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Optimizing Time with VDC:Steel

December 5, 2016 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Josh Zimmerman Project teams are beginning to integrate services inhouse, including steel fabrication, to optimize overall cost and shorten timelines. In the past, the steel fabricator hired a detailing firm, who then created its own model and set of drawings.…

Final Thoughts: The Joy of Witnessing Engineering’s Evolution

October 13, 2016 - in Column

I consider myself lucky to have begun my career when I did, seeing firsthand so many dramatic changes in engineering. Let’s take a quick look back at…

From The Editor: An Honor and Privilege to Serve Our AEC Community

October 12, 2016 - in Column

Ten years ago, I gave a presentation at the Trimble Dimensions annual training and networking seminar. The session was focused on the interoperability…

Executive Corner: Is the End Near for Traditional Management/Ownership Structures?

August 1, 2016 - in Column

There’s no doubt about it; attitudes regarding ownership, particularly among younger generations, are changing. Why own a car when, with the touch of your iPhone, you can summon an Uber or Lyft driver to take you where you want to go? Why own a house or…

Bluebeam Software Introduces Enhanced Reporting and Navigation With Design to Field Lineup

February 25, 2016 - in Construction, Products

PASADENA, Calif.—Bluebeam Software, leading developer of PDF-based annotation and collaboration solutions for the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) and oil and gas industries, announces the release of the latest version of the brand’s flagship…

September – October 2015 TRENDS

September 30, 2015 - in Trends

Construction Backlog Indicator Shows Increased Activity The Association of Building Contractors (ABC) provides a quarterly update on the amount of work its members have booked in the months ahead. The latest report shows a 1-percent expansion during second-quarter…

Engineering Software (CAD, CAM, CAE, AEC, & EDA) Market Forecast

September 10, 2015 - in Corporate, Modeling

LONDON, Sept. 9, 2015—The global engineering software market defines the use of different software such as computer-aided designing (CAD) software, computer-aided engineering (CAE) software, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software, electronic design…

Construction Industry Survey Finds Aging Infrastructure and Technology as Top Priorities for the Future

July 6, 2015 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., June 30, 2015 - ARC Document Solutions, Inc., (NYSE: ARC) ("ARC"), a leading document solutions provider for the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry, today announced the results of its 2015 Construction Trends…

Infrastructure Innovation: Developing Creative AEC Solutions with Drones

June 5, 2015 - in Column, Sensors

Drones are one of the technologies most likely to really “take off” and have a significant impact on our industry. Whether referred to as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned aircraft systems (UASs), remotely piloted aircraft, robots or drones, they’re…

Applied Software Acquires CADapult’s Autodesk Business

May 28, 2015 - in Corporate

ATLANTA, May 26, 2015—Applied Software, a leading services provider to the AEC and manufacturing industries, announced today that it has acquired Autodesk partner and reseller CADapult. The acquisition strengthens Applied Software's presence in Delaware,…