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Azavea Marks a Mission Toward Better Mapping for Municipalities

July 23, 2014 - in Interview, Modeling

Azavea has been doing interesting municipal work for more than a decade, with visualization and modeling software solutions that drive better decision-making processes. In addition to the company’s innovative work on applications ranging from urban forestry…

Three Things You Should Know About Managed Services

July 3, 2014 - in Column, Corporate, Maintenance

The simplicity of the user experience that we have grown accustomed to with our smartphones and tablets is in stark contrast to the growing complexity…

Addressing Infrastructure Deficiencies by Making a Plan

June 27, 2014 - in Interview, Maintenance, Modeling

There is ongoing concern about the status of America’s aging infrastructure, and the impacts that this has on human health and economic prosperity.…

Pittsburgh Flexicore Realizes the Value of BIM for Concrete Manufacture

June 26, 2014 - in Construction, Feature, Featured, Modeling

For more than 50 years, Pittsburgh Flexicore Co. has been a leading manufacturer of precast, pre-stressed concrete components, and structures in the northeastern United States. In that time, the company has manufactured over 25 million square feet of hollow…

Jiangxi Electric Power Design Institute (JXEPDI) Increases Substation Design Efficiency

As an energy industry leader, the Power Construction Corporation of China (POWERCHINA) provides the full range of services from planning, survey, design, and engineering to finance, construction, installation, and operation and maintenance of hydropower, thermal…

Advancing BIM Toward “Level 3”: Compounding Benefits

June 20, 2014 - in Column, Modeling

Among the multitude of viewpoints regarding a “new level” of BIM aspirations, I would like to offer Bentley Systems’ perspective, as a leading software provider dedicated to “sustaining infrastructure,” on how and why the advantages at each BIM advancement…

Is Green Infrastructure Diminishing Innovation?

Since the Environmental Protection Agency, and in turn state and local regulators, have gone all in on green infrastructure (GI) and low impact development (LID) concepts a seemingly regrettable consequence has emerged.  Topics specific to the broader adoption…

gINT Supports Comprehensive Geotechnical Information Management System for the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City

June 12, 2014 - in Feature, Featured, Modeling, Smart Cities

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City ensures sustainable development and enhances the quality of life for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Since its inception in 1962, the Municipality has implemented projects aimed at establishing modern infrastructure…

Federated GIS Based on Bentley Map Enables Cancún to Collect 66 Percent More Property Tax

May 22, 2014 - in Analysis, Feature, Featured

Bentley Channel Partner Innovacion Sistemas y Proyectos (iSP) is a leading provider of geospatial information systems (GIS) services to local, state, and federal governments as well as the pharmaceutical industry in Mexico. The City of Cancún retained iSP…

3D Technology Enhances Underwater Bridge Inspection

A new technology that uses 3D-imaging sonar will enable MnDOT engineers to visualize the substructure of a bridge in a way they never have before. Until now, MnDOT has relied on human divers and depth finders to identify problems beneath the water. Divers…