August 26, 2011
» BIM helps team complete work on a new Army brigade and battalion headquarters
FORT STEWART, GA. — STV and Mortenson Construction recently completed work on a design-build project for the new Fort Stewart Brigade and Battalion Headquarters at Fort Stewart, Ga., to support the 4th Infantry Combat Brigade Team. This marks the first time that a single facility was designed and constructed to house a brigade command structure and six battalion commands. The design-build team used Bentley building information modeling (BIM) software to create a 3D graphic model. This approach offered numerous advantages in cost savings and scheduling. BIM allowed contractors and designers to compile information quickly and share it easily among all parties.
August 25, 2011
» AECOM project wins awards for sustainability and innovation
LOS ANGELES — AECOM Technology Corporation announced that its project, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Ames Sustainability Base (Building N232) in Moffett Field, Calif., won two awards for sustainability and innovation. The project won the 2010 U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Award for Green Innovation and the 2010 San Jose Silicon Valley Award for Best Green Public Structure. The project has also been submitted for the 2011 U.S. Presidential GreenGov Award and was featured in the White House press release “GreenGov Success Stories.”
August 19, 2011
» Geographic databases for 2011 released
U.S. Department of Transportation
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, released the 2011 edition of the National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD). The 2011 edition features updated datasets from last year’s NTAD and premieres the Customs and Border Protection's Border Crossing Database with data spatially enhanced by BTS.
» Esri expands technical certification program
REDLANDS, CALIF. — Two new technical certification examinations are now available from Esri. ArcGIS Desktop Developer Associate and Enterprise System Design Associate join the growing list of certifications that validate technical expertise in Esri's desktop, developer, and enterprise software.
August 15, 2011
» OGC seeks comment on City Geography Markup Language
Open Geospatial Consortium
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) seeks public comment on Version 1.1 of the OGC City Geography Markup Language (CityGML) Encoding Standard (www.opengeospatial.org/standards/citygml). CityGML is an open information model and XML-based encoding for the representation, storage, and exchange of virtual 3D city models.
» Infrastructure modeling and design
SAN RAFAEL, CALIF. — Autodesk Inc. released Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler 2012 software for conceptual design and AutoCAD Utility Design 2012 software for electric utility design, two new additions to the Autodesk Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Infrastructure portfolio for planning, designing, building, and managing more sustainable infrastructure. These new products complement the Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite 2012, to help industry professionals increase efficiency and remove waste from their processes.
August 5, 2011
» Synergis Software releases Adept 2011
QUAKERTOWN, PA. — Synergis Software released the latest version of its Adept product family. Adept 2011 delivers advanced vault replication, two classes of web clients, and integration with Microsoft SharePoint. According to the company, it improves global enterprise collaboration on critical engineering projects while providing a unified view of data and documents to all stakeholders.
» Structural engineering seminars hosted by Bentley, CMC Steel Products, and the American Institute of Steel Construction
Bentley Systems Inc.
EXTON, PA. — Bentley is partnering with CMC Steel Products for a series of seminars, including a presentation by the American Institute of Steel Construction. According to the company, these complimentary, four-hour events are fast paced and full of useful industry updates. By attending one of the free seminars, attendees will earn 4.0 PDH credits. In addition, each attendee will receive complimentary CMC SMARTBEAM design software.
August 3, 2011
» AECOM publishes white paper on Information-led Design and Multidimensional Modeling
AECOM Technology Corp.
LOS ANGELES — AECOM Technology Corporation released a white paper titled, "Information-led Design and Multidimensional Modeling: Deploying Data as a Critical Asset in Enhanced Project Delivery.” The white paper details how Information-led Design and Multidimensional Modeling represent the next step in the evolution of the way architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) firms design and deliver their services.
July 29, 2011
» Philadelphia opens data and imagery to the public
REDLANDS, CALIF. — Through its OpenDataPhilly website, the city of Philadelphia now provides access to more than 100 datasets, applications, and APIs containing authoritative regional information on a wide variety of topics. The site includes a series of map services built with ArcGIS technology from Esri that offer data and imagery related to census tracts, political wards, crime incidents, hydrology, evacuation routes, bicycle networks, and more.
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.