NEWS & PERSPECTIVES
Headlines -- October 22, 2012
» AVEVA's new plant design product AVEVA Everything3D launched Aveva
PARIS – AVEVA has launched AVEVA Everything3D (E3D) at the AVEVA World Summit in Paris. AVEVA E3D will bring together technologies to provide a new vision enabling customers to adopt 'Lean' working practices spanning engineering, design and construction. This will speed overall project execution and reduce wastage. As part of AVEVA's Integrated Engineering & Design approach, AVEVA E3D brings significant innovations to greatly enhance new-build plant design and through-life modification projects. Central to this is the integration of laser scan data and 3D geometry; powerful drafting tools and intuitive user interfaces for common design tasks.
» GTeam available for AEC customers Gehry Technologies
NEW YORK – Gehry Technologies has released GTeam, a cloud-based 2D and 3D file management and project collaboration platform purpose-built for AEC professionals and building owners. Frank Gehry, founder of Gehry Partners and co-founder of Gehry Technologies, was joined by architects including Greg Lynn, Greg Lynn FORM; Moshe Safdie, Safdie Architects; David Childs, Chairman Emeritus at Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill; and Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid Architects at an unveiling in New York, capping a meeting of the strategic alliance formed last year by Gehry to transform the building industry through technology.
Headlines -- October 3, 2012
» Applied Software takes off into the Autodesk Cloud at Autodesk University 2012 Applied Software
ATLANTA, Ga. – Applied Software, a leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) services provider as well as a provider of Autodesk 2D and 3D CAD products and services, announced today that three of its BIM experts will be lecturing at Autodesk University 2012 to help Autodesk Revit software users learn new ways to leverage the solution to improve productivity. The conference will be held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, November 27-29, 2012.
» GRAPHISOFT BIMx tops 100,000 downloads in Apple’s App Store, latest release introduces new features GRAPHISOFT
BUDAPEST – As App Store downloads of popular BIMx app recently topped 100,000, GRAPHISOFT announced today a free update containing the latest innovations for its cutting-edge communication and presentation tool for BIM projects.
» Autodesk and CGarchitect present first Autodesk Excellence in Infrastructure Awards Autodesk
SAN FRANCISCO – Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, and CGarchitect, a leading online magazine and end-user community for visualization and design professionals, have presented the first awards in the new Autodesk Excellence in Infrastructure Competition. The new annual competition presents awards to projects that demonstrate an exemplary use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for civil infrastructure. HYDROCHINA Kunming Engineering Corp. (KHIDI), Clark County Public Works, and Stantec Consulting are the competition’s inaugural first, second and third place winners for their projects: a hydropower plant in China, complex interstate highway exchange in Washington State, and a large-scale, mixed-use academic center in a former manufacturing zone in New York City.
Headlines -- September 25, 2012
» Virginia Tech develops augmented reality modeling system that analyzes construction progress
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Mani Golparvar-Fard, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, has developed an augmented reality modeling system that automatically analyzes physical progress on large-scale construction projects. The system allows a contractor to determine whether a project is on, ahead, or behind schedule, leading to cost savings and reduction in project delivery time.
Project of the Month
Making history with bridges
May 25, 2011
Using enterprise-wide project management software, the Utah Department of Transportation was able to complete the United States' largest bridge reconstruction project within budget, while reducing overall construction time from three years to two years.