Civil + Structural Engineering News

WSP and TTI partner to advance transportation research

WSP USA and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly collaborate on creating a stronger connection between research and deployment of transportation systems management and operations (TSMO) as well as connected and automated vehicle solutions. 

Intel subsidiary Wind River, TRC, OSU, and Dublin, Ohio team to develop and test smart, connected, and autonomous technologies

Wind River, a subsidiary of Intel Corporation and a leader in delivering software for the Internet of Things (IoT), has engaged with the Transportation Research Center (TRC), The Ohio State University (OSU), and the City of Dublin to advance smart, connected, and autonomous technologies.

Aspen Institute report calls for ‘Internet of Water’ for sustainability

A new report provides a blueprint for how to design and launch a feasible and operable “Internet of Water” — a network of interconnected data producers, hubs, and users — that will enable connecting and transmitting water-related data and information in real-time.

Atlanta recreation and aquatic center topping out includes VR stations

On March 23, the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation and Winter Johnson FS360, a joint venture, celebrated “topping out” of the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center. Attendees at the topping out were treated to virtual reality stations where they could try on Winter Johnson FS360 full-immersion VR goggles and get a 360-degree view of the completed gymnasium.

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

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: Autodesk leads project to digitally preserve ancient city of Volterra

Autodesk, Case Technologies, and the Volterra-Detroit Foundation led a two-week project to 3D scan key historical and archaeological sites in the ancient city of Volterra in Italy. An international team of architects, engineers, historians and students used innovative technologies including drones, photogrammetry, and laser scanning reality capture techniques, together with Autodesk ReCap 360 software, to digitally record the city’s buildings, roads and artefacts.

Gift to UMass Amherst expands training and research for building design and fabrication

A significant in-kind gift from Trimble will expand the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s leadership in training and research in 3D building design, digital fabrication and the sustainable built environment.

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

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

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: Natural Resources Wales taps CH2M’s Flood Modeller Pro for its new flood forecasting system

Natural Resources Wales, the Welsh Government’s principal adviser on issues relating to the environment and its natural resources, selected CH2M’s Flood Modeller Pro software as the core hydrodynamic modelling solution within its new flood forecasting system.

AEC TECH NEWS: International LiDAR Mapping Forum 2017 conference program announced

The organizers of International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF), a technical conference and expo covering the newest airborne, terrestrial and underwater LiDAR as well as emerging remote-sensing and data collection tools and technologies, announced the 2017 conference program and presenters.

AEC TECH NEWS: Bentley Systems and Microsoft join forces to advance connected data environments for infrastructure projects and assets

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.

AEC TECH NEWS: Bentley’s ProStructures streamlines building design workflows

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

AEC TECH NEWS: Trimble to acquire Building Data to expand constructible model and BIM content offering

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.

AEC TECH NEWS: Bentley’s OpenRoads Designer CONNECT Edition advances roadway projects from conception through construction

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.

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