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Three Storey Concrete
Three Storey Concrete Building Analysis and Design Example with Seismic Provisions (including a reinforced concrete squat wall). Softek Services Ltd.
H2OMAP Water 8.0
H2OMAP Water 8.0 MWH Soft
Conceptual Design Modeling
In building design, visualizing a form in the earliest stages enhances a designer’s ability to communicate ideas; and the ability to analyze and evaluate these forms yields an advantage in predicting and optimizing the real-world performance of the built project. These attributes form a core value of the building information modeling (BIM) process, for which Autodesk® Revit® Architecture software is purpose-built to support. Autodesk
Road Design Basics with
The Autodesk civil engineering solution, made up of AutoCAD Civil 2009 software and AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 software, provides civil engineers, designers, drafters, technicians, and surveyors with targeted solutions for a broad range of project types, including land development, transportation, and environmental. Ideate, Inc.
Sentinel SuperPro Drivers
Sentinel SuperPro Drivers Version 7.4.0 for hardware secured software running Windows Softek Services Ltd.
Multiframe/Steel Designer/Section
Multiframe/Steel Designer/Section Maker Daystar Software, Inc.
Cost Benefit Analysis
Scanning drawings to digital raster form is essential to realize any open archive benefits. The justification for scanning to a raster image can be easily made when looking at the value of managing the documents, savings in facilities costs, and improved document accessibility throughout the organization. These costs are often not accounted for and can be staggering. Open Archive Systems
Revit MEP 2011 for AutoCAD
Revit MEP 2011 for AutoCAD Revit MEP Suite 2011 (exe - 69948 Kb) Autodesk
The World's Largest Virtual
In late 2004, Graphisoft began offering 5D Virtual Construction services to owners and contractors to complement its unique 5D software platform GRAPHISOFT
Cost Analysis of Inadequate
The objective of this study is to identify and estimate the efficiency losses in the U.S. capital facilities industry resulting from inadequate interoperability. This study includes design, engineering, facilities management, and business processes software systems and redundant paper records management across all facility life-cycle phases. The capital facilities industry is changing with the introduction of information technology tools that have the potential to revolutionize the industry and streamline historically fragmented operations. These tools include computer-aided drafting technologies, 3-D modeling technologies, and a host of Internet- and standards-based design and project-collaboration technologies Dataflow, Inc.
Mitigating Risk with
Featured By: Dominic Gallello Today, more and more construction projects are ironing out many potential problems before the first shovel of dirt is actually moved. This is done through 5D virtual construction technology, which uses a model-based approach for providing better data on projects to increase predictability, reduce risk and, finally, reduce the number of lawyers that are required after the project is completed to determine who owes what to whom. GRAPHISOFT
VisionREZ Stand Alone
Stand Alone V6.x is built upon the AutoCAD, Architecture 2009 platform, VisionREZ Stand Alone does not include the following commercially related features: Curtain Walls / Spacing / Massing / Ceiling Grids / VBA & LISP Programming Ameri-CAD, Inc.
Concept design
SchultzeWORKS is an innovative and award-winning design firm employing hi-tech design and visualization techniques on a wide variety of projects. SchultzeWORKS offers services in industrial design, rendering, animation and prototyping for consumer electronics, housewares, furniture, and lighting projects. T-Splines, Inc.
InfoSWMM 7.0
InfoSWMM 7.0 MWH Soft
An introduction to Autodesk FMDesktop Simple Solutions FM
The program classifies rock masses using both the Bieniawski and the Barton methods, making it thus possible to compare the results that can be obtained with the two most frequently used classification methods. geo&soft international
Using Hydraflow Storm
Hydraflow Storm Sewers Extension for AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software provides the capability to perform storm sewer design and analysis tasks necessary in civil and environmental engineering. This extension adds important technology to the Autodesk civil engineering solution, enabling Civil 3D customers to streamline a crucial part of their workflow and leverage existing design information to predict project performance. CAD Masters, Inc.
New Information Technology
Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI), the design and construction management part of the Walt Disney Company (TWDC), derives part of its competitive advantage from creative and innovative shows and attractions - and from the safe, fast, and cost-effective construction of these designs. Common Point, Inc
Rule-Based Road Design
AutoCAD Civil 2009 and AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 possess the ability to analyze your road design as you work based on recognized industry standards or your own user-defined standards. As you build your design, the software will provide correction and/or notification whenever standards are not met. This capability helps provide many benefits including greater time savings, reduced rework due to fewer review comments, and more consistent quality designs. This is made possible through design checks and design criteria files. Autodesk
4D Modeling: Building
4D Models link components in 3D CAD models with activities from the design, procurement, and construction schedules. The resulting 4D production model of a project allows project stakeholders to view the planned construction of a facility over time on the screen and to review the planned or actual status of a project in the context of a 3D CAD model for any day, week, or month of the project. Common Point, Inc
BIM Based Quantity Take-off,
This white paper describes the basic concepts and the process of BIM based quantity take-off, estimating and scheduling.Each software vendor have their own terminology, but our principles should be generic. The paper also de-scribes Tocoman’s solution for BIM based estimating and scheduling. Tocoman
Advanced Roofing
Back in 2007, Advanced Roofing—a multi-market contractor based in Florida—wanted to streamline business processes. After some research, Advanced Roofing chose to implement Spitfire Project Management System, the construction project management software designed by Spitfire Management, LLC. It turned out to be a wise investment. Spitfire Software
Vectorworks Architect
Just ten months before the start of the fall semester, Union College awarded a $10-million renovation project to Sacco + McKinney Architects, largely on the strength of the firm’s presentation to college trustees and administration. Nemetschek VectorWorks
Road Design Basics with
This paper outlines the core components that AutoCAD Civil and AutoCAD Civil 3D use when modeling roads and highlights the fundamental building blocks required when piecing together assemblies and subassemblies. CAD Masters, Inc.
How US Firms are collaborating
Over the past three years there has been a sharp rise in the number of mega projects in boom markets such as the Middle East, and Asia. This has presented the opportunity for US firms to play a leading role in some of the most ambitious construction developments ever undertaken. aconex
DBSOND is a program for the archiving and graphic restitution of boreholes and geological profiles. geo&soft international
View Cut Fill and Topsoil
Done on a 200 lot subdivision., with 17 subsites each with it's own topsoil and pregrade depth. This same subdivision took 8 hours to do with Land Desktop as many areas did in 20 minutes! Robert Steltman Inc.
Squeeze more efficiency
If your company has invested (or is in the process of investing) a lot of time and money implementing an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system, including Records Management or Document Management, your goal is likely to make your organization more POTENT (Productive, Organized, Timely, Efficient, Nimble, Traceable). Enabling users to access the documents they need regardless of location or platform – whether across the building, state, country or globe – should increase productivity. Snowbound Software
Rule-Based Road Design
AutoCAD Civil 2009 and AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 possess the ability to analyze your road design as you work based on recognized industry standards or your own user-defined standards. As you build your design, the software will provide correction and/or notification whenever standards are not met. This capability helps provide many benefits including greater time savings, reduced rework due to fewer review comments, and more consistent quality designs. This is made possible through design checks and design criteria files. Autodesk
The Sky is the Limit
Architect Delmer Cox, principal of Astelier Architectural Workshop, took a chance when he designed a home with contemporary elements, at his clients’ request, to fit among the more rustic existing residences within The Yellowstone Club, an exclusive members-only ski and golf resort in Big Sky, Montana. Nemetschek VectorWorks
Beam Model vs FE Model
In this study, we will create two S-FRAME® models of a three storey office building that has only shear walls in its lateral load resisting system. The first model will consist only of beam type members and the second model will consist only of finite elements – quadrilateral shells. The building will be loaded and the results will be compared. Softek Services Ltd.
Vectorworks Brings Daniel
Imagine trying to construct a sculpture that weighs seven tons, has 98 towers and consists of 2,164 different birch plates. The wooden sculpture was designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, modeled in VectorWorks by The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology’s (ETH ) caad.designtoproduction research group and fabricated by Bach Heiden AG for a workshop Libeskind held at the University of St. Gallen (HSG). HSG, a renowned business school, introduces its new students with a freshman week each year. Nemetschek VectorWorks
The Ark Building
A new era has dawned with the iconic Ark in North Sydney designed by leading architects Rice Daubney and built by high-profi le construction contractors Thiess. Ark breaks boundaries, challenges traditions and sets new design benchmarks. For the fi rst time, a high-rise building has been completely designed and constructed using Building Information Modeling (BIM). GRAPHISOFT
Includes 1000s of professional-looking CAD drawings and symbols that you can modify and make your own.
Rule-Based Ship Design
The ability to drive a ship design with automated rules is critical to the future of computer-aided ship modeling. A rule-based system allows a shipyard to embed knowledge from many sources, resulting in benefits like reduction in modeling time, reduction in errors, and improved consistency. Intergraph Corporation
SYNERGY for Architects
Cottee Parker is an architectural practice established in1988 consistently delivering distinguished designs throughout South East Queensland and forging an enviable reputation for high quality Architecture, Interior Design and Urban Planning solutions. Through the professional and innovative design services of its 70+ staff Cottee Parker have built a business based on delivering client focused results. Total Synergy Solutions Inc.
Zaha Hadid Architects
Zaha Hadid Architects is a London-based firm of more than 300 professionals that pushes the boundaries of architecture and urban design. The firm’s work experiments with spatial quality, extending and intensifying existing cities and landscapes in the pursuit of a visionary aesthetic on a huge and complex scale. Dassault Systèmes
Asset Management Solution
Approximately 44 miles southeast of San Francisco, the city of Livermore has more than 75,000 residents and is part of the rapidly growing Tri-Valley region—home to both high-tech and residential expansion. The explosive growth has meant increased records passing through City Hall, increasing the accountability each department has to the City Council and offi cials. Accela, Inc.
Network Licensing Guide
Setting up network licenses for an Autodesk product requires careful planning and execution. This section gives you quick, step-by-step instructions about how to set up a network licensed environment, and assumes that you are familiar with the terminology and processes required to successfully set up an Autodesk product to run on a network. If you are not familiar with network licensing, please read the entire Network Licensing Guide for further details before you attempt to set up a network license server. Ideate, Inc.
Mesh To Solid
Mesh To Solid SYCODE
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is one of the world’s leading architecture, urban design, and engineering firms. Since 1936, SOM has completed over 10,000 projects around the world and won more than a thousand awards for quality and innovation. “We’re best known for designing of some of the world’s tallest buildings, including the Sears Tower in Chicago, the Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai, and the Burj Dubai skyscraper in Dubai City,” says SOM Partner Carl Galioto, FAIA. SOM has also led industry adoption of building information modeling, an innovative approach that closely integrates architectural and engineering design and documentation processes. Autodesk
DWGSee Pro
A lite and fast dwg viewer, browse, view, measure, print DWG, DXF, DWF files. Supports AutoCAD drawing format from R2.5 to the latest version 2009. Autodwg
ROTOMAP geo&soft international
Sydney Water reaps the
Sydney Water has achieved wide-ranging benefits through the use of its new Water Modeling System (WMS). The system, using InfoWorks WS as its core hydraulic software, has greatly improved the efficiency and accuracy of the modeling process as well as leading to savings across the organization thanks to the ease with which it can provide the answers to diverse planning and operational issues. Wallingford Software Ltd
Technology Adoption and
Close to three years ago, AECbytes published a case study of the technology implementation at the firm, GHAFARI Associates. This was the time when BIM (building information modeling) was still in the early adoption phase, making GHAFARI stand out as one of the few firms who were not only implementing it successfully within a single discipline, but also in a highly integrated, multi-disciplinary fashion. Trelligence
Architect – Online
The architect is a fully diversified retail architecture/design firm. They have completed contract drawings for over 10,000 retail stores around the country. With over 100 employees, their client base continues to grow as do their needs to advance technological support solutions. BW Document Management solutions
BE&K uses AVEVA Laser
BE&K recently conducted an evaluation of AVEVA's Laser Model Interface to see how it could impact our working procedures. Before using Laser Model Interface, it took us four steps to go from capturing as-built conditions with 3D laser scanning, to being able to use and modify that information inside AVEVA PDMS: a scanner vendor application, a CAD application, and PDMS, with translators back and forth between each one. We implemented Laser Model Interface on a trial project and found that we could reduce this process to a single step. We expect this streamlined process to save more than three hours per pipe modelled and to significantly reduce the risk of error.' Aveva Group Plc
InfoSewer 4.0
InfoSewer 4.0 MWH Soft
VectorWorks 2008 Spanish
These downloads will update all Spanish-language VectorWorks 2008 products (Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Machine Design, Fundamentals, and RenderWorks) to version 2008 SP2 (Build 82613). If you are currently using a version of VectorWorks prior to 2008, you must first install version 2008 and then update it to 2008 SP2 using this updater. Nemetschek N.A.
TRIFLEX® Windows data
This movie will show you how to embed data from TRIFLEX® Windows into a Microsoft Excel document. PipingSolutions Inc.
Universal Viewer Drives
Simon Wieczner, Snowbound’s CEO gives Snowbound Software's perspective on viewing, converting, and manipulating documents. Snowbound Software
Point Cloud
Point Cloud SYCODE
Q&D Construction & Swinerton
The Highlands Lodge Resort and Spa project is a joint venture of Q&D Construction and Swinerton Builders, Inc. The team combines the large project experience of Swinerton Builders, San Francisco with the mountain construction experience of Reno’s premier contractor, Q&D Construction. Adroitec Information Systems Ltd
University of Missouri
University of Missouri - Columbia (MU) is situated in a college town of about 70,000, with a student population of approximately 24,000. The Campus Facilities Space Planning and Management office, under the leadership of Scott Shader, is responsible for Space Planning activities that occur in over 200 buildings on the main MU campus and an additional 900-plus buildings across the state. These include four hospital campuses and fifteen agricultural experiment stations. This real estate comprises a very impressive 15 million gross square feet, all of which is managed by the campus using ARCHIBUS. ARCHIBUS, Inc.
AXPDF -- PDF to Word Converter
AXPDF, a leading PDF to Word converter that accurately convert PDF to Word (DOC) and preserve the original layout, images, shapes, columns and more. Autodwg
SolidStructural Demo
Download Demo NYacad Inc.
TANK 3.10 Build

This file updates TANK 3.10. This update contains a number of corrections to the software. See the build.txt file for details. Click on the link above to download the file.
Creating Sustainable
Sustainable design is the inspiration for all Kiss + Cathcart projects. And the firm relies heavily on VectorWorks Architect’s 2D/3D hybrid environment technology, giving them the power of both an advanced drafting and presentation solution and an intelligent, robust virtual modeling program with high-quality rendering capabilities to bring its designs to life. Nemetschek VectorWorks
Compatibility of Autodesk
Compatibility of Autodesk CAD applications with 64-bit Windows versions. Ideate, Inc.
