April 25, 2013
» 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.
April 18, 2013
» RISA Technologies and Tekla partner to offer steel connection design in Tekla Structures
ATLANTA — Tekla and RISA Technologies have partnered to bring together two leading steel design solutions. Available this month, the new RISA-Tekla Link gives users the combined benefit of the design, detailing, and collaboration strengths of Tekla Structures and the comprehensive steel connection design features of RISAConnection.
April 17, 2013
» SPAR Point Group acquires International LiDAR Mapping Forum and European LiDAR Mapping Forum
SPAR Point Group
PORTLAND, MAINE — SPAR Point Group, conference organizer and provider of news and market information for professionals involved in 3D data capture and imaging technologies, acquired International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) and European LiDAR Mapping Forum (ELMF) from UK-based Intelligent Exhibitions. The acquisition is part of a larger acquisition by Diversified Business Communications, owner of SPAR Point Group, in which Diversified acquired Intelligent Exhibitions, producer of international exhibitions and conferences.
» Autodesk unveils Building Design Suite 2014
SAN RAFAEL, CALIF. — Autodesk announced Autodesk Building Design Suite 2014, a comprehensive software portfolio that combines Building Information Modeling (BIM) and CAD tools to help building and construction professionals design, simulate, visualize, and build better buildings. Available in three versions — Standard, Premium, and Ultimate — Autodesk Building Design Suite allows architects, engineers, and contractors to benefit from the Autodesk portfolio of intelligent model-based design software and expanded cloud services.
» Bentley’s new Navigator Mobile app for the iPad leverages next-generation i-models
Bentley Systems Inc.
EXTON, PA. — Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced the immediate availability of the new Navigator Mobile app, providing review of 3D models on the iPad, and the next generation of Bentley’s i-models, which serve as containers for open infrastructure information exchange. Navigator Mobile enables construction workers in the field, architects and engineers on the move, and other project stakeholders to navigate — online or offline — 3D architecture, engineering, and construction models intuitively and fully using i-models, as well as to browse a broad range of project documents in various formats.
» Nemetschek Scia previews centralized BIM solution for steel fabrication
ST. LOUIS, MO. — Nemetschek Scia will preview Scia Steel Manager — claimed to be the first centralized Building Information Modeling (BIM) solution for the steel fabrication industry — beginning through Thursday, April 18, 2013, at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel. This exclusive event is open to fabricators who are using SDS/2 and/or Tekla for steel detailing.
» IES Consulting undertake the next generation of LEED measurement and verification
BOULDER, COLO. — Architectural Energy Corporation (AEC) worked with IES Consulting, using its new VE-Scan technology, to carry out a measurement and verification (M&V) plan of energy and water conservation measures for Casey Middle School. The cutting-edge technology developed by IES Research & Development division means that real data from a building management system (BMS), can be used to calibrate IES’ software models.
April 16, 2013
» Trimble introduces new Spectra Precision Laser Tool for interior construction
MUNICH – Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today the new Spectra Precision LT20 Crossline Laser Tool. The LT20 is an easy-to-use, automatic self-leveling laser tool that projects ultra-bright horizontal and vertical lines. The highly versatile laser tool can replace a level, square, plumb bob, chalk and optical instrument for increased accuracy and faster completion on the interior construction jobsite.
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.