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March 1, 2012

» National Park Service uses AutoCAD to document historical engineering record   Autodesk

The National Park Service is using AutoCAD software from Autodesk to help document American engineering and industrial achievements as part of an historical program started more than 40 years ago.

America’s engineering and industrial achievements are stunning accomplishments in themselves, although most Americans may not be aware of them. That is why the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) was established in 1969 by the National Park Service, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Library of Congress to document historic sites and structures related to engineering and industry.


February 29, 2012

» Miyamoto expands to Thailand, New Zealand   Miyamoto International

Structural engineering firm Miyamoto International has opened new offices in Christchurch, New Zealand, and Bangkok, Thailand.


February 28, 2012

» Tekla BIMsight wins in Most Innovative Products contest   Tekla

Tekla BIMsight, a BIM software application for model-based construction project cooperation, has been awarded as and an experts' choice in the Most Innovative Product Contest at the World of Concrete exhibition in Las Vegas.


February 27, 2012

» Trimble opens new SITECH dealerships in Ohio and Slovakia   Trimble

Trimble  recently opened new Sitech Technology Dealerships in the western Ohio and the nation of Slovakia. A new Sitech dealership has been established to serve the state of Ohio as well as counties in Indiana and Kentucky that border the Cincinnati metropolitan area. The new Sitech dealership in Slovakia is part of Trimble's global network of international Sitech dealers.


February 23, 2012

» AIA and NIBS sign agreement to share high-performance building research and knowledge   National Institute of Building Sciences

Robert Ivy, FAIA, Chief Executive Officer of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Henry L. Green, Hon. AIA, President of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding underscoring the two organizations’ mutual interest in the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance buildings and the desire to collaborate on issues surrounding these topics.


February 22, 2012

» Gannett Fleming designs Red Lion Water Treatment Plant using 3D BIM   Gannett Fleming

Gannett Fleming, the  engineering consultant of the Red Lion Municipal Authority in York, Pa., used 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) as a collaborative tool during plant design of the Authority’s new water treatment plant, one of the first in the United States designed using BIM deisgn software and delivery.


February 17, 2012

» Newforma expands its project information software solution with product suites   Newforma

Newforma, a project information management software company serving the building and infrastructure industries recently introduced a new portfolio of PIM software suites tailored to the differing needs of architecture, engineering, and construction firms, and the owners they serve. In addition to packaging the Newforma PIM solution in forms more suitable to each industry segment, the Newforma Product Suites contain new and improved individual software products that meet the needs of different participants in each industry segment, depending on the project delivery processes of greatest importance to their firms.


February 16, 2012

» Value of projects using Green Wizard approaches $9 billion   Green Wizard

GreenWizard – a cloud-based product management and project collaboration solution that simplifies green building administration, planning and certification –has announced that contractors and architects who use GreenWizard have added $800 million in construction project value in just the last four weeks.  The total project value within GreenWizard today is $8.75 billion.


» CSC becomes an Autodesk Industry Business Partner   CSC

CSC, a structural engineering software developer recently announced the formation of a new industry strategic business relationship with Autodesk, Inc.’s Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) division to further promote the adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM) within the global structural engineering community. As part of the new relationship, the parties have entered into an agreement whereby CSC and Autodesk will provide customers with more closely integrated solutions that support a more efficient structural engineering workflow for BIM.


February 15, 2012

» IMAGINiT releases Clarity server-based BIM collaboration tool   IMAGINiT

IMAGINiT Technologies, a division of Rand Worldwide, has released IMAGINiT Clarity, a web-based solution that allows project team members and external partners to share one centrally located BIM model securely from multiple locations. Clarity was designed for use with the Autodesk Revit BIM platform.



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Thursday, June 27th, 2013

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Thursday, August 8th, 2013

 

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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.

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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:

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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?

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