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October 19, 2011

» Buric launches Buric Global for intelligent construction management   Buric

  CLEVELAND — Declaring it time that the construction industry join the information age, Buric launched Buric Global, an integrated and new data-rich system that it said delivers projects on time, on budget, and without litigation.

October 10, 2011

» Workflow, training, and support content for Autodesk Revit Structure added to Pinnacle Series   Eagle Point Software

  DUBUQUE, IOWA — Eagle Point Software Corporation released its Pinnacle Series for Structural Engineering. The technology delivers multiple implementation, training and support resources in a single, concise user interface. Through a combination of software and services, design professionals access onscreen workflow, cheat sheet and video content, and receive unlimited live training and technical support.

» SCADAConnect Module supports real-time model calibration   Bentley Systems Inc.

 EXTON, PA. – Bentley Systems Inc. announced that Westernport Water, a utility in the state of Victoria, Australia, is using Bentley’s WaterGEMS water distribution modeling software, integrated with Open Spatial’s geographic information system (GIS) and Control Microsystems’ supervisory control and data acquisition system (SCADA), to cost-effectively operate and manage more than $43 million in water assets. The SCADA system allows field-measured data to be brought directly into WaterGEMS using the modeling software’s SCADAConnect and Darwin Calibrator modules. The SCADAConnect technology with real-time updates will save Westernport Water approximately $80,000 in calibration costs. Prior to deploying this system, Westernport Water annually engaged the services of external contractors to manually upgrade and calibrate the water model.

» New Esri basemap highlights thematic content   Esri

  REDLANDS, CALIF. — Esri released a new global basemap service designed to highlight users’ data. The Light Gray Canvas map features an overall soft gray color for land and darker gray for oceans and other bodies of water. These shades provide a pleasing neutral background so that data overlays contrast sharply with the rest of the map.

October 5, 2011

» Bentley announces project finalists in 2011 Be Inspired Awards competition   Bentley Systems Inc.

 EXTON, PA. — Bentley Systems Inc. announced the project finalists in the 2011 Be Inspired Awards competition and the four winners of the 2011 Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards. The awards honor the work of Bentley users improving and sustaining the world’s infrastructure. 

September 30, 2011

» Phoenix Integration adds search capability to AnalysisLibrary   Phoenix Integration

  WAYNE, PA. — Phoenix Integration, a provider of software for engineering automation, integration, and design optimization, announced the addition of a more powerful search capability to its engineering file management solution, PHX AnalysisLibrary. PHX AnalysisLibrary is an engineering data repository and management tool especially well-suited to technical information. 

September 27, 2011

» TRB seeks best practices in GIS-based asset management   TRB

 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Transportation Research Board’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) issued a request for proposals to develop guidance for how state departments of transportation and other transportation agencies can enhance their asset-management capabilities through effective adoption of geographic information systems (GIS) technologies and encourage more extensive adoption of GIS technologies by conducting pilot demonstrations and workshops on implementation of GIS-based asset management. Proposals are due Nov. 11, 2011.

» Bentley’s 2012 Student Design Competition call for nominations now open   Bentley Systems Inc.

  EXTON, PA. – Bentley Systems Inc. announced that the call for nominations for its 2012 Student Design Competition is now open. University, college, high school, and technical school students are invited to submit projects designed using Bentley software, along with a short essay describing their work.

» ERM implements GIS worldwide   Esri

  REDLANDS, CALIF. — To achieve a robust GIS practice while reducing overhead costs in multiple offices, Environmental Resources Management (ERM), a global provider of environmental, health and safety, risk, and social consulting services, signed an enterprise license agreement (ELA) with Esri. The ELA provides unlimited access to Esri desktop and server software products and extensions throughout ERM's 130 offices in 40 countries.

September 20, 2011

» Froehling & Robertson deploys mobile application for streamlining construction materials testing   Agile Frameworks LLC

 RICHMOND, VA. — Froehling & Robertson Inc. (F&R), Richmond, Va., is currently in the implementation phase of deploying Agile Frameworks LLC’s MetaField field information management system. F&R was founded in 1881 and is the oldest independent consulting and testing firm in the United States. Each year, the company provides geotechnical, materials testing, and environmental engineering services for thousands of projects across dozens of industries.

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