NEWS & PERSPECTIVES
Headlines -- October 3, 2011
» Has IPD achieved its goals? The Zweig Letter
The IPD structure was intended to remove as many of the traditional barriers between design and construction as possible to see how a project might proceed in a relatively frictionless context.
Perspectives -- October 3, 2011
» We can’t see the collaborative forest for the integrated project delivery (IPD) trees Cima Strategic Services
Has someone, acting as both judge & jury, ever proceeded to sentence you to the island of “You Don’t Know What You’re Talking About?”
Headlines -- September 29, 2011
» The Residential BIM Alliance Group gains more ground Ameri-CAD
ALLEN, Texas – The Residential BIM Alliance (RBIMAlliance) continues to gain new members and provide a valuable service for individuals in the residential industry to openly talk about the influence of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and its effect on sustainable building practices.
Headlines -- September 28, 2011
» Malaysia company transforms Ideas into iconic architecture with Autodesk software Autodesk
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — Malaysia-based PMB Facade used Autodesk Inventor software to develop architectural facades for some of the world’s most astonishing and eye-catching buildings, including Qatar’s Al-Bidda Tower, a 43-story building, also known as Tornado Tower. For this and other innovative work, PMB Facade has been named by Autodesk, Inc., as the Autodesk Inventor of the Month for September.
Headlines -- September 27, 2011
» Trimble announces Trimble Point Creator for CAD and Autodesk Revit Trimble
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Trimble today announced updates to its Trimble® Point Creator software platform by introducing plug-ins for CAD and Autodesk® Revit® users. Existing users of Autodesk Revit 2012 (Architecture, MEP, and Structures versions) and popular CAD platforms, such as AutoCAD®, AutoCAD® MEP®, Bricscad, and ZWcad can operate natively within the Trimble Point Creator application to create 2D and 3D points. The points are then easily transferred to the Trimble LM80, Trimble MEP, and Trimble Field Link solutions for construction layout in the field.
Headlines -- September 14, 2011
» Autodesk to help drive data interoperability in AEC industries Autodesk
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. – Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK), a world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, announced that the company’s Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) exporter for its Revit products is now accessible as open source code, licensed through a LGPL v. 2.1 licensing agreement.
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.