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Advancing BIM Toward “Level 3”: Compounding Benefits

June 20, 2014 - in Column, Modeling

Among the multitude of viewpoints regarding a “new level” of BIM aspirations, I would like to offer Bentley Systems’ perspective, as a leading software provider dedicated to “sustaining infrastructure,” on how and why the advantages at each BIM advancement…

Sensors Add an Edge for Northern Indiana Public Service Company

June 2, 2014 - in Energy, Sensors

Northern Indiana Public Service Co., a utility known as NIPSCO, has tens of thousands of miles of electrical lines and natural gas pipelines in its distribution…

Baltimore Gas and Electric Deploys C3 Energy Smart Grid Analytics

May 15, 2014 - in Analysis, Electric Grid, Energy

C3 Energy announced today that Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, has successfully deployed C3 Revenue Protection…

With the Internet of Things, Smart Buildings Pose Big Risk

In an Internet of Things world, smart buildings with Web-enabled technologies for managing heat, lighting, ventilation, elevators and other systems pose a more immediate security risk for enterprises than consumer technologies. The increasing focus on making…

Major Investments Underway to Make North American Rail Networks Smart

April 28, 2014 - in Financial, Rail, Sensors, Transportation

Big data is coming to the railroads, unleashing a technology upgrade so enormous and costly that it will rival the buildout of the national rail system more than a century ago. The railroads are struggling to meet a December 2015 deadline set by federal regulators…

Illinois Infrastructure has Improved — But it’s Nothing to Celebrate

April 23, 2014 - in Analysis, Maintenance

For many, it is difficult to see much improvement in Illinois' infrastructure over the past few years. We don't calculate our daily average time stuck in traffic — what matters to us is that it takes too long to get home at the end of the day to see our…

How Smaller Water Utilities Can Do More With Less

April 20, 2014 - in Modeling, Projects, Water

In the water and wastewater industry, smaller doesn’t mean simpler. Smaller utilities tend to be  remotely located, with aging infrastructures that are often surrounded by fragile ecosystems. These facilities not only face the usual challenges that come…

Real-time Mapping Technology to Transform the Mining Industry

April 3, 2014 - in Corporate

One of the world’s leading mining geospatial experts is in Australia to advise resources companies on how cutting-edge mapping technology could change the future of the industry. During industry briefings around the country, Esri Mining Solutions Lead Willy…

Paragon Helps Calor Deliver More Gas with Fewer Trucks

April 1, 2014 - in Analysis, Corporate, Transportation

Nationwide gas supplier, Calor, has reduced its transport and logistics costs since implementing Paragon Software Systems’ Multi Depot routing and scheduling solution. Calor, the UK’s leading supplier of LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) is running Paragon’s…

Siemens Wins a Contract to Deliver 32 more Locomotives to the USA

March 18, 2014 - in Corporate, Transportation

The Departments of Transportation for the U.S. states of Illinois, California, Michigan, Missouri and Washington have awarded Siemens a contract for the delivery of 32 diesel-electric passenger locomotives. The contract is valued at approximately €165 million…