Bentley Systems’ new AssetWise CONNECT Edition (introduced at the Year in Infrastructure 2016 conference) and ProjectWise CONNECT Edition (introduced at Year in Infrastructure 2015) leverage Microsoft’s Azure cloud services to advance beyond common data environments to connected data environments.
Trimble launched a new generation of its cloud-based project controls solution for construction managers and general contractors — Trimble ProjectSight system.
Trimble announced new data processing capabilities for Trimble Connect software, a cloud-based collaboration ecosystem.
Bentley Systems said its structural detailing application, ProStructures, which includes the capabilities of ProSteel and ProConcrete applications, significantly improves the workflow between structural detailing and building design disciplines
Bentley Systems, Inc. announced the availability of a new SITEOPS workflow for creating optimized site designs, leveraging reality meshes created with ContextCapture and visualizations created with Bentley LumenRT as part of the design process.
Trimble entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Building Data based in Rocklin, Calif. Building Data’s managed content and software solutions enable Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) contractors and engineers to produce intelligent, constructible models by including manufacturing-specific content from a proprietary database of over 6 million 3D data components.
Trimble launched its SketchUp Viewer for Microsoft HoloLens. The new mixed-reality solution allows users to virtually inhabit and experience their designs.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced AssetWise CONNECT Edition. The CONNECT Editions of AssetWise and ProjectWise provide and share a connected data environment.
Topcon Positioning Group and Bentley Systems announced joint intentions to connect cloud services. The companies’ CEOs presented new construction workflows designed to increase efficiency and productivity with enhanced integration between their respective cloud services.
At its Year in Infrastructure 2016 Conference, Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced that OpenRoads Designer CONNECT Edition will be available for Early Access on Dec. 1, 2016. OpenRoads CONNECT Edition is the successor to Bentley’s civil engineering brands InRoads, GEOPAK, MX, and PowerCivil.
Eos Systems Inc. introduced photogrammetry software optimized specifically for photographs taken with drones or unmanned aerial systems (UAS).
Autodesk and RIB Software AG announced a joint-effort to deliver next-generation 5D building information modeling (BIM)
Senet, the first and only North American provider of public, low-power, wide-area networks (LPWANs) for long range-based (LoRa-based) Internet of Things (IoT) applications, announced that Trimble is leveraging its wireless technology to enable water utilities to remotely measure and monitor water, wastewater and groundwater systems.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced that The Year in Infrastructure 2017 Conference will be held Oct. 10-12 in Singapore.
Dodge Data & Analytics and Autodesk have initiated a collaboration to advance workflow integration and interoperability for design and construction industry professionals.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) released the latest version of its popular Web Soil Survey (WSS). This newest update features improvements and enhancements to help users at all levels be better informed and prepared when they make land-use decisions.
Joseph Louis, who recently earned a doctorate in civil engineering from Purdue’s Lyles School of Civil Engineering, used technology he was working on while he was pursuing the degree to co-found SAMCRO Technologies LLC. The company is working to license technology that combines pre-existing sensors on equipment at a construction site with an operational model of the site.
Topcon Positioning Group announced two new software platforms designed to provide multidisciplinary model management and increased collaboration and integration — MAGNET Explorer and MAGNET Modeler.
The valuation method using BIM technology allows users to shorten the time to develop a simplified and detailed calculations based on data collected from the BIM model.
Bentley Systems announced the availability of the new SewerGEMS and SewerCAD CONNECT Edition applications for analysis and design of sewer networks.
3DR, North America’s largest manufacturer of drone technologies for commercial and industrial use, announced the availability of Site Scan, 3DR’s fully automated flagship aerial analytics platform as an integrated bundle with Sony’s UMC-R10C camera.
In October, Autodesk announced its latest LIVE release, currently in beta, that, with a second click in the LIVE editor or LIVE viewer, toggles virtual reality (VR) viewing on and off.
Bentley Systems announced the availability of the new CivilStorm and StormCAD CONNECT Edition applications for the analysis and design of stormwater networks.
Topcon Positioning Group announced the release of Delta Solutions, its new deformation monitoring system.
City Digital, a Chicago-based UI LABS collaboration, announced it has developed the underlying technology components to create a new underground infrastructure mapping (UIM) platform. The platform will generate, organize, visualize, and store 3D underground infrastructure data.
Swiss professional drone maker senseFly signed an agreement with Maptek, experts in precision measurement and visualization for the mining industry, that enables Maptek to offer its customers a full, end-to-end data collection and analysis solution.
