Leica Geosystems launched 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 point clouds.
BluVue announced a new integration with Egnyte, allowing seamless bi-directional synchronization of PDF construction plans.
The Imagery Services division of the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has taken a major step in upgrading its mapping capabilities by investing in a Leica DMC IIe 230 digital airborne camera to replace its film camera system.
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff will collaborate with Autodesk, Inc. to present Tech Zone: Technology for Planning Excellence at the American Planning Associations (APA) National Planning Conference, April 2-5 in Phoenix.
HP Inc. upgraded its HP Z Workstations, combining increased system expandability, higher-speed memory and multicore updates to power the most demanding workflows. It also announced the addition of the HP Z Turbo Drive G2 1 TB PCIe SSD, HPs fastest Z Turbo Drive solution to-date.
CDM Smith is harnessing the power of Microsofts HoloLens, a mixed reality technology, to help its clients design, build, and operate their infrastructure assets faster, more efficiently and with fewer errors. The firm announced that during the last seven months, it has been investing in mixed reality technology to determine the most relevant applications to large infrastructure projects.
Transoft Solutions Inc., developers of transportation engineering software solutions, introduced a new corporate identity and logo marking a key step forward in the companys evolution. The new logo marks the companys changing operating plans, the introduction of new product lines, and the launch of major developments of its flagship software, AutoTURN.
After a comprehensive risk analysis, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has raised the unmanned aircraft (UAS) blanket altitude authorization for Section 333 exemption holders and government aircraft operators to 400 feet.
The National Institute of Building Sciences Off-Site Construction Council (OSCC) conducted a survey in the summer of 2015 to identify the types, frequency of use and effectiveness of software platforms being utilized by the off-site construction sector. A total of 22 participants, with more than half representing the architecture/engineering or general manager/general contractor disciplines, responded to the survey.
SPAR 3D Expo & Conference announced that Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley will deliver a keynote presentation, Lessons Learned through Reality Modeling for the Popes Visit to Philadelphia. He will discuss how state-of-the-art context capture was used in planning Pope Franciss visit to the United States last year.
Hexagon AB entered into an agreement to acquire the GeoRadar division of the Italian-based company Ingegneria dei Sistemi S.p.A. The IDS GeoRadar division provides the mining and geospatial industries with radar solutions for structural health monitoring and underground utility mapping.
Trimble introduced three new software versions of its Building Information Modeling (BIM) and analysis & design solutions for engineering and construction Tekla Structures 2016, Tekla Structural Designer 2016 and Tekla Tedds 2016.
A new video from IMAGINiT explains how AEC trends such as reality capture, computational fluid dynamics, design automation, outsourcing BIM management, and building life cycle management are transforming the AEC industry.
Hydro International acquired Hydro-Logic Ltd (trading as Isodaq Technology) and Hydro-Logic Services LLP, expanding its range of water quantity and water quality management products with the addition of monitoring products and data analysis and advisory services.
3DR released Site Scan, an aerial analytics platform that enables customers to safely, quickly and easily inspect, survey and scan work sites with the Solo smart drone and seamlessly deliver that data to the cloud for processing and analytics.
Dexter + Chaney announced a technology partnership with Des Moines, Iowa-based BirdDogHR to create the full-suite Spectrum Talent Management solution powered by BirdDogHRs line of human resources management tools.
Applied Software, a systems integrator to the AEC, Construction and Manufacturing industries, announced the acquisition of Tekni, a reseller of Autodesk software for the manufacturing marketplace.
Innovyze announced the newest release of its RDII Analyst (Rainfall-Derived Inflow and Infiltration) for InfoSWMM and H2OMAP SWMM. The new version delivers expanded functionality, incorporating many advanced Genetic Algorithm (GA) optimization features.
Topcon Positioning Group acquired a significant share of holdings in Viasys VDC, based in Espoo, Finland. Viasys VDC has developed a complete suite of tools and services to assist customers in building Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) models for infrastructure and site-work projects.
Hexagon AB, a global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications, announced the acquisition of SigmaSpace Corporation, a provider of next-generation technologies used to rapidly deliver high-quality 3D maps of the Earth.
FinalCode, Inc. joined the Autodesk Developer Network (ADN) and extended support to secure Computer Aided Design (CAD) files being shared among Autodesk users and their respective customers, contractors, partners and supply chain.
Topcon Positioning Group announced a new partnership with digital photogrammetric solution provider Agisoft LLC. The agreement is designed to further expand the Topcon solutions portfolio for mass data collection (MDC).
Carollo Engineers and Bentley Systems announced that Carollo has chosen Bentleys EADOC cloud-based construction management software as its corporate standard for capital project management. Carollo Engineers will standardize on EADOC across its construction services teams.
