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January 17, 2014

» TeamViewer extends remote support to additional Android devices   TeamViewer

TAMPA, FLA. — TeamViewer, a provider of remote control and online meeting software, extended its mobile device support offering and announced the availability of its updated app TeamViewer QuickSupport. The update provides the ability to remotely control additional devices including Lenovo, Asus (for business customers only), Caterpillar/CAT, Prestigio, Unitech and ODYS. 


» 3D data now available from BlackBridge   BlackBridge

BERLIN, GERMANY — BlackBridge is now an authorized reseller of Intermap’s NEXTMap World 30 Digital Surface Model (DSM). Customers now have the opportunity to purchase data that enables a wide variety of applications and efficiently perform geospatial analyses. 


January 15, 2014

» Michigan Tech researches feasibility of drone use in transportation   Michigan Tech Research Institute

 HOUGHTON, MICH. — The Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI, www.mtri.org) is currently looking into the use of drones from a transportation perspective. MTRI scientists and faculty from the main Michigan Tech campus are using unmanned aerial vehicles to help the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Innovation Technology Administration (USDOT/RITA) and other agencies to develop low-cost, highly-efficient ways to handle tasks that range from mapping the condition of unpaved roads to understanding traffic jams and evaluating the conditions inside culverts.


» AECOM selects Trimble software to manage global construction projects   Trimble

 SUNNYVALE, CALIF. — AECOM, one of the world's largest providers of professional, technical and management support services for transportation, facilities, environment, energy, water and government, will deploy several solutions from Trimble's Design-Build-Operate (DBO) software portfolio to improve project workflows, increase visibility and accuracy, and enhance team collaboration for construction projects.


January 10, 2014

» Tekla announces Global BIM Awards winners   Tekla

 ATLANTA — Tekla announced the winners of the Tekla Global BIM Awards. The winners of the competition were chosen by a jury of international BIM experts and public vote. Competition entries included winners of regional Tekla BIM competitions held by Tekla area offices and resellers during 2013. Forty-four exemplary projects competed in Tekla Global BIM Awards and more than 2,800 votes were cast for the projects presented on the competition website.


January 9, 2014

» Most contractors using BIM report positive ROI   McGraw Hill Construction

 NEW YORK — Contractors in nine of the world's top construction markets using building information modeling (BIM) report that BIM helps them to improve productivity, efficiency, quality, and safety on their projects, as well as their own competitiveness, according to a new study by McGraw Hill Construction. The results also provide evidence of unrelenting growth in the use of BIM that can be expected in the near future.


January 8, 2014

» HP unveils 27-inch diagonal all-in-one workstation with touch capability   HP

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. 


» Intergraph launches Intergraph Geospatial 2014   Intergraph

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. 


January 6, 2014

» Parsons Brinckerhoff wins Innovative Use of BIM/Design Software Award   Parsons Brinckerhoff

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 uses GIS-centric solution for major weather events   Azteca Systems

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. 



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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.