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.
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).
Autodesk and RIB Software AG announced a joint-effort to deliver next-generation 5D building information modeling (BIM)
Researchers at MIT have developed a computational model that makes sense of ambient vibrations, picking out key features in the noise that give indications of a building’s stability.
PaveXpress, the free, web-based pavement design tool, has been updated to version 3.0 with new modules for estimating material costs and conducting a layered elastic analysis of a pavement structure.
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.
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.
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.
Tekla Global BIM Awards recognize projects that are pushing the boundaries of BIM to create the worlds most impressive structural designs. This year, 73 winners of local Tekla BIM Awards from around the world competed for the global prize, demonstrating the advancement of BIM and construction.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced the project finalists in the 2016 Be Inspired Awards program. The annual awards honor the extraordinary work of Bentley users advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations throughout the world.
For the last four years Autodesk has sponsored the Excellence in Infrastructure Competition to showcase stellar examples of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in action within the civil engineering industry. This years competition includes building and construction categories, and showcases projects embracing the future of making things for architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) and civil infrastructure through the use of innovative and connected BIM technologies.
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.
Bentley Fellow Dr. Zheng Yi Wu and a team from Rutgers University jointly published a paper, Analysis of Dominant Factors Associated with Hurricane Damages to Residential Structures Using the Rough Set Theory, in the March 29, 2016 issue of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) journal Natural Hazards Review. The research leveraged data collected from advanced remote sensing technologies.
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.
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.
AssetWise APM helps integrity and reliability engineers working with SAP Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) to develop programs that support risk-based inspections (RBI) processes.