Experienced Marine Design
Numerous studies have determined that one of the major factors affecting global competitiveness in the marine industry is the ability of an organization to incorporate past experience into future products. Several terms are used to refer to this practice, such as “data reuse” or “experienced ship design.” Regardless of the terminology, the need to adapt past designs to new or changing market demands is paramount to winning new business and delivering quality products on time and within budge Intergraph Corporation
A&D Automatic Gate and Access
A&D Automatic Gate and Access is a licensed contractor in California and Nevada. The company builds and installs all types of gate systems for private residences, multi-family dwellings (apartments, condominiums, and townhouses), and commercial and industrial projects. A&D has been operating since 1975 and has offices in Northern California and Las Vegas. Maxwell Systems, Inc.
H2ONET 2.0
H2ONET 2.0 MWH Soft
InfoWater 6.0
InfoWater 6.0 MWH Soft
An Incremental Approach
Despite the proliferation of computers, networks and CAD, manually distributed, produced, and revised engineering drawings still dominate much of the design/information used today. Capturing, managing, reproducing, and distributing documentation is a necessity for most organizations including manufacturers, utilities, and AEC firms. Open Archive Systems
View street tools avi
This AVI shows how you can create a street network with up to 9 3d polylines offset horizontally and vertically from CL. Other tools shown include generating street network in 2d with, elbow and cul-de-sac converting to 3d and than creating 3d curb returns. Robert Steltman Inc.
Practical Implication
The coordination of activities and resources in order to establish an effective work flow is central to the management of construction projects. The Critical Path Method (CPM) constitutes the predominant technique for planning and scheduling of construction projects, since it was introduced in the late 1950s. Together with Gantt charts, the universal graphical representation of schedules, which was introduced by Gantt and Taylor in the early 1900, CPM provides the common corner stone in the vast number of scheduling software tools that have been developed (Kenley 2004). Vico Software, Inc.
Heading South for the
Migrating from paper to electronic documents is becoming commonplace for more companies. Yet document migration is a complex journey. It requires careful research and selection of tools to best support your migrations and to manage your entire electronic document lifecycle — scanning, storage, viewing, processing, and archiving. The right choices will reduce costly missteps, and ideally allow you to more rapidly achieve gains in your company's productivity and ROI. Snowbound Software
ZWCAD 2009
ZWCAD software download: free CAD software trial version download, providing 30 days full function for your evaluation, including standard and professional versions, update patches & network license server download. ZWCAD SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
2D Runoff Modeling -
The advantages and disadvantages of different approaches to the modeling of surface runoff have long been debated by the water industry and academics alike. The detailed hydraulics of surface runoff is considerably complex and varies both temporally and spatially. Due to the multifarious relationships associated with runoff processes, the mathematical functions required to compute and represent these are also considerably complex and so empirical equations and approaches have historically been developed to describe them for various circumstances. Wallingford Software Ltd
Stepping up to the Major
David Lesser, builder of custom homes for stars like Gary Sheffield and Jorge Posada of the New York Yankees, is a devoted fan of ConstructionOffice. "ConstructionOffice has taken our business to the next level, from AA baseball to the major leagues. We now have a world-class software package that's integrated our entire company. UDA Technologies, Inc.
Putting Projects into
The master plan included hardscape plans, parking plans, traffic flows, and pedestrian walkways, in addition to the building complexes. Among these were the existing hospital, the proposed medical arts building, a parking garage, an assisted living facility, an apartment building, retail shopping space, a supermarket, townhomes, a bank branch, and a commercial office building. All this had to be represented in a series of site views that illustrated how each stakeholder’s requirements would be met. Nemetschek VectorWorks
Vectorworks "Trumps"
When Poblocki Sign Company was given the job of creating the signage for the new Trump International Tower in Chicago, they knew it would be a challenging job. When completed in 2009, the post-modern skyscraper condo-hotel will soar 90 stories on Chicago’s Gold Coast and will be the second tallest building in Chicago. Nemetschek VectorWorks
Four Simple Ways to Be
In growing companies, many of us find ourselves with “management” thrust upon us. We start out as a talented engineer, sales person, or other specialist; and, before we know it, there’s a team of people reporting to us, operational responsibilities, and a pile of projects to manage. And our boss assumes that because we were good at our area of expertise, we also know how to manage. SmartDraw.Com
PV Elite
PV Elite 2009 June Build

This is a patch file for PV Elite Version 2009. This file will update your installation of Version 2009 to the June build.
Managing a Multifaceted
The Inotera Headquarters and Production Facility is nothing like your typical office building. When the owner of a silicon wafer fabrication facility in Taipei wanted a new home for its production plant and office space, tec Architecture had to think outside the box—quickly. The challenge was to reinvent the traditional office building model to make an architectural and cultural statement. Nemetschek VectorWorks
California Lottery Wins
LPAS Architecture + Design, of Sacramento, California, is a team of multidiscipline design professionals with a 30 year history of providing creative design solutions. “Making buildings together” is the firm’s philosophy. LPAS is committed to working harmoniously as a team with clients, and providing clients with the best working experience and design solutions for a result that brings pride to all project stakeholders. Ideate, Inc.
Compatibility of Autodesk
Compatibility of Autodesk CAD applications with 64-bit Windows versions. Ideate, Inc.
Autodesk Network Licensing
The following guide is Ideate’s recommended method for setting up the network licensing environment for all Autodesk products on a Windows platform server. The procedures given include setting up network licensing for the first time, updating network licensing, and setting up network licensing when the server changes. For more information on network licensing, please refer to the information found on Autodesk’s website. Ideate, Inc.
Civil 3D 2009 New Features
New Features of Civil 3D 2009 Product. CAD Masters, Inc.
Commercial Real-estate
The client is one of the largest owners, developers, and managers of commercial real estate in the U.S. Recently, the firm transitioned its information support process from paper to electronic documentation. Now, all of their business documents are first scanned at their scan center, organized, and then routed electronically to the departments required to process the information and make resulting decisions. BW Document Management solutions
Engineering Reclaims
As one of the leading geotechnical and environmental engineering firms in the U.S. the client utilizes industry best practices when working to create high quality and sustainable property assets. Coordinating with the project architects, other engineers, construction managers and the developer client, this engineering firm critically relies on both new and old information in setting its standards for engineering design. Now providing services across the country and on a global basis, this company's need for quick access to information is growing rapidly. BW Document Management solutions
H2OCalc 2.0
H2OCalc 2.0 MWH Soft
View average cross-slope AVI
Calculates average cross-slope based on the length of contours and area. This is a requirement for firms submitting sites in the Redmonds, California area Robert Steltman Inc.
View Profile Tools AVI
Draw tangents with automatic intersection matching, place alignment control points on profile, generate a 3d polyline from design profile, place elevation on even interval, place control points on verical and horizontal control points, even showing high and low points on vertical curve. Robert Steltman Inc.
Project management applications
Project management applications are one way to keep capital projects on track and on budget. “My advice is anything over $5 million should have software to hold various stakeholders ccountable,” says Jeffery Daigrepont, a principal with the Atlanta-based Coker Group. And when it comes to capital projects in hospitals, $5 million is easy to reach. Skire, Inc
Submission to the AIA
The United States General Services Administration (GSA) provides 330M square feet workplace for over one million federal workers in the country. GSA is leveraging BIM in its 11 regions to ensure better as-built documentation, communication, design delivery, and coordination that leads to improved cost predictability. Solibri, Inc.
Kansas City Chiefs' Arrowhead
Compusult discovers tremendous communication advantages using On-Screen Takeoff®. Consulting estimating company takes on stadium renovation project On Center Software
First National Bank of
There is a strong need to address how important it is to have a “gatekeeper” of the system, someone who is experienced in facility management techniques/ processes as well as in the technical arena. The success of our implementation comes down to three things: 1) a focused, dedicated and technically skilled “gatekeeper,” 2) an experienced implementation team to drive and support the necessary steps to build, structure, and baseline the system, and 3) a dedicated internal team and supportive management to drive the schedule, realistically, but aggressively. BRG | Business Resource Group
Document Locator helps
The North Davis County Sewer District, located north of Salt Lake City and just east of the Great Salt Lake in Syracuse, Utah, generates several dozen pages of test result documents every day. With current and proposed regulatory requirements imposed by state and federal regulations, the lab staff at the district had an opportunity to use new document management technology to manage costs and increase overall efficiency. The approach gave the staff the freedom to quickly track document revisions and approvals in a more comprehensive way. The end result not only saves money, it also enables the entire operation to focus on delivering the most accurate water sampling test results possible for the district. ColumbiaSoft
Climate Change Briefing
This is the first of six components of Climate Change Tools, a package of guidance developed by the RIBA to encourage architects to engage with the issue of climate change and to deliver low-carbon new buildings and low-carbon refurbishment of existing buildings. Dataflow, Inc.
Daystar FootingMaster
Daystar FootingMaster for Punch! Daystar Software, Inc.
ROCK3D geo&soft international
IHS Standards Expert™
Data When and Where You Need It: Burns & McDonnell Engineers Access Standards in the Field in Minutes IHS
Maintaining quality Residential
Based in Northern Virginia, KETTLER is a leading developer of award-winning, mixed-use residential and commercial properties across the Washington Metropolitan area. In 2008, KETTLER was named one of the area’s largest private companies by the Washington Business Journal and is one of the nation’s top multifamily developers. KETTLER has developed more than five million square feet of commercial space and more than 50,000 homes and was named Property Management Company of the Year at the 2008 Pillars of the Industry Awards by the National Association of Home Builders. Latista Technologies, Inc.
The use of radar rainfall
During 2007 and 2008, Scottish Water (SW) commissioned a large flow survey as part of its SR10 UID model maintenance program for the Shieldhall, Dalmuir, Dalmarnock and Paisley areas of Greater Glasgow and Renfrewshire. This survey consisted of around 420 flow monitors in total covering a combined catchment area of approximately 600km2. Wallingford Software Ltd
Time is Money Illinois
Time is money in the construction industry, and there's no better way to increase profits than to work more efficiently. Michael Mazer, president of Alternative Home Solutions and a 36 year veteran of the construction industry, found that by utilizing an integrated project management system, the people in his company could finish projects faster and use their time more productively. UDA Technologies, Inc.
Vectorworks Landmark
When the producers of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition approached Behnke Nurseries about participating in the Emmy Award-winning reality show’s seventh season premiere just two weeks before filming was scheduled to begin, the family-owned nursery was honored to accept the challenge. The two-hour season opener would feature a brandnew 4,800 square-foot house and landscaping for a single mother with four kids of her own, as well as ten nieces and nephews who were in danger of being forced into foster care, since the family had been living in a hotel. Nemetschek VectorWorks
Henn Architects: Built
For international firm Henn Architects, winning projects through competitions and working with foreign contractors comprises a large part of their business. Speed is critical when it comes to getting work done. Speed, flexibility, and intuitiveness come standard in VectorWorks Architect. And VectorWorks Architect has been the firm’s software solution for 12 years, helping them create winning proposals and presentations just in time, every time. Nemetschek VectorWorks
This text file contains a list of all changes to CAESAR II Version 5.20 since the initial release of this version. COADE, Inc.
Vectorworks Designer
This opening sequence of CASINO ROY ALE at the building site was actually filmed in the Bahamas in a derelict hotel that had never been finished and had been abandoned for 30 years. CASINO ROY ALE art director Steven Lawrence assisted the design of the sequence using VectorWorks Designer. Nemetschek VectorWorks
Digital Vault Accelerates
One of the world's leading project management and construction companies, known for using industry best practices to create high quality, sustainable property assets. The group has a presence in over 40 countries with a significant focus on the U.S. BW Document Management solutions
Dealing With Under-Performers
Growing up as the oldest of 5 boys in Central New Jersey, I was always involved with sports. While there was organized baseball, basketball and football leagues, it certainly wasn't as organized or a politically correct as it is today. For the most part it was just the boys playing a pick-up game and girls were usually not welcome. AEC Management Solutions, Inc.,
Times are Good - But
Right now things are good for A/E firms. Everyone I talk to seems to be busy working long hours to meet those deadlines. Backlogs are increasing and everyone is looking to hire quality people. Proposals are being sent out as a steady stream and most of my clients seem to be winning at least their fair share of work. AEC Management Solutions, Inc.,
Computer-Aided Dispatch
This white paper investigates the benefits of an integrated transportation incident management (TIM) system. It explores implementing intelligent transportation technology in a public safety environment and vice-versa. The bilateral transfer of real-time information between the public safety and transportation subsystems has been researched and discussed much in the last five to six years, but there are presently few such installations. Intergraph Corporation
Rugged Hardware for Harsh
The U.S. Navy initiated its Smart Ship concept in the mid-1990s with the goals of improving shipboard quality of life, increasing sailor retention, and reducing workload and ship life-cycle costs. Through innovative concepts, modern but low-cost technology systems, and reengineered processes, the Navy is seeking to produce a “smart fleet” for the 21st century. To make its ships “smart,” the Navy replaces obsolete ship systems with modern commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) systems that integrate various applications, workflows, and communications. Intergraph Corporation
Pick a base point. Then any point you pick will create a leader line and text that will show the picked points X & Y
David A. Nice Builders, Inc.
From the inside out, everything is done thoroughly and carefully at David A. Nice Builders, Inc. (DNB). The GC specializes in retail store build-outs on a national scale. Their list of distinctive clients includes Tourneau, J Crew, Reebok, Nautica, Nike, and White House/Black Market. They also perform ground-up commercial projects in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. In addition, the company owns and operates Nicewood Enterprises, Inc., a fixture and millwork facility that creates unique, furniture-quality fixtures and store interiors that are shipped nationally. The company’s clients provide premier products. They want a premier builder, and DNB delivers. Maxwell Systems, Inc.
Red Rock Mechanical
Started in Las Vegas in 1999, Red Rock Mechanical provides heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) services for commercial and residential construction. The company has approximately 300 employees and maintains offices in Las Vegas, Nevada and Phoenix, Arizona. Greg Orr tells how Maxwell Systems™ American Contractor™ efficiently controls payroll for both Red Rock Mechanical offices. Maxwell Systems, Inc.
C.E. Jarrell Contracting
C.E. Jarrell Contracting is a design/build firm based in St. Louis, Missouri. Founded by Charles E. Jarrell in 1954, this third-generation family company of approximately 350 employees serves clients from coast to coast. Maxwell Systems, Inc.
Monroe Plumbing & Heating
When it comes to choosing an estimating program for a successful industrial and commercial mechanical contracting firm, Tom Theisen, Vice President and Estimator for Monroe Plumbing & Heating Company adheres to the notion that sometimes less is more. Maxwell Systems, Inc.
Tapani Plumbing
When Tapani Plumbing, one of the top mechanical contracting firms in the Washington/Oregon region, decided to expand its business, the staff knew it needed an estimating system that would support the complex work they would be undertaking. The company, which has over 20 years of experience working in new construction for residential projects such as assisted living homes, apartment complexes and condominiums, recently decided to add commercial building to its repertoire. Ed Homola, Senior Estimator and Project Manager, knew he needed the proper tools to ensure their continued success in providing quality work. Based on the recommendation of another Maxwell Systems Estimation Logistics user in the area, the company chose our program to help smooth the transition. Maxwell Systems, Inc.
