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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…

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…

Corpus Christi Steps into 3D GeoDesign and Emerges a Winner

September 13, 2012 - in Featured, Modeling, Planning, Projects, Smart Cities

When the Corpus Christi Downtown Management District (DMD) decided to use 3D visualization to help promote and plan its revitalization program, it probably did not know that it would turn into a case study for one of the most significant movements in city…

Asian Megacities Urged to Go Green

August 15, 2012 - in Featured, Planning, Smart Cities

The Asian Development Bank has just released a report that urges the largest cities in the region to act quickly to invest in infrastructure to mitigate natural disaster. The rapid development of the region has raised environmental risks, according to the…

Roadway Sensors Provide Real-Time and Historic Data

August 9, 2012 - in Featured, Interview, Transportation

Robert Bray is a senior software architect at Autodesk, Inc., a computer aided design firm that readers may have heard about. He recently sat down with Informed Infrastructure to discuss his view of sensored roadways, and the uses of the information they develop.…

Gehry Technologies Creates an Online BIM Collaboration from a Project Perspective

July 17, 2012 - in Corporate, Featured, Modeling

Gehry Technologies (GT), a spin-off of Gehry Partners since 2002, has created a web-based 3D file management and project collaboration platform purpose-built for AEC professionals. The system incorporates project management and and building information modeling…

Toward Intelligent Infrastructure

July 2, 2012 - in Featured, Modeling

We are living in a world with a rapidly growing population and an urbanization rate that is increasing year over year. According to the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), people living in urban areas will increase from 50% worldwide in…

Sensor Sensibility: Sensors Transform the Information Ecosystem

June 25, 2012 - in Column, Featured, Sensors

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Sensor Sensibility. This column will focus on a number of topics related to sensors ranging from sensor platforms to sensor data, standards to architectures. Sensors are transforming the information ecosystem, providing an…

Volvo Unveils Future Technology, Including Electric and Sentient Trucks

  Volvo has unveiled a new website to highlight the technology that their engineers are working on for the future of transportation and urban life. Among the advancement in the transportation sector are hybrid electric trucks, fully electric buses and…