September 30, 2011
» Phoenix Integration adds search capability to AnalysisLibrary
WAYNE, PA. — Phoenix Integration, a provider of software for engineering automation, integration, and design optimization, announced the addition of a more powerful search capability to its engineering file management solution, PHX AnalysisLibrary. PHX AnalysisLibrary is an engineering data repository and management tool especially well-suited to technical information.
September 27, 2011
» TRB seeks best practices in GIS-based asset management
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Transportation Research Board’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) issued a request for proposals to develop guidance for how state departments of transportation and other transportation agencies can enhance their asset-management capabilities through effective adoption of geographic information systems (GIS) technologies and encourage more extensive adoption of GIS technologies by conducting pilot demonstrations and workshops on implementation of GIS-based asset management. Proposals are due Nov. 11, 2011.
» Bentley’s 2012 Student Design Competition call for nominations now open
Bentley Systems Inc.
EXTON, PA. – Bentley Systems Inc. announced that the call for nominations for its 2012 Student Design Competition is now open. University, college, high school, and technical school students are invited to submit projects designed using Bentley software, along with a short essay describing their work.
» ERM implements GIS worldwide
REDLANDS, CALIF. — To achieve a robust GIS practice while reducing overhead costs in multiple offices, Environmental Resources Management (ERM), a global provider of environmental, health and safety, risk, and social consulting services, signed an enterprise license agreement (ELA) with Esri. The ELA provides unlimited access to Esri desktop and server software products and extensions throughout ERM's 130 offices in 40 countries.
September 20, 2011
» Froehling & Robertson deploys mobile application for streamlining construction materials testing
Agile Frameworks LLC
RICHMOND, VA. — Froehling & Robertson Inc. (F&R), Richmond, Va., is currently in the implementation phase of deploying Agile Frameworks LLC’s MetaField field information management system. F&R was founded in 1881 and is the oldest independent consulting and testing firm in the United States. Each year, the company provides geotechnical, materials testing, and environmental engineering services for thousands of projects across dozens of industries.
September 19, 2011
» CoreconLink 8.0 achieves certified integration with SAP Business One
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIF. — Corecon Technologies, a Web-based software developer for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry, announced its CoreconLink 8.0 solution has achieved certified integration with the SAP Business One application. CoreconLink 8.0 provides a bridge between Corecon V7 and SAP Business One 8.8.
September 16, 2011
» Bentley invests in TEEC, developer of SpecWave Software
Bentley Systems Inc.
EXTON, PA. — Bentley Systems Inc. inaugurated a strategic relationship with The Engineering Essentials Company (TEEC) by investing in a minority equity position and by placing a Bentley representative on its board. Based in Philadelphia, Pa., TEEC is developing software to help AEC (architectural, engineering, and construction) organizations intelligently manage their engineering specifications and related codes and standards.
September 13, 2011
» Mobile solution propels AEC firm returns
Agile Frameworks LLC
Everywhere we turn, mobile applications are allowing users to do their jobs more efficiently and effectively. A recent article in Business News Daily described just how essential mobile applications are to the current and future workforce. Research by New York-based AMI-Partners found that the use of smartphones and tablets by U.S. small and medium businesses is skyrocketing. AMI estimates that in the next 12 months, the number of small businesses owning smartphones will increase 40 percent from 3.5 million and those owning tablets will increase 85 percent from 700,000.
September 8, 2011
» Deltek unveils new Federal Intelligence Solutions that identify federal government architecture, engineering, and construction leads
HERNDON, VA. — Deltek Inc. announced the availability of its new Federal Intelligence Solutions that delivers detailed information on billions of dollars worth of planned architecture, engineering, and construction (A/E/C) related contract projects. According to Deltek, with this information on planned government projects, A/E/C firms can build federal sales strategies, develop an opportunity pipeline, and win more federal business to drive revenue for their organizations.
September 7, 2011
» TRB hosts social media workshop for transportation community
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Transportation Research Board is holding a free, online-only, day-long workshop to educate the transportation community on the uses of social media on Wednesday, Sept. 21. "Keeping up with Communication Technology: An Online Workshop on the Practical Use of Social Media" will include two plenary sessions and eight breakout sessions. Each session will feature a speaker or host from the transportation industry. Those registered may participate in as many or as few sessions as desired.
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.