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Louisville Parklands Project Gains Advantages from Wall System Specification

Creating a 21-mile long park system that encompasses more than 3,800 acres is no small task. But that’s just what 21st Century Parks set out to do in 2010. The Parklands is an extensive new park system in the Louisville, KY area that will include four major…

Google’s Self-Driving Cars and the Importance of the Map

This week, Google unveiled their driverless car without a steering wheel or brakes. The video below highlights both the vehicle and the driving experience…

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,…

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…

ScottishPower Strikes a Strategy for Asset Management and Process Safety

May 13, 2014 - in Analysis, Energy, Feature, Featured

Energy company ScottishPower, a division of Iberdrola, was the first power generator and the second company in the world to be certified on BSI Publicly Available Specification 55 (PAS 55:2008), which benchmarks best practices, in asset management. AssetWise…

Sweco’s ‘Live BIM’ Railway Project Improves Efficiency on Hallandsås Project

The construction of a railway tunnel through the Hallandsås ridge in southern Sweden has a long history, but the end is in sight with the start of traffic services scheduled for late 2015. To help meet the demanding project schedule and the challenges of…

HR Wallingford Nears Completion on State-of-the-Art Marine Test Facility

Work to create one of the world’s largest maritime test facilities has entered its final stage following the completion of a £3 million development at HR Wallingford’s site in Oxfordshire, UK. Keys to the new 1,600 m2 building were presented to HR Wallingford…

Bentley Introduces Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) for Intelligent 3D Models for Underneath Construction Zones

Dealing with the infrastructure that can’t be seen, and that in some cities has been in the ground for 100 or more years, is a serious challenge that directly impacts project budgets. Users want a solution to accomplish good space management and good workflows…

Smithsonian Scanning Team Presents Smithsonian X 3D at #SPAR2014

April 15, 2014 - in Event Coverage, Featured, Modeling, Projects

The 3D Digitization Program Office of the Smithsonian, Vincent Rossi and Adam Metallo, presented at the 2014 SPAR International Conference in Colorado Springs today. This team is responsible for scanning and archiving the collections of the 19 museums of the…

Mobile Apps Increase the Productivity of Infrastructure Professionals Working in the Field

April 6, 2014 - in Feature, Featured, Modeling

When working in the field, it is important that personnel are able to view and analyze the most current infrastructure data. Bentley’s mobile Apps bring that information to field crews’ fingertips, whether they leverage that data in construction, maintenance,…