologies and by actively saving labor through our software solutions

Providing systems and support integrated with the highest standards and most advanced technologies

While electronics are significantly improving, Forum8 is always engaged in advanced software development
"Up and Coming --- innovative and with great prospects" - the origin of the name of UC series

VR and FEM analysis -
Our flagship products using the most advanced technology

Virtual Reality, Dynamic Non-linear Analysis
Advanced 3D design Solution!

Highly reliable and accurate technology with proven track record
A design and CAD systems of the highest standard!
 FORUM8 offer state-of-the-art cloud computing technology
We are continuously developing the cloud version of our existing lineup of UC-1 series products one by one; they are named the "UC-1 for SaaS" series. The research and development of VR-Cloud®, an ideal cloud computing solution for obtaining stakeholder consensus that takes advantage of the advanced data transmission, is funded by the Ministry of economy since 2010 as the cloud computing research and development project concerning the nation. We have established a laboratory of our own in the FOCUS (Foundation for Computational Science) constructed near the next generation super computer "K". We offer all types of analysis and simulation including structural analysis, noise analysis, CG rendering, wind/thermal/fluid analysis. We are currently designing and manufacturing a compact high-speed graphic server referred to as "UMDC" that is optimal for building cloud system.
VR-CloudR  FORUM8 obtained a patent for VR-Cloud® as the only cloud server program that allows driving simulation on cloud.
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  BIM and CIM
We are also focusing on CIM/BIM developing rapidly in the civil and architecture fields including "IM&VR solution" centered on Allplan and UC-win/Road. FORUM8 has participated in "Kaiser Project for Kansai University" started in 2008 and conducted the research activity aimed at developing a 3D CAD engine which can be generally used in the whole architectural field. Using this engine, we are developing 3D CAD which allows to smoothly link design, construction and maintenance in 1 3D data. The service using this is planned to be started as a cloud CAD system in the future.
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"Development of office robot" applying UC-win/Road and 3D point cloud modeling technology are approved for research and development project of Ministry of Economy on December 10, 2010 based on "Act on Enhancement of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises' Core Manufacturing Technology". We are also customizing Ar.Drone which is a flying robot collecting information etc.
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Research development of office robot
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RoboCar® Auto parking
AGUL   Automatic flight monitoring system (AR. Drone customizing)  

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UC-win/Road Support system

VR modeling and engineering service

This cutting-edge service, offering creation of simulation data using 3D virtual reality, started in October 2001. Full-scale support of simulation needs in public projects, private development projects, as well as road construction and city planning, is offered.
Dynamic 3D VR simulation is a powerful consensus-building tool for engineers and presenters. Forum 8 offers new VR applications in various fields. The effectiveness of these products is highly regarded by users.

ソフトウェア・プロダクトオブザイヤー受賞 ソフトウェア・プロダクトオブザイヤー受賞
Awards Ceremony for Software Product of the Year

In September 2002, UC-win/Road was chosen as the Software Product of the Year. Hosted by the Software Information Center (SOFTIC, and supported by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, it is an honor granted to outstanding software products. We were commended in the "Social / Life Category - Public Division" for being a "consensus-building tool", reflecting our basic product concept.

Commemorating the reception of the award, Forum8 held the first 3D VR Simulation Contest with UC-win/Road in November 2002. It has been held on an annual basis since then. We invited a number of judges for the 11th 3D VR simulation contest in 2012. This event will continue to be held every year. It is a useful place to exchange information on virtual reality design.

Seminar / fair Information

11th Simulation Contest   (VR Simulation Contest Review 2012-Nov.)

"Project for sharing system of compact EV vehicle using VR simulation"
  TOYOTA Motor Corporation.

 Analysis support engineering service

UC-win/FRAME (3D) analysis support service

To encourage the broad use of advanced analysis software such as UC-win/FRAME(3D) and the foundation analysis series, as well as to suggest various design applications, we offer a design service for users and an engineering service to support their analyses, along with software packages.
We believe that building up our engineering services will help us in software development research and improve our technical skills.

WEB Estimate Service
Engineer's Studio® Analysis Support Service Model Example
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FORUM8 won the excellent award for the 23rd Awards of excellent new technology and products for small and medium enterprise.

