LAS VEGAS — Microdesk, a provider of business and technology consulting services to help firms successfully plan, design, build, and operate land and buildings, unveiled its annual list of architecture, engineering, construction, and operations (AECO) industry predictions for 2014 at Autodesk University. The top three predictions highlight advancements and perception shifts around technology, public engagement, and building processes that will culminate to bolster U.S. infrastructure.
DENVER — CH2M HILL announced the latest release of ISIS, version 3.7. This is the latest update to the river and floodplain modelling, and real-time flood forecasting suite of software. It provides users with a multitude of new tools, features, and improvements, many of which have been in response to user requests from across the world.
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN — Hexagon announced a number of changes within its Technology Division and new appointments to group management in line with its multi-industry focus and continued effort to leverage its entire portfolio, existing platforms, and global footprint.
LAS VEGAS — Autodesk, Inc. unveiled several new technologies for Building Information Modeling (BIM) at its annual user conference, Autodesk University. With these announcements and other recent innovations, Autodesk said it continues to extend BIM value across the full lifecycle of the built environment for Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) professionals in the building and infrastructure industries.
NORCROSS, GA. — Leica Geosystems Inc. announced new BIM Field Trip solutions to help contractors extend the value of building information modeling (BIM) into the field and connect field information back to the model in the office. Tailored to fit any stage of BIM adoption in concrete layout, MEP layout, quality assurance, renovation/retrofit, and operations/maintenance as-builting applications, the BIM Field Trip by Leica Geosystems includes customized packages of hardware and software to move from 2D to 3D workflows to achieve common BIM goals such as reduced rework, increased predictability and higher profitability.
LAS VEGAS — At Autodesk University 2013, HP demonstrated its portfolio of web-connected, large-format printing solutions, including the new HP Designjet T2500 eMultifunction Printer and HP Z Workstations and displays.
Tekla BIMsight 1.9, the latest version of Tekla’s free software tool for building information modeling (BIM) project coordination, now supports Trimble SketchUp (.skp) models to improve the design coordination process and BIM collaboration. The new version also brings improvements for concrete professionals with rebar measurement and improved clash detection.
FRAMINGHAM, MASS. — Rand Worldwide announced its Rand Secure Archive division is expanding its range of data governance solutions with the addition of data backup. To reflect this evolution beyond data archiving and eDiscovery, this division of Rand Worldwide has changed its name to Rand Secure Data.
ARLINGTON, VA. — Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announced a collaboration with Synergis Engineering Design Solutions, a Platinum provider of Autodesk products, to bring Building Information Modeling (BIM) training to ABC contractor members to make them more productive, efficient and profitable. The training is part of a larger effort known as Project Virtual.
NOVATO, CALIF. — IMSI/Design announced that TurboSite Standard v2, its flagship mobile offering and 2013 AIA National Convention's "Best Of Show" app, is now free for any architect, engineer, or construction professional to use. Free TurboSite Standard v2 turns mobile devices such as Apple's iPad or iPhone into a field reporting tool.
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.