May 3, 2013
» IMAGINiT Technologies hosts webcasts to support Autodesk 2014 product launch
FRAMINGHAM, MASS. ― Rand Worldwide announced its IMAGINiT Technologies division is unveiling the latest enhancements in the 2014 portfolio of Autodesk design and engineering software, as well as highlighting IMAGINiT’s own Scan to BIM 2014 software. The “Know It. All. Events” are scheduled for May 8, 2013 with additional on-demand content available on IMAGINiT’s ProductivityNOW Portal.
May 2, 2013
» USGS topographic data now available on mobile devices
U.S. Geological Survey
RESTON, VA. — Android and iPhone users can now use their mobile devices as digital topo maps, leveraging U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) maps together with the power of GPS to zoom in on their precise location while hiking, biking, running, or any other activity that benefits from precision navigation. The type of data that are available includes USGS imagery and topographic maps from The National Map, as well as road and contour layers.
» ‘How-to’ videos help in column and wall section design
Red Seat Software
GRAPEVINE, TEXAS — Red Seat Software, a Structural Engineering Software Solutions Provider for S-FRAME Software, Inc. and Tilt-Up Design Systems, LLC., announced the availability of additional "how to" videos to augment their S-CONCRETE Design product for reinforced concrete beam design. In less than 5 minutes, a viewer can readily see how quickly and how easily an engineer or designer can design, analyze, and code-check a reinforced concrete column or wall section.
» Altus introduces APS-T GNSS survey receiver
Altus Positioning Systems
TORRANCE, CALIF. — Altus Positioning Systems introduced APS-T GNSS survey receiver, which provides global real-time 10-cm positioning using the TERRASTAR-D Precise Point Positioning (PPP) augmentation service. The new APS-T contains a Septentrio GNSS receiver with an embedded L-band modem for receiving TERRASTAR-D data for computing positions with the PPP technique. It is designed to provide a low-cost, real-time decimeter-level GNSS surveying solution without the need for a local reference station with UHF radios or cellular coverage from Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) networks.
April 29, 2013
» Survey: Smartphone use by contractors jumped 35 percent in past year
Eric Mower + Associates
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Contractors' use of smartphones while on the job jumped 35 percent from last year, according to new research from EMA Contractors, a specialty group at Eric Mower + Associates. While the use of tablets (i.e., iPad) rose nearly 54 percent over last year (overall, 22 percent of contractors are using tablets), most contractors (68 percent) said they use smartphones as part of their workday.
» Bentley Systems supports Water For People to help improve water systems in emerging economies
Bentley Systems Inc.
EXTON, PA. — Bentley Systems, Incorporated contributed $100,000 to Water For People in support of the organization’s work improving water systems in emerging economies around the world. Bentley has also donated a selection of eight software products from its portfolio, including MicroStation, WaterGEMS, SewerGEMS, FlowMaster, and Bentley Map. The software will be used by Water For People team members to design, engineer, and construct water systems, as well as to map the functionality of water points in every district.
April 25, 2013
» Survey: Companies concerned about employee use of mobile devices while driving
BURNABY, B.C. — Employers continue to be concerned about the risk and liability posed by employee use of mobile devices while driving on the job. Seven in 10 companies have adopted written policies designed to curb employee distracted driving, but only 32 percent are confident that current enforcement methods are effective at achieving compliance.
» Bentley Systems’ ProjectWise and Navigator named top ‘Trusted Products’
Bentley Systems Inc.
MIAMI, FLA. — Bentley Systems, Incorporated’s ProjectWise V8i and Bentley Navigator V8i have each won a commercial 2013Constructech Top Product award in the “Trusted Products” category. This is the third time in as many years that Bentley Navigator has won the award and the second consecutive year ProjectWise has won. The award honors technology solutions that have demonstrated the greatest innovations geared toward the construction market.
» New version of AutoTURN features AutoCAD 2014 compatibility
VANCOUVER, B.C. — Transoft Solutions just released version 8.2 for AutoTURN and AutoTURN Pro 3D vehicle swept path software. The newest version of AutoTURN includes compatibility with Autodesk AutoCAD 2014, Microsoft Windows 8 and Server 2012 along with updates to the vehicle libraries.
» Red Seat Software offers ‘how-to’ concrete beam design videos
Red Seat Software
GRAPEVINE, TEXAS — Red Seat Software, a structural engineering software solutions provider for S-FRAME Software, Inc. and Tilt-Up Design Systems, LLC., announced the availability of a video to augment their S-CONCRETE Design product for reinforced concrete beam design. In less than five minutes, viewers can readily see how quickly and how easily an engineer or designer can design, analyze, and code-check a reinforced concrete beam section.
CIO Challenges at Mid-sized & Large A / E Firms
Coming in May
Today’s CIOs and IT leadership face many challenges: from integrating disparate systems, to providing business intelligence tools to their employees, to supporting future growth and expansion of their firms. ZweigWhite and Systems Advisors Group will be hosting a webcast to discuss these topics and more with the CIO of an A/E firm to learn how his organization is addressing those challenges.