February 19, 2007
Autodesk World Press Day 07
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by Susan Smith - Managing Editor
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Nemetschek North America congratulates VectorWorks user Leers Weinzapfel Associates for winning the 2007 AIA Architecture Firm Award. This award is the highest honor the AIA bestows on an architectural firm and recognizes a practice that consistently has produced distinguished architecture for at least ten years. The AIA Board of Directors awarded the Boston-based firm this honor based on its proven, consistent ability to accept complex challenges and envision design of elegant distinction

New Products

Primavera Systems, Inc., announced the latest version of its market- leading resource management software, Primavera Evolve, to help managers and executives in professional service organizations (PSOs) and embedded service organizations optimize workforce planning.

Saddled with budgetary pressures and time constraints, PSOs must efficiently allocate personnel to hundreds of simultaneous projects and ensure that their organizations meet current client demands while anticipating future needs. Executives can now answer high-level workforce planning questions through easy-to-use "what-if" scenarios.

Oce introduced the Oce North America Corporate Printing Division's cm3521 to deliver high quality monochrome or color output without compromising efficiency and productivity. At 35ppm, the cm3521 is an outstanding, mid-volume monochrome and color MFP, with enhanced productivity features, including a high speed Auto-Reversing Document Feeder, standard auto-duplexing, direct PDF print and a maximum capacity of 3,350 sheets. A standard embedded print/scan controller provides both PCL and PostScript printing capabilities as well as Scan-to-Email, Scan-to-FTP, Scan-to-File/Desktop (SMB), Scan-to-HDD (User Box) and TWAIN functionality. The cm3521 also supports a wide range of scanning formats including TIFF, JPEG, PDF and Ultra-Compact PDF, which condenses full color file sizes by up to 85%, reducing network traffic. Copies, prints and faxes can be sent to different output bins for easy separation of jobs. A host of Security features to protect critical data include network authentication, secure print, copy protection, HDD data erase and IP Filtering. A wide variety of media sizes and weights including auto-duplexing of up to 140 lbs., index printing on banner paper up to 11" x 47" in size are supported. And the space saving optional inner finisher is modular and can be configured to provide two point stapling of up to 50 sheets, saddle stitching, crease
folding and two and three hole punching.

Upcoming Events

Date: February 16 - 19, 2007
Place: Boca Raton, FL USA
The 2007 BID2WIN User Conference will be held at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, Florida! This venue will be the perfect backdrop for an exciting agenda focused on utilizing the power of BID2WIN, putting you on the cutting edge of bidding and estimating intelligence
Date: March 12 - 13, 2007
Place: San Diego, CA USA
Attend this conference to learn new design and construction solutions, benchmark your biocontainment facilities plans and operations, and get the details and lessons learned for successful BSL project outcomes. You'll get the details on:
  • Cost-effectively converting and upgrading space to BSL-rated use
  • New BSL operations and maintenance standards
  • Sorting out certification, validation, and commissioning issues
  • Developing efficient BSL facility solutions for people, materials, and safety SOPs
  • Design and construction details for BSL space in multi-function buildings
  • Special lab types (pharmaceutical containment, avian flu, bioaerosols, insectaries)
  • New equipment and technologies to plan for
    Date: March 12 - 14, 2007
    Place: Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

    Las Vegas, NV USA
    Command Alkon's Conference is one of the industry's largest and longest-running events. The format provides customers with product training, important industry updates, an industry specific tradeshow, nightly entertainment and an opportunity to share ideas by gathering together the largest knowledge base of Command Alkon products in the world - you! Our "Track" method of training will have something for everyone
    Date: March 15 - 18, 2007
    Place: Venetian Resort Hotel

    Las Vegas, NV USA
    The name Deltek Insight conveys what this conference is all about – providing you with Insight into industry trends, best practices, what Deltek has planned for the future and how you can further leverage your investment in Deltek products to streamline operations, improve business performance and win new business.
    Date: March 19 - 22, 2007
    Place: Georgia International Convention Center

    Atlanta, GA USA
    North America’s leading international exposition and education resource for the asphalt, highway maintenance and traffic safety industries

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