Sentera, LLC, a global provider of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), sensors, and data management platforms, signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Dynamic UAV Solutions North America, LLC, a new distributor in the commercial UAV space for the mapping, construction, survey, and agricultural, inspection, mining, public safety, and landfill industries.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced that all 15 state DOTs and agencies using AssetWise InspectTech achieved compliance with annual Federal Highway Administration MAP-21 National Bridge Inventory, and National Bridge Element reporting requirements and successfully submitted reports on time.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf lauded PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards for the departments innovative mobile construction app, noting that use of the mobile technology by field staff is helping save money and meeting the administrations GO-TIME challenge for state government to work smarter.
Bentley Systems announced OpenRoads Navigator CONNECT Edition, providing civil and transportation professionals quick access to civil design information in the field. OpenRoads Navigator supports Windows, iOS, and Android.
Innovyze released InfoMaster LCCA for developing a sound long-term, cost-efficient asset rehabilitation program based on a Life Cycle Cost Analysis that takes total ownership costs into account.
Bentley Systems announced OpenRoads ConceptStation, a conceptual modeling application that enables rapid and iterative conceptual and preliminary design, leveraging contextual information obtained through point clouds, reality meshes, GIS, and other sources.
Pinellas County, Fla., hired Woolpert to implement Cityworks software and develop a comprehensive enterprise asset management (EAM) program. The $6.5 million, multiyear contract includes the development of an asset management program, software installation and configuration, enterprise system integrations and deployment to all divisions that manage county infrastructure assets.
Bentley Systems announced the general availability of the CONNECT Edition of ConstructSim, which supports a construction-driven execution for project planning and aligns engineering and procurement with Path of Construction by providing visibility into the quality and timing of deliverables.
BSD and Kahua announced the integration of BSD’s automated construction specification-writing software, BSD SpecLink-E, with Kahua’s project management and collaboration platform.
Newforma, a project information management (PIM) software company, announced its Newforma Cloud Services Connector strategy, an initiative that integrates the companys recently announced Newforma Cloud Services with complimentary applications used by its architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) customers.
Leica Geosystems announced the launch of HDS University, a new hands-on educational opportunity for professionals seeking to advance their skills in the growing field of laser scanning/High-Definition Surveying (HDS).
The City of Orlando, Fla., selected InfoSWMM from Innovyze to help further develop the ArcGIS-centric approach used to manage the citys sanitary sewer system.
Dropbox and Aconex Ltd announced a global partnership to provide integrated cloud-based collaboration solutions to the construction and engineering industry.
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta announced the implementation of the first operational rules for routine non-hobbyist use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or drones). The regulations officially took effect on Aug. 29, 2016.
AssetWise APM helps integrity and reliability engineers working with SAP Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) to develop programs that support risk-based inspections (RBI) processes.
Cathi Hayes, director, BIM Business Development and Strategy, Leica Geosystems, discusses the tremendous potential AEC firms have with reality capture.
The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new small drone rule effective August 29 formally known as Part 107 allows for some expanded operations based on technology mitigations if you can make the safety case for a waiver of some provisions. Operators can apply for waivers to operate at night, beyond line of sight, above 400 feet and other specific types of operation.
Global design software developers Vectorworks, Inc. and SCIA, Inc., along with the Maryland and Virginia chapters of the Ready Mix Concrete Association (MRMCA, VRMCA) and the Maryland chapter of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) are hosting the inaugural Concrete Buildings with Building Information Modeling (BIM) Workshop.
NCTech, a developer of reality imaging systems, announced that the Measurement Module for its industrial-grade iSTAR panoramic camera has been integrated into offerings from software firms Arithmetica and Veesus.
The new small drone rule for non-hobbyists becomes effective on August 29. Under the new rule also known as Part 107 the person flying a drone must have a remote pilot certificate with a small UAS rating, or be directly supervised by someone with such a certificate.
Hexagon AB, a global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications, announced the acquisition of Multivista, a provider of visual, cloud-based construction documentation solutions.
Cityworks released Cityworks 15.1. Cityworks 15.1 – Platform 4.1 introduces Cityworks apps functional applications that run parallel to the platform, providing faster updates for fixes and new functionality.
Israeli entrepreneurs have developed and begun marketing secure mobile broadband technology for rugged terrain. The Celliboost system is designed for communications in rural and open areas.
BIM Vision is a freeware IFC model viewer. It allows users to view virtual models coming from 3D CAD systems (e.g. Revit, Archicad, Advance, DDS CAD, Tekla, Nemetschek VectorWorks, Bentley, and others) without the commercial licenses of these systems or a particular vendors viewer.
