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Smarter Driving Key to Sustainable Transportation Planning

November 26, 2012 - in Feature, Featured, Transportation

In the popular mind, smarter, greener, and more sustainable transportation is generally equated with mega-projects like high speed rail, light rail, long tunnels for rail transport and, well, new subways and other versions of railway transportation. London’s…

Bentley Addresses Entropy with Products that Tackle Process

November 19, 2012 - in Event Coverage, Featured, Smart Cities

The Be Inspired Awards program and Innovations in Infrastructure Conference held from Nov. 13-14, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, provided a unique gathering…

Achieving Model-Based Design for the Smart Grid

November 12, 2012 - in Energy, Feature, Featured, Sensors

Smart Meters and SCADA Contribute a Big Data Perspective Smart meters and intelligent electronic devices provide granular data about the state of the…

Trimble CEO Steve Berglund Addresses Radical Change

November 5, 2012 - in Corporate, Event Coverage, Featured, Lifecycle

Steve Berglund, president and CEO of Trimble, addressed the audience at Trimble Dimensions this morning in Las Vegas. This is the sixth user conference, and Berglund indicated that over the years, the message for the keynote has focused on the fact that technology…

Sewer Heat Recovery Provides Low-Cost Recycled Energy

October 24, 2012 - in Energy, Feature, Featured, Water

In every urban area, heat that humans have generated to shower, wash clothes, cook, and so on flows underground — in the sewers, making them very warm. Today, sewers represent the largest source of heat leakage in buildings. Even toilet water, which is at…

Trimble Gets Introduced to the SketchUp Community at the 3D Basecamp

October 15, 2012 - in Corporate, Event Coverage, Featured, Modeling

The fourth SketchUp 3D Basecamp started today in Boulder, Colo., and runs through Wednesday. The event has roughly 280 attendees who are power users of the tool, as well as developers that extend functionality with various add-on features. John Bacus, product…

Researchers to Create 3D Carbon Dioxide Mission Maps for Major U.S. Cities

October 10, 2012 - in Energy, Environment, Featured, Projects

Climate scientists from Arizona State University and Purdue University are creating three-dimensional carbon dioxide emissions maps of major cities in the United States. The maps estimate greenhouse gas emissions across entire urban landscapes down to individual…

Autodesk Announces First Autodesk Excellence in Infrastructure Award Winners

October 3, 2012 - in Corporate, Featured

Autodesk, Inc., a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, and CGarchitect, a leading online magazine and end-user community for visualization and design professionals, have presented the first awards in the new Autodesk Excellence in Infrastructure…

A Tidal Shift in Water Network Management

September 24, 2012 - in Feature, Featured, Wastewater, Water

Water consumption worldwide is on the steepest of hockey stick curves—since 1950, annual consumption has tripled, and in 2006 passed 4,300 km3… that’s about 30% of the available supply of renewable water. Water consumption is expanding considerably faster…

Siemens Sustainable Cities Lab Opens in London

September 21, 2012 - in Corporate, Featured, Modeling, Planning

Siemens has completed construction of an interactive showcase for sustainable cities in London, with the official opening this weekend. The Crystal is a landmark building located in the Royal Victoria Docks, the centre of London's new Green Enterprise District,…