NEWS & PERSPECTIVES
Headlines -- March 13, 2012
» Open BIM program for improved AEC collaboration buildingSMART
BOSTON and BUDAPEST, Hungary – buildingSMART® International, members of the Nemetschek Group, Tekla® and other leading software vendors joined forces to launch a global program to help promote Open BIM collaboration workflows throughout the AEC industry.
Headlines -- February 29, 2012
» New Zealand company speeds up architectural projects with Autodesk software Autodesk
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. – Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) has named 4th Dimensional Facade Solutions, the New Zealand-based design and build company, as the Autodesk Inventor of the Month for February 2012. The company was recognized for its use of Autodesk Inventor software to create stunning facades for a series of projects with unique physical and environmental challenges, as well as highly complex design and build procedures.
Headlines -- February 20, 2012
» IMAGINiT Technologies launches IMAGINiT Clarity for BIM projects Rand Worldwide
FRAMINGHAM, MA – Rand Worldwide (OTCBB: RWWI), a global leader in providing technology solutions to organizations with engineering design and information technology requirements, announced its IMAGINiT Technologies division has released IMAGINiT Clarity. This web-based solution from the same IMAGINiT software development team who created Scan to BIM was built specifically to enhance the Autodesk Revit Server platform. It allows team members and external partners to share one centrally located BIM model securely from multiple locations.
Headlines -- February 16, 2012
» Bentley partners with Crossrail to provide collaborative BIM tools for Europe’s largest construction project Bentley
LONDON – Bentley Systems today announced two key initiatives to support the construction phase of Crossrail – Europe’s largest construction project.
Perspectives -- February 14, 2012
» Survey suggests productivity improvement from IPD FMI
RALEIGH, N.C. — Productivity in the nonresidential construction sector continues to improve, but the rate of improvement is slowing, according to FMI (www.fminet.com), a provider of management consulting and investment banking to the engineering and construction industry. However, integrated project delivery (IPD) can have a significant impact on productivity, FMI recently reported in its newest survey, “The 2012 U.S. Construction Industry FMI Productivity Report.”
» Report: Infrastructure investment falling short globally CG/LA
WASHINGTON, D.C., AND LONDON — At a point in which the global economy is balancing between growth and a return to recession, CG/LA Infrastructure's annual estimate shows that global infrastructure investment is falling short of its target by 10 to 20 percent. In its annual report on global infrastructure, “The Global Infrastructure Marketplace: The World in 2015,” CG/LA forecasts that global demand for infrastructure projects will reach nearly $10 trillion in the period from now until 2015, while investment will fall considerably short of that figure, reaching only $4.5 trillion to $5 trillion.