NEWS & PERSPECTIVES
Headlines -- August 14, 2013
» 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.
» Bentley announces availability of Field Supervisor app Bentley
EXTON, Pa. – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, announced the immediate availability of Field Supervisor. This new, industrial-strength Bentley App for the iPad extends the reach of information securely managed by Bentley’s ProjectWise and eB, as well as data stored in other user repositories, to construction workers in the field – providing both online and offline access. As a result, field workers are now uniquely empowered to quickly and confidently make on-site decisions based on a unified view of relevant, current, and complete project information. Faster, better-informed decision making enhances productivity and project quality, increases compliance with safety standards, and reduces risk. In addition, Field Supervisor’s simple user interface minimizes user distraction when accessing information, enhancing worker safety.
» Jacobs wins contracts for North West Rail Link project in Australia
PASADENA, Calif. – Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced that it was selected as Contract Delivery Manager for two contracts on the North West Rail Link (NWRL) project in Sydney, Australia.
Exclusives -- July 11, 2013
» IPD enhances sub relationships The Zweig Letter
Relationships with subs can be downright antsy, but integrated project delivery arrangements force everyone to play along nicely, since risk is shared.
Headlines -- July 11, 2013
» St. Louis Regional BIM Conference Announces Workshop & Technology Showcase
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The St. Louis Regional BIM Conference will held on Thursday, August 8 and Friday, August 9, 2013 at Washington University in St. Louis Lopata Hall. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is one of the most exciting developments in the construction industry. This dynamic technology requires new mindsets and technological processes to propel the industry forward.
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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.