The ability to use web based software on the Dulles Summit business park ensured a smooth project. According to Sam Simmons, Project Superintendent at EE Reed Construction, the general contractor, they chose to use the web- based software Tilt-Werks by Tilt-Up Design Systems to create drawings for panel dimensions, openings, reveals, embed locations and elevations.
The software provides an automated way to design tilt-up structures and produce structural drawings from design data input. Simmons noted that they needed to produce accurate panel drawings for the project that incorporated all of the specific materials and dimensions per panel sheet, and therefore selected Tilt-Werks.
Trimble announced today that a SITECH Technology Dealer has been established in Arkansas. SITECH Arkansas joins the premier network of SITECH dealerships— a dedicated global distribution network offering a portfolio of construction technology systems available to the heavy civil construction contractor.
HP today announced that its Designjet web-connected printer portfolio will offer direct access to ARC's cloud-based PlanWell Collaborate project collaboration application. Architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) project managers can use the touchscreen of HP Designjet ePrinters to access, print from and scan to PlanWell Collaborate. The integrated solution shortens project cycles up to 30% with one-step markup distribution and mobile printing capabilities. It also can lower costs by reducing travel and courier use and eliminate errors caused by multiple document repositories.
-San Rafael, Calif.-based Autodesk, Inc., a manufacturer of 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, announced the acquisition of Vela Systems, a provider of cloud and mobile field management software for the construction industry. The addition of Vela Systems field management products to Autodesk’s growing portfolio of cloud and mobile products is helping to extend the value of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and project data to construction customers in the field. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Aconex, an Australian producer of online collaboration platforms for construction and engineering projects, recently announced that it has acquired the assets and business of privately-held Grazer Pty. Ltd. Based in Adelaide, Australia. Grazer provides products and services that digitize one of the last paper-based areas of construction – Operations & Maintenance Manuals. This transaction is the first acquisition for Aconex and extends the company’s information management services from the design and delivery stages of a project into the ongoing operations phase.
HP recently announced the release of the HP Z220 Workstations and HP EliteBook Mobile Workstations. HP’s most affordable workstations, the Z220, features next-generation Intel Core and Intel Xeon processors, the latest integrated and discrete professional graphics from Intel, NVIDIA and AMD and four integrated USB 3.0 high-speed ports. The Z220 entry-level workstation is available in a choice of an expandable, Convertible Mini-Tower (CMT) or a highly compact Small Form Factor (SFF) that’s 65% smaller.
Graphisoft recently released an update for its BIMx mobile app that the company claims is the first to take advantage of Apple's iPad 3's retina display. The BIMx 1.2.455 update for iPhone/iPad app provides native support for the iPad 3 Retina display, resulting in crisper images and better virtual reality.
San Rafael, Calif.-based Autodesk, Inc., a manufacturer of 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, today released Autodesk Fabrication software, a new set of applications designed to help extend Building Information Modeling (BIM) across the building lifecycle to support the fabrication and construction of mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) projects. The new software line marks the latest step in Autodesk’s portfolio of solutions aimed at MEP contractors and engineers, and is based on products provided by Micro Application Packages Limited (MAP Software), which Autodesk acquired in October of last year.
HP announced new mobile and cloud-based printing solutions for its HP Designjet systems, including an HP ePrint & Share application for the Android operating system yesterday at the American Institute of Architects Convention and Design Exposition in Washington, DC.
Newforma, a project information management (PIM) software company focused on building and infrastructure project delivery, recently announced the release of the latest version ofNewforma Project Analyzer. Built for project managers and AEC firm executives, Newforma Project Analyzer delivers powerful project budgeting, planning, staffing, and scheduling information in a visual format. This release includes customer enhancements including net revenue projections, baseline budgeting and reporting, project workplan approval, enhanced project security by role, Newforma Project Center integration, multi-currency support and much more.
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.