AECbytes "Building the Future"
In keeping with the “looking ahead” theme of the AECbytes Building the Future series, this month’s issue takes a look at the application of a sophisticated computational technology to a specific aspect of AEC: the design and development of a building site. The technology is called evolutionary computing, and it is a subset of the field of artificial intelligence that involves combinatorial optimization problems, where optimization is the process of finding the most effective solutions to a problem given a set of constraints. Optimization techniques are being used in many industries such as financial services, pharmaceuticals, automotive engineering, national security, and so on to develop more intelligent and sophisticated problem-solving applications related to those fields. Mesh Consulting
H2OSURGE 8.0 for H2ONET 8.0 (AutoCAD 2007-2009) MWH Soft
InfoSurge 6.0
InfoSurge 6.0 for InfoWater MWH Soft
Communicating in 3D
Jack Zimmer earned his Master’s degree in Architecture in 1975 from the University of Wisconsin. After several years he began to lose interest in working for an Architect. In 1980 he shifted gears and decided to start his own design/build business, taking on residential and small commercial projects. Cadsoft Corporation
The Legalities of Imaging
The legal acceptability of properly authenticated paper documents is well established and accepted throughout various industries. However, the advent of scanning, networks and electronic documents has spawned debate regarding the legality of electronic documents. The statute, Act UPA 28USC p1732, already cites admissibility of electronic (copied) documents and is often used as the governing statute. Open Archive Systems
What is Hybrid
The term hybrid denotes a combination of both raster (scanned) and vector (CAD) drawings. "Hybrid editing" means accessing both raster and vector data simultaneously in the same drawing . Changes can be made within either environment. Information can be exchanged back and forth between the two distinctive formats. This approach offers the most efficient method for modifying the old drawing within the new drawing. Open Archive Systems
Edit the slope of a pipe. Ripple-Thru updates graphics and text on the entire project. This demo shows a pipe slope being changed on a profile panel. Digital Software, Inc.
Reputable Rental House
Warren Darby built his successful rental company, Rent E Quip, on hard work and trust. So when one of his best customers called one Monday night explaining that he wouldn’t have his rented backhoe back until the following morning, Warren thought nothing of it. When the following morning came around, the customer explained that he was in the middle of pouring concrete and would have it back that afternoon without exception DPL America
Atlas 2.0
Atlas 2.0 Rekenwonder Software
View Drafting Culverts AVi
Highlighting a number of survey and road tools routines, this avi shows how you can create the linework, label the culvert and rotate the blocks at the ends of the culvert in plan and draw the culverts to the profile and sections with NO manual intervention Robert Steltman Inc.
View Dynalot tools for
After viewing the DynaLOT avi, which shows grading for subdivisions with basements, view this avi if you are grading with pads, unique tools for setting lot fronts, pads, slopes between pads that are beside each other or behind each other. Robert Steltman Inc.
Calculate Pond capacity
Select a pond surface, select the interval and the capacity of the pond is shown at each interval Robert Steltman Inc.
SRV Group - Kamppi Center
The Kamppi Center building complex is located right in the bustling centerof Helsinki. As a four-year construction project, and with a total budget of €500M, it was the largest single urban construction site in the history of Finland. The center consists of a central bus station, a metro terminal, an internal parking area, a six-floor shopping center, and premium quality offices and residential apartments. Vico Software, Inc.
Q&D Construction & Swinerton
Vico Software's 5D products and services enable Q&D/Swinerton (QDS) to coordinate between different trades, conduct effective communication, and save time and costs by running detailed constructability analyses. Vico Software, Inc.
Kaiser Permanente Undertakes
Kaiser Permanente is America's leading integrated health plan. Founded in 1945, it is a not-for-profit, group practice program headquartered in Oakland, California. Kaiser Permanente serves more than 8.7 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Nationwide, Kaiser Permanente includes approximately 156,000 technical, administrative and clerical employees and caregivers, and 13,000 physicians representing all specialties. They operate over 1,100 facilities across their 8 regions, totaling over 70 million square feet. Skire, Inc
Review: Build A PDF Practice
Building an entire practice around a toolset has never been as easy as reselling the FlexSnap editor from Snowbound Software. Far from ordinary, FlexSnap is a complete multi-image viewer in a box. With FlexSnap, solution providers can build a complete PDF practice in hours. Unlike Adobe's Acrobat Reader, the FlexSnap editor is a Java application with a server-side component to queue files on the network and a client to view the files. Snowbound Software
Kamppi Center Project
The Kamppi Center building complex is located right in the bustling center of Helsinki. As a four-year construction project, and with a total budget of €500M, it was the largest single urban construction site in the history of Finland. The center consists of a central bus station, a metro terminal, an internal parking area, a six-floor shopping center, and premium quality offices and residential apartments. Adroitec Information Systems Ltd
Creating a Self-Help
Carnegie Mellon University was founded in 1900 in Pittsburgh by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, who wrote the time-honored words, "My heart is in the work," when he donated the funds to create Carnegie Technical Schools. Today, Carnegie Mellon is recognized as a pioneer in the use of computing in education. Its Andrew computing network, named for benefactors Andrew Carnegie and Andrew Mellon, is among the most advanced on any campus. To support the school’s growing computing demands, the university’s Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) staff developed a Web-based, self-help telecommunications application using ARCHIBUS. ARCHIBUS, Inc.
Now you can protect your works with this DWGLock software, the entities in the send out drawings can NOT be copied nor changed. However, recipients can open up the drawing, add lines and markups. Only the drawing owner allows extracting the drawing, if they need to, enclosing the added part with the native drawing. This is ideal solution for the collaboration needs and contractors. Autodwg
Apopka Relief High School,
KENPAT USA improves precision with materials and labor using On-Screen Takeoff® and Quick Bid
Builder implements software to take on new high school project

KENPAT USA, LLC in Apopka, FL, near Orlando, is the newest division of KENPAT International. More than 10,000 successfully-completed projects over the past 25 years have helped make KENPAT a leader in ceiling and partitioning construction and installation.
On Center Software
ACCECALC geo&soft international
Better Project Accounting
Construction firm Alpha Development wanted to integrate project management and accounting systems to more accurately reflect its business operations. To accomplish this goal, the company switched from Sage Office Timberline project accounting software to Microsoft Dynamics® SL with help from Microsoft® Gold Certified Partner Synergy Business Solutions. Synergy Business Solutions
CFMA : "Collaborative
BrownettAccording to Henry Kaiser, “The only human endeavor that exceeds construction in the marshalling of manpower and materials is war.” As a participant in the great Hoover Dam project, he understood the complexity of the construction process. Textura Corporation
Spatial data applications
One of the major challenges faced by water network modelers is the presentation of results to those not directly involved in the modeling process. Modelers are often extremely involved at a very technical level, but it is often challenging for them to translate their ideas and findings into a format for distribution to system operators or managers. Wallingford Software Ltd
VisionREZ is much more than just a set of features; its solution processes are specifically customized to assist in the model creation process. We have developed new objects – roof, trim, along with projected window and window group tools. We have defined an “A to Z” productivity process for residential work that brings needed standardization to the model development process. These enhancements have been achieved by replacing user-configured design options with standardized configurations. VisionREZ by AmeriCAD
BID2WIN Estimating &
A significant advantage of BID2WIN Estimating & Bidding is its scalability—the enterprise-class solution supports one to thousands of estimators simultaneously with no performance degradation. BID2WIN Software, Inc.
Three Ways to Deliver
Presentations have to either inform or persuade, or do both. For example, trainers and educators want to drive understanding of new concepts. Consultants must present their recommendations for change, often to a skeptical audience. With sales presentations, a purchase decision is the ultimate action you are trying to influence; depending on your stage of the sales process, however, you may have other intermediate goals for a presentation. SmartDraw.Com
In this video, CAEPIPE takes 31 seconds to analyze statics AND basic dynamics. Another competing program needs 85 seconds (70 seconds for dynamics ALONE). SST Systems, Inc.
Vectorworks Spotlight
When it came to lighting the opening and closing ceremonies for the XVIII Commonwealth Games in one of the world’s largest stadiums, Vectorworks spotlight was the drafting software of choice. Nemetschek VectorWorks
Simpson Strong-Tie AutoCAD
The Simpson Strong-Tie AutoCAD Menu allows you to insert Ortho views directly into your AutoCAD drawing. Simpson Strong-Tie
Scanner Technology (CIS
Smatured considerably over the last 10-15 years. What initially started as large format scanning for the CAD market segment in the early nineties has found its way into new market segments and new application driven demands for large format scanner solutions in CAD, GIS, Reprographics and the Photo market segment. Graphic Resources
AutoCAD 2011 Productivity
While the overall performance of a software program or hardware platform can be measured using standard benchmarks, actual user productivity is a more difficult metric to gauge, since it often includes perceptions of the overall user experience and must account for differences in the methods employed while using the software. Ideate, Inc.
New Hosted Service Provides
The city of Alameda has earned the nickname, “Silicon Island,” due to the thriving high-tech fi rms in its modern business parks. In this new century incredible opportunity awaits the City with expansion and development. Alameda Point, site of the former Alameda Naval Air Station, is being converted to new residential neighborhoods, shopping districts, recreational facilities, and business parks. Accela, Inc.
Intergraph Provides Critical
In August 2000, a man was murdered during an attempted robbery at his home on the west side of Charlotte, North Carolina. Witnesses described the clothing of the suspected robbers, and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department later arrested several suspects. However, questions continued about who actually killed the victim. While the witnesses identified the shooter by his clothing, the suspects disputed who was wearing which clothing. Prosecutors needed to identify the triggerman to correctly charge the perpetrators. Intergraph Corporation
VisionREZ Content
Residential architects use building blocks from countless industries. Most architectural CAD software provides the means of defining and reusing these items. VisionREZ refers to these items as content. Creating and managing content items presents many challenges to architects and designers when setting up and using CAD software. Ameri-CAD, Inc.
VisionREZ Anchors
Anchors establish fixed relationships between two or more objects in VisionREZ. One object can be anchored to one or more other objects, depending on the anchor type. Anchors establish the notification chain so that when the source object is updated, the anchored object can update as well. VisionREZ defines several anchors, all designed to make drawing and editing easier and faster. These anchors provide for automatic control of your drawing data. For example, tags are anchored to windows when the tag is inserted into your drawing. When the window object is changed, such as changing the window’s width, the tag is updated to show the new width automatically. Ameri-CAD, Inc.
Pick a center point and a North point and NorthM8 will draw a north arrow.
J. Marion Bryan & Sons
J. Marion Bryan & Sons is a family-owned company that’s served the Delmarva Peninsula region of Maryland since 1949. Bryan & Sons engages in all facets of residential, commercial and industrial site/utility and land improvements from small driveways to 2000-lot sub-divisions, airport runways, landscaping, and much more. Maxwell Systems, Inc.
Bryant Management
Bryant Management began managing properties in 1981, focusing on small rental houses in Vermont. In 1986, the company entered the market of managing recreational vehicle (RV) parks. Bryant Management relocated to Houston, Texas and continued to buy RV parks as well as several apartment communities. Today, this successful property management company owns and manages 13 RV parks located in Florida, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Mississippi. Maxwell Systems, Inc.
Luken Holdings
Luken Holdings is a property management company based in Chattanooga, TN with approximately $20M in annual revenues. The firm owns a portfolio of 50 real estate holdings representing more than two million square feet of space and over 400 tenants. Managing shopping centers, retail shops, a golf course, business offices and industrial space is all in a day’s work for Luken’s 25 employees. Maxwell Systems, Inc.
"SITEOPS® Saves Taxpayers
“SITEOPS was very useful to us in that the grading was generated more quickly—and not only generated but quantified,” says David. “It was much easier to present to the client knowing that we had some physical data to back up where these numbers were coming from.” BLUERIDGE Analytics
"Instant Takeoff, Huge
“We probably went through four to five months of trying different things,” says Hart. “Within a matter of eight hours, SITEOPS was able to produce nearly the same design and grading plan that had taken us months.” BLUERIDGE Analytics
How to Modernize your
Raster scanning has proven itself as an initial bridge for moving critical paper engineering drawing archives into an electronic environment. The benefits begin with a scan but evolve and multiply as drawings are brought closer to a true CAD modeling environment. Open Archive Systems
Benefits of Open Archive
OK, we know that everyone out there is always efficient, remembers to distribute information to all the correct people, and never forgets to put the file back in its drawer! Except that it’s already 6:00 PM and you've got to get to your kids soccer match, so you'll just put that customer file with its invoice question on top of your desk and get to it first thing in the morning. Only, the next morning, the first thing is a lengthy meeting. That file is now in your "really important" to do pile and when that customer calls back, no one can find the file. Open Archive Systems
Saving Money on Drawings
To compete in today's world, a company has to deliver the best product or service at a fair price, in the shortest time to market, and do so in a fast-growing, technologically driven environment. One way to gain an edge on competitors is to use the tools and processes that efficiently update the tremendous amount of engineering documents that most companies maintain. Open Archive Systems
Platt Electric goes paperless
Platt Electric needed quicker access to critical information for accounts receivable, accounts payable, and cash deposits to speed up business processes and improve customer service. The records were stored in 64 file cabinets at the corporate office, plus hundreds of file cabinets at their 83 branch offices. When someone needed to access a record, they had to locate the correct file cabinet and manually search. Records were sometimes misfiled, which made the process even longer. The file cabinets were also taking up valuable office space. ColumbiaSoft
"Virtual Building for
Although computer-aided design is widely used in the architecture-engineering-construction (AEC) industry, the exchange of information is still largely a manual process, where 2D paper drawings are reviewed to identify conflicts. Obviously, this process is time consuming and inefficient —not only do many conflicts go undetected but it’s nearly impossible to quickly determine how design changes will affect the project’s cost and schedule. Thus, an average project will lose 8 to 15 percent of labor costs due to mistakes that cause change orders, delays, and rework. Common Point, Inc
Kaufman Construction
WHEN MARTIN KAUFMAN FOUNDED his construction company in Berkeley, California, in 1992, his first priority was client satisfaction. His belief that “with commitment to quality and craftsmanship come satisfied clients” is the principle he always followed. Fifteen years later, Kaufman Construction, Inc. (KCI), which now has 11 employees, has completed numerous new, remodel, and seismic retrofit projects in the Bay Area. Corecon Technologies, Inc.
Spectrum™ Construction
Carney Excavating uses construction management system to complete accounting tasks. With a few mouse clicks, Trisha Carney can find out exactly how much Carney Excavating spent on a specific phase of any project. In the past, such a task was a painstaking, time-consuming process. But now Carney uses Dexter + Chaney's Spectrum construction management software to complete the earth-moving company's payroll, accounts payable and receivable and job-costing functions. Dexter & Chaney, Inc.
