January 22, 2007
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Oce announces provisional financial report:


-- Fourth quarter better than expected.

-- Normalized operating income up by 37.7%.

-- Strong positive free cash flow (Euro 127 million).

-- Integration of Oce Imagistics completed and synergies achieved.



Primavera Systems, Inc., announced that InfoWorld has named Sabre Holdings, a leading travel commerce retailer, to the 2006 InfoWorld 100 in the Transportation category. Sabre was chosen for their advanced implementation of Primavera software while both integrating the new software with existing systems and keeping workflow intact.


Swinerton Builders Los Angeles announces the addition and advancement of LEED Accredited professionals to its growing commitment to sustainable building practices.

Swinerton's LA Green Team now totals 14 LEED accredited pros:

Daniel Getting, Senior Estimator

Ron Rusczyk, Assistant Project Manager

Michael Baker, Senior Project Engineer

Steve Lamar, Project Manager

Vince Morris, Project Manager

Dave Cramp, MEP Coordinator

Tony Park, Estimator

Matt Feehan, Project Engineer

Robyn Jackson, Intern Project Engineer

Grace Santillian, Project Engineer

Daryl Cruser, Project Executive

Francisco Sanchez, Project Engineer

Adam Rohde, Senior Project Engineer

Richard Pratte*, Superintendent

*Pratte is the first Social Superintendent to receive LEED AP Status.

All Cad Designs, a professional outsource drafting and design firm, has launched a new line of services. The company now offers drafting and design services for new commercial building and home addition projects in affiliation with Vincent Tipsord Architects. The company serves the Sarasota, Bradenton and Venice areas. To learn more about All Cad and its services, go to the

New Products

Autodesk, Inc. launched Autodesk Maya 8.5 (announced separately), the latest version of its Maya 3D modeling, rendering and animation software. Now shipping, Maya 8.5 is available for Intel-based Macintosh computers. The software enables faster completion of complex animation and simulation tasks, giving artists enhanced creative control on multiple platforms.

Rasterex Software announced the new release of their software for raster editing and raster to vector conversion for AutoCAD 2007/AutoCAD LT 2007. This release covers all versions of AutoCAD from 2000 to 2007 and AutoCAD LT from 2002 to 2007. It can also be used with other Autodesk products, like Mechanical Desktop, Architectural Desktop and AutoCAD Map.

Upcoming Events

Date: January 29-31 
Place: Wyndam Greenspoint Hotel, Houston, TX
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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