Bundling resources, improving efficiency, and thereby minimizing costs that is what integrated infrastructure management can do. In theory the requirement is simple: manage together instead of separately. A joint basis of information is needed to succeed. This is provided by BARTHAUERs infrastructure information system.
Airbus Defence and Space launched its latest development in satellite imagery acquisition and distribution, One Tasking. The new One Tasking service provides 24/7/365 access to Airbus Defence and Spaces high-resolution and wide-swath satellite sensors.
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings launched a new social media presence designed to advance thought leadership in the water and wastewater industry.
Innovyze released V7.0 Generation of InfoWorks ICM, its urban drainage modeling solution used for integrated river, sewer and overland flow modeling.
Thinkbox Software announced Sequoia 1.1, a new version of the standalone point cloud meshing application that nearly doubles the softwares previous performance speed.
Autodesk, Inc launched Autodesk LIVE, a new interactive visualization service that offers Revit users in the architecture, engineering and construction industries (AEC) the ability to transform their designs into fully-interactive 3D models.
Earth observation (EO) and not-EO free and open data (e.g., the U.S. Landsat satellite and NOAA data, the European Copernicus Sentinel satellites data and INSPIRE data) can today support operational activities and decision making in several application fields such as urban dynamics, landslides, terrain displacements, wildfires, and water quality.
Bentley Systems announced general access to the latest release of ContextCapture and ContextCapture Center. This release enhances the accessibility, scale, and quality of reality models that can be produced for use in BIM and geospatial workflows, the company said.
Invicara released BIM Assure, a collaborative cloud solution that unlocks BIM data and helps the entire project team streamline BIM data management.
Ubisense Group plc released myWorld 3.1 with new flexible data download and sync options plus a completely redesigned phone interface for rapid field data entry. myWorld integrates data from any source complex GISs, real-time asset data, GPS location, corporate systems and external cloud-based sources into a live, geospatial, common operating picture.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced its Autodesk License Upgrade Program. Bentley Systems will credit the net value of Autodesk licenses towards upgraded evergreen perpetual licenses of Bentleys applications.
Integrated Test & Measurement, a provider of structural test and measurement engineering software and services, announced a Smart Building program in partnership with Marquette University. This initiative allows next-generation structural engineers to perform large-scale experiments and obtain real-time results using data collected on the very building in which they are learning.
Topcon Positioning Group announced a new suite featuring four integrated solutions three hardware products fused by a single software solution designed to provide professionals with a powerful and complete survey system.
Leica Geosystems established a georadar portfolio with three releases to provide applications in utility mapping, asset detection and mapping, and monitoring.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced a new Global Framework Agreement with Shell. The agreement serves to improve Shells capital project construction execution through automated 4D/5D construction management solutions provided by Bentley as a managed service.
Milrem and Leica Geosystems announced Pegasus:Multiscope, the first unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) for off-road use, opening new applications in surveying, security, and monitoring.
Autodesk and Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announced a strategic partnership under which Autodesk will provide ABC members with training on the latest innovations regardless of company size, type of work, or scope.
Leica Geosystems announced the winners of its 2016 Plan Contest. An annual highlight of the Geosystems Track at HxGN LIVE, the contest gives conference attendees the opportunity to showcase their best deliverables by submitting plans that demonstrate creativity and innovative problem solving with reality capture.
Leica Geosystems announced Leica CityMapper as part of the RealCity 3D reality capture solution, enabling professionals to collect and process imaging and LiDAR data in a single sensor.
Autodesk, Inc. announced several updates to its Forge platform, including new cloud application development tools and services and three investments.
Trimble and Autodesk, Inc. entered into an interoperability agreement aimed at saving customers time and reducing project costs typically associated with workflow inefficiency across different suppliers’ technologies.
Hexagon AB launched HxGN SMART Build, an enterprise construction management software solution designed to alleviate cost overruns and delays.
Hexagon AB announced the acquisition of NESTIX Oy, a developer of production control solutions for the fabrication of pipes and structures used in heavy industry construction such as skyscrapers, large dams, ships, and offshore facilities.
Transoft Solutions Inc., developers of software and services for the transportation engineering community, acquired the intellectual property rights to ARCport from Aviation Research Corporation (U.S.).
Innovyze announced that Clean Water Services (District), Oregon, chose the companys InfoMaster and SWMMLive to support its sanitary sewer capital improvement program. The purchase will enable the District to efficiently upgrade, replace and expand its infrastructure and improve water quality in the Tualatin River and its tributaries.
Topcon Positioning Group and Bentley Systems announced a new level of direct communication between Bentleys design applications and Topcon mobile work force products with the upcoming MAGNET 4.0 release.