View Generate an alignment
One of the alignment toolst hat shows how you can generate a 3d polyline from contours at a user defined grade from a defined point and elevation Robert Steltman Inc.
View 3 line Profile
This AVI draws a 3 line profile from transition profile and alignment or from a 3d polyline showing grades along the offset alignment or 3d pline and stations based on CL Robert Steltman Inc.
View Create transition
Calculates transition profiles using existing crossfall, plot new edge of pavement. Robert Steltman Inc.
View Lot Fabric from Block AVI
Calculates lot fabric based on front or back setback distances. Robert Steltman Inc.
View Survey Tools: Breakline
Line work from descriptors, clean up a survey, export design data including horizontal and vertical alignments to different data collectors Robert Steltman Inc.
View HydroCAD Tools AVi
This Avi shows how you can take drainage areas from LDD pipe tools and drawing into a HydroCAD .hcp file Robert Steltman Inc.
Design Data Attends DBIA Expo
Design Data attended this year’s Design Build Institute of America’s Design Build Conference and Expo. Held at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee, this conference is the biggest Design Build event in the world. SDS/2 Design Data
Ripley Entertainment, Inc.
In Spring 2006, Ripley Entertainment opened Great Wolf Lodge, a 406-room, all-suite, indoor water park resort in Niagara Falls. The opening marked Ripley Entertainment’s first venture into the water park and resort industries, a new step for the nearly 90-year-old entertainment company with 64 attractions in 11 countries. WennSoft
DWG DXF Converter
Window & Door Toolkit
We are currently developing a new Toolkit for AutoCAD Architecture. If you'd like more information regarding this new tool please complete the form below. 1ST Pricing
Oy Alfred A. Palmberg
The Varma Samisaari is an office complex, comprising eight office buildings ranging in height from four to twelve floors, two underground parking levels and an internal courtyard with total gross area of 66,000 sq. meters / 710,400 sq. feet Adroitec Information Systems Ltd
Plotting with AutoCAD
This document explains how to ensure that files created with AutoCAD 2000 print correctly from Apprentice and Repro Desk. B&H Industries
Enersul Improves Efficiency
A worldwide technological leader in the handling and processing of sulphur, Enersul offers a full range of integrated services to the sulpher industry ranging from production to consumption. Due to the complexity of the processes, Enersul faced several challenges in its design build process including bottlenecks in time and man-hours, much of which occurred during the internal quality assurance and quality controls processes that check data sheets, Piping and Instrumentation Drawings (P&ID) and line lists. Another challenge Enersul faced was the element of human error such as the failure to catch inconsistencies or inaccuracies early on. CEA Systems
Use of Plant-4D saves
Founded by Robert Bibb in 1979, Bibb and Associates, Incorporated, Lenexa, Kansas, is a full service, multidisciplinary engineering and architecture firm. Early in 1996, the Bibb Power Division began investigating database driven, 3D CAD software systems. The most critical element of these systems is the need to enter information only once in the database. This saves Bibb Power Division huge amounts of time while working on projects. CEA Systems
Open Light 2009 Object Enabler
Open Light 2009 Object Enabler is a freeware application distributed to Autodesk customers at no charge for the purpose of fully accessing Open Light objects in drawing files. Without this object enabler installed, you can share drawings using proxy graphics representations or the Export to AutoCAD command. Autodesk
Case Study: Encon, Inc.
In the spring of 2003, Encon, Inc. of Stratford, Connecticut realized that in order to continue providing superior service for its commercial and residential HVAC customers, it would have to replace its separate service and job cost software systems. During the process of evaluating software solutions, the importance of having a single, integrated service management solution became exceedingly clear. Data-Basics
John Herschel’s Cyanotype:
Whether it is more apt to describe cyanotype as invented - or discovered - by Sir John Herschel in 1842, is a question the reader may decide by the end of this essay. Whatever the verdict, it is well-known that this process of photographic contact-printing in Prussian blue was brought to light just three years after Louis Daguerre and Henry Talbot had announced their independent inventions of photography in silver, using metal and paper substrates, respectively. Dataflow, Inc.
IRS Audit Goes Smoothly
Metro Electric Co. ( of Charleston SC had been an extremely happy user of Spectrum Document Imaging since 2005. The company employed the product for archiving job-related documents, time and materials billing, electronic invoice approval and other everyday activities. Founded in 1976, Metro Electric performs industrial, commercial and institutional contracting work primarily in South Carolina but also in North Carolina and Georgia. Dexter & Chaney, Inc.
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AutoCAD 2009 Network
The follow guide is Ideate’s recommended method of creating a network deployment for AutoCAD 2009. The procedures given are an overview of the creation of a network deployment of AutoCAD 2009 to be run in non-silent mode. Ideate, Inc.
Quality assurance on
Brasfield & Gorrie started in Birmingham, Ala., in 1921, as the Thomas C. Brasfield Company and was purchased by Miller Gorrie in 1964. Since then, they have grown steadily–with offices in Atlanta, Orlando, Raleigh, Nashville and Jacksonville–and now manage a diverse portfolio that includes projects in healthcare, retail, education, office and industrial sectors. Today, Brasfield & Gorrie is the 32nd largest contractor and the 16th largest general builder in the United States because they prioritize the needs of their clients and communities to create excellence in every project they undertake. Latista Technologies, Inc.
Standardized checklist
In 1966, James G. Davis, Sr., made trust, excellence in service, integrity and building relationships his core values when he founded James G. Davis Construction Corporation (DAVIS) in the Washington, D.C., suburb of Rockville, Md. Over the next four decades, staying true to those values enabled the company to become the 45th largest general contractor in the United States and the third largest in the Washington, D.C., metro area. DAVIS has earned its trusted reputation to provide consistent excellence in building, remodeling, and interiors without risk to workers or owners and has made a commitment to making safety a number one priority. Today, DAVIS performs more than $815 million of construction work annually. Latista Technologies, Inc.
Turns Into Returns...On
Client success is what we're all about at Transoft Solutions. The best support we receive comes from users who tell us how they've applied our solutions to their work. Now learn how our airside design software, AeroTURN Pro, helped Keith Foglia, project manager from Urban Engineers, Inc with his latest airport project. Transoft Solutions Inc.
UTI Speeds Design Approval
Unified Theory, Inc. (UTI) is a Full Service Consulting and Engineering firm. UTI specializes in design of Industrial and Institutional Facilities, along with Process Design. We see ourselves as a focused and flexible company with rapidly deployable resources with the use of such case tools as AutoTURN. Transoft Solutions Inc.
Determination of overland
Various types of breaches of water containment systems, such as dam breaks, dyke failures and canal breaches, can lead to loss of life and damage to properties and infrastructure. HR Wallingford has developed a tool to appraise the likely consequences of canal embankment breaches that sits within a formal risk assessment framework. Wallingford Software Ltd
Spatial data applications
One of the major challenges faced by water network modelers is the presentation of results to those not directly involved in the modeling process. Modelers are often extremely involved at a very technical level, but it is often challenging for them to translate their ideas and findings into a format for distribution to system operators or managers. Wallingford Software Ltd
InfoWorks RS forms basis
The Northern Ireland Rivers Agency commissioned RPS Kirk McClure Morton (now RPS) in conjunction with HR Wallingford (HRW) to develop a Flood Map for Northern Ireland. For the fluvial modeling stage of the project, river data was imported into the InfoWorks RS environment to create a complete hydraulic model with channel cross-sections, roughness allocations, inflow boundary conditions and additional information such as bed and panel markers. Wallingford Software Ltd
Using InfoNet for efficient
Anglian Water and Clear Environmental Consultants have found InfoNet to be ideal for use as a model-building tool in their management of Drainage Area Plans (DAPs). InfoNet has been used in the preparation and processing of manhole surveys, with the data then imported directly into an InfoWorks hydraulic model of an area around Bury St Edmunds. Linking the two Wallingford Software solutions has enabled the team to develop a streamlined approach to building models that is proving far more efficient than traditional, multi-step procedures. Wallingford Software Ltd
Messana O’Rorke Architects
It seemed simple: develop a modern house within the existing frame of an 18th-century cottage and design an addition to provide more living space. The initial intent was to renovate the existing structure and design an extension that reflected the cottage’s traditional lines. But, the design evolved organically from there, and the project proved to be more involved than the architects first thought, according to Brian Messana, principal, Messana O’Rorke Architects. Nemetschek VectorWorks
VectorWorks Rejuvenates
The Town of Spa, Belgium, which gave us the word “spa,” has been famous for its healing hot mineral springs as far back as Roman times. Today, the town is best known as home to the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, which hosts the annual Belgian Formula One Grand Prix. Nemetschek VectorWorks
Graham Landscape Architecture
When faced with the challenges of steep slopes, eroding shorelines, invasive flora, critical area buffer restrictions, structural demolitions and reconstruction, storm water management, reforestation, and complex site programming on a recent project, Graham Landscape Architecture relied on VectorWorks LANDM ARK to consolidate all pertinent information electronically and manage the layers of information required for each aspect of the project, for each member of the team. Nemetschek VectorWorks
Vectorworks Architect
The use of a highly flexible computer aided design (CAD) system provides a very high level of design freedom to architects at Morehouse MacDonald & Associates, Lexington, Massachusetts, who specialize in high-end custom homes. Nemetschek VectorWorks
Vectorworks Helps Landscape
Martin Hoch used to draw his plans with India ink and paper, then color the copy. This approach left little room for modifications. Then a member of the Swiss gardeners association introduced him to VectorWorks. When he saw “impressive examples” of 3D models and renderings created in VectorWorks, he was hooked. Less than three months after that, Hoch presented his first 3D designs in VectorWorks at an exhibition. Nemetschek VectorWorks
Benefits of Integrating
One question that many construction company owners and managers ask me is: Should our project management software be integrated with our accounting and document management programs? AccuBuild
Providing an accurate
Recently European standard EN 12811 [Ref.3] has been published which gives guidelines on the safety and design of scaffolding structures. In addition, a specific standard EN 12810 [Ref.1] was published concerning façade scaffolds. SCIA
Three Keys to a Successful
OK, so you have a great idea for a new business. You’re excited about it. Your gut tells you it’s going to work—but where do you go from here? Most new businesses fail. Here are three things you can do to avoid that grim statistic and succeed. SmartDraw.Com
Vectorworks Architect
Media Environment Design designs high-end home theaters. When president and owner Sam Cavitt decided to relocate his business to the Hawaiian island of Maui, VectorWorks proved to be an essential asset—not only increasing his quality of life, but increasing the quality of his work. Nemetschek VectorWorks
Vectorworks Turns Architecture
Many architectural structures go down in history as works of art. But how about architectural drawings? When Hampshire County Council Property Services undertook the design of one of the United Kingdom’s largest secondary schools for children with special learning needs, the organization had no idea its VectorWorks design and construction drawings would be turned into art. Nemetschek VectorWorks
SYNERGY for Architects
Scott Carver is an interdisciplinary design firm based in Sydney Australia, offering integrated design services to the property development industry throughout the Australasian and Asia Pacific regions. Core capabilities include Planning, Urban Design, Architecture, Interior and Landscape Architecture across different markets and building types and have more than 20 years expertise in Hospitality, Retail, Commercial Total Synergy Solutions Inc.
Information Management
Normally, keeping track of the right file version saves engineers time, but in the case of legally sealed documents, good version control can also save some embarrassment. For any engineering firm, sealing the wrong version of a document can be a serious professional error, even exposing the company to legal action. Motive Systems Inc.
Multi Span Australia
Multi Span Australia, with over 40 years experience in the design and construction industry, has a deserved reputation for professional expertise. Their portfolio includes commercial, education, hospitality, public buildings, residential, retail, workplace, industrial, warehouse and factory spaces. exactal asia limited
The Darmstadtium
Rectangular and simple - this description doesn’t apply to the new Science and Congress Center in Darmstadt! On the contrary -- the complex acts as an expressive, angular sculpture with a dynamic design. The building was named after the artificial chemical element, „Darmstadtium,“ developed in Darmstadt in 1994. The building changed the city dramatically, since it is located in a prominent position opposite the historic City Palace, which creates an interesting urban context. GRAPHISOFT
SITEOPS® helps Map Limited
Map Limited, a 10-person engineering and land surveying firm in Silverdale, Washington, has seen its share of ups and downs in its 40 years in business. Like most firms in the industry, they have downsized over the past few years due to the downturn of the business climate. Pat Fuhrer, P.E. and Principal Engineer for Map Ltd., knew they had to change the way they approached business if they wanted to survive. The change would come in the form of patented, cloud-based land development software, SITEOPS. BLUERIDGE Analytics
I.L.A. is a complete slope stability analysis program that also incorporates powerful features for retaining system designing. geo&soft international
The problem of dimensioning and verifying these structures is solved by Diadim through a finite differences model (FDM) that has been especially designed to evaluate the interaction between soil and structure. geo&soft international
Time Is Money: Field
The construction industry seems inundated by a plethora of accounting software vendors promising to provide “integrated” accounting and project management. HeadsUp Technologies
HeadsUp Technologies’
HeadsUp Technologies, LLC offers a web-based collaborative software application to the construction industry. The integrated Construction Profit Manager (iCPM) integrates scheduling, document control, project management, field reporting and profit analysis into a single application that provides proactive alerts and notifications. HeadsUp Technologies
Introduction: VisionREZ
CarePlus is specifically designed for VisionREZ customers to shorten your learning curve, generate greater return on investment and enable you to succeed better, faster and more efficiently Ameri-CAD, Inc.
The Way of the 3D Drawing
The MAN Group is one of Europe's leading manufacturers of vehicles, engines and mechanical engineering equipment with annual sales of circa 13 billion Euro. MAN provides trucks, buses, diesel engines, turbomachines as well as industrial services and numbers some 50,000 employees worldwide. MAN's core areas hold leading positions in their respective markets. As one of the 30 leading German companies, MAN AG (Munich) is a member of the German stock index, or DAX. Lattice3D
Reducing procurement errors
Incorporating Lattice's unmatched compression and 3D applications into processes throughout the company enabled Toyota to institute a parts information management system that decreases procurement errors by 30%, while creating a more accurate, intuitive, easier to use parts system that works 25% faster than before. Lattice3D
Better manufacturing
It's a proven fact that people learn faster by viewing 3D images and data. Understanding this, Hitachi's cell manufacturing division leveraged Lattice's XVL to improve productivity throughout its worldwide factory assembly line. And, that, in turn, helped Hitachi build the metal platform for the world's fastest, most modern train — the new bullet train. Lattice3D
LeaderM8 v2.45
LeaderM8 - Easy to use. Most versatile Leader Line program available today. System requirements: Runs inside AutoCAD versions 2000 through 2009.
By Picking 2 points, SplitM8 will create a split line.
Pick a base point and enter in a elevation. Then every point you pick you can place a leader line with the elevation you just picked.
