March 12, 2012
» Bentley reports revenue over $520 million, acquires ElcoSystems
Bentley systems held its annual conference call with reporters last week. As a private company, the Exton, Pa.-based software manufacturer is not required to report its earnings but they still perform an annual call to do just that. Total revenue for 2011 was $523 million, up 10% over 2010 by GAAP accounting practices. Business in the Asia/Pacific region was up more than 30% to nearly $100 million, accounting for 19% of the company's total revenue. CEO Greg Bentley said that growth was driven by strong demand in China.
March 8, 2012
» Dewberry reaches agreement with Amazon over cloud service
Dewberry, a consulting firm based in Fairfax, Virginia, has recently become a reseller of Amazon Web Services, signaling a drive toward flexibility and accessibility for the company’s clients and their computational solutions.
» Autodesk Names Green Structures as Inventor of Year for 2011
Autodesk has named Green Structures as the Autodesk Inventor of the Year for 2011 for developing the Ventive energy-efficiency system that is ideal for building retrofits.
March 6, 2012
» HP releases new Z420, Z620 and Z820 workstation computers
HP today introduced new multicore updates and increased expandability on its line of HP Z Workstation computers.
The new workstations feature the eight-core Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family, offer up to 512 gigabytes of DDR3 memory, and support multithreaded workstation applications that AEC professionals rely on.
March 1, 2012
» HP expands printer partnership with Autodesk
Hewlett Packard has expanded its partnership with Autodesk to enable remote printing from the popular AutoCAD WS mobile app. As of today, by registering for HP ePrint & Share, AutoCAD WS users can use the new Plot to Print function to print their designs and automatically archive a copy on any web-connected HP Designjet or HP ePrinter. This new feature provides full control over plot styles, paper sizes, layouts and more.
» National Park Service uses AutoCAD to document historical engineering record
The National Park Service is using AutoCAD software from Autodesk to help document American engineering and industrial achievements as part of an historical program started more than 40 years ago.
America’s engineering and industrial achievements are stunning accomplishments in themselves, although most Americans may not be aware of them. That is why the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) was established in 1969 by the National Park Service, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Library of Congress to document historic sites and structures related to engineering and industry.
February 29, 2012
» Miyamoto expands to Thailand, New Zealand
Structural engineering firm Miyamoto International has opened new offices in Christchurch, New Zealand, and Bangkok, Thailand.
February 28, 2012
» Tekla BIMsight wins in Most Innovative Products contest
Tekla BIMsight, a BIM software application for model-based construction project cooperation, has been awarded as and an experts' choice in the Most Innovative Product Contest at the World of Concrete exhibition in Las Vegas.
February 27, 2012
» Trimble opens new SITECH dealerships in Ohio and Slovakia
Trimble recently opened new Sitech Technology Dealerships in the western Ohio and the nation of Slovakia. A new Sitech dealership has been established to serve the state of Ohio as well as counties in Indiana and Kentucky that border the Cincinnati metropolitan area. The new Sitech dealership in Slovakia is part of Trimble's global network of international Sitech dealers.
February 23, 2012
» AIA and NIBS sign agreement to share high-performance building research and knowledge
National Institute of Building Sciences
Robert Ivy, FAIA, Chief Executive Officer of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Henry L. Green, Hon. AIA, President of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding underscoring the two organizations’ mutual interest in the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance buildings and the desire to collaborate on issues surrounding these topics.
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.