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Enhanced Collaboration with Tekla 2017

Trimble has announced the launch of three new versions of its software for structural engineering, fabrication and construction teams: Tekla Structures 2017, Tekla Structural Designer 2017 and Tekla Tedds 2017

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Aconex Signs up with AECOM

Aconex Limited (ASX: ACX), today announced a three-year enterprise agreement with AECOM – a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm

Call for submissions for the 2017 Bentley Be Inspired Awards for BIM Advancements in Infrastructure

Bentley Systems has announced its call for submissions to the 2017 Be Inspired Awards program. The awards, which are judged by independent juries of industry experts, recognise infrastructure projects for BIM advancements that improve project delivery and/or asset performance. The deadline for submission entries is May 1, 2017.

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Case Studies

Mercury rising

Irish engineering services provider, Mercury Engineering has enhanced its schedule certainty and ability to design and build Right First Time with Intergraph® CADWorx® & Analysis Solutions

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Inside Work

Brown & Carroll polishes up its project planning with Asta Powerproject Enterprise

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Hyperloop meets BIM

Running simultaneously with the Hyperloop Pod competition in Los Angeles, Build Earth Live held a BIM focused event, organised by Asite, to design terminals for the proposed Dubai to Fujairah Hyperloop

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Software Review

Vectorworks Marionette: learning the ropes

Integrated within Vectorworks, Marionette allows anyone - even those with no programming knowledge - to explore interesting design concepts, as long as they can formulate the logic that drives them

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Book Review

The Cyber House Rules

Security is more of a cultural Issue than a technical one, as Raef Meeuwisse explains in his new book

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Information is the Key!
Cities of the future are going to be dependent upon Information Rich city models, full of data that can be surveyed, analysed and utilised in planning for increased urban densities, higher populations and increasing demand on services, utilities, transport systems and social services.

None of this would be possible, however, without the ability to populate a 3D BIM with the sort of information needed to plan for the future and to maintain current assets – information that could include government census information, transport and population surveys, as well as the standard asset information that accompanies the model.

This is why we are putting on the COBie or not COBie Open Forum, in conjunction with Vectorworks, which looks at the way not just BIM, but all types of information will influence our construction and infrastructure projects, both small and large, going forward. This will be a highly focussed and valuable event for all who design, build and, critically, maintain structures, where the focus will be on what information we should be looking for, how we should use it and share it with other stakeholders of the model from design, through construction to management of the asset.

The speakers lined up are experts in COBie, the exploitation of the digital model and the issues arising from using Building information for Asset Management. This will be followed by an opportunity to question the experts in an Open Forum.

Held on May 16 at the London Transport Museum, it is an event not to be missed.

For more information please email: josh.boulton@btc.co.uk

CAD User Seminars

David Chadwick

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