The majority of enterprises in the U.S. plan to increase their spending on cloud computing by as much as 50 percent in 2016, according to a new study conducted by Clutch, a B2B research firm.
Autodesk announced that its InfraWorks 360 now incudes at no additional charge or separate subscription the roadway, bridge and drainage modules, previously available as separate vertical application modules.
Trimble announced the acquisition of London/New York-based Sefaira Ltd., a developer of cloud-based software for the design of sustainable and high-performance buildings. The acquisition of Sefaira expands Trimble’s Design-Build-Operate (DBO) portfolio to include tools for designing high-performing buildings early in the conceptual phase of a project. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Frame, the cloud service that lets users run any software in a browser, announced release of its new system, Pro 64GB, that designers and engineers can use to run their most performance-demanding applications in the cloud. Frame Pro 64GB is optimized for modern, multi-core simulation and rendering applications.
Topcon Positioning Group announced the creation of Topcon Solutions Stores designed to serve the market with product sales, service and support for the construction, surveying, mapping and related industries.
Rand Worldwides IMAGINiT Technologies division earned the globally recognized Autodesk Platinum Partner designation in Canada. This designation means IMAGINiT has demonstrated the ability to deliver excellence in solution expertise, service, support, and customer retention and satisfaction.
Micro-Measurements announced an online resource for engineers using strain gages: StrainBlog.com. The blog features a wide range of tutorial and technical content covering the latest techniques for obtaining accurate, reliable strain and stress data.
CTERA Networks announced that The Korte Company, a leading U.S.-based construction and design firm, selected CTERA’s Enterprise File Services Platform to improve IT efficiencies and increase organizational productivity for its distributed network of offices and users across the country.
NDS, Inc., a provider of stormwater management solutions for residential and commercial applications, announced a new partnership with Triton Stormwater Solutions (TritonSWS) that adds three lines of Tritons stormwater chamber products to NDSs S5 Sustainable Stormwater Solution system.
Cat phones announced the launch of the Cat S50c rugged smartphone, connected exclusively on the Verizon network, a device rigorously tested and designed for challenging environments.
Autodesk announced the expanded distribution of A360 Collaboration for Revit, a service that works with Revit software to connect project teams with centralized access to BIM project data in the cloud.
BluVue, a provider of cloud-based mobile construction plan and document synchronization, released BluVue Plans 2.3. BluVue Plans allows project teams to have anytime, anywhere access to current construction plan documents on tablets, phones, and laptops.
Global eTraining released SketchUp Basics, the first in a series of courses to provide comprehensive training in the use of Trimble SketchUp software.
SCIA, a global provider of structural design software and member of the Nemetschek Group, announced the appointment of Mrs. Hilde Sevens to its board of directors as chief executive officer.
Rand Worldwide announced that its IMAGINiT Technologies division released Scan to BIM 2016.1, with two new features will redefine the way designers and architects interact with point clouds in Autodesk Revit.
At Autodesk University 2015, Lenovo unveiled the ThinkPad P40 Yoga, a high-performing mobile workstation that offers the versatility to work across four modes laptop, stand, tent and tablet.
Trimble announced that Tekla Corporation will transition to the Trimble brand on January 1, 2016. Trimble acquired Tekla in 2011 and the rebranding reflects both the evolution of Trimble as well as its vision for the future.
In early December at Autodesk University, Autodesk, Inc. announced Autodesk BIM 360 Docs, a cloud-based service for the construction industry that provides a virtual workspace to create, access, maintain, markup and share 2D and 3D project documents, plans and models.
Frame, a cloud service that lets users run any software in a browser, announced that it has completed its Virtual Environment Certification for Autodesk applications, including AutoCAD and Autodesk Revit.
The PVC Pipe Association announced a new mobile app that provides the most current PVC pipe products available meeting both AWWA and ASTM standards. The app is a useful reference tool for consulting, design and utility engineers.
SANDIS, which provides engineering and surveying services, upgraded its capabilities with the purchase of 15 Leica CS20 Controllers powered by Leica Captivate software.
At Greenbuild 2015, Autodesk announced its second collaboration with Impact Infrastructure to introduce AutoCASE for Sites. AutoCASE for Sites reveals the value of building site designs from roofs and roads to rain gardens, and enables designers to create cost-effective and sustainable projects for clients.
Trimble released SketchUp 2016, the latest version of the widely used 3D modeling software. This release brings SketchUp users the power of Trimble Connect, a cloud-based collaboration platform.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced that ProjectWise CONNECT Edition, MicroStation CONNECT Edition, and Navigator CONNECT Edition are all in General Access.
