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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…

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…

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…

CSC is Now Operating as Tekla

October 6, 2014 - in Buildings, Corporate, Design/Engineering

ESPOO, Finland, Oct. 6, 2014—Tekla and CSC, both Trimble companies, are combining their operations. As a result, UK-based CSC, acquired by Trimble in November 2013, will rebrand and operate under the name Tekla starting today. CSC's structural engineering…

Modeling Crowds to Help European Football Association on Contingency Planning

September 26, 2014 - in Buildings, Corporate, Planning, Simulation

Dr. Lou Marciani, director of National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi, was invited to be a keynote speaker at the annual Union of European Football Association and the European Union (UEFA-EU)…

Bentley’s New ProjectWise Essentials Delivers Proven ProjectWise Collaboration and Work Sharing Advantages Through ‘Software at Your Service’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 26, 2014—Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced the availability of ProjectWise Essentials, a cloud-based, instant-on…

GSA Reviews New Version of LEED

September 26, 2014 - in Buildings, Corporate, Design/Engineering

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 25, 2014 – The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) released a review of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Version 4 (LEED v4), the new version of the LEED green building certification system published in November…

PenBay Solutions to Demonstrate the Value of GIS to Facility Management at IFMA’s World Workplace

September 16, 2014 - in Buildings, Corporate, Facility Management, Modeling

PenBay Solutions will be demonstrating their InVision software solutions for facility portfolio planning, operations and maintenance, and safety and security at IFMA’s World Workplace, September 17 – 18, 2014 in New Orleans. Visit PenBay’s kiosk in Esri…

Lucid and Autodesk Collaborate to Streamline Building Design and Building Performance Management

September 12, 2014 - in Analysis, Buildings, Corporate, Maintenance

Lucid announced today that Autodesk, Inc., a global leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, has made a strategic investment in Lucid as part of its recently announced $8.2 million Series B funding round. Lucid’s BuildingOS enables the…