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August 19, 2011

» Geographic databases for 2011 released   U.S. Department of Transportation

 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, released the 2011 edition of the National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD). The 2011 edition features updated datasets from last year’s NTAD and premieres the Customs and Border Protection's Border Crossing Database with data spatially enhanced by BTS.

» Esri expands technical certification program   Esri

 REDLANDS, CALIF. — Two new technical certification examinations are now available from Esri. ArcGIS Desktop Developer Associate and Enterprise System Design Associate join the growing list of certifications that validate technical expertise in Esri's desktop, developer, and enterprise software.

August 15, 2011

» OGC seeks comment on City Geography Markup Language   Open Geospatial Consortium

 The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) seeks public comment on Version 1.1 of the OGC City Geography Markup Language (CityGML) Encoding Standard ( CityGML is an open information model and XML-based encoding for the representation, storage, and exchange of virtual 3D city models.

» Infrastructure modeling and design   Autodesk Inc.

  SAN RAFAEL, CALIF. — Autodesk Inc. released Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler 2012 software for conceptual design and AutoCAD Utility Design 2012 software for electric utility design, two new additions to the Autodesk Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Infrastructure portfolio for planning, designing, building, and managing more sustainable infrastructure. These new products complement the Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite 2012, to help industry professionals increase efficiency and remove waste from their processes.

August 5, 2011

» Synergis Software releases Adept 2011   Synergis Software

 QUAKERTOWN, PA. — Synergis Software released the latest version of its Adept product family. Adept 2011 delivers advanced vault replication, two classes of web clients, and integration with Microsoft SharePoint. According to the company, it improves global enterprise collaboration on critical engineering projects while providing a unified view of data and documents to all stakeholders.

» Structural engineering seminars hosted by Bentley, CMC Steel Products, and the American Institute of Steel Construction   Bentley Systems Inc.

 EXTON, PA. — Bentley is partnering with CMC Steel Products for a series of seminars, including a presentation by the American Institute of Steel Construction. According to the company, these complimentary, four-hour events are fast paced and full of useful industry updates. By attending one of the free seminars, attendees will earn 4.0 PDH credits. In addition, each attendee will receive complimentary CMC SMARTBEAM design software.

August 3, 2011

» AECOM publishes white paper on Information-led Design and Multidimensional Modeling   AECOM Technology Corp.

 LOS ANGELES — AECOM Technology Corporation released a white paper titled, "Information-led Design and Multidimensional Modeling: Deploying Data as a Critical Asset in Enhanced Project Delivery.” The white paper details how Information-led Design and Multidimensional Modeling represent the next step in the evolution of the way architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) firms design and deliver their services. 

July 29, 2011

» Philadelphia opens data and imagery to the public   Esri

 REDLANDS, CALIF. — Through its OpenDataPhilly website, the city of Philadelphia now provides access to more than 100 datasets, applications, and APIs containing authoritative regional information on a wide variety of topics. The site includes a series of map services built with ArcGIS technology from Esri that offer data and imagery related to census tracts, political wards, crime incidents, hydrology, evacuation routes, bicycle networks, and more.

» Meridian Systems 2011 User Conference   Meridian Systems

 FOLSOM, Calif. — Meridian Systems’ 2011 User Conference will be held Oct. 11-13, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa in Huntington Beach, Calif. The annual customer event brings together project-based organizations from several infrastructure-intensive industries to share best practices and customer case studies for Meridian's two primary product offerings.

July 26, 2011

» AECOM deploys BIM for U.K. schools   AECOM

  LOS ANGELES — AECOM Technology Corporation continues to advance the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) across its operations, including recently the Ormesby & Priory Woods School in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom. AECOM provided civil and structural engineering for the approximately £30,000,000 project.

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Thursday, October 24th, 2013


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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?

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