NEWS & PERSPECTIVES
Headlines -- January 15, 2014
» Tekla announces Global BIM Awards Winners Tekla
ATLANTA – Tekla, a leader in bringing building information modeling (BIM) software and online tools to the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) markets, announced the winners of the Tekla Global BIM Awards. The winners of the competition were chosen by a jury of international BIM experts and public vote. Competition entries included winners of regional Tekla BIM competitions held by Tekla area offices and resellers during 2013. Forty-four exemplary projects competed in Tekla Global BIM Awards and over 2,800 votes were cast for the projects presented on the competition website. The winners of the five categories of Tekla Global BIM Awards represent a wide range of construction projects and materials across the globe.
» Most contractors using BIM report positive ROI
NEW YORK — Contractors in nine of the world's top construction markets using building information modeling (BIM) report that BIM helps them to improve productivity, efficiency, quality, and safety on their projects, as well as their own competitiveness, according to a new study by McGraw Hill Construction. The results also provide evidence of unrelenting growth in the use of BIM that can be expected in the near future.
Headlines -- December 26, 2013
» Chapoo releases app for iPad
GHENT, Belgium – Chapoo, provider of a cloud-based project information and collaboration platform, announced the immediate availability of the Chapoo App for the iPad platform. The Chapoo App provides project teams with on-the-road access to all project communications, actions, documents, and data. With Chapoo they can view and annotate documents including CAD drawings, upload pictures and share them with project collaborators.
» New version of IMAGINiT Clarity released IMAGINiT Technologies
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – Rand Worldwide announced that its IMAGINiT Technologies division has released key new features for IMAGINiT Clarity, IMAGINiT Clarity LT, and IMAGINiT Clarity Workshare. IMAGINiT Clarity and Clarity LT extend the Autodesk Revit Server platform by improving team collaboration and time savings through security, management and monitoring tools, task automation and project dashboard reporting.
Headlines -- December 11, 2013
» Systemates Inc. presents on the pros of a project management solution when utilizing IPD Systemates Inc.
RICHARDSON, Texas – Mike Zamora, Sr. Solutions Architect, of Systemates Inc., recently presented at the Construction Management Association of America National Conference. Construction managers across the country gathered at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 27-29 for the CMAA National Conference and Trade Show. Zamora’s speech focused on the importance of having a collaborative construction project management solution when utilizing Integrated Project Delivery methodology.
» Autodesk charts the future of BIM Autodesk
LAS VEGAS – Autodesk, Inc. unveiled several exciting new technologies for Building Information Modeling (BIM) at its annual user conference, Autodesk University. With the announcements and numerous other recent innovations, Autodesk 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.
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.