Recycled Materials Company,
A pioneer in recycling construction throughout the United States and around the globe, Recycled Materials Company, Inc. (RMCI) has tied producing recycled aggregate with utilizing value engineering to gain acceptance from government agencies. In addition to offering construction services, RMCI takes recyclable rubble and, with it, produces specification recycled aggregates. RMCI was started in 1987 with one portable recycling plant and five employees. Today, the company employs 70 managers, supervisors, and craftsmen and operates a fleet of portable and mobile recycling plants. Maxwell Systems, Inc.
Tri-City Mechanical
Tri-City Mechanical has been delivering quality service throughout Arizona since it was founded in 1962. In 1997, Tri-City Mechanical became part of Comfort Systems USA, whose goal is to become the premier national provider of HVAC services in the United States. This $85 million company employs about 500 people. Maxwell Systems, Inc.
Palmetto Paving Corp.
Vice President Shawn Godwin began an extensive search and consulted with Palmetto Paving’s CPA and bonding agent, who made suggestions, checked references and helped them with evaluations. They saw demonstrations of popular construction systems, but most of them were designed for general construction. As a paving and grading contractor with a lot of equipment to track and two asphalt plants, they needed a system that was geared for heavy construction. 17-year-old Palmetto Paving was also challenged with managing the accounting of multiple companies — a paving and grading company, a curb and gutter company, a sealing company, and two asphalt plants. Their accounting staff entered transactions for all five companies, a process that was complicated and inefficient. They needed a streamlined approach to handling transactions between the companies. Maxwell Systems, Inc.
Don Chapin
Don Chapin Company is a private engineering construction firm in Salinas, Calif. The 30-year-old business performs a full range of projects from small homeowner jobs, to major new home developments and highway construction in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito counties. Their business approach is to provide customized, top-quality solutions for every customer. Maxwell Systems, Inc.
Fischer Excavating, Inc.
Fischer Excavating & Materials is a major producer and supplier of aggregate material in Northwestern Illinois. The company is comprised of three divisions: excavating (founded 1994), materials (founded in 2001) and stone (founded in 2005). The company has experienced a great deal of growth and implemented Maxwell Systems StreetSmarts to streamline its job cost accounting and management of contracts and subcontracts. Maxwell Systems, Inc.
United Maintenance
United Maintenance, an Atlanta-based HVAC contractor, needed to automate operations to manage its 60 employees, control a service fleet of 24 trucks, and deliver service to a number of high-profile clients that rely heavily on their services. Service Manager Kent Montgomery and his team of dispatchers manually handled more than 100 calls per day. Maxwell Systems, Inc.
K. Alan Co.
Rocky has been a Maxwell Systems Quest customer since 1991. He started with the company’s DOS-based estimating solution before the Windows capable version was available Maxwell Systems, Inc.
Wm. L Robinson Concrete
Wm. L Robinson Concrete of Linden, Pennsylvania has been in business since 1972. The company’s specialties include concrete placement for footers, piers, walls, beams, pads, floors-on-grade, floors-on-deck, sidewalks and curbs, using concrete pumping for placement and laser screed for leveling. Maxwell Systems, Inc.
Primo Electric Company
A company as intricate as Primo Electric Company understands how important it is to have a software system that not only matches the business in complexity, but is also easy to use. This balance between complexity and ease of use is one reason Primo Electric has used Maxwell Systems’ electrical estimating system for the past eight years. Maxwell Systems, Inc.
Northern Air Corporation
Bill Zellmer, Project Manager and Senior Estimator at Northern Air Corporation (NAC) cites Maxwell Systems Estimation Logistics as one of the reasons for their continued success. He believes that dedicated personnel and commitment to quality and value is what differentiates NAC from its competitors. That is why after careful consideration he felt Maxwell Systems’ support and dedication to the mechanical industry differentiate us from our competitors and thus met their needs the best. Maxwell Systems, Inc.
Hayes and Lunsford
Training and support are perhaps the most significant factors in getting the most out of a software program. Formal classroom or on-site training will teach users the basics, but what about the specifics? Some software questions require a more targeted approach that will get answers fast. Enter Web Center – the virtual classroom that comes directly to the user. Maxwell Systems, Inc.
DeSantis Commercial, Inc.
For the past 35 years, DeSantis Commercial, Inc. has been a full-service commercial realtor located on Florida’s Treasure Coast. Operating throughout the state of Florida, DeSantis Commercial handles all facets of commercial real estate including Buyer/Tenant Representation, Consulting, Sales and Leasing, and Property Management. Maxwell Systems, Inc.
"SITEOPS® Grading Optimization
“We were able to utilize SITEOPS software to generate and analyze multiple grading scenarios to quickly fi nd a costeffective grading solution for this particular site,” explains Rick. BLUERIDGE Analytics
Patent Analysis Gets
While companies strive to protect their investments, the U.S. Patent Office is challenged with approving or rejecting patent applications for many new approaches, business models, and unheard of ideas. Imaging technology and tools can significantly impact patent application and infringement research resulting in a more accurate validation process. Open Archive Systems
Generate Lane line Marking II
Download short video files of pavement markings software that highlight some of the features and benefits. PESPA Systems
Insert Pavement Symbol I
Download short video files of pavement markings software that highlight some of the features and benefits. PESPA Systems
Generate Lane line Marking III
Download short video files of pavement markings software that highlight some of the features and benefits. PESPA Systems
Generate Pavement Marking
Download short video files of pavement markings software that highlight some of the features and benefits. PESPA Systems
Generate Pavement Marking
Download short video files of pavement markings software that highlight some of the features and benefits. PESPA Systems
Document Locator helps
FLA Orthopedics supplies domestic and international distributors and retailers with over 700 unique soft goods products, each having a considerable cache of documents the company has to stay on top of to do business. This manufacturing company of 200 employees based in Miramar, Florida, manages CAD drawings, heat tests, manufacturing instructions, and engineering change orders, along with customer orders and shipping documentation. Keeping track of all this had become a major challenge that FLA Orthopedics’ IT Director Chris Honig took on earlier this year. ColumbiaSoft
Tocci Building Corporation
Tocci Building Corporation actively seeks out cutting-edge tools and methodologies that will give it the competitive advantages needed to be a better provider to its clients. But like many building industry companies providing construction services, Tocci faced some common information challenges inherent in the complex building process. Among these were two issues of immediate concern: how to improve the control and management of job costs to recoup time and materials expenditures, and how to ease the complicated process of locating documents for legal discovery. At the core of these concerns was the ability to find the right documents quickly. ColumbiaSoft
Document Locator helps
Brais, Malouin and Associates, Inc., located near the heart of Quebec on the island of Montreal, is an energy engineering consulting firm specializing in combustion and energy utilization design and modeling. BMA helps its clients—who are in energy-intensive industries such as mining, pulp and paper, metallurgy, and petrochemical—solve their combustion problems and improve energy efficiencies. BMA is highly specialized, but what sets them apart is their experience and the unique tools they have at their disposal that enable them to create solutions for their clients that other firms cannot. ColumbiaSoft
Corecon makes business
JAMES OTIS, VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT at Accord Development, has been using Corecon since 2001 when he worked with Atlas Construction. Otis says continuing to use Corecon in his work with Accord was a no-brainer. He appreciated the helpful customer service and Corecon’s responsiveness to its customers’ ideas and needs. Also, because Corecon is Web based, it “lifts the burden of IT off my shoulders,” Otis says. Corecon Technologies, Inc.
Corecon makes it easy
SINCE 1988, STORY BOOK HOMES has been bringing its customers just what its name promises: custom-built homes straight out of each client’s dreams. It builds these homes around Calgary, Alberta, and Invermere, British Columbia, in Canada by incorporating Story Book’s mastery of environmentally efficient technologies with new building techniques. Story Book began using Corecon’s suite of business solutions in 2003 to make the delivery of its dream homes more efficient and organized, increasing productivity and improving its bottom line. Corecon Technologies, Inc.
Pipe & Fitting Entry
Pipe & Fitting Entry Example Video PIPEtalk
TRIFLEX® Windows Movie
This movie will show you how to embed data from TRIFLEX® Windows into a Microsoft Word document. Another thing shown is how to make the data from TRIFLEX® Windows look tabulated. PipingSolutions Inc.
Alterman Electric Saves
A successful conversion to a new construction-management software package requires considerable time and effort on the part of the electrical contractor's staff. That's a given. But the experiences of Collins Electrical of Stockton CA demonstrate that there's a right way to perform the conversion, to ensure that valuable resources are expended efficiently and the conversion is ultimately successful. Dexter & Chaney, Inc.
Move a horizontal PI. Ripple-Thru updates manhole labels in plan. This time the demo draws attention to the manhole Station/Deflection labels in the plan panel. Digital Software, Inc.
StatoilHydro uses RxView,
StatoilHydro is an international integrated energy company, based in Norway. The company is the leading operator on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) and has operations in 40 countries. Rasterex
View Section Tools AVI
This avi shows labelling cross-sections in minutes. Label original ground offsets, place line or polylines from plan to sections, label grades between 2 pcodes, label pcodes, label last slope Robert Steltman Inc.
View Parking Lot Stakeout AVi
That shows how you can create a 3d pline from points along a 2d pline, edit the 3d pline and export the 3d pline to a file for uploading to your data collector Robert Steltman Inc.
Oy Alfred A. Palmberg
Vico Software’s Virtual Construction™ Services team provided the Palmberg Group, Salmisaari project's general contractor, a detailed, highly accurate, model-based estimating, optimized location based project schedule, and an in depth constructability analysis report. Vico Software, Inc.
Applecross Properties
Vico Software's 5D technology allowed Applecross to identify and solve 185 constructability issues in the pre-construction stage in order to eliminate on-site errors. Aims to redevelop a 5.3 acre site in the heart of Glasgow’s west end, this mixed use project includes a significant new development combined with conversion of buildings, with a total gross floor area of approximately 285,000 sq ft. Vico Software, Inc.
Peoria, Arizona Standardizes
Originally founded by families who migrated west from Peoria, Illinois, the City of Peoria, Arizona is now a suburb of Phoenix and Arizona’s fourth largest city in terms of incorporated area. Peoria is growing rapidly, as evidenced by a ten-year capital improvement program (CIP) of approximately $1 billion. Five city departments—public works with responsibility for vertical construction; utilities, which manages water and wastewater treatment; engineering, which maintains roads and streets; community services and parks; and the budget department—oversee the CIP. Skire, Inc
Window & Door Plug-In
In order to obtain valuable feedback about our toolkit, we ask that you provide us with some basic information about you. Please complete the form below and click the proceed to download button. 1ST Pricing
Applecross Properties
Aims to redevelop a 5.3 acre site in the heart of Glasgow’s west end, this mixed use project includes a significant new development combined with conversion of buildings, with a total gross floor area of approximately 285,000 sq ft. Adroitec Information Systems Ltd
Adding it All Up at Durham
Like most public educators, the people of Durham District School Board in Ontario, Canada, aren't in it for the money. However, over the past couple of years they've seen what a little extra cash can do. Upon implementing ARCHIBUS, the Board was able to submit accurate space usage data to the provincial Ministry of Education, uncovering a substantial increase in funding for the district. This is more than just money in the bank - it's money that directly impacts the quality of children's education. ARCHIBUS, Inc.
Ball Aerospace & Technologies
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. provides advanced imaging, communications, and information solutions to the government and commercial aerospace markets. Its Facilities department weathered years of time-consuming, manual management systems before implementing ARCHIBUS applications that made space, maintenance, and lease information accessible and reportable. Since then, the department has expanded its implementation along with its role as a strategic player in the organization. ARCHIBUS, Inc.
St. Mary's Grand Junction,
Large, complex project made simple with On-Screen Takeoff® from On Center Software
Large construction projects impose complexity

An On Center Software client, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., was bidding two large construction projects that required the estimator to itemize the takeoff into numerous breakouts, including Subdivision, Section and Work Breakdown Structure. This sorting process can be very time-consuming when done manually.
On Center Software
Hubbell, Inc. Improves
Since 1848, Hubbell Inc. has been committed to preserving the beautiful natural resources of the Catskill Mountain region, while fulfilling the needs and dreams of their clients through exceptional excavation, site development and road building services. BID2WIN Software, Inc.
SpecLink’s Up-To-Date
Over this period the firm has earned respect from clients ranging from public officials to commercial developers for responsive client service, costeffective performance, creativity and environmental awareness on both new construction and renovation projects. At least one of their four partners personally oversees every project. Building Systems Design, Inc.
The one who wins knows
Giprogazcentr is a division of Gazprom, which is the largest gas company in the world. Giprogazcentr is one of the leading design enterprises of the Russian gas industry. The institute has created projects for more than 36 000 km of various diameters of gas pipeline, about 170 compressor rooms, more than 1100 gas-distributing stations and 160 gas-filling compressor stations. They have also produced about 200 km of electrical mains, 9550 km point-to-point local connection lines, 826 km of channels for linear tele-control systems, and 167 base stations for VHF-radio communication. Giprogazcentr conducts design works all over the Russian Federation, and also in Turkmenia, Bulgaria, Germany, Kazakhstan, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Turkey, and Uzbekistan and in the Ukraine. CEA Systems
Kraftanlagen Heidelberg GmbH
Kraftanlagen Heidelberg GmbH designs and constructs machines for energy production. Their business activities include every step starting with strategy through to construction through to the use of the machines. CEA Systems
Dahlman Industrial Group
Dahlman Industrial Group is a company which has wide experience and knowledge in the field of design, production and installation of dust-, gas- and liquid filtration systems. Since 2002, Dahlman Industrial Group has used Plant-4D for designing their filter systems. These filter systems are skid mounted units, which are completely manufactured and tested at Dahlman facilities. This means that as soon as the unit arrives at site, it can be connected and filtration can start. CEA Systems
Siemens saves 25 % time
Siemens Demag Delaval is a world class supplier of centrifugal compressors, steam turbines and auxiliary systems. The company is a full subsidiary of the Siemens organisation. Their specialisation is within the oil & gas market, focusing on added value to their customers. Since 1999, Siemens Demag Delaval uses Plant-4D of CEA Systems for designing the lube oil- and seal gas systems. Since a short while, also the tubing in the seal gas systems are fully designed into the 3D-model. This speeds up the work on the shop floor, says Klaas Agelink. He is teamleader of Systems Drafting and closely involved in the use of Plant-4D. CEA Systems
An Introduction For Marketing
This article is about Digital Asset Management or “DAM” as it is often abbreviated to. In particular, it is concerned with how marketing and PR managers working for large and medium sized organisations can use Digital Asset Management. If you are an SME or photographer looking for information on setting up your own DAM system, the resources section at the end of ths article has links of interest, also, our Digital Asset Management Glossary is a useful general reference. Daydream
Implementing A Strategy
This article is designed to be read as a follow up to Digital Asset Management: An Introduction For Marketers or by those who already have an appreciation of what DAM is and how it can benefit marketers. Daydream
Daystar Masonry
Daystar Masonry Daystar Software, Inc.
