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Infrastructure Modeler: Autodesk’s Visual Model Management Tool

When Autodesk first released their conceptual design tool for infrastructure as a technical preview through Autodesk Labs, the need for the software was quickly validated when more than 5,000 customers downloaded it and immediately began working with it. The…

GRAPHISOFT’s ArchiCAD 16 Recognized by Architosh as AIA 2012 Best of Show

May 31, 2012 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering

GRAPHISOFT, the global leader in Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions for architects, has been selected as the winner in the desktop category…

Hong Kong Housing Authority Launches Enhanced Drawing Management System Based on Bentley’s ProjectWise

Bentley Systems, Incorporated today announced that the Hong Kong Housing Authority (HKHA) has launched a new drawing management system based on Bentley’s…

Calgary Firm Wins Esri Canada Award of Excellence for Advancing Geodesign

Geodesign is both the art and science of incorporating geography into design. O2 Planning + Design Inc. provides specialized expertise in this area and uses geographic information system (GIS) technology to combine ecology, culture and economics to create…

Informing Design

May 16, 2012 - in Column, Design/Engineering, Featured

Geographic information systems (GIS) technology and design have long been intertwined, hard to separate, and competitive. Born from landscape architecture, GIS was seen as the place for mapping, planning, and analysis, while computer-aided design (CAD) was…

Report – Transportation Strategies to Reduce U.S. Oil Consumption

A new report, “The Role of Driving in Reducing GHG Emissions and Oil Consumption: Recommendations for Federal Transportation Policy,” explores future U.S. transportation scenarios to evaluate how the U.S. can reduce oil consumption and cut greenhouse gas…

Bentley Announces Commercial Availability of AECOsim Energy Simulator and AECOsim Building Designer

Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced the immediate commercial availability of its new AECOsim Energy Simulator software and commercial availability in early Q1 2012 of its new AECOsim Building Designer software (currently in Bentley’s early adopter…

Transgranular Perspiration is Not Sandy Sweat: New Discoveries in Ceramic Tiles at smartgeometry 2012

Since the early 2000s, the smartgeometry conferences have been held in venues as august and varied as San Francisco, London, Barcelona, and Copenhagen. At first glance, Troy, New York—this year's location—seems a little out of place in that lineup, but…