NEW YORK — Turner Construction Company announces the deployment of SketchUp Pro, Google's 3D model authoring tool and platform. Turner is using SketchUp Pro as a part of its standard "digital toolbox" to provide building information modeling (BIM)-related services on projects around the world.
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Newforma announced that the latest edition of the Newforma PIM solution is commercially available to new and existing AEC customers worldwide. The solution includes Newforma Project Center Eighth Edition and its new add-on products, Newforma Mobile, Newforma Contract Management, and Newforma Add-in for Autodesk Revit.
EXTON, PA. — Bentley Systems Inc. is accepting entries for the 2011 Be Inspired Awards competition, which brings together infrastructure professionals from around the world as well as members of the academic community to advance best practices and innovation in information modeling leading to higher-performing infrastructure and more cost-effective project realization and promote the extraordinary achievements of architects, engineers, constructors, geospatial professionals, and owner-operators in sustaining infrastructure empowered by Bentley software.
DENVER — The Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) conference offers a full-day introduction for newcomers at the 2011 conference, which will be held Sept. 12-16 in Denver. The broad introduction to the world of geospatial open source software takes place on Tuesday, Sept. 13.
SAN RAFAEL, CALIF. — Autodesk Project River Analysis Extension for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 and AutoCAD Map 3D 2012, a technology preview of new infrastructure planning and design functionality from the AEC Infrastructure Modeling Product Line Group, is available for download and trial on Autodesk Labs.
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. — Trimble Navigation Limited announced a public tender offer, to be made by its subsidiary Trimble Finland Oy, for all issued and outstanding shares in Tekla Corporation for EUR 15.00 per share in cash representing an aggregate equity purchase price of approximately EUR 337 million (or approximately $489 million), and an enterprise value of EUR 311 million (or approximately $451 million).
SAN RAFAEL, CALIF. — Autodesk Inc. announced the free Autodesk Buzzsaw Mobile app designed for iPhone and iPad. The app provides Autodesk Buzzsaw collaboration software users with more secure, remote access and exchange of building project information. Buzzsaw Mobile enables users to view DWF files, standard office documents and images, as well as upload project photos to a designated Buzzsaw project site.
HARRISBURG, PA. — Gannett Fleming and Carnegie Mellon University are developing an approach by which integrated information about a facility and its surroundings will ultimately improve the way facility managers monitor, assess, maintain, and operate individual buildings and campuses of buildings. The goal of this research project is to develop an approach for integrating building information models (BIM), geographic information systems (GIS), computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), and other sources of information about the performance of a facility to better support facilities management decision makers.
Win More Work with Innovative Approaches to Project Proposals Thursday, June 27th, 2013
How can you make your project proposals stand out in order to win work without losing time and money?
In this presentation, you’ll learn about new ways to quickly create more realistic proposals of design alternatives that demonstrate a better understanding of project needs, more clearly explain project designs, and help you win work.
Get to 30% Design Faster Thursday, August 8th, 2013
Once you win an infrastructure project, how does your team provide owners, review agencies, clients and other stakeholders with a more solid understanding of your design intent?
This webcast presentation will present innovative approaches that show how you can easily combine 2D CAD, GIS, raster, and 3D models, enabling you to accelerate your infrastructure design process. It will also show how you can easily use rich visualizations to validate design decisions faster.
Get to “Yes” Faster with Agency and Community Stakeholders 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.
Learn how you can use compelling simulations and animated 3D visualizations to better communicate project alternatives and community impact in a format that is more interactive and easily understood by agencies and non-technical audiences alike.
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:
• The authorized training guide
• The certification exam
• Learning objectives
• A BIM workflow for road and highway design
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?
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.