NEWS & PERSPECTIVES
Headlines -- February 27, 2013
» Autodesk and Topcon announce collaboration to improve interoperability Autodesk
LAS VEGAS – Autodesk, Inc., a cloud-based design and engineering software provider, and Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc., a precision positioning solutions company, announced they have signed a letter of intent under which both companies will collaborate to allow products within Autodesk’s leading design and construction software portfolio for Building Information Modeling (BIM) to more efficiently interact with Topcon’s on-site field positioning hardware. This collaboration is designed to allow building and civil infrastructure construction customers to form a tighter, more seamless workflow that will increase on-site worker productivity, enhance field safety, and improve quality control.
» IMAGINiT Technologies explores business challenges at virtual event IMAGINiT Technologies
FRAMINGHAM, MASS. ― Rand Worldwide’s IMAGINiT Technologies division has opened registration for its complimentary Problem Solved Virtual Event. During the day long virtual event, attendees will learn about the complex operational challenges that its clients in the civil, architectural, building and manufacturing industry faced in the last year. IMAGINiT experts will then highlight ways in which clients were able to mitigate these issues with solutions such as process improvement, systems integration or more efficient use of their design engineering tools.
Headlines -- February 13, 2013
» Textura acquires PlanSwift Textura
CHICAGO – Textura Corporation, the leading provider of collaboration solutions for the construction industry, announced that it has acquired PlanSwift, the nation's fastest-growing digital takeoff and estimating solution for the construction industry. PlanSwift's cutting-edge tools will complement Textura's existing solutions, offering new capabilities to specialty contractors and estimators:
» CADzation, BALD Technologies partnership introduces large, specialized HD touch screens to the blueprint review process CADzation Software
MESA, Ariz. – CADzation Software, a company that provides industrial strength PDF and DWF software solutions to the global CAD marketplace, announced a joint-venture with BALD Technologies offering large size HD resolution touch screens that include AcroPlot Matrix software at a price point that is affordable and competitive.
» GRAPHISOFT launches EcoDesigner STAR public beta GRAPHISOFT
BUDAPEST – GRAPHISOFT, a leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) architectural software developer, has announced the launch of EcoDesigner STAR Public Beta, the first software that places standard-compliant energy analysis in the heart of the architects’ familiar BIM work environment. EcoDesigner STAR enables architects to design the most energy-efficient buildings, without having to rely on input from engineers or specialist consultants.
Headlines -- January 30, 2013
» Holcim (US) launches masonry app at WOC Holcim
WALTHAM, Mass. – Holcim (US) (www.holcim.us), one of the nation's leading manufacturers and suppliers of cement and mineral components, will introduce its Rainbow Masonry Designer App at this year's World of Concrete (WOC) tradeshow. The iPad application will allow architects to collaborate in real time with building owners and/or construction companies to visually select brick facades that reflect a project's vision.
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.