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September 17, 2013

» Project Clock App version 1 released   CyberMatrix Corporation

VERNON, B.C. — CyberMatrix Corporation released version 1 of Project Clock App, a project time tracking and time billing program for iOS and Android mobile devices. Unlike previous mobile editions, Project Clock App combines a start/stop work clock module with an hour entry module. Project Clock can record accurate start and end times of work periods. It can also be used to enter estimated hours spent on projects or tasks. Previously, each function was contained in an entirely separate app. 

» Cityworks users organize regional Permit Management Day   Azteca Systems, Inc.

Salt Lake City — Proponent of smarter permitting, licensing, and land management, the City of West Valley, Utah, recently organized and hosted Salt Lake City’s first PLL (Permitting, Licensing, and Land) Day. Practitioners and industry leaders from the greater Salt Lake City area gathered to discuss a range of topics related to GIS-centric permitting, licensing, and land management solution strategies. Azteca Systems, Inc. sponsored the event, applauding the city’s dedication to sharing information on best permitting management practices with their community. 

» Red Seat Software announces S-FRAME Structural Office R11 product line video   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 an online video that overviews the entire structural engineering software portfolio from S-FRAME Structural Office R11. 

» Design Data and Nemetschek Scia team up to integrate BIM into the steel delivery process   Design Data

LINCOLN, NEB. and HERK-DE-STAD, BELGIUM — Design Data, in cooperation with Nemetschek Scia, has developed a bi-directional link that allows Steel Fabricators to view in real-time the production status of parts and assemblies in an SDS/2 steel BIM model, as well as allow production to automatically view the status of any changes that occur in design. 

September 11, 2013

» Infrastructure mapping system to be deployed in unmanned aerial vehicle   NEANY

HOLLYWOOD, MD. — NEANY completed a partnership agreement with Visual Intelligence to deploy Visual Intelligence’s iOne IMS infrastructure metric mapping system in NEANY’s flagship unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the Arrow. NEANY will utilize the iOne IMS system for high-resolution geospatial imaging for both military and commercial applications. 

» HP expands Z Workstation portfolio, unveils ‘world’s first’ mobile workstations   HP

PALO ALTO, CALIF. — HP announced the expansion of its Z portfolio of professional workstation and display products, including the world’s first workstation Ultrabook — the HP ZBook 14 — and the industry’s first line of workstations to offer Intel’s Thunderbolt technology for high-speed data transfer. The new portfolio includes three new HP ZBook Mobile Workstations, processor and graphics enhancements to the line of HP Z Desktop Workstations, and two new HP Z Displays. 

September 10, 2013

» Bentley’s AECOsim Building Designer and ProjectWise take top honors in construction product awards competition   Bentley Systems Inc.

PARIS – Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced that its AECOsim Building Designer and ProjectWise offerings have each been named a premier “Professionally Voted Public Works and Civil Engineering Product.” The awards, which were judged by construction professionals across France, were presented by Sageret, France’s leading directory of building and public works organizations and sponsor of the competition. Both products were recognized in the Services to Businesses/Companies category during a ceremony held at the Grand Hôtel Intercontinental Opéra in Paris. 

September 9, 2013

» Autodesk introduces monthly, quarterly, and annual plans for design and engineering software   Autodesk Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO — Autodesk, Inc. customers will now be able to pay as they go for all of the company’s latest Design and Creation Suites, Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, and the new Autodesk Maya LT. For the first time, customers can purchase access to a range of Autodesk desktop software on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis, in addition to traditional licenses, broadly expanding choices in how to access and pay for Autodesk software. 

» Nemetschek Structural Group announces winners of 2013 Inspirations in Engineering Awards   Nemetschek Structural Group

HERK-DE-STAD, BELGIUM — The Nemetschek Structural Group, developer of structural engineering software that supports the BIM process, revealed the winners of its 2013 Inspirations in Engineering contest. The competition highlights unique works and innovative achievements from the world’s top engineering and construction firms. An independent, international jury of nine engineering specialists from industry, research, and education evaluated 127 entries from 28 countries to choose this year’s winners. Winners were selected in four categories and judged by the project’s originality, complexity, and use of software in an Open BIM workflow. 

» New version of Passive House planning package released   Passive House Institute

DARMSTADT, GERMANY — The new version of the software for the planning of Passive House buildings is now available. PHPP 8 includes facilitated data entry and incorporates the latest results on the integration of renewables in building energy concepts. PHPP 8 further includes findings from the Passive House Institute’s recent research on high-performance buildings in various regions in the world; additional calculations combined with newly validated algorithms ensure suitability for all climates, including those with cooling and dehumidification requirements. 

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Thursday, June 27th, 2013

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Thursday, August 8th, 2013


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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.

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The Autodesk BIM Specialist Certification for Roads and Highways: A Quick Spin
Thursday, October 24th, 2013


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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?

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