April 17, 2006
Blending Old and New with e-Builder
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Greg Bentley, CEO of Bentley Systems, Incorporated, announced two initiatives in support of China's massive investment in its infrastructure. The first initiative headquartered Bentley Asia's operations in China, making the company's comprehensive software portfolio for infrastructure readily available to the China community. The second, Bentley's Power Program, offers this same community free introductory subscriptions to professional computer-aided drafting and detailing (CADD) software. "China is experiencing an infrastructure boom of historic proportions and will invest $800 billion dollars in infrastructure over the next five years," said Greg Bentley. "It ranks No. 3 in the $4
trillion global construction market and No. 1 in growth B growing at an astounding 11 percent rate."

BST Global 2006 User Conference attendees got an advance preview of the company's next solution version -- BST Enterprise(TM) Version 8.2 -- slated for release this summer. The conference, "Connecting People, Process and Technology," was held April 3 - 5 at the Grand Hyatt in Tampa. Conference attendance, which has been steadily rising since the conference's inception five years ago, increased 33 percent over last year. BST Global serves project driven organizations needing to integrate project management, client relationship management, billing, accounting and employee time and expense tracking as well as gain valuable enterprise insight through analysis capabilities.


Primavera Systems, Inc., announced that it was named by Forrester Research as the leader in the Project Portfolio Management (PPM) market. Primavera was one of 13 vendors invited by Forrester Research to participate in the recently released report titled, "The Forrester Wave(TM): Project Portfolio Management, Q1 2006." Primavera's position in the Wave is based on Forrester's evaluation of each vendor's current offerings, strategy and market presence.

Contract Awards

Michael Baker Jr., Inc., an engineering unit of Michael Baker Corporation, announced that the team of Baker and Mascaro Construction Co. has been awarded a $26.4 million design-build contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, for architectural design, engineering services, and construction of a new Joint Medical Logistics Center, Ft. Detrick, located in Frederick, Maryland, for the Military Medical Logistics System. Baker will be responsible for the design component of the project, which is valued at $2.1 million.


Oce announced the appointment of Jaime Escudero as General Manager of Oce Mexico. Mr. Escudero has been a member of the management team of Oce Mexico since the company was acquired from GE Access Information Systems in January 2001.

Sage Software announced the appointment of John Geffel as senior vice president and general manager for the Construction and Real Estate business unit, responsible for the company's award-winning Sage Timberline Office business management system.

New Products

Deltek, provider of enterprise management software for project-focused organizations, announced that WelcomRisk 2.6, its newly acquired risk management software solution, was recently named a winner in the 16th Annual Software Development Jolt Product Excellence Awards. WelcomRisk is a risk management solution for the systematic identification, mitigation, and reporting of organizational and project risk, both threats and opportunities. Deltek announced the acquisition of Welcom, a global leader in earned value management (EVM) and project portfolio management (PPM) solutions, on March 20.

Meridian Systems announced the availability of Crystal Reports XI for Prolog, an enhanced reporting solution that allows AEC industry firms using Prolog software to get the most out of Prolog's reporting functionality. Prolog software is the industry standard for successful construction project delivery. To bring this new Meridian solution to market, Meridian signed an OEM agreement with Business Objects to integrate Crystal Reports XI, the world's industry standard for enterprise reporting, within the Prolog environment. This agreement gives Prolog customers access to several new report formatting and design capabilities beyond the current capabilities of Prolog's Report Manger.

Cadopolis.com launches new AutoCAD Blog and Feed Channels for the Autodesk community.Cadopolis.com has developed a central meeting place within Cadopolis.com dedicated to learning about the AutoCAD community on the web. Cadopolis.com has introduced five new Feed Channels to lead visitors into five distinct areas of interest within the community. These new Feed Channels allows visitors to stay informed of the latest AutoCAD news both inside and outside of Cadopolis.com.

COADE announced that the company's CADWorx 2007 plant design suite will provide full support for AutoCAD 2007, next-generation design software from Autodesk, Inc., the world's leading software and services company for the building, manufacturing, infrastructure, media and entertainment, and wireless data services fields.

AccuBuild, LLC has released a Direct Deposit add-on feature for its AccuBuild Construction Software Payroll module that allows employee paychecks to be electronically deposited into bank accounts, eliminating the need to deposit paper checks. This allows construction companies to offer a significant benefit to employees: the convenience of having immediate access to their payroll funds.

The Dimension 3D Printing Group, a business unit of Stratasys, Inc. introduced the Dimension(R) 768 Series 3D Printers, the industry's first 3D printers to break the $20,000 price barrier. Based on the same reliable platform as Dimension's previous offering, but with a newly designed exterior, the Dimension 768 Series utilizes new Catalyst(R) EX software, providing designers an even easier-to-use toolset for efficiently processing 3D models. The Dimension BST 768 and SST 768 are priced $18,900 and $24,900, respectively, and are available immediately through Dimension resellers worldwide.

upFront.eZine Publishing, Ltd. released two more ebook titles for the new AutoCAD 2007 software from Autodesk: the updated edition of Tailoring AutoCAD 2007 and the brand-new Tailoring Visual Styles. Updated! Tailoring AutoCAD 2007(302 pages; US$30.20)

Upcoming Events

April 18, 2006
Webinar from Data Builder, Inc.

500 SW 7th Street, Suite 104, Des Moines, IA USA
Join special guest Mark Federle, Chief Information Officer of The Weitz Company, for this Webinar and live e-PCS demonstration by Data Builder

According to a recent Iowa State University Study, "Since documentation is a critical factor in managing risk, technology that improves a company's ability to create, distribute, archive and retrieve documents will necessarily lead to better risk management protocols."

Join Mark Federle, Chief Information Officer of The Weitz Company, and Scott Lombard, Vice President of Data Builder Inc.'s Sales and Marketing department, for this one-hour Webinar to learn:
  • How to identify the appropriate starting point to strengthen your company's management of critical information.
  • Best Practices for implementing an electronic project control system across multiple business units and locations.
  • An understanding of the risk and return parameters through both qualitative and quantitative benefits.
  • How to calculate your company's Return on Investment (ROI) in adopting an electronic documentation system.
  • Please join us for this complimentary online event and learn first hand how our clients have strengthened control of critical information electronically with Data Builder's solutions.

    One Day Only on April 18, 2006 from 3:00 PM through 4:00 PM CST

    To register for this complimentary webcast, please navegate on the above link or call 515-471-1608 if you have any questions. *If you are busy that day, sign up anyway! You can play back the scheduled broadcast any time you like.


    The Team at Data Builder, Inc.

    April 27 - 28, 2006

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