August 5, 2011
» 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.
» Meridian Systems 2011 User Conference
FOLSOM, Calif. — Meridian Systems’ 2011 User Conference will be held Oct. 11-13, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa in Huntington Beach, Calif. The annual customer event brings together project-based organizations from several infrastructure-intensive industries to share best practices and customer case studies for Meridian's two primary product offerings.
July 26, 2011
» AECOM deploys BIM for U.K. schools
LOS ANGELES — AECOM Technology Corporation continues to advance the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) across its operations, including recently the Ormesby & Priory Woods School in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom. AECOM provided civil and structural engineering for the approximately £30,000,000 project.
» Agile Frameworks LLC announces support for Android and iPhone devices for construction materials testing application
Agile Frameworks LLC
MINNEAPOLIS — Agile Frameworks LLC, a provider of management and IT consulting, software as a service (SaaS), and managed services for the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) marketplace, announced that Android and iPhone smart phones are now supported by MetaField, its mobile application for field data collection. MetaField has supported the Blackberry platform since 2010.
July 21, 2011
» BQE Software releases ArchiOffice 2011
BQE Software, Inc.
LOS ANGELES – BQE Software Inc., the innovative leader in business management software for architecture firms, announced today the 2011 release of ArchiOffice. Available immediately, this software is designed to simplify the complex management tasks necessary to complete design projects on time and on budget and increase profits.
July 13, 2011
» Newforma expands PIM solution with new product for project financial and resource management
Manchester, N.H. — Newforma, a project information management (PIM) software company connecting architecture, engineering, and construction firms worldwide, released Newforma Project Analyzer, which provides project financial and resource management for architectural and engineering project managers and executives. Newforma Project Analyzer pulls read-only data from Deltek Vision to facilitate what-if scenarios concerning project scope, milestones, budgets, schedules, and staffing.
July 7, 2011
» TRB seeks consultants for DOT geospatial use study
WASHINGTON, D.C. — TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) is seeking expressions of interest from consultants interested in producing a state-of-the-practice synthesis that documents advanced geospatial data tools, technologies, and information for highway projects, including procedures and proposed standards of practice that can be used to attain the level of accuracy when using these advanced geospatial technologies. Expressions of interest by consultants are due by Aug. 12, 2011.
June 30, 2011
» Caltrans selects Autodesk for road and highway design projects
SAN RAFAEL, CALIF. — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) selected AutoCAD Civil 3D for road and highway design projects statewide. The contract is over a five year period and includes access to Autodesk’s AutoCAD Civil 3D software, training, and services.
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.