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Inventor from Building Technologies Honored

December 9, 2015 - in Awards, Buildings, Facility Management, People

Dr. Songkakul, who at Building Technologies in the United States, has just been honored as a “Siemens Inventor of the Year” for his creative achievements. Dr. Pornsak Songkakul‘s software unites building automation and IT management, pushing down the…

Industrial Water Sustainability Project by Aquatech Showcased at the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade

November 25, 2015 - in Corporate, Water

GUANGZHOU, China, Nov. 25, 2015—Aquatech, a global leader in water purification technology for industrial and infrastructure markets, has been awarded…

Future Forward: Better Bridge Inspections Start with Quantifiable Results

November 21, 2015 - in Profile

Robert J. Connor is an associate professor of civil engineering as well as director of the Center for Aging Infrastructure and the Steel Bridge Research,…

Automating Dispatching to TomTom Telematics

November 17, 2015 - in Corporate, Transportation

London, Nov. 17, 2015—Magenta Technology, developers of the Maxoptra vehicle routing and scheduling system, has developed an online application that automates job dispatching for users of TomTom’s telematics and fleet management solutions. The app, called…

More Automation with Logo! and the KNX Building System Bus

November 10, 2015 - in Buildings, Corporate, Sensors

The Logo! communications module CMK2000 enables the latest Logo! 8 logic module series from Siemens to be integrated into the KNX building system bus. Logo! 8 is designed for smaller automation solutions. It can now be used in combination with the new communication…

Siemens Automates New York Subway Line

August 27, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Rail, Sensors

Siemens has been awarded a $156 million (130 million euros) contract by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to install Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) on the Queen Boulevard Line, one of the busiest subway lines on the New York City Transit…

U.S. Software Integrator Fuels Australian Utility Automation

August 18, 2015 - in Corporate, Electric Grid, Energy, Maintenance

DENVER, Aug. 18, 2015—It was announced today that Woolpert with support from gViz has implemented Cityworks, an asset and work management solution, for ActewAGL Distribution(AAD). AAD is one the largest joint-utility companies in Australia. Cityworks, developed…

Hexagon Geospatial Automates Property Change Assessments in ERDAS IMAGINE

August 14, 2015 - in Products, Surveying/Mapping

NORCROSS, Ga., Aug. 13, 2015—Hexagon Geospatial is pleased to announce it has filed a patent for a new, fully automated Image Change Detection technique in ERDAS IMAGINE that is ideal for property change assessments. The new patent-pending Image Change Detection…

Structural Solutions: Minding the Gap in Technology

August 2, 2015 - in Column

Reworking a line from a 1970s Saturday Night Live sketch: technology has been “berry berry good” to the design and construction industries. I remember my first day as a budding engineer, fresh out of college, as if it was yesterday. The firm I started…

Students Create System to Manage Airport Runway Obstructions

July 16, 2015 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering

BINGHAMTON, NY, July 16, 2015—A team of Binghamton University students placed first in a national competition addressing airport needs by creating an automated system that addresses trees and other vegetative runway obstructions. The Binghamton team tied…