LAS VEGAS — HP unveiled the second generation of the world’s first and only all-in-one workstation with a 27-inch diagonal display, the HP Z1, now available with Windows 8 Touch and Intel Thunderbolt 2 capabilities — making it HP’s most powerful, innovative and fully featured all-in-one workstation.
HUNTSVILLE, ALA. — Intergraph launched Intergraph Geospatial 2014, a portfolio of technologies built on the foundation introduced in 2013 that provides enhanced analytical tools, mobile support, and cost savings associated with managing big data, the company said. The portfolio includes GeoMedia, ERDAS IMAGINE, ImageStation, ERDAS APOLLO, GeoMedia Smart Client, GeoMedia WebMap, Geospatial Portal, Geospatial SDI, Intergraph Mobile MapWorks and Intergraph Mobile Alert.
LONDON — Parsons Brinckerhoff won the Innovative Use of BIM/Design Software Award of the NCE International Tunneling Awards 2013. The awards were organized by New Civil Engineer (NCE), Ground Engineering, and the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association and celebrated the most innovative and successful projects, companies, and individuals from across the global tunneling industry.
NEWPORT NEWS, VA. – One year has passed since the landfall of Hurricane Sandy and its devastating aftermath, which affected 24 states and hundreds of communities along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard. Included among the communities affected was the City of Newport News, Va. While Newport News didn’t suffer nearly as much damage as other locations along the East Coast, with Cityworks, Newport News staff was prepared for the increased workload resulting from the hurricane.
COLUMBIA, MD. — Nemetschek Scia, a developer of structural engineering software that supports the BIM process, congratulates Japanese Architect Sou Fujimoto and Los Angeles-based AECOM for having the 2013 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion recognized as one of the Top Temporary Structures of 2013 by Designboom.com.
DARMSTADT/INNSBRUCK — The new designPH, a 3D model interface developed by the Passive House Institute, allows for graphic input of energy-related design data. Details relating to the thermal building envelope and shading are entered automatically and can be optimized if necessary. The treated floor area can be gradually refined in order to simplify the design process. The results can be exported into the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP 8) with just a few clicks.
LONDON — Charged with designing overhead line equipment for 1,000 kilometers of single-track railway between London and Cardiff, Wales, Network Rail used Bentley Descartes to merge point clouds, scalable digital terrain models, and raster files with the consultants’ design models to create a hybrid 3D model of the entire project.
SANDY, UTAH — While the Cityworks Server AMS Local Government Templates (LGT) model has already been available, Azteca Systems announced the addition of Cityworks Server PLL templates to Cityworks LGT. As a new option for deploying Server PLL, LGT provides a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to deploy GIS-centric permitting, licensing, and land management.
CAMPBELL, CALIF. — Panzura announced that Mead & Hunt, an engineering and architectural firm based in Madison, Wis., deployed the Panzura Global Cloud Storage System to centralize storage and deliver rapid expansion as the company opens new offices.
NOVATO, CALIF. — IMSI/Design, a pioneer in mobile solutions for AEC, introduced TurboSite Pro v2 and TurboSite Plus v2, extending the TurboSite family of products and adding a subscription payment option to the line-up.
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.