Bentley Systems recently announced the project finalists in the 2012 Be Inspired Awards competition and the seven winners of the 2012 Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards. The awards honor the work of Bentley users improving and sustaining the world’s infrastructure. Five independent panels of jurors, comprising accomplished Bentley users and distinguished industry experts, selected the 58 finalists and the Special Recognition Awards candidates from nominations submitted by organizations in 39 countries. The winners of the Be Inspired Awards will be announced at the invitation-only Be Inspired: Innovations in Infrastructure event taking place Nov. 13-14, 2012, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. All 2012 Be Inspired nominees are invited and encouraged to attend. This year’s keynote speaker is Greg Williams, executive editor, Wired magazine, a three-time National Magazine Award–winning publication focused on how ideas and innovation are changing the world.
Bentley Systems announced at the BIM Forum in Tacoma, Wash., that DPR Construction has standardized on Bentley’s ProjectWise for collaboration and work sharing in the delivery of all large construction projects. DPR’s ProjectWise network currently consists of more than 2,000 active users working on more than 80 projects across 13 different regions of the United States. According to Andrew Fisher, BIM applications specialist at DPR Construction, ProjectWise helps the firm’s project teams eliminate the time-consuming process of manual file and information management, increasing productivity across the board – achieving as much as 10 percent on some projects.
Autodesk BIM 360 Glue, a cloud-based construction collaboration tool that provides all project players with anywhere/anytime access to complex virtual construction models, was released today as an iPad app from the iTunes store. Autodesk BIM 360 Glue subscribers can download the iOS app for use on all of their projects.
Customers have been extremely vocal that they need access to rich project data on the device they bring with them everywhere—the iPad.
Aconex, a provider of project collaboration solutions for the construction, infrastructure, power, mining, and oil and gas industries, today announced the launch of Aconex Field. A new mobile and web-based product that transforms the traditional manual, paper-based process of field inspection and issues management. With Aconex Field, project teams can capture, analyze, report, communicate, and track defects and other issues for faster, more accurate identification and resolution. The product is a mobile app, for iOS only right now but with plans for an Android version, to collect field information, collect it once and store it properly to create streamlined, electronic processes on job sites.
Trimble introduced today version 7.3 of the Trimble Quantm system for road and rail alignment planning. Version 7.3 introduces Trimble Quantm Enterprise, a locally hosted version of the Quantm system for alignment planning.
Today Autodesk announced that it acquired the Qontext Social Collaboration Platform, which it plans to use to expand the social capabilities of its platform of cloud-based services, Autodesk 360. Through the acquisition of this technology, Autodesk plans to enable additional social functionality within traditional IT/design environments to help design professionals complete projects smarter and faster.
Nemetschek Vectorworks will host a series of BIM Camps this November to help architects and designers learn the skills they need to adopt Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows using the IFC file format. Sessions offer attendees the opportunity to earn four continuing education units, and are scheduled for New York City and San Francisco.
Bluebeam Software, a developer of PDF-based collaboration solutions for the design and construction industries, recently announced that it is partnering with construction companies for a series of educational webinars focused on how architecture, engineering, and construction professionals can better utilize the cloud to enhance project communication and collaborate with colleagues in real time. The webinar series will focus on real world examples of how project teams are leveraging Bluebeam Studio, the integrated collaboration solution in Bluebeam Revu for free online file storage and real-time collaboration.
Nemetschek Vectorworks, a provider of CAD and Building Information Modeling (BIM) software solutions, and Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES), a provider of integrated performance analysis software and consulting services for sustainable building design and operation, today announced the formation of a partnership that will allow for the collaboration of Vectorworks Architect and IES Virtual Environment software (IESVE).
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.