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January 23, 2013

» Vectorworks releases new version of Cloud service   Nemetschek Vectorworks

Nemetschek Vectorworks has released a new version of the Vectorworks Cloud Services mobile application, Vectorworks Nomad 1.0.9, and desktop application, version 1.0.14.

Among various fixes and improvements in the Nomad 1.0.9 application, users can now access previous versions of Vectorworks files synchronized to their Vectorworks Cloud Services account, allowing them to view the history of changes and markups in each project.


January 16, 2013

» GreenWizard creates partnership with BIFMA, the business furniture trade association    Green Wizard/BIFMA

GreenWizard has entered into a strategic partnership with the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA).  BIFMA, the not-for-profit trade association for business and institutional furniture manufacturers and developer of the level sustainability certification program, now joins a list of industry-leading partners that GreenWizard has assembled in creating tools for a greener built environment.


January 10, 2013

» Dassault releases lean construction application for AEC   Dassault Systèmes

Dassault Systèmes a producer of 3D design, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions recently announced the launch of Lean Construction, a project management solution for the architecture, engineering and construction industries for collaborative project management and execution.


January 9, 2013

»  AIA and NIBS Launch Building Research Information Knowledgebase   AIA/NIBS

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) have developed the Building Research Information Knowledgebase (BRIK), an interactive web portal offering free online access to peer-reviewed research projects and case studies in all facets of the built environment, from pre-design through occupancy and reuse.


January 8, 2013

» AGC renews partnership with Computer Guidance   AGC of America

Computer Guidance Corporation, a developer of financial and project management software solutions for architecture, engineering and construction companies, today renewed its strategic partnership with the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the national construction trade association. The AGC renewed its endorsement for Computer Guidance as the construction enterprise resource planning solution provider of choice for its member community through the AGC Affinity Program.


January 4, 2013

» Conference full of women   CE News

ZweigWhite principals Christine Brack, PMP, and Claire Keerl are currently developing a conference for women in the AEC industries, to be held this spring. If you have any suggestions or success stories you'd like to share with them, or are interested in sending the women in your firm, please contact Christine Brack directly at cbrack@zweigwhite.com. "I'm sure you have smart, talented principals, associates, project managers, and designers among you who would love to go. We would love to meet them," Brack said.


January 3, 2013

» Nemetschek accepting nominations for engineering competition   Nemetschek Scia

The Nemetschek Structural Group is accepting submissions for its 2013 International Engineering Contest - Inspirations in Engineering.  Now in its eighth edition, this unique competition recognizes outstanding achievements and innovative works from the world’s top engineering and construction professionals. The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2013.


December 27, 2012

» New Mexico Dept. of Transportation selects Autodesk software for state road and highway design   New Mexico DOT

Autodesk, a San Rafael, Calif.-based cloud-based design and engineering software company, announced that the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) has expanded their use of Autodesk software to include Autodesk Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions for road and highway design projects statewide.


December 20, 2012

» John Tocci, Sr., continues to push innovation, BIM process change   Jeff Yoders/BIMBoy's Blog

John Tocci, Sr., is a key player in a crusade for “complete process transformation” through BIM-enabled integrated project delivery. His firm is involved in three IPD jobs and has already completed one of the most talked about IPD projects to date, the Autodesk AEC Headquarters building in Waltham, Mass., done in a three-party contract with architect Kling-Stubbins and owner Autodesk. Tocci also serves as chairman of the Associated General Contractors BIM Forum. Tocci started the building information modeling forum—which meets three times a year and includes architects, building owners, engineers, other construction professionals and even subcontractors— in 2005. He had been inspired to do something related to BIM beyond his own company, Tocci Building Company, by a presentation on a BIM-enabled project for Lucasfilm in San Francisco in early 2004. It was given by Tom Brady, Lucasfilm’s in-house construction manager. “The presentation was so compelling it sucked the air out of the room,” says Tocci. The forum includes seven subforums covering academia, constructors, designers, lawyers and insurers, software suppliers, owners and subcontractors. It is popular because it provides a place for “conversations that never happened before,” says Tocci. Membership, which is free and not limited to AGC members, has grown to 1,600. Tocci sat down to discuss the BIM Forum, his role in Tocci Building Companies and the future of BIM.


December 19, 2012

» Leica 3D Disto wins Performance and Innovation Award at EquipBaie Trade Fair   Leica

The Leica 3D Disto won the Performance and Innovation Award at the recent EquipBaie trade fair in Paris. This tool is able to measure, scan, or project to any location in a room independent from a room’s geometry or around a building in three dimensions while visualizing and documenting the results immediately on a display. 



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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.