FORUM8 won "Excellent award" for the structural analysis program "Engineer's Studio®" in the software section of "The 23rd Awards of excellent new technology and products for small and medium enterprise"
(organized by Risona Foundation for small and medium enterprise promotion on May 11, 2011)

Won the pre-analysis contest in the fiber model category.

UC-win/FRAME(3D) analysis support team won the pre-analysis contest in the fiber model category at the ceremony presenting the results for the C1-2 Experiment Pre-analysis Contest sponsored by the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention in Japan on March 5, 2009.

FORUM8 won the destruction analysis contest!

"Destruction analysis and blind analysis contest for seismic resistance experiment on full size bridge made of nature mortar"hosted by National Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention in Japan (Independent company) on July 8, 2010

Risk Management Design Award

"Risk Management Design Award"
given by Koukyo Network Association on March 2013
(RiMDA : Risk Management Design Award)

NETIS approved "Technical information of earthquake disaster reconstruction"

FORUM8 products, "3D plate dynamic non-linear analysis", Engineer's Studio®", "Flood analysis simulation", "Road damage information system"; which are all registered technology of NETIS (New Technology Information System); has been approved as "Technical information of earthquake disaster reconstruction".

Geotechnical analysis support service

We provide engineering service to evaluate the influence of liquefaction induced by an earthquake (uplift of underground structures, residual displacements due to liquefaction), and to study and design countermeasures; to predict the upward movement of water table and to evaluate its influence to the ground stability, settlement and so on; and also to evaluate slope stability and to quantitatively evaluate improvement after reinforcement.
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EXODUS/SMARTFIRE analysis support service

Our support service includes creation of node / arc models for building EXODUS maritime EXODUS and 3D CFD-FEM models for SMARTFIRE.
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xpswmm analysis support service

We also provide support services for xpswmm flood and water runoff analysis, provided by our experienced specialist consultants.
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Design Builder Energy analysis support service

This is an energy usage simulation service for buildings. It utilizes Design Builder, which is used for energy efficiency analysis of structures, from small houses to large office blocks, and is also ideal for analysis of complex structures.
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High-performance computing on cloud services

Engineer's Studio®High-performance computing on cloud services option
Wind and heat fluid high-performance computing analysis simulation service
UC-win/Road / CG movie service
Noise high-performance computing analysis simulation service

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 Offering support from the website

FORUM8 provides customers with the latest and detailed information through our excellent customer support team. On our web site, which is available in English, Chinese, Korean, French, Spanish and Arabic, we provide technical support and product information. Users can download the latest update for their software and for registered users, "User Information Page" is available for further assistance. Contents of our bimonthly news magazine "Up and Coming", which is distributed to more than 10,000 Japanese customers is also available on our website.

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  Highly evaluated software support

Excellent support directly leads to improved reputation of our software. Thus, at FORUM8, we have a dedicated software support team.
Using our maintenance and management system, Groupware, we deal with numerous enquiries in real time. Maintenance information of our software is also managed by our information management system, Groupware. Groupware helps us to identify common problems and user demands, and together with BTS (Back Tracking System) and VSS (Source Management System), we maintain an effective and high-quality environment for software development.

FORUM8 Groupweb for Maintenance Management

 Overseas deployment and Overseas user support

UC-win/Road is available in Japanese, English, French, Chinese and Korean and different versions of the program are also available for International users. We are expanding worldwide due to increasing popularity outside Japan. In China, we have a joint venture to provide support for our users in the country, and we hold many seminars and conferences in China. We have offices in the UK, India and Singapore, and we participate in exhibitions and workshops all over the world. Our Global Partner Network is constantly expanding and we now provide our products all over the world. In 2008, we established an office in Australia, and in 2009, FORUM8 Arizona was founded to provide support in the US.
New offices in Tsingtao, China and Hanoi, Vietnam will be open and business overseas is planned to be expanded.

FORUM8 is actively participating in conferences and trade shows overseas.
19th ITS World Conference in Viena 2012 IITS Japan booth / VICS center's booth

 GlobalDealerNetwork -  inquiries to :
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FORUM8 holds conferences for announcements of new products and technology, and for networking between our users. These conferences have expanded year by year.


This is our 12th 3DVR simulation contest, which is held every year since 2002 when UC-win/Road won the "Software Product of the year" award. Various brilliant works have been presented as a main event of this festival and it has brought even more excitement with the introduction of cloud voting via VR-Cloud® since 2011.

