3D Robotics announced that its Site Scan drone-based aerial analytics platform can now calculate cut and fill volumes directly without exporting drone data into other platforms.
Trimble is collaborating with Propeller Aero to distribute its Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) analytics platform.
3DR announced that it has integrated Site Scan with Pix4D, a photogrammetry processing engine, to help users create more accurate and detailed data products.
Bluebeam, Inc. announced that its Bluebeam eXtreme Conference is on track to be the biggest in the event’s six-year history.
As a part of a comprehensive strategy to transform the construction industry through improved digital process in all phases of the project life cycle, Viewpoint announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Dexter + Chaney.
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.
HDR’s newest publication, “Data-Driven Design,” illuminates the consulting group’s computational design process and how it connects the built environment with predictive analytics and operational design.
ClearEdge3D, developers of the Verity construction verification software and EdgeWise automated modeling software, acquired Pericept, a construction verification software firm.
In partnership with the UK’s University of Lancaster, aerial mapping company Bluesky launched a tool that can be used to predict the likelihood of trees falling on essential infrastructure.
Data Visualization Intelligence, Inc. (DVI) launched their Vantage Point solution for corporations looking to improve their travel programs in new and unexpected ways.
Aconex Limited, provider of a global platform connecting teams on construction and engineering projects, announced the winners of the Aconex Connect Awards.
Leica Geosystems acquired InfraMeasure, the rail measurement specialist known for helping Class I and other railroads achieve significant improvements in safety, accuracy, efficiency, reporting and measurement.
The 18th Annual International LiDAR Mapping Forum, taking place in Denver, Feb. 5-7, 2018, announced a Call for Papers
According to Balfour Beatty, the construction site of 2050 will be human-free with work moved offsite, remote control of machinery and new materials and techniques exploited to improve cost, safety and efficiency.
Milhouse Engineering & Construction announced its partnership with Google and SADA Systems to produce a platform that will transform the way gas and utility companies manage documents, projects, and people.
Autodesk, Inc.’s board of directors appointed Andrew Anagnost, current interim co-chief executive officer and chief marketing officer, as the company’s new president and CEO, effective immediately.
Carlson Software released the 2017 version of its free Precision 3D Land XML viewer.
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.
SCIA released SCIA Engineer 17, specifically designed to help structural engineers boost their productivity by enabling them to work much faster, with more precision and transparency in their day-to-day work.
3D Repo launched a new version of its cloud software that offers additional support for some of the leading software packages used within the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure sectors.
Drones and other portable technology such as robots can now aid engineers in addressing an infrastructure’s risk and making necessary repairs.
StreetLight Data, Inc. announced a breakthrough in urban, suburban, and rural planning that it said delivers dramatically more accurate, representative and dynamic traffic data.
InEight, a project technology expert, is teaming with HDR, which specializes in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services, to reveal best practices from the companies’ joint work.
To better understand how it can help its clients anticipate the journey towards Buildings of the Future, Aurecon released a white paper called “Buildings of the Future: science fiction or science fact?”
CH2M is launching its new Flood Cloud service on June 6, allowing users of Flood Modeller (https://www.floodmodeller.com/en-us) and integrated software, TUFLOW, to seamlessly undertake flood risk modelling in the cloud for the first time.
HAZON Solutions launched the latest version of the HAZON Drone Management System (HAZON DMS), adding two new features — Lessons Learned and Incident Reporting.
Citing exceptional growth in sales and new seat development, Microdesk, an Autodesk Platinum Partner and the nation’s largest AECO (Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Owner/Operator) industry consulting firm with expertise in Building Information Modeling (BIM), announced the expansion of its consulting team.
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.
The ongoing digital revolution has the potential to disrupt the building and construction industry, bringing significant savings in time and cost, and perhaps superior quality as well, according to Lux Research.
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.
The Asphalt Pavement Alliance is hosting a webinar on May 30 to introduce Version 4.3 of PerRoad Perpetual Pavement design software.
Rand Worldwide’s IMAGINiT Technologies division released IMAGINiT Clarity 2018. In addition to compatibility with 2018 and previous versions of Autodesk Revit, the 2018 update to IMAGINiT Clarity allows users to monitor, access and use the most valuable data stored in Revit software models.
Including speakers from IBM, Innovate UK and HOK, together with technology innovators and industry experts, the third British Information Modelling event attracted professionals from across the Building Information Modelling (BIM) sector.
Innovyze, a provider of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, and XP Solutions, a provider of software for stormwater/floodwater modeling and drainage design headquartered in Portland, Ore., announced that their companies have joined.
HAZON Solutions launched the HAZON Drone Management System, a secure, web-based management tool
Bentley Systems’s SACS software now includes an integrated analysis and design solution for the complete life cycle of offshore structures, including construction, transportation, in-place, and decommissioning.
Fybr, which is launching its Smart City Platform in 30 cities worldwide this year, has joined the Smart Cities Council as a North America Associate Partner.
MassMotion 9.0 is a major release of the Oasys 3D pedestrian simulation software that was developed in 2003.
Rand Worldwide’s IMAGINiT Technologies division acquired Advanced Technologies Solutions (ATSI), an Autodesk Gold Partner headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla.
Autodesk said the release of Autodesk Revit 2018 software is the latest step in the continual evolution and development of its software for multidiscipline connected BIM.
