CENTENNIAL, COLO. — The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) released an app to aid in the inspection of hot-dip galvanized steel. The app is a visual guide to identifying various surface conditions present after hot-dip galvanizing and is available for purchase for $4.99 in both the Apple and Google Play stores.
NOVATO, CALIF. — IMSI/Design, a pioneer in mobile solutions for AEC, released upgrades for TurboSite Pro and TurboSite Plus apps for field reporting. Exposing BIM properties and displaying 3D section cuts lead the list of new features for TurboSite Pro v2.5.
SAN FRANCISCO — URS Corporation, a provider of services required to modernize and develop new public infrastructure, released the latest version of CASCADE, the next generation toolset for integrated facilities management, which includes a condition assessment module and a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).
TAMPA, FLA. — TeamViewer, a provider of remote control and online meeting software, extended its mobile device support offering and announced the availability of its updated app TeamViewer QuickSupport. The update provides the ability to remotely control additional devices including Lenovo, Asus (for business customers only), Caterpillar/CAT, Prestigio, Unitech and ODYS.
BERLIN, GERMANY — BlackBridge is now an authorized reseller of Intermap’s NEXTMap World 30 Digital Surface Model (DSM). Customers now have the opportunity to purchase data that enables a wide variety of applications and efficiently perform geospatial analyses.
HOUGHTON, MICH. — The Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI, www.mtri.org) is currently looking into the use of drones from a transportation perspective. MTRI scientists and faculty from the main Michigan Tech campus are using unmanned aerial vehicles to help the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Innovation Technology Administration (USDOT/RITA) and other agencies to develop low-cost, highly-efficient ways to handle tasks that range from mapping the condition of unpaved roads to understanding traffic jams and evaluating the conditions inside culverts.
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. — AECOM, one of the world's largest providers of professional, technical and management support services for transportation, facilities, environment, energy, water and government, will deploy several solutions from Trimble's Design-Build-Operate (DBO) software portfolio to improve project workflows, increase visibility and accuracy, and enhance team collaboration for construction projects.
ATLANTA — Tekla announced the winners of the Tekla Global BIM Awards. The winners of the competition were chosen by a jury of international BIM experts and public vote. Competition entries included winners of regional Tekla BIM competitions held by Tekla area offices and resellers during 2013. Forty-four exemplary projects competed in Tekla Global BIM Awards and more than 2,800 votes were cast for the projects presented on the competition website.
NEW YORK — Contractors in nine of the world's top construction markets using building information modeling (BIM) report that BIM helps them to improve productivity, efficiency, quality, and safety on their projects, as well as their own competitiveness, according to a new study by McGraw Hill Construction. The results also provide evidence of unrelenting growth in the use of BIM that can be expected in the near future.
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.