The 12th 3DVR Simulation Contest on Cloud  held on September 18, 2013
Special Page :
The 11 3DVR Simulation Contest on Cloud    held on September 19, 2012
"Project for sharing system of compact EV vehicle using VR simulation"
TOYOTA Motor Corporation.

  User Conference  -FORUM8 Design Conference-

The annual UC-win/FRAME(3D) Conference was replaced by FORUM8 Design Conference. Presentations in 4 fields and lectures by experts and users of FORUM8 software were given and the conference was also used to announce our new products. This conference was a great success with great number of guests and interesting lectures by our guest speakers from Japan and abroad.

held on September 20, 2013
Venue : Shinagawa Intercity Hall in Tokyo

Virtual Design World Cup
-Competition for designing an advanced construction engineering-works on Cloud, making full use of BIM/CIM and VR ! -  Details

The 3rd Student BIM&VR Design Contest on Cloud
Registration Period : May 1 (Wed) - November 30 (Mon), 2013
Project Submission Period : October 1 (Tue) - October 10 (Thu), 2013
Award Ceremony : November 21 (Thu), 2013 Venue : Megro Gajoen 2F "Maiogi"(MAP)

Cloud Programming World Cup
-Put your 3D VR Cloud application programming skills to the test using FORUM8's Software Development Kit (SDK)!- Details

The 1st Student Cloud Programming World Cup
Registration Period : June 13 (Thu) - September 30 (Mon), 2013
Project Submission Period : October 1 (Tue) - October 10 (Thu), 2013
Award Ceremony : November 21 (Thu), 2013 Megro Gajoen 2F "Maiogi"(MAP)

FORUM8 Training Seminar 2008
1247 Events and 11,746 Attendees

FORUM8 held the first fee-based seminar in August, 2001 for design engineers and our software users. Since then, we have earned a good reputation and held 1,247 seminars for 11,746 people up to the end of March, 2013. This seminar guarantees to considerably improve your skills in the application of VR, analysis and CAD software tools.

International Events
FORUM8 actively takes part in events all over the world to present academic papers and exhibit our products.

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Name FORUM8 Co., Ltd.
Chairman Tadaharu Wada (Fellow of the Japan Society of Civil Engineers)
President Yuji Ito (Representative director president)
Offices & location
Head Office Shinagawa Intercity A-21F, 2-15-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo
TEL : +81-3-6894-1888 FAX : +81-3-6894-3888
Email :

Osaka Branch Office 2F Higobashi Center Building Edobori Nishi-ku Osaka city 550-0002
TEL : +81-6-7711-3888 FAX : +81-6-7709-9888
Email :

Super computer cloud
Koge Laboratry
2F Computing Research Center Laboratry 1 7-1-28 Minatojimaminami-machi Chuo-ku Kobe City Hyogo 650-0047
TEL : +81-78-304-4885 FAX : +81-78-304-4884

Nagoya Office 6F Nishiki Park Building 2-4-3 Nishiki Naka-ku Nagoya city 460-0003
TEL : +81-52-222-1887 FAX : +81-52-222-1883
Email :

Fukuoka Business Office 1-10-4 2nd Hakata Kaisei Building 6F Hakataeki Minami Hakata-ku Fukuoka City 812-001
TEL : +81-92-289-1880 FAX : +81-92-289-1885
Email :

Sendai office 6F Sendai Trust Tower 1-9-1 Ichiban-cho Aoba-ku Sendai-city Miyagi 980-0811
TEL : +81-22-208-5588 FAX : +81-22-208-5590

Kanazawa Office Rifare Building 10F, 1-5-2 Honmachi, Kanazawa-shi 920-0853
TEL : +81-76-254-1888  FAX : +81-76-255-3888

