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December 15, 2011

» ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android OS released   Esri

Today, Esri released the ArcGIS Runtime Software Development Kit (SDK) for the Android platform. Available at no cost from the Esri Resource Center, ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android enables organizations to build and deploy powerful geospatial solutions that extend GIS to a wider audience via Android Market

December 12, 2011

» XP Software changes name to XP Solutions   XP Solutions

XP Software, a creator of water collection system modeling software, announced today the evolution of its global brand to XP Solutions. XP Solution’s package, XPSWMM, and its sister product, XPSTORM, are packages for modeling the generation of runoff and the transport of flows and pollutants, throughout drainage systems ranging from pipe drainage systems up to large river systems.

» Corecon releases TeamLink Portal   Corecon

Corecon Technologies new collaboration tool connects employees and gives project owners and other outside team members secure, real-time access to project information increasing communication,construction quality and reducing changes in the field and shortening schedules.

December 9, 2011

» GreenWizard starts offering design scenarios for LEED certification   Green Wizard

GreenWizard – a cloud-based product management and information-sharing website that simplifies building material selection, collaboration, and building modeling to optimize green building and LEED credits – recently announced that it is now offering architects the ability to run assessments for design credits, in addition to traditional product-specific LEED credits.  

December 7, 2011

» NIBS releases AEC data needs report   National Institute of Building Sciences

The National Institute of Building Sciences' High-Performance Building Data Collection Initiative released a report recently addressing the data needs of the building industry now that the Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) is no longer scheduled for release by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

December 6, 2011

» Trimble adds a SITECH dealer in Sweden   Trimble

Trimble recently announced that a SITECH Technology Dealer has been established in Sweden. SITECH Sweden joins the network of SITECH dealerships—the first fully dedicated global distribution network offering a comprehensive portfolio of construction technology systems available to the heavy and highway contractor.

November 30, 2011

» Autodesk acquires Horizontal Systems for multidiscipline BIM model collaboration   Jeff Yoders

 Autodesk announced today that it has entered an agreement to acquire Horizontal Systems, a provider of cloud-based Building Information Modeling (BIM) collaboration solutions for the AEC industries. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in Autodesk's fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 (which ends on Jan. 31, 2012). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The deal was announced at the AutoCAD manufacturer and producer's annual Autodesk University user conference in Las Vegas.

» Corecon releases three new editions of V7   Corecon

Corecon Technologies, Inc., a  web-based construction software manufacturer, recently introduced three new options for its flagship product Corecon V7. The new Collaboration, Standard and Estimating Only Editions of Corecon V7 are specifically designed to provide value to architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) firms that do not require all the functionality included in the current Project Management and Pro Editions.

» American Institute of Architects and Associated Builders and Contractors announce contract documents partnership   AIA

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) recently announced a marketing partnership agreement, designed to foster a greater understanding and exchange of ideas between architects and contractors in the construction community.

November 29, 2011

» AEC executive Jay Bhatt leaves Autodesk   Jeff Yoders

Autodesk Senior Vice President of AEC Solutions Jay Bhatt has left the company to become CEO of Bedford, Mass.-based enterprise software developer Progress Software. Autodesk, the largest manufacturer of AEC software in the US, announced Bhatt's departure on day one of its annual user conference, Autodesk University, in Las Vegas. Jim Lynch, Autodesk Vice President for the building group within the AEC division, will take over Bhatt's responsibilitiies on an interim basis.

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