On April 13, Autodesk released its latest versions of Autodesk InfraWorks and Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018.
Trimble announced the latest version of its smart water management software — Trimble Unity 3.8.
Arithmetica gave visitors at SPAR 3D an insight into how quick and easy it is to convert the vast point clouds generated by modern laser scanners into manageable 3D models.
ClearEdge3D released its newest software, Verity 1.0, which verifies the accuracy of new construction against design/fabrication models.
Invicara released BIM Assure 1.2, with new features focused on making BIM data validation and reporting easier and faster.
EPA’s Water Quality Modeling Workgroup is hosting a series of webinars to help water quality professionals better understand surface water quality modeling and how models can be used to solve common problems.
BuildSteel, an alliance of steel and construction industry organizations, announced the release of “BIM for Cold-Formed Steel Framed Projects: Benefits, Drawbacks, and How to Succeed.”
PlanIT Impact announced its building sustainability scoring system that is purpose-built expressly for the design phase.
SPAR 3D Expo & Conference will co-locate with AEC Science & Technology (AEC-ST), which recently joined Diversified’s portfolio of B2B technology events.
Autodesk announced that the forthcoming Advance Steel 2018 release in April will offer seamless consumption of Level of Development (LOD) 350 Revit models.
Rand Worldwide’s IMAGINiT Technologies division acquired PacifiCAD, an Autodesk Gold Partner headquartered in Spokane, Wash.
Trimble released three new versions of its software for structural engineering, fabrication, and construction teams — Tekla Structures 2017, Tekla Structural Designer 2017, and Tekla Tedds 2017.
Innovyze released V6.0 Generation of SCADAWatch, a network data management and business analytics and optimization solution for water and sewer systems.
Bluebeam, Inc. released Revu 2017, delivering new and enhanced workflow automation tools that span the entire project life cycle and maximize workflow efficiency.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced its call for submissions to the 2017 Be Inspired Awards program.
In February 2017, Autodesk released Revit Live 1.7 (formerly Autodesk LIVE).
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be hosting a webcast on the new tool, “Model My Watershed,” on Thursday, March 9 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT.
Balfour Beatty welcomed more than 70 industry specialists to its head office in Canary Wharf, London, to launch the BIM4 Highways Group.
Bluebeam, Inc. appointed Chief Technical Officer Don Jacob as interim CEO, effective immediately.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In a video, Carl Storms, a building design application expert with IMAGINiT Technologies, reveals best practices for Autodesk Revit. Storms offers a countdown of the “Top 5 User Fails for Autodesk Revit.”
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced the pre-release of its new LiDAR database that will provide more information on geologic hazards impacting Washington communities.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
XP Solutions released XPSWMM and XPSTORM version 2017 — hydrodynamic software models for simulating sanitary sewer systems, stormwater systems, rivers, and urban flooding.
Elematic, a manufacturer of precast concrete plants and production lines, introduced a structural analysis tool called Elematic ELiSLAB 2.0.
More than 900 people from around the world gathered at the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City for the 2016 Cityworks Conference. The Cityworks community of users, partners, and staff collectively shared experiences and exchanged knowledge in a variety of workshops and technical sessions
CalAmp, a provider of wireless products, services, and solutions, announced a development agreement with Cityworks to streamline public works operations for the City of Ann Arbor, Mich.
IMAGINiT Technologies expanded its sales and training offerings to include robotic total stations, controllers, and other hardware and software solutions from the Leica iCON (intelligent construction) portfolio.
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.
Innovyze released V7.5 Generation of InfoWorks ICM, its comprehensive urban drainage modeling solution. InfoWorks ICM enables users to integrate river, sewer and overland flow modeling.
Topcon Positioning Group launched the myTopcon support and training site. The site — an extension of the Topcon Positioning Systems public site — is designed to offer in-depth product information and engagement resources.
XP Solutions’ XPDRAINAGE 2017 Automated Stormwater Design software helps users create fully optimized stormwater designs faster and now integrates with CAD packages.
New digital maps allow government leaders, emergency managers, and the public to view potential flood impacts during high-water events along the Potomac and Anacostia rivers throughout the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and nearby communities.
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.
RDV Systems announced 123BIM Publisher, a 3D modeling plug-in for AutoCAD Civil 3D and Bentley MicroStation.
IrisVR announced the full launch of IrisVR Prospect and IrisVR Scope that allow industry professionals to curate visual reality (VR) walkthroughs, create life-like presentations and interact with virtual models.
Leica Geosystems announced at Autodesk University 2016 the BLK360, a miniaturized black 3D imaging laser scanner that will be bundled with Autodesk’s ReCap 360 Pro and the new ReCap 360 Pro app for iPad.
3D Robotics, makers of Site Scan — a full-stack commercial drone platform — announced the launch of Building Information Modeling (BIM) capabilities within Site Scan.
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.
Bentley Systems, Inc. announced the winners of the 2016 Be Inspired Awards, which honor the work of Bentley users improving the world’s infrastructure.
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.
Researchers are harnessing “deep learning” algorithms and powerful computer vision technology to dramatically reduce the time it takes for engineers to assess damage to buildings after disasters.
Eos Systems Inc. introduced photogrammetry software optimized specifically for photographs taken with drones or unmanned aerial systems (UAS).