Sapporo Office JR Tower Office Plaza Sapporo 18F, Kita 5-jo Nishi 2-5, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi 060-0005
TEL : +81-11-806-1888  FAX : +81-11-806-1889
Subsidiary company FORUM8 Technology Development (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
23/E, NO. 855 World Plaza Pudong South Road , Pudong New Area Shanghai. China
TEL : +86-21-68599898 FAX : +86-21-68599897
Website E-mail:
Established May, 1987
Capital 50 000 000 yen
Business Activities Developing and marketing civil engineering design support software
Annual Sales 1,870,000,000 yen Operating profit: 170,000,000 yen, as of September, 2012)
Number of Employees 185 (2013.4)
Bank of Account The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd.
The Miyazaki Bank Ltd.
The Japan Finance Corporation
The Shoko Chukin Bank, Ltd.
(Titles omitted)
Ourston Roundabout Engineering, Inc. Laboratory for Cognitive Systems Science, Department of Risk Engineering, Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering, University of Tsukuba The Survey and Technology Applications group, Thiess Pty Ltd
System Management Div., General Affairs Dept., Mayor's Office Street Construction Div., Road Dept., Construction Bureau Himeji City Kakogawa Design Group, Super Science High School, Hyogo Prefectural Kakogawa Higashi High School Disaster Prevention Engineering, Dept. of Urban and Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo City University
Strategy Planning Dept., IT & ITS Planning Div., Toyota Motor Corporation Lab. of Landscape Engineering, Dept. of Landscape Architecture Science, Faculty of Regional Environment Science, Tokyo University of Agriculture National Agency for Automotive Safety & Victims' Aid (NASVA)
IDEA Consultants, Inc. Asahi Kasei Construction Materials Corporation Faculty of Engineering and Design, Hosei University
Highway Industry Development Organization Nippon Koei Co., Ltd. Faculty of Science and Technology, Meijo University 
Shanghai Urban Construction Design & Research Institute Graduate School of Engineering, Gunma University  Kanagawa Construction Bureau Metropolitan Expressway Company Limited
College of Science & Technology, Nihon University NEWJEC Inc. Nishitetsu C. E. Consultant Co., Ltd.
Daido Institute of Technology Japan Construction Method and Machinery Research Institute, JCMA Matsuyama Office River and National Highway, Shikoku Regional Development Bureau, MLIT
Daiichi Fukken Co., Ltd. Korea Institute of Construction Technology Docon Co., Ltd.
JR - Central Consultants Metro Planning Consultant Regional planning laboratory, Faculty of Engineering, Utsunomiya University
Yachiyo Engineering Co., Ltd, Korea Rural Community & Agriculture Corporation Road Management Technology Center
Bureau of Ports and Harbours, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Japan Highway Public Corporation Atsugi Construction Office Chubu Regional Bureau, MLIT Tajimi Construction Office
TOKAI-KANJO EXPWY Kyushu Surveying College Kinki University Technical College
Kozo Sekkei Kenkyusho Co., Ltd. DPS Bridge Works co., ltd J-FORCE
Asia Air Survey Co., Ltd. San Doboku Consultant Co., Ltd. Kyowa Engineering Consultants Co., Ltd.
Kokudo Engineering Consultants Co., Ltd. JR East Consultants Company  Structure Engineering Center, Japan, Inc.
Kokudo Kaihatu Center Co., Ltd. Kyokuto Corporation  Techno Plan Co., Ltd.
Fukken Co., Ltd. Mie Prefectural Center of Constructional Technology ASAHI Construction Consultant Co., Ltd .
Eight Consultants Co., Ltd.  Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd. Katahira & Engineers Inc.
Fukken Gijyutu Consultant Fuji Sekkei Co., Ltd. Sizuoka Consultant Co., Ltd. 
Nikko Technical Center Co., Ltd. KOIDE Survey Design Office Inc. Central Consultant Inc.
Tokyu Construction Tamano Consultants Co., Ltd. Hirohara Consultants Co., Ltd.
Chuden Engineering Consultants Kozo Giken Co., Ltd. Daiichigiken Co., Ltd.
Oriental Consultants Co., Ltd. Giken Consultants Ltd. Hokkaido Federation of LandImprovement Association
Toko Engineering Consultants, Ltd. Ogihara Sekkei Jimusho Co., Ltd. Chuken Center Co., Ltd.
Ace Sekkei Co., Ltd.  Showa Co., Ltd. Japan Engineering Consultants Co., Ltd.
Kagoshima Construction Technology Center Sanken Techno Co., Ltd. Kawatetu Engineering Co., Ltd.
Taiwa Sekkei Co., Ltd. TAISEI Corporation  

(Titles omitted. Above 83 companies are introduced in the User introductions in our public relations magazine "Up & Coming".
The Number of Registered Users is12,837 (as of June 18, 2010)

Trends in the sales and ordinary profits of Forum8
Trend of registered user numbers of Forum8 products

