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Perspectives -- February 14, 2012
TxDOT pursues design-build strategy for Grand Parkway in Houston Texas DOT
   AUSTIN, TEXAS — The greater Houston area is one step closer to reduced traffic congestion for more than 2.5 million people as the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) accelerates plans for the completion of the next phase of State Highway 99 (the Grand Parkway). TxDOT announced it is moving forward with a design-build strategy for the next sections of the Grand Parkway and is expected to issue a draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for this project in early March.

Gainesville Public Safety Complex wins DBIA award Heery International
  GAINESVILLE, GA. — The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) bestowed a Regional Design-Build award for best public project over $15 million on the Gainesville Public Safety Complex at its annual awards dinner. Heery International served as the design-builder for the $18 million project.

Headlines -- January 30, 2012
GRAPHISOFT breaks down BIM transition so you can “get there faster” GRAPHISOFT
BOSTON – GRAPHISOFT, the global leader in Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, demystifies critical areas of the BIM process to help architects in the selection of their BIM tools.

Headlines -- January 26, 2012
BIM Spectrum virtual event line-up announced Rand Worldwide
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – Rand Worldwide, a global leader in providing technology solutions to organizations with engineering design and information technology requirements, today announced its IMAGINiT Technologies ( division will host, BIM Spectrum ( - a complimentary virtual event. IMAGINiT’s third BIM interactive online conference examines how 3D models are used in multiple disciplines to create and manage building data from the first survey through to maintenance and retrofitting. The event will be held Thursday, February 16, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Headlines -- January 25, 2012
Tekla BIMsight 1.4 takes BIM to the field with Windows tablets  Tekla
Tekla BIMsight now offers a well-designed user interface for Windows tablet computers, thereby enabling use at construction sites. As before, it is still the easiest-to-use BIM tool available for everyone in the construction industry to download and use for free.

Headlines -- January 17, 2012
GRAPHISOFT releases ArchiCAD STAR(T) Edition 2012 GRAPHISOFT
BUDAPEST – GRAPHISOFT today announced the release of ArchiCAD STAR(T) Edition 2012, the latest release of its entry-level Building Information Modeling (BIM) solution.

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