December 6, 2011
» Trimble adds a SITECH dealer in Sweden
Trimble recently announced that a SITECH Technology Dealer has been established in Sweden. SITECH Sweden joins the network of SITECH dealerships—the first fully dedicated global distribution network offering a comprehensive portfolio of construction technology systems available to the heavy and highway contractor.
November 30, 2011
» Autodesk acquires Horizontal Systems for multidiscipline BIM model collaboration
Autodesk announced today that it has entered an agreement to acquire Horizontal Systems, a provider of cloud-based Building Information Modeling (BIM) collaboration solutions for the AEC industries. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in Autodesk's fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 (which ends on Jan. 31, 2012). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The deal was announced at the AutoCAD manufacturer and producer's annual Autodesk University user conference in Las Vegas.
» Corecon releases three new editions of V7
Corecon Technologies, Inc., a web-based construction software manufacturer, recently introduced three new options for its flagship product Corecon V7. The new Collaboration, Standard and Estimating Only Editions of Corecon V7 are specifically designed to provide value to architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) firms that do not require all the functionality included in the current Project Management and Pro Editions.
» American Institute of Architects and Associated Builders and Contractors announce contract documents partnership
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) recently announced a marketing partnership agreement, designed to foster a greater understanding and exchange of ideas between architects and contractors in the construction community.
November 29, 2011
» AEC executive Jay Bhatt leaves Autodesk
Autodesk Senior Vice President of AEC Solutions Jay Bhatt has left the company to become CEO of Bedford, Mass.-based enterprise software developer Progress Software. Autodesk, the largest manufacturer of AEC software in the US, announced Bhatt's departure on day one of its annual user conference, Autodesk University, in Las Vegas. Jim Lynch, Autodesk Vice President for the building group within the AEC division, will take over Bhatt's responsibilitiies on an interim basis.
November 22, 2011
» National BIM Standard committee approves 18 submissions for new version
National BIM Standard-US
The National Building Information Modeling Standard-United States (NBIMS-US) Project Committee has approved 18 submissions to be included in version two of the standard. The approved documents fall into three main categories, reference standards, information exchange standards (which are built upon the reference standards) and best practice guidelines that support users in their implementation of open building information modeling (BIM) standards-based deliverables.
» IMAGINiT Technologies updates classrooms, mobile labs with HP workstations
Rand Worldwide, a global provider of technology solutions to organizations with engineering design and information technology requirements, recently announced its IMAGINiT Technologies division is deploying HP Workstations and Mobile Workstations certified and optimized for Autodesk products. From coast to coast, IMAGINiT’s North American classrooms, mobile labs, as well as service and sales teams, will be outfitted with HP Workstations specifically engineered to maximize the performance of Autodesk software.
November 21, 2011
» 31 new AIA contract documents available via the web
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently announced that it has added 31 documents to its web-based AIA Documents-on-Demand service, bringing the total number of documents available through this service to 79. This is the largest addition to Documents-on-Demand and includes most of the G Series forms for contract administration and project management, which are widely-used among contractors.
» LotInfo releases new version of LotInfo Pro for the New York market
LotInfo, a provider of location intelligence that assembles property, owner, building and location data for planning, site selection, geo marketing and asset management, announced recently that Version 9 of LotInfo Pro for NYC is now available with updated property, sales and building permit information for the 5 Boroughs of New York City, new links to web-based property data and imagery, and enhanced ability to upload, map and edit in-house data.
November 18, 2011
» 34 Receive first-ever AGC BIM certification
AGC of America
Thirty-four construction professionals received a first-ever new national accreditation in the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM), a process that relies on computer-generated models to better manage construction projects. The professional accreditation, which is being offered by the Associated General Contractors of America, is the first assessment-based credential to recognize construction professionals on their ability to use the process.
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.