NEWS & PERSPECTIVES
Headlines -- August 26, 2013
» Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force releases rebuilding strategy U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, chaired by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan, released a rebuilding strategy to serve as a model for communities across the nation facing greater risks from extreme weather and to continue helping the Sandy-affected region rebuild. The Rebuilding Strategy contains 69 policy recommendations, many of which have already been adopted, that will help homeowners stay in and repair their homes, strengthen small businesses, and revitalize local economies and ensure entire communities are better able to withstand and recover from future storms.
» Ten design teams selected for stage two of Rebuild by Design competition U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force announced the selection of 10 Design Teams to proceed to stage two of Rebuild by Design, a multi-stage regional design competition that will develop innovative projects to protect and enhance Sandy-affected communities. U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan, who also chairs the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, launched the competition on June 20, 2013 in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation.
Exclusives -- August 14, 2013
» Autodesk introduces breakthrough technology for infrastructure Autodesk
SAN FRANCISCO – As part of an ongoing effort to drive the adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM) within the infrastructure industry, Autodesk, Inc. announced Autodesk InfraWorks 360 Pro. Autodesk InfraWorks 360 Pro offers the latest 3D modeling, visualization and cloud-based collaboration technologies to help efficiently close the estimated $30 trillion gap worldwide between desperately needed infrastructure and the funding required to deliver it.
Headlines -- August 14, 2013
» RISA-Tekla link selected as a 2013 Hot product by Modern Steel Construction Magazine and the American Institute of Steel Construction Tekla
ATLANTA – Tekla, a leader in bringing building information modeling (BIM) software to the engineering and construction markets, announced the RISA-Tekla Link was selected as a hot product by Modern Steel Construction magazine and the American Institute of Steel Construction. The recognition emphasizes products that focus on improving efficiency and increasing integration through the use of computer technology.
» CADD Microsystems earns Autodesk construction and fabrication specializations CADD Microsystems
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – CADD Microsystems, an Autodesk Platinum Partner, announced that it has earned the new Construction and Fabrication Specializations for value added resellers from Autodesk, Inc., a world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. As an Autodesk Specialized Partner, CADD Microsystems has made significant investment in its people, has a solid business practice specific to the construction and fabrication industries, has strong customer references, and continues to provide a high level of experience and support to customers in both the Construction and Fabrication industries.
Headlines -- July 24, 2013
» New AVEVA Bocad software offers 30-40 percent project savings AVEVA
CAMBRIDGE, England – AVEVA announced its release of new products and improvements in its AVEVA Bocad range of structural steel detailing software. The new products will increase structural detailing capability and enable more design standardisation and automation. Together, by enabling more effective decision-making and increasing project transparency, these new features offer potential project time and cost savings of up to 30-40 percent.
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.