January 28, 2013
» Hexagon acquires Listech
STOCKHOLM — Hexagon AB, a global provider of design, measurement and visualization solutions, acquired Listech, a software development company dedicated to increasing the efficiency, accuracy and productivity of professional surveyors and engineers. Founded in 1988, Listech offers software solutions that expedite data processing and streamline workflows in land management, construction and engineering projects.
January 23, 2013
» 24 organizations to receive GIS imagery grants
Esri and PCI Geomatics selected 24 organizations to develop and apply innovative methods for using GIS to analyze imagery for land-use management. Through the Esri Natural Resources Imagery Grant Program, Esri and PCI Geomatics provide each grant recipient with software and data valued at $100,000.
» GRAPHISOFT and BIMobject sign strategic partnership agreement
MUNICH – BIM technology providers GRAPHISOFT and BIMobject announced at BAU 2013 that they have signed a strategic partnership agreement, which aims to serve the ArchiCAD community with the broadest range of intelligent BIM components available on the web and in their native BIM environment.
» Holcim introduces updated version of weatherAPP with global availability
WALTHAM, Mass. – Holcim (US) Inc. announced that an enhanced version of its weatherAPP is now available globally. The application, which was launched at last year's World of Concrete trade show, is designed to help construction professionals determine the quality of conditions for placing concrete. This global version of the App has updated features including a function that converts temperature scales and measurement systems while monitoring temperatures worldwide.
» Axium CEO and president Alan and Cathy Mills retire
PORTLAND, Ore. – Axium, a developer of project management and accounting software for engineering and architecture firms, announced today that CEO and President Alan and Cathy Mills retired. Axium ownership transitioned to Chris Heim and Dan Mayleben from 2ndWave Software, Axium’s current leadership team, existing shareholders and General Catalyst Partners.
» Vectorworks releases new version of Cloud service
Nemetschek Vectorworks has released a new version of the Vectorworks Cloud Services mobile application, Vectorworks Nomad 1.0.9, and desktop application, version 1.0.14.
Among various fixes and improvements in the Nomad 1.0.9 application, users can now access previous versions of Vectorworks files synchronized to their Vectorworks Cloud Services account, allowing them to view the history of changes and markups in each project.
January 16, 2013
» GreenWizard creates partnership with BIFMA, the business furniture trade association
GreenWizard has entered into a strategic partnership with the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA). BIFMA, the not-for-profit trade association for business and institutional furniture manufacturers and developer of the level sustainability certification program, now joins a list of industry-leading partners that GreenWizard has assembled in creating tools for a greener built environment.
January 10, 2013
» Dassault releases lean construction application for AEC
Dassault Systèmes a producer of 3D design, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions recently announced the launch of Lean Construction, a project management solution for the architecture, engineering and construction industries for collaborative project management and execution.
January 9, 2013
» AIA and NIBS Launch Building Research Information Knowledgebase
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) have developed the Building Research Information Knowledgebase (BRIK), an interactive web portal offering free online access to peer-reviewed research projects and case studies in all facets of the built environment, from pre-design through occupancy and reuse.
January 8, 2013
» AGC renews partnership with Computer Guidance
AGC of America
Computer Guidance Corporation, a developer of financial and project management software solutions for architecture, engineering and construction companies, today renewed its strategic partnership with the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the national construction trade association. The AGC renewed its endorsement for Computer Guidance as the construction enterprise resource planning solution provider of choice for its member community through the AGC Affinity Program.
CIO Challenges at Mid-sized & Large A / E Firms
Coming in May
Today’s CIOs and IT leadership face many challenges: from integrating disparate systems, to providing business intelligence tools to their employees, to supporting future growth and expansion of their firms. ZweigWhite and Systems Advisors Group will be hosting a webcast to discuss these topics and more with the CIO of an A/E firm to learn how his organization is addressing those challenges.