Scaffolding Company Finds
Action Equipment & Scaffolding is a family-owned business that has served the Phoenix area for more than 45 years. After years of renting scaffolding, they recently began to manufacture their own construction scaffolding. SAGE Software
Ride the Rising Electronic
Ever since the federal government passed Sarbanes Oxley in 2002 there has been a tide rising within Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Records Information Management (RIM): The need to store and archive more data and ensure rapid access to it, in order to navigate litigation demands and prepare for a potential electronic document discovery process. Snowbound Software
Software solutions help
More than a century old, Clark Construction Group, LLC, is one of the United States’ more experienced construction service providers, with more than $4 billion in annual revenue and projects throughout the country. The Bethesda, Md., firm supports its projects with teams of highly trained construction professionals and specialists to ensure that partnering, estimating, purchasing, scheduling, engineering, safety and community relations go smoothly throughout the construction process to produce quality, award-winning projects. Latista Technologies, Inc.
Ziatek® Demo Software
Ziatek offers a complimentary demo program of our software for you to download and review. The demo program contains all the features of the real program, without the ability to connect to a digitizer. Instead, it uses a demo file. Otherwise, the demo works much like the live software. You can see area/length/count takeoffs, save the screen image or print it out, and send takeoff quantities directly to Lotus, Excel or any other Windows program. Ziatek, Inc
Reducing Costs and Payroll
Morefield Communications designs, installs, and services communication technologies in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Since 1945, they've partnered with business and community organizations to create effective solutions that last. They approach their client’s communications needs as a partner, not a vendor. Through effective partnering, Morefield offers solutions and relationships that last. WennSoft
Operational efficiencies
“If it weren’t for the all the improved processes we received through WennSoft, I’m not sure we would have been able to weather the economic downturn. We’re able to get more work accomplished with fewer people because our processes are more efficient.” WennSoft
"Online Invoicing and
The payment process in the construction industry follows a labyrinth-like, yet predictable path each month, from the initiation of the draw to its final resolution. The volume of invoices involved and the manual nature of the entire process almost inevitably results in frustration for both general contractor (GC) and subcontractor that can strain even the most amicable business relationships. Textura Corporation
United Utilities adopts
The Penketh project identifies the drainage network needs for the Penketh catchment in the North West of England. By using InfoWorks CS 2D, innovative modelling techniques and working with the various stakeholders in the area, United Utilities (UU) has proposed integrated and sustainable solutions to property flooding. Wallingford Software Ltd
Predictive DG5 at risk
Properties at risk of flooding from sewers due to hydraulic overload are recorded on a water company’s DG5 register and this is based on flooding events that have actually occurred. This approach does not identify the total risk as demonstrated by the fact that new properties come on to the register each year or that a property maybe potentially at a greater risk of flooding than currently indicated on the DG5 registers. Wallingford Software Ltd
Eliminating the Complicated
Although Al had been in the construction business for half a lifetime, he felt that his project management system was detached. "Before we purchased ConstructionSuite we were using a combination of Microsoft Outlook, Project, and QuickBooks. Everything was disconnected." UDA Technologies, Inc.
An Investment in Success:
"ConstructionOffice is probably the best single investment we've made in the last year, and that's the truth. It's been worth every penny and more, bringing new growth, more confidence, and better project management to our company." UDA Technologies, Inc.
Vectorworks Spotlight
Blackwalnut is a full-service fabrication company that specializes in scenic environments for the broadcast industry. In other words, they build TV sets—TV sets for ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN, CNBC, The Game Show Network, Comedy Central, and more. Nemetschek VectorWorks
Vectorworks Helps Stage
The GRAMMY Celebration is the largest awards show celebration in the entertainment industry. With 6,000 guests, this year’s celebration covers 98,000 square feet of party space—the size of three football fields. It took four months to plan, but planners only had four hours to transform Hall A of the Los Angeles Convention Center from the pre-telecast show into the post-telecast party. Nemetschek VectorWorks
PWP Landscape Architecture
Internationally-acclaimed landscape architecture firm PWP Landscape Architecture (PWP) has a reputation for challenging the traditional concepts of design in its work. And, when it comes to designing its signature landscapes, the firm finds using AutoCAD to be a challenge. Nemetschek VectorWorks
Vectorworks Helped Create
The Miami Monument Competition sought visionary designs for a marker that would celebrate the city of Miami and distinguish its skyline from that of other great cities in the world. The structure had to encourage civic involvement, as well as strengthen the urban fabric of the city by creating an iconic structure—a monument— to the pioneering and evolving nature of Miami. Nemetschek VectorWorks
Vectorworks Architect
The existing model for video conferencing does not work effectively. Studies show that up to 90% of communication in a videoconferencing can be achieved in an audio conference. This is because existing models of videoconferencing do not take into account the interpersonal dynamics that spontaneously occur in a face-to-face conference. Nemetschek VectorWorks
Making a Difference
Bob Molkenthin, a.k.a. “Dr. Bob”, began teaching table drafting in New Jersey’s Lacey Township School District 32 years ago. As technology progressed, computers started entering the classroom. With the help of a grant in the late 1980s, Dr. Bob was able to purchase his fi rst two computers and a plotter. Cadsoft Corporation
Vectorworks Architect
Quality of work and creativity were what won LineSync Architecture another job from a client for whom the firm had recently completed a residential project—and an AIA Vermont honorable mention award. Nemetschek VectorWorks
Computer Guidance Corporation
J.F. Brennan Company, Inc. is a diversified general, highway and marine contractor headquartered in La Crosse, WI. The company also operates Brennan Marine, Inc., which it describes as a harbor operations and barging transportation concern. Founded in 1919 by James F. Brennan, the company offers an array of services to government agencies and municipalities as well as utility, railroad, remediation, harbor, marine pulp and paper, mining, industrial, commercial, healthcare and hospitality markets. Computer Guidance Corporation
Vectorworks is an All-in-one
For almost 25 years, Graphic Presentation Systems has been designing, engineering and fabricating trade show exhibits. Firm principal Kevin Keizer and his team of designers, engineers and fabricators produce trade show exhibits for clients in a variety of industries--from pharmaceutical and financial to biotech and high-tech. Big name clients include AD P, Bank One, JP Morgan, MacNeil, and Mitsubishi. Nemetschek VectorWorks
Active Construction Cuts
"In our business," states Rose Garms, co-owner and controller of Active Construction, "we manage our people, their time, and our equipment. That's how we stay profitable." A utility and site-prep contractor in Gig Harbor, Washington for more than 40 years, Active attributes their continued profitability to better communication between accounting and operations through the use of technology. Dexter & Chaney, Inc.
Vectorworks Architect
Innovative. Ingenious. And indebted to VectorWorks Architect. That’s what describes 5+1 architetti associati, of Genoa, Italy, and their award-winning entry for The Venice Biennale’s international competition to design the “New Palazzo del Cinema and Surrounding Areas.” The new building’s primary function will be to house the Venice International Film Festival headquarters. However, it will also serve the communities of Venice and the Lido, as well as provide a model on which to base the refurbishment of the surrounding area. Nemetschek VectorWorks
Vectorworks Designer
From scale models of the solar system to ancient astronomical instruments to interactive adventures, the Adler provides a passageway for visitors to explore the universe. And VectorWorks Designer gives Ramos the tools to make it all happen—from prototyping exhibits with conceptual geometry to visualizing ideas with exact colors and textures for executive approval to creating exhibit construction documents for exhibit fabrication. Nemetschek VectorWorks
Vectorworks helps Create
The Shoe Lounge is the latest retail establishment to open on Walnut Street in Philadelphia’s Center City, the city’s high-fashion row. The hip space houses some of today’s hottest designer shoe labels, including Prada, Miu Miu, Marni, and Christian Louboutin, and showcases the work of New York artist Doze Green ( To create the high-end retail space, New York City-based interior design firm Danielé Perna Designs ( used VectorWorks. Nemetschek VectorWorks
Vectorworks, Vectorworks
Exhibit designer Kevin Allen, principal of Kevin Lee Allen Design, Clifton, NJ, lighting designer Chris Klug, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center, in Pittsburgh, PA , and fabricator Jacob Gendelman, managing partner of blackwalnut, in Valley Cottage, NY , all worked together remotely to have the Ben Franklin’s Ghost exhibit ready for its grand opening on July 4, 2005, in the visitor’s center across from Independence Hall. Nemetschek VectorWorks
Dirtworks, PC, Designs
It sounds simple. Design a courtyard for a college campus building. Since the building was the Keene State Science Center, the challenge for Dirtworks, PC™, was to design an outdoor gathering space that was educational—a living classroom. So the New York-based landscape architecture firm set out to create a design that captures the essential character of the New Hampshire landscape and distills it into an idealized snapshot of the state to help students learn about local botanical life and geological formations. Nemetschek VectorWorks
Renovating the Bundeshaus
The Swiss Parliament Building, or the Bundeshaus, in Bern is undergoing its first extensive renovation since its inauguration in 1902. The project’s primary components are restoring the building to its original condition, renovating existing office space to accommodate more parliament officials, adding a new visitors’ entrance for the 100,000 tourists who visit the historic building each year, and modernizing building systems. Nemetschek VectorWorks
GLY Construction Gets
GLY Construction, Inc., is a general contracting firm that manages large commercial construction projects (some in excess of half a billion dollars) for a number of prestigious Pacific Northwest clients. Currently, GLY has deployed Bluebeam PDF Revu CAD Edition to 100 users. By switching to Bluebeam, the firm has saved tens of thousands of dollars. Additionally, GLY has used Bluebeam in conjunction with Microsoft SharePoint to implement a paperless RFI process and improve project communication. Bluebeam Software, Inc.
The Terranea Resort Project
he following case study reviews the punch and back check processes used on the recently completed Terranea Resort. This $500 million, 582-room resort sits on 102 acres of oceanfront property in Ranchos Palos Verdes, CA. Bluebeam Software, Inc.
AutoCAD 2010 Demo: Mesh
3D Mesh Modeling CAD Masters, Inc.
Turner & Townsend
The domestic airport redevelopment project includes terminal refurbishment and upgrade encompassing new satellite, 5,300 space carpark, passenger access bridge and new road network. exactal asia limited
Koutsoftides Architects
Koutsoftides Architects, a small, design-oriented firm, represents the majority of the ArchiCAD user base. Its founder, Costas Koutsoftides’s aim was never to grow big in size and profit, but to design what he likes and to do it in the highest quality possible. Awarded with the Republic of Cyprus architectural award, listed as one of the world’s 101 upcoming practices in Wallpaper, and representing his country at the Barcelona and Venice biennales, proves that this approach is not only satisfying but also successful. GRAPHISOFT
Faster Fine Furniture
The rich, warm tones of solid mahogany for the most elegant dining rooms and bedrooms.Custom-made pieces that range from 18th century to transitional styling. Heirloom-quality manufacturing, so furniture is treasured from one generation to the next. These are all reasons that loyal customers ask for Craftique furniture by name, a proud family-owned tradition since 1945. SAGE Software
Implementation Guide
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Standard Product Identification
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T-Splines accelerates
“We are interested in complex architectural forms, which turn out to be difficult to build as a computer model. T-Splines made it possible to quickly create such a single accurate, smooth and continuous surface model.” T-Splines, Inc.
Capitalizing on Productivity
Even as the pace of technology continues to grow at a rapid speed, many construction companies today are still operating on non-integrated information enterprise systems that are 10, 15, or even 20 years old. And while the cost and time implications involved in a major technological overhaul are significant adoption barriers, research shows that productivity problems associated with aging systems pose even greater risks for companies. Viewpoint Construction Software
Importance of Modern
F or any organization, the decision to overhaul an enterprise technology system involves significant consideration, research, and investment. Company-wide change and the challenges that follow can be a big risk. What’s more, businesses may feel the burden of uncertain economic times, and opt to put their technology plans on hold until the storm passes. Still others may find it difficult to quantify the differences a technological change can make, and may instead focus on areas of business with more clear-cut payoffs. Viewpoint Construction Software
Work Smarter with Integrated
The real power to your projects is not within jackhammers or generators; it's in your business management tool, which simplifies and speeds up the way you work. A growing number of savvy underground and overhead utility contractors are turning to integrated business management software to help automate estimating, job cost accounting, and project management. Utility Products . Maxwell Systems, Inc.
Looking for a Clue to
Featured Article by Roger K. Lewis

Because they work at the front end of the development process, architects are bellwethers of the building industry, signaling changing trends in design, the real estate market and the economy. These days, they're giving mixed signals.
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Make Better Decisions
Project profit analysis management is a process of periodically reviewing, usually weekly, the changes in each project’s profit margin. Knowing how much and why the profit margins change allows management to preview the financial finish line throughout the project. It gives management a heads up and allows more time to address problems at earlier construction stages.This process usually results in improved profits. HeadsUp Technologies
Profit Maximization Through
To maximize project profits, managers need to have knowledge of jobsite activities that may cause a project to be late or cost more than planned. This information needs to be passed on in a timely way so managers can take corrective action as soon as possible. The more time that passes before corrective action is taken, the more likely a project will be late and the profit margin eroded. HeadsUp Technologies
Security of Geographically
Protecting critical, geographically dispersed infrastructure requires solutions that provide a common operating picture for decision-makers for all locations, at all times, throughout a security event. An effective security solution must address security detection, assessment, and response requirements in a way that maximizes the use of available information and manpower, minimizes the response to false positives, and integrates data from multiple locations and agencies. By integrating multiple tools into a single workspace and automating as much of the security process as possible, decision makers will be able to more rapidly and cost-effectively protect our infrastructure. Intergraph Corporation
Optimizing Water & Sewer
Prineville Public Works is making significant improvements to the city's water and sewer infrastructure to better understand fluctuations in the city's water supply and the amount of strain experienced by sewage pipes. MWH Soft
Comprehensive All-Pipe
Denver Water has developed and calibrated an all-pipe (136,377 pipes) H2ONET model for improved business decisions. MWH Soft
CapPlan 2.0 for InfoSWMM
CapPlan 2.0 for InfoSWMM MWH Soft
Insert Pavement Symbol II
Download short video files of pavement markings software that highlight some of the features and benefits. PESPA Systems
Move a horizontal PI. Ripple-Thru updates the profile. This demo draws attention to the automatically updated profile but Ripple-Thru has also updated the stationing system, stations, manholes, catch basins, pipes, depths, rim elevation text, deflection labels, etc. on all the plans in the project. Digital Software, Inc.
View Section Edits to
This avi shows how you can create transition profiles by editing each design sections, with options to set grade from previous station or set grade between 2 codes or interactivly move the section or point. Robert Steltman Inc.
View Pipe Tools AVi
This Avi shows how you can take LDD pipe data into excel and back, do pipe depth report and pipe rim elevation updatebased on new profile Robert Steltman Inc.
