WEST LAFAYETTE, IND. – A powerful web-based system enabling people worldwide to better predict such things as damaging floods and potential effects of climate change is the goal of a $4.5 million, four-year project begun by Purdue University researchers. The project, funded by the National Science Foundation, will add geospatial data hosting, processing and sharing capabilities to Purdue's HUBzero, a platform for building feature-rich websites enabling research and education.
DUBUQUE, IOWA — Eagle Point Software Corporation, an Autodesk AEC Industry Partner, announced the addition of Autodesk InfraWorks 2014 content to Pinnacle Series. Deepening the existing Pinnacle Series Civil Infrastructure content, InfraWorks Workflows help train and guide people through their project work with interactive step-by-step procedures.
WEST KELOWNA, B.C. — MicroSurvey announced a major update to its flagship product line with the release of MicroSurvey CAD 2014. According to the company, this release includes many new features requested directly from customers.
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. — Trimble acquired privately-held CSC (UK) Ltd. headquartered in Leeds, U.K., from ISIS Equity Partners LLP and senior management. CSC's products include software solutions for the analysis and design of steel and concrete buildings. Financial terms were not disclosed.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — International Code Council Members and others with an interest in public safety in the built environment have begun to use the first version of cdpACCESS — the new, cloud-based tool built exclusively for ICC's code development process (cdp). Once referred to as remote voting, cdpACCESS is much more than that. With cdpACCESS, users can create code change proposals and submit them online. Code change proposals for ICC Group C for the International Green Construction Code are due by January 10. Go to cdpACCESS.com to experience cdpACCESS.
CAMPBELL, CALIF. — Panzura, a provider of global cloud storage solutions, announced it is making inroads into the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) market with its innovations in promoting a centralized storage model with no performance barriers. Panzura is a sliver sponsor of the Autodesk University event, to be held Dec. 3-5 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. Attendees can visit Panzura at booth 1717 to learn about how Panzura’s Global Cloud Storage System simplifies AEC company operations, streamlines infrastructure, and reduces operating costs.
HOUSTON — Assemble Systems, a provider of BIM data management solutions, said that its new Visual Variance enhances variance reporting functionality. Variance reporting has proven to be a key feature for Assemble customers, delivering automated insight into additions, deductions and quantity changes between model versions. Visual Variance extends existing model comparison functionality to the Assemble model-viewer, enabling customers to visually identify model additions, deductions, and any items where quantities have changed.
LONDON — Bentley Systems, Incorporated released SpecWave Composer, the first product based on its acquired SpecWave technology. With SpecWave Composer and ProjectWise, architectural, engineering, construction, and operations professionals can bring automation and engineering rigor to the tasks of authoring, managing, and referencing engineering specifications, codes, standards, and other structured documents. SpecWave Composer allows a project or organization to extend to specification workflows the benefits of collaborating, work sharing, and managing change in a secure environment, increasing information mobility with integrity.
FRAMINGHAM, MASS. — Rand Worldwide’s Rand Secure Archive (RandSA) division will showcase its data governance solutions for companies relying on CAD for their design engineering projects at Autodesk University (booth #2215) from December 3-5 at the Venetian Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY — GRAPHISOFT announced that the team of ArchiCAD clients Rice Daubney of Australia and Obayashi of Japan have won the award for Best Use of BIM for Design, Drama, and Excitement at the recent Build Sydney Live event. The 48-hour event challenged participants from around the world to design a new International Convention Centre for Sydney as part of the specified 19 Hectare area of Darling Harbour Live project. Run virtually using mobile technology from a sailboat in Darling Harbour, Oct. 28-30, Build Sydney Live 2013 was the 5th edition of Build Live global collaborative OpenBIM events. More than 40 countries were represented by 19 teams.
Win More Work with Innovative Approaches to Project Proposals Thursday, June 27th, 2013
How can you make your project proposals stand out in order to win work without losing time and money?
In this presentation, you’ll learn about new ways to quickly create more realistic proposals of design alternatives that demonstrate a better understanding of project needs, more clearly explain project designs, and help you win work.
Get to 30% Design Faster Thursday, August 8th, 2013
Once you win an infrastructure project, how does your team provide owners, review agencies, clients and other stakeholders with a more solid understanding of your design intent?
This webcast presentation will present innovative approaches that show how you can easily combine 2D CAD, GIS, raster, and 3D models, enabling you to accelerate your infrastructure design process. It will also show how you can easily use rich visualizations to validate design decisions faster.
Get to “Yes” Faster with Agency and Community Stakeholders Thursday, September 12th, 2013
Review agencies need to understand and approve projects before they can be built, but the approval process is often slow and linear. Non-technical public stakeholders, such as surrounding residents and business owners, struggle understanding 2D plans and their confusion can lead to expensive roadblocks.
Learn how you can use compelling simulations and animated 3D visualizations to better communicate project alternatives and community impact in a format that is more interactive and easily understood by agencies and non-technical audiences alike.
The Autodesk BIM Specialist Certification for Roads and Highways: A Quick Spin Thursday, October 24th, 2013
Learn more about the Autodesk BIM Specialist Certification for Roads and Highways using the Autodesk® Infrastructure Design Suite 2014. We’ll give you information about:
• The authorized training guide
• The certification exam
• Learning objectives
• A BIM workflow for road and highway design
Using the training guide, you will learn how to employ a BIM process using the tools in the Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite in order to more fully realize the benefits of this intelligent, model-based approach: better understanding of the project, improved accuracy and efficiency, and more agility to respond quickly to changes at anytime, anywhere.
Practical Workflows for the Civil Engineer Thursday, December 12th, 2013
You are already creating rich 3D models, but how can you more fully leverage this model to enhance every phase of infrastructure project workflow?
This webcast will show you how to use your rich, 3D models to gain greater visibility into projects, develop deeper insights into constructability, and identify and resolve issues virtually before breaking ground.