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Headlines -- March 26, 2014
» Autodesk Technology and Services to aid construction of Qatar’s integrated railway network Autodesk
DUBAI, U.A.E. & DOHA, Qatar – Autodesk, Inc. announced that Qatar Rail has awarded a Building Information Modeling services contract to the company in Qatar. Autodesk will provide BIM implementation, consultancy and advisory services to Qatar Rail towards the construction of a modern integrated railway network in the country. This agreement was formalized at a signing ceremony in Doha attended by Eng. Saad Ahmed Al Muhannadi, Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Rail and Mr. Callan Carpenter, Vice President of Global Services, Autodesk.
» American Electric Power chooses Bentley Substation to increase design efficiencies, improve collaboration Bentley
EXTON, Pa. — Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced that American Electric Power (AEP), one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, chose to enhance its electric substation design practices with Bentley Substation.
» Building and infrastructure industry customers surge to Autodesk in fourth quarter Autodesk
SAN FRANCISCO – In the fiscal quarter ended Jan. 31, Autodesk, Inc. closed dozens of new and expanded deals in the architecture, engineering, construction and infrastructure industries. As adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM) accelerates around the globe, firms in the building and infrastructure industries are increasingly subscribing to Autodesk's software solutions.
Headlines -- March 12, 2014
» Tekla accelerates construction information with Tekla Structures 20 software for BIM Tekla
ATLANTA – Tekla, a global provider of Building Information Modeling (BIM) software to the engineering and construction markets, announced the availability of Tekla Structures 20. The newest version of Tekla’s industry-leading BIM software improves construction workflow efficiency by providing the means to better organize models, manage tasks and avoid structural clashes. In addition, the constructible models created with Tekla can incorporate more detailed information than ever before. The new version is available at www.teklastructures.com.
» Trimble releases SketchUp 2014 with Expanded 3D Warehouse and new tools to support BIM Workflows Trimble
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Trimble released SketchUp 2014, the latest version of its popular 3D modeling platform for architects, engineers, design and construction professionals, as well as members of the global maker community. SketchUp 2014 features major enhancements to SketchUp's 3D Warehouse – the world's largest repository of free, high-quality, 3D content – as well as new tools that improve the classification of design objects, tighten interoperability with other products used in Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows, and make professional documentation more efficient.
» Corecon Technologies releases Android app for cloud-based estimating and project management Corecon Technologies
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Corecon Technologies, Inc., a provider of web-based construction software, released Corecon Mobile for Android. The new app was developed for use with Corecon V7, an online estimating, project management and job cost suite of construction software.
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