Skire’s Unifier™
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company is the world's largest manufacturer of chewing gum and home to some of the best-known brands in the world, including Juicy Fruit, Doublemint, Big Red, and Wrigley's Spearmint gum. Skire, Inc
State of the Industry
To succeed in today’s competitive marketplace, construction business owners need end-to-end visibility to see how jobs perform from start to finish, as well as be able to track costs on a line-item basis for tight control and oversight. Critical to that end is efficient communication and information access among estimating, job cost accounting, and project management teams. Maxwell Systems, Inc.
Property Management at
Faced with the problems of constantly juggling information from a large number of incompatible systems and databases, John Tomlinson decided to streamline Northamptonshire County Council's property management by taking on a single integrated solution that would address their current and future needs. ARCHIBUS, Inc.
Better Asset Management
ARCHIBUS has made significant contributions to Alegent Health, the Omaha, Nebraska-based healthcare provider serving eastern Nebraska and western Iowa , since its adoption over seven years ago by the healthcare provider’s Building Operations Department. ARCHIBUS, Inc.
aSa Helps Fabricator
Even though aSa’s main headquarters are 15 hours and half of the globe away, Shane Greenaway of Down Under Steel gets local support when he calls aSa. “It’s really nice having someone in the country. Steven has been really helpful,” says Shane, referring to aSa’s new office in Brisbane and its director Steven Selig. aSa
Complete Cost Control
Economic conditions are giving health facilities professionals a headache. Fluctuating bond interest rates and the tightening of long-term credit may cause some projects to be scaled back, delayed or even canceled. These factors, coupled with the steady inflation of materials and labor costs over the next several years, mean that it’s now more critical than ever to keep a tight rein on costs to prevent health care construction budgets from spiraling out of control. On Center Software
Bidding for Success with
All too often in the construction industry we get into a rut believing that the only way we can get a job is to be the low bidder, but that doesn’t have to be the case. When I was young I remember when my dad was explaining to me what he did as an estimator. Words like, “gambling”, “betting”, “rolling-the-dice”, “crap-shoot”, “underbidding” and “winning the lottery” made me think that perhaps dad was involved in something shady. On Center Software
Supply and Installation
GemStar Group experiences increased productivity and rapid ROI using On-Screen Takeoff®. Large projects in the digital age.

GemStar Group, Inc., a world leader in project management, supply and installation of natural stone finishes, is known for providing quality finishes at competitive prices in a professional manner on time and on budget. GemStar acts in the market both through directly controlled projects and by means of joint-venture agreements with other companies to provide clients with the most advanced technologies in the various phases of project design and realization.
On Center Software
R & R Contracting finds
R & R Contracting, a railroad contractor with locations in North Dakota, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Minnesota, completes over 200 jobs per year—which include railroad construction, design, maintenance and repair, as well as rail removal, re-railing and other emergency jobs. When the company realized that they needed a better way to track the progress being made at their jobsites, they turned to BID2WIN Software. BID2WIN Software, Inc.
BSD CostLink/AE Helps
Their projects include many municipal sites in and around Costa Mesa, California. These including public works buildings, fi re stations, and pump stations. They have also provided architectural services for civic centers and city parks. Building Systems Design, Inc.
Svigals + Partners Brings
Based in New Haven , Connecticut and licensed in New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Maryland, Svigals + Partners has served over 200 clients throughout New England. With a staff of 25, Svigals + Partners provides personalized service and attention to every project. Building Systems Design, Inc.
LITWIN : important cost
The implementation and the use of Plant-4D within the Litwin design office was very quick. The operators were very impressed with the software's ease of use and the speed to generate 3D models. These models are immediately used by the commercial department as a pre-sale presentation. Today, the technical departments of Litwin can produce small "helicopter view" animations of the 3D model. After the signing of the contract, the 3D model is used for more detailed design. The project can be completed with the isometrics generating maximum time savings, as the vice-president, Eric Lecesne, explained. CEA Systems
Delivering P2P Process
Arnold Laver Timber World processes 500,000 purchase orders each year from 28,000 customers. Like most suppliers in the construction sector, Arnold Laver needs to reduce the proportion of poor quality purchase orders (PO’s) it receives as well as being able to meet ‘Next Day’ and ‘Just in Time’ delivery requirements. Poor quality or inaccurate PO’s introduce a real risk that Arnold Laver might deliver the wrong products or materials. Construction Industry Solutions (Shaker) Corp.
Case Study: Harris Electric
Harris Electric knows a thing or two about good service. After more than 16 years in the electrical contracting business, it has learned how to keep an ever-growing list of commercial and residential customers happy. Still, a few years back this full service electrical contractor knew it had to come up with a more efficient way of running its business if it was going to remain competitive in the Kansas City metro area. Data-Basics
Digital Asset Catalogues
One of the most important factors for any Digital Asset Management Solution is how quickly and with what degree of accuracy users are able to find media that matches their needs. To achieve this, assets should be catalogued in a predictable and conventional manner, reflective of the business sector and culture of the organisation. Daydream
Brand Asset Management:
Many discussions regarding Digital Asset Management systems are concerned with the storage and retrieval of brand assets. An area that is growing in significance, however, is the use of digital asset management to originate new, brand compliant collateral. Daydream
4M combines technologies
Designers and engineers in Greece and southeastern Europe who design buildings, draw plans for concrete and steel structures, or plan electrical, plumbing, or HVAC systems, have probably heard of 4M. A leader in the architectural CAD industry, 4M has rapidly penetrated the Building Information Management (BIM) market by taking advantage of the IntelliCAD customizable CAD platform. IntelliCAD Technology Consortium
Carlson mines DWG-compatible
Carlson Software, a leading provider of office and mobile solutions for land surveying, civil engineering, mining and construction markets, joined the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) in 2007 to add IntelliCAD as a robust, DWG-compatible CAD platform for its software application suite. Now Carlson customers have a choice between two CAD engines when purchasing Carlson software. IntelliCAD Technology Consortium
Sage SalesLogix Means
The sound of hail the size of golf balls bouncing off buildings is music to the ears of employees at American Building Contractors (ABC). SAGE Software
Retailer Includes Accounting
Retailer Best Buy Inc. didn’t have a way to keep up with more than 70 construction and remodeling projects each year. Using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to track project costs wasn’t accurate enough and provided too little deta SAGE Software
Sage Timberline Office
Brothers Concrete began using Sage Timberline Office Estimating about five years ago, replacing a complex spreadsheet-based system. Accounting and project management tasks were tackled in two separate unrelated programs. “We ended up with three systems, one for estimating, one for accounting, and another for project management,” recalls Guy Goddard, vice president and chief financial officer for Brothers Concrete. SAGE Software
Cemstone Gets Concrete
Cemstone likes to say it's a company that "ROCs"-an acronym using the first letters of reliable, on-time, and consistent. Since 1927, when sand was still dug by hand and sold by the bushel, Cemstone has supplied concrete and other constructions materials to the Midwest under management of the Becken family. SAGE Software
Contrack International
In Kandahar, Afghanistan, a Contrack engineer pauses while constructing an airfield runway. He remembers that corporate headquarters in Virginia doesn't have his wife's new cell phone number. How would they contact her in case of an accident? It's a worrisome thought, given that his job takes him to areas studded with unexploded ordnance. SAGE Software
Demolition Leader Gets
Pioneers in the field of explosives demolition, Controlled Demolition Inc. (CDI), knows the importance of job control and paying attention to details. SAGE Software
Production Management
Crosswinds Communities, a Michigan-based production homebuilder, had no accounting software or automated systems at all, including no systematic way to track costs and profitability. SAGE Software
Atlantic United Construction
Atlantic United Construction® has saved $25,000 per year in administrative costs by implementing Microsoft® Dynamics SL (formerly Solomon). The integrated business software automates many previouslymanual tasks, and seamlessly integrates project and contract management with financial accounting. This saves considerable data entry time and reduces the potential for errors. The flexibility of the billing module in the new software means that invoices can now be generated automatically in each client’s desired format rather than by hand as in the past. Synergy Business Solutions
CFMA : "The Smart Approach
ToolBoxWhat if you could manage your software like you managed your fleet?You could lease applications, minimizing long-term commitments and large IT investments. You’d always have the most current version, and you could outsource maintenance, upgrades, and some infrastructure. Textura Corporation
From Small Time to Prime
In just two short years operating Tri Vista USA, Michael Sauri went from local contractor to national feature on HGTV's renovation series Curb Appeal. As a UDA customer since 2005, Michael has grown from the ConstructionOffice system in 2005 to the new UDA ConstructionSuite released earlier this year. UDA Technologies, Inc.
From Builder to Businessman
"ConstructionOffice gives me the ability to use the estimate to generate a schedule, and then go from the schedule to print out a weekly task list that has the notes to indicate things like materials, resources, and so forth that are necessary for the job and email it to my project supervisor on Sunday night to let him take a look at it, then I'm able to take it to work on Monday morning. It's just inconceivable how fast and easy it makes the whole project management process." UDA Technologies, Inc.
Vectorworks Proves Versatile
The Hartnetts started using VectorWorks to design retail and display space for their commercial clients, which include shoe stores, clothing boutiques and restaurants. As they became more proficient with VectorWorks, they soon realized the benefits of the easy-to-learn software went beyond laying out spaces and “making things fit.” Nemetschek VectorWorks
High Cost of Using Inadequate
The decision to seek new construction accounting software, particularly for contractors moving up from QuickBooks or Peachtree, is generally driven by the complexity of operations. As your company grows, you require additional functionality with more detailed reporting, particularly in the areas of project management and job costing. This functionality and reporting is vital for analyzing data and making better decisions. AccuBuild
C.S. McCrossan Increases
C.S. McCrossan Inc., a diversified heavy highway contractor with locations in New Mexico, Arizona and Minnesota, performs over one hundred million dollars in airport, structural and heavy highway work every year. With a workload of this volume, it is no surprise that C.S. McCrossan has a large number of estimators. Before purchasing BID2WIN Estimating & Bidding in 1999, C.S. McCrossan was using spreadsheets for estimating and bidding, and a lot of estimators were doing bids by hand. The company knew that a standardized system was needed to get everyone on the same page. BID2WIN Software, Inc.
BID2WIN's Versatility
As an ISO 9000 registered company, BA Blacktop believes that continual improvement is the key to providing superior quality products and services. This belief is applied to every aspect of their business, and the estimating department is no exception. However, estimators at BA Blacktop were finding it difficult to continuously improve their estimating and bidding process while using spreadsheets. “The spreadsheets were too time-consuming and any changes that needed to be made were very cumbersome,” says estimator Martin Logan-Hill. The company needed a solution to increase the speed, accuracy and ultimately the quality of their bids. BID2WIN Software, Inc.
BID2WIN is Instrumental
Daniel DiCarlo, President and founder of Ohio-based civil construction company Equipt, Inc., knows firsthand the importance of a streamlined estimating and bidding process. As a small company, Equipt Inc.’s profitability is dependent on its estimators’ ability to get consistent and accurate bids out the door in the same timeframe as its larger competitors. In today’s increasingly competitive bidding environment, this would pose a challenge to any small company—and seem virtually impossible for one with only three estimators. However, Equipt Inc. has no problem keeping up with BID2WIN Estimating & Bidding on their side. BID2WIN Software, Inc.
Discovering Design Power
For hitting out design ideas, Matt Macarewich relies on the power of Cadsoft Envisioneer. Cadsoft Corporation
ARAG Automates & Streamlines
Processing and archiving massive volumes of paper mail was a major challenge for ARAG. In the past, a 50-person sorting team classified and distributed incoming mail throughout their Duesseldorf corporate offices, but the growing complexity and expense of physical processing and archiving led them to adopt an electronic system in 1995. Snowbound Software
Problem with piping "Liftoff"
Contemporary commercial piping analysis programs deal differently with the problem of apparent lift-off of an operating pipe at a rod hanger or a one-way vertical support, such as a pipe on a support rack. A few programs provide error messages; others show a vertical movement with a possible increase in sustained (weight) stress (see NOTE below for CAEPIPE). A proper understanding of the standard piping design practice is the key to correct interpretation of these results from different programs. Such standard piping design practice was generally understood when the sustained and flexibility analysis rules were introduced in the 1955 Edition of the ASME B31 Code for Pressure Pipin SST Systems, Inc.
Technology Product Highlights
The AIA 2009 National Convention and Expo wrapped up in San Francisco earlier this month, and it was hardly surprising that attendance seemed noticeably down this year, given the current economic climate, both in the US and world-wide. The week of the convention also unfortunately coincided with the peak of the swine flu scare, which may have contributed to keeping some of the registered attendees away Trelligence
Conquering the Kauai
When former Pottery Barn product designer Pete Ward took off for Hawaii to design high-end concept homes, he took VectorWorks Architect and RenderWorks with him. A background in industrial design exposed him to several 3D software programs. But none really offered him the capabilities to achieve what he wanted in much detail. Nemetschek VectorWorks
Working to Save the Amazon
The Amazon Rainforest covers 1.2 billion acres of land in the Amazon Basin of South America, representing more than half the world’s remaining rainforests. About the size of the continental United States, it is the largest and most species-rich tropical rainforest region in the world. But it is also one of the most endangered. Nemetschek VectorWorks
KLC School of Design
When some of the UK’s top interior design and landscaping firms need new talent, they turn to KLC School of Design. KLC is located in the heart of the design industry close to Kew Gardens and right next to the prestigious Chelsea Harbour Design Centre—which is the largest design and decorating center of its type in Europe, housing more than 70 showrooms and 120 brands. KLC is the only school of design in the UK to be accredited by both the BAC (British Accreditation Council) and the ODLQC (Open & Distance Learning Quality Council). Nemetschek VectorWorks
Bluebeam Saves the Day
Brett Guarrero is a Principal of Telluride eGroup, a design and engineering firm specializing in alternative energy solutions for buildings. Brett was in Phoenix for the 2009 Greenbuild Conference & Expo when he learned of a problem back in the office. One of his projects, the installation of a geothermal heating system for a homeowner, required some last minute design changes. Bluebeam Software, Inc.
Bluebeam PDF Revu CAD Edition
The trial software is the full version that is limited to the time of the trial period, you do not need to re-install the software if the current version is already installed. Bluebeam Software, Inc.
SYNERGY for Engineers
Kehoe Myers is a Consulting Engineering firm in Toowoomba on the Darling Downs in Queensland. We have provided Civil, Structural and Hydraulic Engineering services to QLD and northern NSW since 1977. With a team of 19 staff, we assist clients to develop infrastructure and residential lifestyle, industrial and rural estates. We design industrial, commercial, residential, aged care and institutional building structures for Developers Total Synergy Solutions Inc.
SYNERGY for Architects
Alex Popov & Associates is a well established and highly regarded architectural firm that provides residential and planning services both in Australia and overseas through a staff of fifteen talented design professionals. Alex Popov has been successful in a number of design competitions and the practice has received numerous awards from the Royal Australian Institute of Architects including several Wilkinson Awards, the Robin Boyd. Total Synergy Solutions Inc.
Streaming Media's Liquid
Liquid Compass, a national award-winning Streaming Media company, has been an innovator in assisting terrestrial radio stations with monetizing their online streaming content. Liquid Compass forged a new path in the industry by providing services on a variety of levels from streaming services to creating state-of-the-art customized media players. Motive Systems Inc.
