daratechPLANT 2007—Impressions from My Desktop


Deltek, provider of enterprise management software for project-focused organizations, announced total unaudited revenue exceeding $225 million for its fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2006, an increase in excess of 50 percent over the previous year. License revenue increased approximately 70 percent over the prior year. Revenues from professional services and maintenance were also significantly higher on a comparative basis.

This is the third consecutive year that Deltek's growth has exceeded 20 percent. Deltek's 2005 total revenue was $152 million, a 25 percent increase over 2004. See press release


Intergraph Corporation announced Eskom Holdings Ltd. has selected SmartPlant Enterprise as the core software suite to support its development of new power plant facilities. Working with Intergraph Systems South Africa, Eskom is implementing SmartPlant, including SmartPlant 3D, to facilitate the building of new electricity capacity to meet the increasing demands on South Africa's national power grid.

Intergraph Corporation announced Grenland Group ASA has selected Intergraph's SmartPlant Enterprise suite of plant design and information management solutions. Norway-based Grenland Group provides engineering, procurement and construction services to offshore marine oil operators and shipyards, specializing in drill ship, floating production, storage and offloading, and process plant design and construction.

Bechtel Corporation, one of the world's premier engineering, construction, and project management companies, is using Bentley's ProjectWise system to collaborate on the Jamnagar Export Refinery Project (JERP) in India. In both scope and complexity, the project rivals many of Bechtel's previous exceptional accomplishments, including Hoover Dam, the Channel Tunnel, and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. JERP has a plot plan bigger than that of London and a target completion time of less than 36 months.


Oce, a leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, announced that the company is the second-year recipient of the Platinum Award for Onsite Service and Support in BERTL's 3rd Annual Readers' Choice Awards. The award recognizes Oce's total commitment to providing customers with world class service and support to maximize the availability and productivity of their digital printing systems. The BERTL Readers' Choice Awards are based on the cumulative findings from thousands of end-user surveys.

Autodesk, Inc. announced that Stantec Inc. has received a Revit BIM Experience Award for their effective integration of the entire Revit platform for improved design coordination, and their use of the Revit platform for mechanical electrical and plumbing (MEP) engineering. The Revit BIM Experience Award honors firms for their innovation and excellence in implementing the Revit platform for building information modeling (BIM) to create quality, complex designs and collaborate across the building design disciplines.

New Offices

CH2M HILL's Managed Services line of business, a global provider of end-to-end IT management solutions, announced as a result of exponential business growth, the opening of a new 5,000 square-foot data center facility with the option to expand to a total 20,000 square-feet.

New Products

Autodesk, Inc. announced that it is partnering with Integrated Environmental Solutions Ltd. (IES) to further enhance the Revit software platform for building information modeling (BIM) to support sustainable design. At the 2007 AHR Expo, Autodesk will demonstrate a prototype of how the IES building performance analysis tools might be used in combination with Autodesk Revit Systems to generate accurate building performance analysis data. Such data can improve the decision-making process and empower architects and engineers to design better-performing sustainable buildings.

Intergraph Corporation announced the availability of SmartPlant 3D 2007. SmartPlant 3D delivers increased designer productivity for initial modeling, detail design and design modifications, and reduced time to produce and update intelligent drawings.

Intergraph Corporation announced the rebranding of MARIAN(R), Intergraph's market leading materials management solution, created specifically for the plant design industry, to SmartPlant(R) Materials. Now with enhanced integration within SmartPlant Enterprise, SmartPlant Materials is the most broadly implemented materials management solution for engineering, procurement and construction companies and owner/operators worldwide.

Intergraph Corporation announced the release of SmartPlant(R) Enterprise 2007. With this release, SmartPlant Enterprise offers an even more powerful suite of best-in-class solutions with which the world's leading owner/operators and engineering, procurement and construction organizations are managing the plant lifecycle. SmartPlant Enterprise delivers reduced cost of ownership, drives competitiveness, mitigates risk of project overruns and plant downtime, facilitates global project work sharing, and improves Return on Capital Employed.

Cimmetry Systems Corporation, an Agile Software company, announced the immediate availability of AutoVue 19.1c1 Client-Server, Web Edition for SharePoint Server 2007, Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0 and Microsoft(TM) Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007.

VersaCAD/Parking Structure offers a breakthrough in productivity for architects and engineers who design parking structures. Combining the experience of Gary Miller with the versatility of VersaCAD, this software promises payout in one project.

The software includes a series of macro routines that run on top of VersaCAD 2006 for Windows. It is delivered including: CD, VersaCAD reference manual, parking structure implementation manual plus one year of updates and support. The software is easy to install, learn and use. The user can be productive within one day and proficient in a week.

Mechdyne Corporation announced that its VRCO software division released Conduit™ for Google Earth™ Pro 4.0, a visualization middleware package that enables stereoscopic display of desktop-based imagery and viewing in multi-planar, large-scale immersive and interactive displays such as the walk-in CAVE® and reconfigurable FLEX™ wall-size display systems available from Fakespace Systems, VRCO’s sister company.

Around the Web

Open Book, by Susan Smith, ArchitectureWeek - The new home of the Bridge Academy, a secondary school in a low-income area of Hackney, London, will be a complex seven-story, terraced building, fitted into a relatively small site. With a focus on mathematics and music, the school is one of many specialist academies being built by the British government. It is sponsored by UBS, a global financial services firm.

Upcoming Events

International Builders' Show 2007
Date: February 7 - 10, 2007
Place: Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL USA
With more than 1,600 exhibitors offering the latest building products, 200 plus educational sessions, and four days of great networking opportunities, it’s important that you make the most of your time at The International Builders’ Show®. The My Show Planner will help! With My Show Planner, you can ensure that you won’t miss any of the exhibits, events, and educational sessions you want to attend by adding them to your schedule before you leave for Orlando!

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