Corecon Technologies, Inc., a provider of cloud-based construction estimating, project management and job cost software, recently updated the user interface on its CoreconLink for QuickBooks Desktop and Sage 50 Canada accounting software.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced a new, comprehensive subscription program for cloud-based access to collaboration services and apps, managed services, administration of term licenses, professional services, Bentley Institute LEARNservices, and new CONNECT Edition Cloud Services.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced General Access to its new ContextCapture offering, allowing users to produce high-resolution 3D models of existing conditions using photos taken with any digital camera.
SCIA nv, a global provider of structural design software that supports the BIM process and member of the Nemetschek Group, introduced SCIA Engineer 15.2, which expands the programs steel and concrete design capabilities.
At its annual Year in Infrastructure 2015 Conference, Bentley Systems, Incorporated introduced three OpenRoads civil design software offerings. OpenRoads is Bentleys successor to its InRoads, GEOPAK, and MX offerings.
Bentley Systems announced OpenRoads Navigator app, a new app that provides civil and transportation professionals an easy-to-use, dynamic app for quick access to civil design information in the field.
The latest addition to Oracles analytics offerings in the cloud Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service makes rich, powerful visual analytics accessible to every business user.
Topcon Positioning Group announced its DS-200i direct-aiming motorized imaging stations compatibility with the new Autodesk BIM 360 Layout app for the Apple iPad.
Softree Technical Systems Inc. announced their acceptance into the Bentley’s Technology Partner Program. According to Softree principal, Dave Mills, P.Eng, the company plans to make Softree Optimal, their new vertical alignment optimization technology, directly available to Bentley civil users.
Leica Geosystems teamed with NCTech, developer of reality imaging systems, to deliver automated, colorized 3D point clouds for enhanced usability and clarity.
The building industry continues to search for process improvements to make project delivery more efficient, reduce waste, and produce higher performing assets. Expanding digital connectivity is making possible new capabilities for data sharing, bringing a focus to data quality assurance and the benefits of use over the life of the asset.
Eagle Point Software Corporation, an Autodesk AEC Industry Partner, announced that Dynamo content is now available in its Pinnacle Series software. Dynamo is an open source plug-in for Autodesk Revit that allows users to visually program data.
The Rail and Road Forum at the Year in Infrastructure (YII) 2015 Conference brings together innovators from across these industries to discuss and share how innovative uses of technology are driving business change.
This one-day forum during the Year in Infrastructure (YII) 2015 conference provides an opportunity to meet with industry leaders and visionaries, as well as hear how organizations are responding to the current industry challenges around the world.
Innovyze announced the worldwide availability of the V12 Generation of InfoWater for ArcGIS. The new version enables users to explicitly model water main breaks (and leaks) and develop effective leakage reduction and control and demand and maintenance management strategies.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced that Leica Geosystems will incorporate Bentleys Acute3D reality modeling software into its advanced oblique airborne imaging solutions for both unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and piloted aircraft.
Rand Worldwides IMAGINiT Technologies Clarity 2016.1 family of products extend the value of BIM data from design and construction to building operations.
Trimble announced the latest version of Tekla Structural Designer software that enables structural engineers to analyze and design steel and concrete buildings efficiently by combining analysis and design into a single, seamless process.
VCmasters’ intuitive software concept supports engineers to perform structural analysis calculations efficiently.
Softree Technical Systems Inc. released Softree Optimal, a new technology for automating vertical alignment in corridor design.
Building Systems Design, Inc. (BSD) announced the release of the latest version of BSD LinkMan-E, a BIM linking product that has now been configured to permit cloud access.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated introduced its new LumenRT CONNECT Edition subscription. With this offering, infrastructure professionals need no longer become computer graphics experts to integrate life-like digital nature into their simulated infrastructure designs and create high-impact visuals for stakeholders.
Leica Geosystems released SiTrack:One, a highly-accurate rail track maintenance and refurbishment system incorporating the Leica ScanStation P40 to generate 3D point clouds.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated acquired e-on software, a leader in the creation, simulation, and integration of natural 3D environments
Trimble and Nucor Corporation announced a third, multi-year agreement to extend their collaboration in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) markets that began in 2009. Nucor, the largest steel producer in the U.S., will continue to build on its investment in Trimbles Tekla Structures Building Information Modeling (BIM) software.
HP announced its new Pro Series of desktops, notebooks and an all-in-one (AiO) PC, along with printers and multi-function printers. Designed for businesses of all sizes, these offerings are particularly appealing to small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
HP announced the availability of Autodesk SketchBook for Sprout by HP, the worlds first immersive computer.
Leica Geosystems released Leica VADASE, the worlds first GNSS monitoring solution integrated into a stand-alone receiver detecting fast movements of man-made and natural structures in real time.
