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Autodesk Expands Software Portfolio for Designing High Performance Buildings and Infrastructure

October 22, 2014 - in Buildings, Energy, Modeling, Products

At the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo kicking off today in New Orleans, Autodesk is unveiling several new applications on Autodesk Labs, including: three new apps that help building and infrastructure project teams cost-justify sustainability…

American Concrete Institute Announces New Edition of SP-4 Formwork for Concrete

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Oct. 15, 2014—The American Concrete Institute announces the availability of the eighth edition of the SP-4(14) Formwork for…

GRESB Joins Forces with GBCI

October 15, 2014 - in Analysis, Buildings, Corporate

AMSTERDAM, Oct. 15, 2014—GRESB, the leading source of sustainability data for the global real estate industry, announced today its merger with the Green…

Trimble Introduces GCEstimator Software Suite to Streamline Construction Estimating for 2D and 3D Workflows

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 15, 2014—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today the Trimble GCEstimator Software Suite, an integrated solution that speeds the process of creating estimates for complex, deadline-intensive construction projects. GCEstimator incorporates…

Two Commercial and Five Institutional Projects Honored with Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Awards of Excellence

October 13, 2014 - in Buildings, Corporate, Design/Engineering

CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 13, 2014 – Two commercial and five institutional projects were named winners in the 2014 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Design Awards competition. Twenty-four awards were presented to projects from throughout North America…

U.S. and U.K. Building Owners Expect to Increase Their Involvement With BIM in the Next Two Years

October 13, 2014 - in Buildings, Corporate, Modeling

NEW YORK – October 13, 2014 – While building owners may not always directly use building information modeling (BIM), they are increasingly recognizing its value on their projects.  McGraw Hill Construction today released its new SmartMarket Report, The…

BIM 360 Layout Fills an Important Gap in Construction Workflow

The release of the Autodesk BIM 360 Layout app for iOS expands Autodesk’s BIM 360 Cloud Service ecosystem to add an important model verification step for General Contractors and Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) contractors. The software combines…

The Sun Life Building Receives LEED Silver Certification

MONTRÉAL, Oct. 8, 2014—The Sun Life Building has received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification in the "Existing Building: Operations and Maintenance" category, ranking it as a leader among recognized green buildings…

Sanborn Launches Online Store for 3-D Building Data

October 10, 2014 - in Buildings, Corporate, Modeling

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Oct. 9, 2014—With the introduction of Sanborn Online, The Sanborn Map Company, Inc., (Sanborn) has streamlined the way its customers can purchase the firm’s world-class collection of digital 3-D building data. Sanborn Online, the…

Nemetschek AG Acquires US AEC Workflow Software Provider Bluebeam

MUNICH, Germany, Oct. 3, 2014—Nemetschek AG announced that it will acquire Bluebeam Software, the leading developer of PDF-based collaboration solutions for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. Bluebeam is a leading provider of…