History 1987 Forum8 was established (with 16 employees).
Company foundation cerebration party 1987 Tokyo/Keio Plaza Hotel
1989 Established the Miyazaki branch and Osaka business office
1990 Established the Fukuoka business office.
The number of registered users exceeded 2 000 companies.
1993 The number of registered users exceeded 4,000 companies.
1995 Commemorative project for the 8th anniversary of the establishment of the firm (with 100 employees).
1996 The number of registered users exceeded 6 000 companies. Established a subsidiary "FORUM 8 (NZ) Ltd." in New Zealand. The FORUM8 website opened.
1998 Established the Internet Version-up Center.
1999 Established the "User Information Page" on the FORUM8 website.
2000 Released UC-win/Road.
2001 Acquired ISO9001-2000 realizing paper-less conditions in all offices
2002 Relocated Tokyo Head Office to Nakameguro GT Tower.
UC-win/Road was chosen for the Software Product of the Year 2002 award.
Hosted the first 3D/VR Simulation Contest.
2003 Released UC-win/FRAME(3D).
Commemoration project for the 2nd 8th anniversary of the establishment of the firm.
CEO: Tadaharu Wada. Representative director president: Yuji Ito.
The number of registered users exceeded 10 000 companies.
2004 Hosted the third 3D/VR simulation Contest.
2005 Established the Nagoya business office.
Hosted the fourth 3D/VR simulation Contest.
2006 The 7th UC-win/Road conference was held in Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai and Beijing.
2007 Established a joint venture in China and opened the Shanghai support center.
Acquired sales rights of software products from Decision Japan Co., Ltd.
Hosted the first FORUM8 Design Conference.
Expanded Tokyo head office.
Started a defined contribution pension system for all staff.
Hosted the 6th 3D VR Simulation Contest and 1st International VR Symposium.
2008 Launched the Sydney office.
"FORUM8 Technology Development (Shanghai) Co., Ltd." was established as a subsidiary.
Launched the Beijing office.
The 2nd FORUM8 Design Conference was held.
The 7th 3D VR Contest and 2nd International VR Symposium were held.
2009 Design Festival 2009-3days was held.
Released Engineer's StudioTM and VR-Studio.
FRAME(3D) support team won the Fiber category of Pre-experiment analysis contest.
Awarded Engineering Prize at Build Live Tokyo2009 II

Certified Engineers as of December 2009

Employee Qualifications
Doctorate Engineering 6
Professional Engineer Construction 3
Information Technology 1
Associate Professional Engineer Construction 5
Information technology Certified Engineer Software Development Engineer 3
Level I Engineer 4
Technical Engineer, Network 1
Technical Engineer, Database 1
Basic Software Engineer 5
Level II Engineer 27
System Administrator 6
CG Engineer CG Engineer 1
Construction Engineer Registered Civil Engineering Consulting Manager 2
Certicied Civil Engineer Level I Engineer 2
Construction Engineer Level II Engineer 3

Registration (updated March 30th, 2010)

FORUM 8 becomes certified System Integrator in Japan NEW!
FORUM8 was certified and registered as a system service provider (system integrator)
by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry on March 30th, 2010.
Registration number
Registration date March30th, 2010
Expiration date March29th, 2010
What is the System Integrator registration?
SI (System Integrator) registration certified company is officially certified and socially recognized that it has financial stability to provide system integration service and superior technical capability.
The registration system aims to motivate system service providers to upgrade their technical expertise and offer information to customers by publicizing the certified and registered system integrators.

What is system integration?
System integration service ranges from information system planning and building to its operation and is regarded as social infrastructure, on which enterprises to demonstrate their competitiveness and continuous economic growth to be realized.
FORUM 8 will provides customers with high quality system, software and technical service including driving simulators and its hardware and information devices and customized system development, leveraging our software development experience and technical ability.

System Integration: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Japanese)

Registered Construction Consultant
Date of registration February 24, 2009
registration Number 21-9286
Category Metal Structure and concrete, Ground and foundation
History Metal Structure and concrete
Seismic resistant design/Analysis support data entry
FRAME(3D) analysis support service
L2 Seismic analysis of box culvert
Ground and foundation
Geotechnical analysis for tunnel excavation
Ground deformation analysis etc.

 Compliance Activity Report (2011/07/08)
 The 29th Settlement of accounts public notice (2015/12/24)
 The 28th Settlement of accounts public notice (2015/12/24)
 The 27th Settlement of accounts public notice (2013/11/13)


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