AEC TECH NEWS: Atkins uses drone for construction work at world’s busiest airport

February 13th, 2017 by

Atkins helped orchestrate a first for the aviation industry by successfully flying a drone over Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), the busiest airport in the world.

AEC TECH NEWS: BOXX introduces the ‘world’s fastest’ workstation

February 10th, 2017 by

BOXX Technologies introduced APEXX 2 2403, which it claims is the world’s fastest workstation.

AEC TECH NEWS: Autodesk announces CEO transition

AEC TECH NEWS: Autodesk announces CEO transition

February 8th, 2017 by

Autodesk, Inc. announced that Carl Bass has decided to step down as president and chief executive officer, effective February 8. The company’s board has instituted a CEO search to consider candidates inside and outside Autodesk.

AEC TECH NEWS: 3D Repo develops construction health and safety VR app

February 7th, 2017 by

3D Repo is working with Balfour Beatty, Vinci and Highways England to deploy a Virtual Reality (VR) simulation for Zero Harm Health and Safety Training. Part of the Smart Motorway program, the fully immersive simulation is designed to prevent on-site accidents by making highways construction and maintenance projects safer through improved training.

AEC TECH NEWS: FINLEY updates software platform to SOFiSTiK and Autodesk

AEC TECH NEWS: FINLEY updates software platform to SOFiSTiK and Autodesk

February 6th, 2017 by

FINLEY Engineering Group recently implemented SOFiSTiK, a seamless BIM workflow for structural engineering. All necessary steps from modeling through to generating reinforcement sheets for civil and structural engineering projects can be carried out using a smart data transfer between Autodesk and SOFiStiK software.

AEC TECH NEWS: Siemens and Bentley Systems agree to jointly offer planning and design solutions for utilities

AEC TECH NEWS: Siemens and Bentley Systems agree to jointly offer planning and design solutions for utilities

February 1st, 2017 by

Siemens’ Energy Management Division and Bentley Systems announced an agreement to jointly develop solutions to accelerate digitization of planning, design, and operations for power utilities and industrial power customers.

AEC TECH NEWS: DKS Associates and iSoftStone North America partner to provide new smart transportation solutions

AEC TECH NEWS: DKS Associates and iSoftStone North America partner to provide new smart transportation solutions

January 20th, 2017 by

DKS Associates and iSoftStone North America announced a new partnership to join efforts in offering new services that integrate DKS’s intelligent transportation offerings with iSoftStone’s smart city solutions. This collaboration provides the public and private sector with comprehensive, end‐to‐end services across the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) domain.

AEC TECH NEWS: Pinpoint author Greg Milner to keynote Carlson User Conference

AEC TECH NEWS: Pinpoint author Greg Milner to keynote Carlson User Conference

January 20th, 2017 by

The first time a Global Positioning System signal was received was in 1977. Now GPS is ubiquitous. In the introduction to his 2016 book Pinpoint — How GPS is changing technology, culture, and our minds, Greg Milner writes, “Nearly every spot on earth has a line of sight to at least four GPS satellites at all times.”

AEC TECH NEWS: Simpson Strong-Tie acquires CG Visions, Inc.

AEC TECH NEWS: Simpson Strong-Tie acquires CG Visions, Inc.

January 19th, 2017 by

Simpson Strong-Tie, a provider of engineered structural connectors and building solutions acquired CG Visions, Inc., a U.S. company providing building information modeling (BIM) technology, services and consultation to the residential building industry.

AEC TECH NEWS: AGI and Bentley Systems announce Cesium Consortium

AEC TECH NEWS: AGI and Bentley Systems announce Cesium Consortium

January 19th, 2017 by

Analytical Graphics Inc. (AGI) and Bentley Systems announced Bentley Systems as a co-founder of the new Cesium Consortium. Cesium is an open source, browser-based virtual globe that can stream very large datasets through a browser to desktops, tablets, and smart phones.

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