Trimble announced that registration is officially open for its International User Conference Trimble Dimensions being held Nov. 7-9, 2016 at The Venetian in Las Vegas.
HDR combined state-of-the-art Building Information Modeling (BIM) with cutting-edge computer gaming technology to create a first-of-its-kind solution that makes even the most complex BIM models agile and easy to use, the firm said.
The Steel Tube Institute (STI) announced the release of SCIA Design Forms HSS Tools Pack, a new software for the design of hollow structural sections (HSS) members and connections.
Geospatial technology supplier, 3D Laser Mapping, launched a multi-platform mapping system named ROBIN that provides three alternative mapping options rolled into one solution. The versatile system allows users to benefit from the ability to map areas via walking, driving or flying.
FARO Technologies, Inc. released PointSense and VirtuSurv 17.0, laser scanning plug-ins for the Autodesk environment that ensure seamless integration with the recently released Autodesk 2017 product line.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced the release of a new feature developed in collaboration with Autodesk that will automate the AIA 2030 Commitment data reporting from energy analysis software directly to the Design Data Exchange (DDx).
Bentley Institute Press announced that Practical Structural Modelling With AECOsim Building Designer is now available as an e-book for Kindle devices.
Thomas & Hutton launched its newly improved Web-based application, geothinQ. This program quickly packages detailed GIS information, making it accessible, affordable, user-friendly, and presentable.
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) selected InfoWorks ICM, an integrated catchment modeling solution, to support its comprehensive integrated water management plan.
Eagle Point Software Corporation, an Autodesk AEC Industry Partner, announced an update to its Pinnacle Series software. This latest release adds many new features that improve performance and allow greater ease of use, including the new Learning Paths resource.
Rand Worldwides IMAGINiT Technologies division released the Clarity family of products that are compatible with Autodesk Revit 2017, Autodesk Revit Server 2017 and A360 Collaboration for Revit 2017.
SCIA, a global provider of structural design software that supports the BIM process, released SCIA Engineer 16. With a focus on usability, the release includes more than 350 updates and new features.
Cardno, Inc. announced the filing with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office of a patent application for a remote sensing workflow using Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and specialized sensors to assess uranium contamination at abandoned uranium mines.
Leica Geosystems announced the Leica Viva GS16 and updated Leica Captivate and SmartWorx Viva software. The GS16 is a self-learning GNSS receiver, able to automatically select the optimal combination of GNSS signals and stay connected with or without reference links.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced that Paul Scarponcini, P.E., Ph.D., Bentley senior information architect, geospatial and civil software standards, was presented with a 2016 InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) Merit Award.
Miovision, a global provider of traffic systems technology, launched Miovision Central, a cloud-based platform for traffic data projects.
Geospatial service provider Surveying Solutions, Inc. (SSI) purchased its second VMX Mobile LiDAR system. SSI’s acquisition of the new RIEGL VMX-1HA will aid in expansion of the firms mapping portfolio. SSI is also the first firm in the U.S. to purchase the new VMX-1HA system.
Trimble is now accepting speaker candidates for Trimble Dimensions 2016 International User Conference being held at a new location in Las Vegas The Venetian, Nov. 7-9, 2016.
Leica Geosystems announced that two products have been honored with the Red Dot Design Award for 2016 the Pegasus:Backpack and the Lino LP41 multi-line laser.
Eric Crivella, Bentley Systems, Incorporated plant construction executive and industry sales director, was presented with a Fiatech 2015 Superior Technical Achievement Recognition (STAR) Award this month at the Celebration of Engineering & Technology Innovation gala in Austin, Texas. The STAR Award honors members whose leadership, commitment, participation, and personal dedication have helped advance the goals of Fiatech and benefited the capital projects industry at large.
Trimble is partnering with the University of Cambridge to collaborate on research to advance technology development in the engineering and construction industry. Trimble will work closely with the Laing ORourke Centres Construction Information Technology Laboratory (CIT).
Autodesk introduced an expanded AEC Excellence Awards. First introduced in 2012 to recognize BIM in Infrastructure projects, this years competition now includes Building and Construction categories and will showcase innovative and connected BIM technology use.
Autodesk released Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017 and the latest version of Autodesk InfraWorks 360 software. Together, InfraWorks 360 and Civil 3D represent Autodesks Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Infrastructure solution enabling civil infrastructure professionals to transition from a traditional CAD-based design practice to a BIM process-based approach.
Autodesk announced several new and enhanced features for its flagship Revit software designed to increase software performance and help users better model and communicate design intent. Available starting April 18, 2016, Autodesk Revit 2017 software is the latest version of its software purpose-built for BIM.