The traffic simulation and analysis capabilities included in the latest update to Autodesk InfraWorks 360 bring roadway designers closer to a position where the demands of geographic and financial constraints, compliance with geometric guidelines, management of safety, and providing suitable capacity for vehicles can be addressed in a single, intelligent 3D model.
BluVue released BluVue Plans 2.2, which allows project teams to have anytime, anywhere access to current construction plan documents on tablets, phones, and laptops.
Trimble acquired Vianova Systems AS, a Norwegian company specializing in Building Information Modeling (BIM) software for infrastructure design software solutions.
Maptek’s updated I-Site 8200 laser scanners feature new tools and compatibility with Maptek Sentry surface tracking and Drive continuous survey systems.
The organizers of Commercial UAV Expo released a report, Progressive Construction Firms Mobilize to Put UAVs to Work, providing insights into how UAV technology is being implemented to improve efficiency, production and safety in construction projects.
Rand Worldwides IMAGINiT Technologies division released IMAGINIT Utilities for Civil 3D 2016, IMAGINiT Utilities for Vault Client 2016 and IMAGINiT Utilities for Vault Server 2016, all of which are now compatible with Autodesk 2016 products.
Innovyze released SCADAWatch Suite edition, which combines the companys geocentric online business performance visualization and analytics-driven dashboard solution with complete user-level customized paper and electronic reporting capabilities.
WSG Systems Corp. released a new version of its cloud-based Empire SUITE professional services automation software. The update introduces Empire WORKFLOW 1.0, the first workflow solution designed from inception with integrated resource scheduling.
Innovyze announced the worldwide availability of the V14 Generation of its InfoSWMM for ArcGIS.
Autodesk announced the release of Stingray, a real-time engine that can be applied in the AEC industry to make BIM-informed 3D visualizations in 3ds Max fully interactive in a real-time environment.
Microsoft released a video case-study and blog compiled after spending time with Coffman Engineers learning how engineers and staff are using the Microsoft Surface tablet to change the way they do business.
The Leica Zeno 20 ultra-rugged, Android-based and professional-grade handheld has combined with Collector for ArcGIS in a new solution called ZenoCollector.
McClure Engineering Co. (MEC) purchased the Leica ScanStation P40 High Definition Scanner (HDS), which captures 1 million points per second at ranges of up to 270 meters. MEC is the first company in Iowa and Missouri, and one of the first in the Midwest to purchase this 3D scanner for use in engineering, architecture and surveying services.
Innovyze, a developer of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, released IWLive Executive Suite for real-time network hydraulic and water quality modeling, monitoring, forecasting, pump scheduling and SCADA integration.
Trimble announced TILOS version 9.0 time and location planning software for highways, railways, pipelines, tunnels, water engineering, transmission line construction and other linear civil engineering projects.
To standardize and analyze compaction data for paving operations, the highway compaction industry uses Veta, powerful intelligent construction data management software. Vetas creators, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and pavement engineering firm The Transtec Group, recently released an updated version of the software: Veta 3.
DamWatch, a new Web-based application, provides real-time monitoring of rainfall, snowmelt, stream flow and seismic events that could pose potential threats to dam safety.
Innovyze released V3.0 Generation of SCADAWatch, an out of the box network data management and business analytics and optimization solution for water distribution systems.
With their robots that 3D draw in steel, MX3D will print a bridge over the water in the center of Amsterdam. MX3D can 3D print objects in almost any form, much larger and more efficiently than possible until now, using sustainable materials.
Rand Worldwides IMAGINiT Technologies division is partnering with Pix4D, developers of 2D and 3D mapping and modeling software. This collaboration will help architectural, civil and manufacturing design engineers extract imagery taken from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and convert it into usable 2D and 3D models.
Innovyze announced that InfoSWMM and H2OMAP SWMM now fully support the newly released USEPA Storm Water Management Model Climate Adjustment Tool (SWMM-CAT), allowing users to directly estimate future changes in temperature, evaporation and rainfall for simulation modeling.
Leica Geosystems released a new version of its LiDAR Survey Studio (LSS) software package for post-processing of airborne LIDAR data such as the Leica DragonEye, Chiroptera and HawkEye. LSS includes a full-capability 3D Point Cloud Viewer and an Analysis toolbox.
Leica Geosystems announced the industrys first commercially available wearable reality-capture technology with the Pegasus:Backpack this week at HxGN LIVE.
Tekla, a Trimble company, introduced Tedds 2015, a new version of its software for automating repetitive civil and structural calculations for engineers.
Leica Geosystems released touch-technology software Leica Captivate within the worlds first, self-learning MultiStation and total stations.