EXTON, PA. — Bentley Systems, Incorporated is accepting submissions for the 2013 Be Inspired Awards competition. The deadline for entries is July 19, 2013. The awards, which are selected by an independent jury of industry experts, recognize the extraordinary and innovative work of organizations that help sustain the world’s infrastructure by designing, engineering, constructing, delivering, and/or operating better-performing, safer, and more resilient roads, buildings, plants, utility networks, and more. Over 20 award categories cover every aspect of the built environment in this uniquely comprehensive, global competition.
REDLANDS, Calif. – Jack Dangermond, founder and president of Esri, was presented with an honorary Doctor of Science degree at the University of Massachusetts, Boston’s commencement ceremonies on May 31, 2013.
A landscape architect by training, Dangermond is one of the world’s pioneers in the creation and practice of geographic information systems (GIS); technology used for managing, analyzing, and sharing location-based information for better decision making.
VANCOUVER, B.C. — Softree Technical Systems Inc. announced the first beta release of Softree Optimal, a new technology for determining the best alignment position. The Softree Optimal technology is independent of design software. However, the first version (beta) has been implemented in RoadEng, the company’s lightweight design software.
NORCROSS, GA. — The Ohio River’s new East End Bridge, which will link Kentucky and Indiana segments of I-265 near Louisville, Ky., will be built using a Leica Geosystems TS15 Robotic Total Station for design and construction survey work, and a Leica HDS7000 laser scanner for tunnel profiling. The purchase decision was made by Bryan Nicholson, survey manager for the project.
BOCA RATON, FLA. — InterCloud Systems, Inc., a global single-source provider of value-added services for both corporate enterprises and telecommunications service providers, announced the formal launch of its InterCloudVm cloud services platform. The InterCloudVm is an enterprise grade platform, designed to offer both medium and large customers customizable infrastructure and applications that meet their stringent security and performance level needs without the associated capital expenditures.
MT. ZION, ILL. — Hagerman & Company, Inc., one of the nation’s largest Autodesk value-added resellers, will host a variety of webcasts throughout June and July, to highlight the latest offerings in Autodesk 2014 software. The Discover What’s New webcast series will focus on the latest developments in software applications.
SUGAR LAND, TEXAS — Construction software developer HCSS added a mobile phone time card to its selection of mobile apps available for smartphones and tablets. The mobile phone time card app allows foremen and superintendents in the field to enter time and see job production data on their smartphones.
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. — The Russian High-Speed Rail Authority chose Trimble’s Quantm system to investigate alternatives for two high-speed rail lines. The Quantm technology will allow the Russian High-Speed Rail Authority to rapidly view a wide range of alternatives, considering the social, environmental, and design constraints and present preferred options to stakeholders for public consultation during 2013.
VANCOUVER, B.C. — Transoft Solutions, developers of CAD transportation engineering software, launched a new microsite, designlightrail.com, in support of its upcoming release of a new railway analysis software solution. Drawing from the AutoTURN engine, the software will assist rail designers and planners with dynamic and static vehicle envelope analysis and enables them to quickly plan and check routes, station platforms and crossings, accommodating for clearances. The software automates a process that planners have been doing manually for years, saving valuable time for other project demands.
SAN RAFAEL, CALIF. — Autodesk, Inc. is expanding AutoCAD 360 (formerly AutoCAD WS), a line of easy-to-use web and mobile drafting and documentation applications that let users view, create, edit, and share drawings — anytime, anywhere. The company said that the success of AutoCAD WS to date with more than 12 million downloads worldwide and more than 2 million monthly active users revealed the pervasive market demand for sophisticated mobile design capabilities. The expansion of the AutoCAD 360 product line improves collaboration and delivers new and simplified ways to work with CAD on mobile devices and web browsers.
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.