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Autodesk Takes an Integrated Workflow Approach to Infrastructure Projects

July 16, 2013 - in Featured, Interview, Modeling

Increasingly, Autodesk is focused on connecting the different pieces within their Infrastructure Design Suite to better facilitate and coordinate the work being done across the lifecycle of infrastructure projects. Informed Infrastructure (I2) editor Matt…

Pitney Bowes Refocuses on the Operational Intelligence of Location

June 10, 2013 - in Analysis, Interview

Pitney Bowes teamed with Autodesk in January of 2012 to bring their GIS and BIM/CAD products more closely together. The partnership has been focused on…

DataAppeal Makes Data Visualization Accessible

May 15, 2013 - in Analysis, Interview

There’s a great deal of change regarding how we monitor, analyze and understand our urban environments, and the volume of data that we can now access…

Smart Cities, Network Effects, and the Next Generation of Planning

March 4, 2013 - in Interview, Smart Cities

Michael Batty, a professor of planning at the University College London, Fellow of the British Academy, and founder and chairman of the board of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), has had a distinguished career as a professor of geography and…

ARCHIBUS Connects Facility Operations to Sustainability

February 5, 2013 - in Facility Management, Interview

It’s widely reported that the inefficient energy use of building accounts for 40% or more of CO2 emissions in the United States as compiled by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. With that number in mind, many organizations have placed a greater emphasis…

Autodesk BIM Strategy Incorporates Broader Geographies

December 16, 2012 - in Interview

Autodesk has been hard at work to develop products that contribute to sustainable design within many of its divisions. Matt Ball spoke with Phil Bernstein, Autodesk vice president of AEC Industry Strategy and Relations, about the current state of sustainable…

Autodesk Embraces Model-First Approach Across Products

November 12, 2012 - in Interview

Autodesk has been hard at work to add more cross-product integration to their portfolio to make it easier to incorporate model-based design throughout various workflows. The aim is to make it easy to transition that design work, and their Infrastructure Modeler…

Trimble Builds on SketchUp as Both a Platform and Solutions

October 22, 2012 - in Interview

Trimble has been on an acquisition streak in the geospatial technology market for some time, particularly in the surveying and construction arena. The acquisition of SketchUp from Google caught many by surprise, with much speculation on the plan. Informed…

GeoDesign Provides the Third Phase of GIS Evolution

October 9, 2012 - in Design/Engineering, Interview

The convergence of design tools with the analytics and data aggregation capabilities of GIS is an ongoing process. With Esri’s GeoDesign concept and conference, they have served to provide a springboard for accelerated innovation with dialogue that will…

Sensor Data Helps Calibrate Water Models

October 2, 2012 - in Interview, Modeling, Sensors, Wastewater, Water

Thomas M. Walski, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F. ASCE, is Bentley Systems senior product manager for Water and Sewer Products. Walski has been intimately involved with the modeling of water networks for decades, and has worked with Bentley Systems to introduce seminal…