Filling the Gaps in Enterprise
As the name implies, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications try to encompass entire processes inside an enterprise. Casting such a wide net, however, means the software sometimes overlooks the finer details. Industrial manufacturer Morris & Associates discovered a low-cost secret to further customize its ERP, plus gain a handle on company documents. Motive Systems Inc.
Allergan Pharmaceuticals
Analysis of cleanroom airflow IES CONSULTING
Mitchell Brandtman
The Boardwalk Redevelopment at South Bank will be Brisbane’s newest riverside dining precinct and will set new standards in CBD dining. exactal asia limited
Amerimax Home Products,
Pennsylvania-based Amerimax Home Products, Inc. (Amerimax) manufactures all-weather, exterior building products, such as gutters, railings, and related accessories. To fabricate its products quickly and efficiently, the company designs its own ergonomic, safe, and fast production machinery. Electrical controls and automated systems are at the heart of these machines. Advanced Solutions, Inc.
Chemical Sector
Tobe the reference in the sectors: Fluid-dynamics and its interaction with structures. Tobe specialists in the modeling of Solid Particles. ANALISIS-DSC
To be reference in the sectors: Fluid-dynamics and its interaction structures. To be specialist in the modeling of Solid Particles. ANALISIS-DSC
Sage SalesLogix Drives
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. is a Fortune 1000 company headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Driven by the mission, Value Every Time, the company’s brands, Dollar Rent A Car and Thrifty Car Rental, serve value-conscious travelers in approximately 70 countries. The company has over 1,475 corporate and franchised locations worldwide, including over 836 in the United States and Canada, and operates in virtually all of the top U.S. and Canadian airport markets. To ommunicate effectively with its corporate customers and win new deals, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group relies on Sage SalesLogix. SAGE Software
Plotter Paper
The right plotter paper for your printer will be necessary as you may have specifications for those prints and you need something that will work in your printer effectively. The wrong size, the wrong thickness, or anything else wrong about this paper and you will waste prints as well as time and effort. Selby’s
Snowbound’s RasterMaster
With a patient base of approximately 280,000 spanning 11 counties, Jefferson Regional Medical Center (JRMC) is the fourth largest medical center in Arkansas. The center’s staff of 150 physicians represent all major specialties, and JRMC offers teaching programs for medical students, residents and students in allied health fields. As a community-owned, not-for-profit health care provider, JRMC is dedicated to providing excellence in health care services in a cost effective way to fulfill the needs of its patients, physicians, employers, employees and the community. Snowbound Software
Free form design for
Millennium Mold Design, Inc. (MMDI) has served the mold making and molding industries for over 10 years. These industries require highly specialized design work to produce the tooling required for manufacturing molded piece parts. MMDI's goal is to provide a cost-effective, quality-oriented solution to these specialized design problems. T-Splines, Inc.
Retail Chain Finds Their
The company engaged POSDATA to provide a plug-and-play solution. The end result called for the build-out of a store’s infrastructure at the POSDATA service facility. Upon completion it was palletized, and then shipped to the new store location with plug-and-play results. POSDATA, Inc
Customized Services leads
A major utility company needed help managing their desktop computer “IMAC” (Install, Move, Adds and Changes) and Refresh (upgrading with a new computer) programs. POSDATA partnered with the utility company’s IT service provider to supply the warehousing and computer configuration required. POSDATA, Inc
Budgeting for construction
"Budgeting for construction administration services" Shane Martin, AIA writes about budgeting for construction administration services. Rowland+Broughton Architecture and Urban Design
Applying the AIA 2030
The AIA 2030 Professional Series is a focused, step-by-step process of how to meet the ambitious goals of The 2030 Challenge. Rowland+Broughton Architecture and Urban Design
Comprehensive Water System
Geospatial Water Modeling Drives California Water District’s Master Planning. MWH Soft
Effective IDSE/DBPR Compliance
Park Water Company has developed a detailed, well calibrated EPS model with InfoWater Suite, and received EPA IDSE/DBPR approval. MWH Soft
Move a vertical PVI. SPLASH® is used to move a vertical PVI in the profile panel. The catch basins are dynamically attached to the vertical curve design. When the road vertical design changes, Ripple-Thru automatically adjusts the rims of the catch basins, the grade text on the vertical curves, etc. Digital Software, Inc.
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Washington’s first
In early 2007, Multicare Health System’s Good Samaritan Hospital (GSH) in Puyallup, Washington, initiated a major $400-million expansion. When complete, this 357,000-square-foot project will transform the full-service community hospital into an ultramodern regional healthcare center, providing advanced medical services and personalized care in a warm, supportive environment. Encompassing an area equal to six city blocks, the GSH expansion is highly complex, involving a sloping site, multiple overlapping design phases, and an ambitious LEED Silver sustainable design goal. Ideate, Inc.
Brandow & Johnston Associates
Brandow & Johnston Associates turns to Autodesk® Revit® Structure building information modeling (BIM) software for enhanced productivity, improved coordination, and faster project completion. Ideate, Inc.
CAD software focuses
The people behind CAD Manufacturing Systems, Inc. (CMS) have been in the CAD software industry for over three decades. Originally developing and selling the proprietary ProCADD software package, CMS now markets and sells CMS IntelliCAD, which is based on the IntelliCAD customizable CAD engine technology. And they believe in what they sell — they use CMS IntelliCAD internally for crane design and other projects. IntelliCAD Technology Consortium
ELXIS S.A. adopts IntelliCAD-based
ELXIS S.A., founded in 1993, works on large and complex projects, offering integrated consulting engineering services, design, supervision, project management, and technical assistance. Specializing in a wide range of mechanical engineering services, ELXI has carried out many large and complex projects in hydraulics, industrial, transportation, energy, and electromechanical building design. Example projects include the Athens Suburb Railway, Peloponnesian Stadium, State General Archives Building, Athens Press Village, Office Towers, and many others. IntelliCAD Technology Consortium
On the Leading Edge
Cadsoft Envisioneer gives Brickwood Builders an edge over the competition, and gets projects sold. Cadsoft Corporation
“EE Cruz management
Founded in 1984 by Edward Cruz, EE Cruz and Company is a general contractor specializing in heavy construction projects in the New York/New Jersey Metro Area. Based in Holmdel, NJ, the company has successfully completed over one billion dollars of infrastructure improvements throughout the region — including highways, bridges, pipelines and foundations. The company employs more than 250 skilled trades workers, managers and support staff. EE Cruz is one of the top 15 contractors in the New York area, according to Crain’s New York Business magazine. Computer Guidance Corporation
When WIMCO needs the
WIMCO Corporation, a Washington, North Carolina-based general contractor, has built a reputation as an industry leader in the utilization of computer technology. WIMCO began as a scrap metal business in 1950 and grew into a multiple-award winning general contractor with a strong presence in North and South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware. Computer Guidance Corporation
EE Cruz management teams
Founded in 1984 by Edward Cruz, EE Cruz and Company is a general contractor specializing in heavy construction projects in the New York/New Jersey Metro Area. Based in Holmdel, NJ, the company has successfully completed over one billion dollars of infrastructure improvements throughout the region — including highways, bridges, pipelines and foundations. The company employs more than 250 skilled trades workers, managers and support staff. EE Cruz is one of the top 15 contractors in the New York area, according to Crain’s New York Business magazine. Computer Guidance Corporation
Design Tec Job Costing
Design Tec is an award winning interior design and merchandising firm based in Newport Beach, California. Comprised of highly experienced professionals with diverse backgrounds in design and marketing, they have earned a reputation of excellence and attention to detail throughout the building industry. WennSoft
Vectorworks Spotlight
With more than 20 years of industry experience and a Parnelli Award nomination for his work on this tour and the recent Garbage tour, lighting designer Butch Allen knows a thing or two about concert lighting. His client list includes Black Sabbath, BowWow, Garbage, Ozzy Osbourne, Ozzfest, Def Leppard, Hole, Motley Crue, Seal and Kelly Clarkson. Nemetschek VectorWorks
Finding a Better Way
For a small media integration company with a large range of projects worldwide, the built-in Adobe® PDF import and export support VectorWorks offers has initiated a whole new way of working. Meeting with clients no longer involves hours of travel and face time. Review and approval processes have been drastically shortened. Cross-platform issues when working with colleagues, contractors, and sub-contractors just don’t exist anymore. Presentation materials have taken on a life of their own. Nemetschek VectorWorks
Vectorworks Helps Revitalize
In 2001, the college initiated a comprehensive renovation program to renovate five historic residence halls, including three of the college’s original buildings—known as College Row, to accommodate future generations of students. The scope of the projects included approximately 120,000 square feet of residential space housing 300 students. The college wanted to preserve the historic character of the five buildings, yet provide the functionality and modern conveniences of new construction. Nemetschek VectorWorks
Putting Bluebeam’s
ngus Cockburn is a Quantity Surveyor with over 35 years experience. A few weeks after switching to Bluebeam PDF Revu for electronic takeoffs, he received an urgent call from a flooring contractor. The contractor wanted Angus to help him bid on a four-floor, 1,500 room London hospital. He needed Angus to provide measurements for 10 different floor coverings. The only hitch - the bid deadline was three days away. Bluebeam Software, Inc.
SYNERGY for Engineers
Klopfer Dobos is a mid sized Structural & Civil Engineering firm based in Melbourne, Australia with18 staff providing consulting engineering services to a wide variety of Architects, Developers and clients throughout Australia. Total Synergy Solutions Inc.
Optimizing process control
Optimizing manufacturing processes Sweden’s Optimation helps companies to optimize their manufacturing processes via its expertise in control technology, dynamic simulation, and production processes Dassault Systèmes
Agilent Technologies,
World’s premier measurement company As the world leader in test and measurement systems in electronics and bio-analytic instruments, Agilent Technologies serves a wide range of industries, including consumer electronics, medical, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications. Dassault Systèmes
Advanced Micro Devices
Only 50 years after its invention, it is hard to imagine life without the integrated circuit (IC). As the heart - or the brain - of all computers, ICs power the world’s most complex systems in communications, manufacturing, and transportation. A significant and growing part of this market is the flip-chip. Dassault Systèmes
Smoothing the Transition
Moving your manufacturing to ISO 9000 certification can open doors to foreign markets, but in the process it can also open the floodgates of paperwork. Certification can multiply the number of documents needed for each small step in product development. International standards spread instructions throughout your workflow on everything from scientific and engineering guidelines to what to print on safety labels. Motive Systems Inc.
AEI, Trevor Pearcy Building,
IES Consulting was employed by Warren Overton, the Green Star Accredited Professional for the project, to optimise through dynamic thermal modelling the energy use and quality of the indoor environment, as well as undertake the analyses required for the related Green Star credit submissions. IES CONSULTING
STA Tech Fair
The STA held its fi rst ever Technology Fair at the Terrace on the park on April 22. An excitement was in the air as the vendors busily set up their booths anticipating business opportunities from the attendees coming to the event. C/F Data Systems, LLC
Newton Kerr and Partners
Newton Kerr And Partners’ accomplished team has collective experience in all aspects of quantity surveying and construction cost consulting; including contracts, costs and construction techniques. Their skill set covers every project phase; from schematic design, design development and contract documentation, to contract administration and post construction. Their diverse and comprehensive abilities enable them to deliver economical and timely solutions on all building projects. exactal asia limited
New One-Stop Permit Center
Catawba County is an innovative jurisdiction that regards technology as a powerful tool for improving service. In the mid-90s, Catawba County Manager Tom Lundy and the County commissioners decided to completely revamp the County’s technology instead of simply upgrading existing systems for Y2K. As Mick Berry, Director of Information Technology, explained, “The County leaders recognized that we had ‘maxed out’ the investments in our old systems. It didn’t make sense to spend more money on dead systems.” Accela, Inc.
Cleveland, Ohio Transforms
Like many jurisdictions across the U.S., Cleveland, Ohio was in need of a major technology upgrade if it wanted to improve how it delivered services to its citizens. City departments that worked closely together were using more than 15 disparate systems and manual processes to manage activities including permit issuance, license renewals, inspection management, and plan reviews. The City sought to implement an enterprise e-government solution that would bring multiple departments under a common database, provide online access to government services, and empower inspectors with tools to access information in the field using wireless PDAs powered by Intel® XScale™ technology. Accela, Inc.
Streamlining the Accounts-Payable
This white paper illustrates how document management software is commonly used to manage and streamline the accounts-payable process. Ademero, Inc.
Bosch Rexroth Canada
Bosch Rexroth Canada (Rexroth) is a partner company of Bosch Rexroth GmbH, the worldwide leader in drive-and-control solutions. Using the powerful visualization capabilities of Autodesk Inventor, Rexroth secured a fi ve-year project to modernize the locks of the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) on the Welland Canal part of the St. Lawrence Seaway (Seaway), a 2,038-mile shipping artery that connects the St. Lawrence River from Canada to the fi ve Great Lakes in the United States. Advanced Solutions, Inc.
Vineland Estates Winery
Nestled in the heart of the Niagara wine country at the site of an historic Mennonite farm is Vineland Estates Winery. The winery produces 80,000 cases of wine each year from grapes grown in its 150-acre vineyard and surrounding farms. Wine is shipped across Canada and to more than a dozen other countries, where it has won numerous domestic and international awards. SAGE Software
Sage ERP X3 Is a Trusted
It is impossible not to feel the energy and enthusiasm present when camps sponsored by The Woodlands Foundation are in session. Using its fully accessible and barrier-free facilities, the foundation’s programs enable children and adults with disabilities and chronic illnesses to experience social, cultural, environmental, recreational, creative, and spiritual growth. SAGE Software
Verification Key to Success
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Plotter Printer
A good plotter printer is often a necessity for some companies. These are much larger than standard printers and use a long roll of paper for their prints rather than individual sheets. They're used for posters, banners, and other such advertising materials. They're often used for blueprints and engineering drawings as well. Selby’s
Self Leveling Laser
Selby's provides a wide selection of leveling lasers that are perfect for every project. The result is that anyone can find the right self leveling laser when they visit, regardless of whether they are using the equipment for professional or personal use. Selby’s
Upgrading to BillQuick 2011
BillQuick 2011 installs as a separate application from your current version of BillQuick (2010 or below). However, you can upgrade your current version or simply uninstall it. If you wish to uninstall it, do so from Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs. When upgrading from one version of BillQuick to another, it does not retain your personal settings and report mappings. BQE Software, Inc.
Refresh Deployment Goes
POSDATA has found that a key component of customer retention calls for a smooth upgrade transition that takes into account all operations associated with the removal, reuse or destruction of the old equipment. POSDATA, Inc
Service Provider Counts
Having partnered with POSDATA previously, the service provider called upon POSDATA to manage the repair and return service for the end user. POSDATA’s proficiency is also utilized to provide the needed key injection services for the user’s payment terminals. POSDATA, Inc

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