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February 15, 2012

» BIM manual for cast-in-place concrete receives industry support   American Concrete Institute

A working group of the American Concrete Institute’s (ACI) Committee 131 on Building Information Modeling (BIM) is developing an Information Delivery Manual (IDM) for cast-in-place concrete. The IDM will capture in written form the  interaction that occurs in the design and construction of concrete structures by identifying the parties involved in information exchange, what information is exchanged and when, based on a typical construction project timeline.

February 14, 2012

» HP introduces 27" all-in-one workstation   Jeff Yoders

Hewlett-Packard introduced the Z1 workstation PC today in Las Vegas, the world’s first all-in-one workstation with a 27-inch diagonal display. The HP Z1 combines a sleek design with accelerated performance featuring Intel Xeon processors, NVIDIA Quadro graphics, and support for more than 1 billion colors.

February 9, 2012

» Architect explains how mobile devices have changed his profession   Gordon Arnold, AIA

Current economic conditions, especially in the design and construction industry, have forced professionals to reevaluate the way they do business. “Drawings in the Palm of Your Hand: New Power and Freedom for Creative Professionals” by Gordon B. Arnold AIA, an architect and registered Apple applications developer, presents ideas for how professionals can be more productive with today’s mobile tools and speaks to how they can use their professional skills with these devices to produce new products and services for new markets.

February 8, 2012

» AutoCAD offers small business tech makeover on its facebook page   Autodesk

If you run a small business (1-299 employees) and currently hold a version of AutoCAD, Autodesk is offering the opportunity to win a total technology setup for your office on AutoCAD's facebook page: up to five licenses of Autodesk Design Suite software of your choice and five Lenovo ThinkStation workstations courtesy of Lenovo. Small businesses have until February 23rd to enter.

» Bidclerk releases Bidclerk Enterprise   BidClerk

BidClerk – a provider of construction project data and marketing tools to manufacturers, contractors, and distributors – recenlty announced the release of BidClerk Enterprise. BidClerk Enterprise provides Building Product Manufacturers (BPMs) with tools that provide access for direct sales and marketing to product specifiers and project managers on a wide range construction projects, from bridges and highways, to schools, hospitals, and government buildings.

February 7, 2012

» New viewer for geospatial situational awareness released   Luciad

Luciad, a manufacturer of visualization for Geospatial Situational Awareness applications has released FAA AIXM 5 Viewer. The AIXM 5 Viewer, an application developed by Luciad for the Federal Aviation Administration, is a free viewer that is open to all stakeholders. Access to the AIXM Viewer is available from the AIXM Forum for members. AIXM Forum membership is free and open to all who use the software.

February 1, 2012

» Spitfire launches new version of its construction project management software   Spitfire Management

Spitfire Management has released Version 4.2 of Spitfire Project Management System—its  browser-based construction project management software.

January 31, 2012

» AE Firms and Their 2012 Priorities   Deltek/ZweigWhite

70% of respondents to a survey of ZweigWhite survey of AE industry executives commissioned by Deltek said that increasing business development is their biggest priority for 2012. Nothing could be more critical for firms trying to get back to a state of growth, especially in a time when design service sales indexes— such as the American Institute of Architects’ Architecture Billings Index—are still posting barely-positive results for most of the country. Read more about AEC firms top 2012 priorities at

January 30, 2012

» Graphisoft releases "Get There Faster" White Paper   Graphisoft

Hungary-based BIM software manufacturer Graphisoft has released "Get There Faster with ArchiCAD,” a whitepaper examines five critical areas to explore before making your final BIM software selection. This paper was written with the sole purpose of providing accurate, reliable information about critical issues related to BIM and what ArchiCAD with advanced technology such as the BIM Server can provide as an answer to address these issues.

January 25, 2012

» AEC Technology Strategies 2012 conference set for Cambridge, Mass. in June   AEC Tech Strategies

For over a decade, ZweigWhite’s annual AEC Technology Strategies Conference has provided IT professionals  from architecture and engineering firms an opportunity to gather with peers to share  advances in technology that are changing the way AEC firms do business and solutions to the unique management challenges IT professionals are facing. This year's conference will take place June 6 and 7th at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, Mass. Please contact us at for more information.


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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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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.