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As part of
Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g launch, Oracle announced the release of Oracle WebLogic Suite 11g, which includes
-- Oracle WebLogic Server, the world's highest performance application server, as well as Oracle Coherence, Oracle JRockit, Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle Enterprise Manager.

-- Oracle WebLogic Sever 11g is the strategic application server for Oracle Fusion Middleware, as well as a foundational product for Java EE infrastructure and application grid.

-- The availability, efficiency and performance delivered by Oracle WebLogic Suite 11g enable enterprises to deploy reliable applications that can quickly and cost-effectively scale to meet changing business needs.

LightWork Design, a supplier of rendering solutions for developers of advanced 3D computer graphics software, announced the release of LightWorks 8.1 which provides LightWorks customers with yet more enhanced rendering functionalities.

SmartBIM QTO from
Reed Construction Data is a cost-effective solution for Autodesk Revit users that provides early cost estimation for Revit projects, powered by RSMeans.

With SmartBIM QTO, the user can:
  • Instantly create a Takeoff of Revit elements, counts and measures and retrieve cost estimation with the press of a button
  • Run multiple estimates for design options and alternatives as the design changes to facilitate “what-if” scenarios
  • Manually edit cost and add lines to cost estimation to increase accuracy
  • Export data to Excel and PDF by full building, or specific Revit categories
  • Enable manufacturers, architects, engineers, contractors, and building owners to easily collaborate on costing early in the project
  • Non Revit users can open and edit Takeoff files

  • Around the Web

    Future Vision Banished to the Past by Nicolai Ouroussoff, July 7, 2009, The New York Times (registration required) - How old does a building have to be before we appreciate its value? And when does its cultural importance trump practical considerations?



    Date: July 14 - 16, 2009
    Place: Walter Washington Convention Cente

    801 Mt. Vernon Place, WA DC 20036 USA

    An East coast Conference for Architects, Engineers, Construction Professionals, Planners, Designers, Consultants, and anyone in the building industry.
    Date: July 17, 2009
    Place: USA

    Attend our complimentary event to learn how building information modeling can help you track costs throughout construction, steer clear of underbidding, and monitor scheduling.

    July 17, 2009            Owings Mills, MD      9:00 AM-12:00 PM

    July 17, 2009            Denver, CO            9:00 AM-12:00 PM

    July 17, 2009            Detroit, MI              9:00 AM-12:00 PM

    July 17, 2009            Indianapolis, IN      9:00 AM-12:00 PM

    July 17, 2009            Tampa, FL              9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Date: July 24, 2009
    Place: Grand Rapids

    MI USA

    Attend our complimentary event to learn how building information modeling can help you track costs throughout construction, steer clear of underbidding, and monitor scheduling.

    July 24, 2009            Grand Rapids, MI    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Date: August 14, 2009
    Place: Dallas, TX USA

    Attend our complimentary event to learn how building information modeling can help you track costs throughout construction, steer clear of underbidding, and monitor scheduling.

    August 14, 2009        Dallas, TX              9:00 AM-12:00 PM

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