Primavera Systems, Inc. announced that eight of its customers were awarded Constructech 2005 Vision Awards. The Constructech Vision Awards honor construction and engineering organizations that have solved critical business issues through the use of innovative technology solutions. To read about all the winners please read the Primavera release.
AVEVA , a pioneering process, power and marine solutions group, presents a range of major new features to support the basic and detailed design activities for ships and offshore structures through the shipbuilding systems VANTAGE Marine 11.6 and Tribon M3 from AVEVA. The most prominent new features will improve the integration of basic design and detailed design. They will contribute to new and more flexible ways of organizing the shipbuilding design activities.
Intergraph Corporation announced it has signed a five-year, $4.9 million contract with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Bureau of Design to provide information technology support services. This new contract represents a significant expansion of the existing agreement between the department and Intergraph.
Under the terms of the new agreement, Intergraph will provide on-site support to resolve hardware and software issues, assist end users, deploy new technology and provide engineering support for the Bureau of Design's IT infrastructure.
At the Digital Media Festival in Sydney, Australia, Autodesk, Inc. launched Autodesk Toxik visual effects software running on the Linux operating system. Toxik software enables teams of digital artists to collaboratively realize feature film visual effects ideas, and is already available on the Windows operating system.
Oce, a global leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, unveiled the Oce TDS450 large format print, copy and scan system. Offered as a printer, copier or multifunction system, the robust Oce TDS450 is ideally suited for walk up print/copy environments and as a workgroup solution for businesses (such as AEC firms) looking to upgrade the quality, productivity and reliability of their technical document workflow. Its flexible design, intuitive user panel and automated functions make the new system user-friendly and time-efficient.
Letters to the Editor
To all my distinguished list of important people in the world of CADD, CAE, MCAD, CAM and AEC,
Just wanted to mention to you, that is a year ago today, that we lost a very special friend and person that helped to make the world of CADD what it is today. Mr. Joe Greco, will be sorely missed. His articles were enlightening and thought to be the last word in so many ways. The vendors of the world's best technical softwares, owe him a great debt, in what he pointed out in his articles that needed repairs. Not very often was he to praise things he saw, but when he did, that was supreme and gospel. I believe that we will all miss him around the field. I know I will and I am moving forward with some mutual dreams we had together. Getting these softwares into the hands of kids was what Mr. Greco, and I, agreed was needed. The future of our countries lead in the world of creativity depends upon encouraging our youngest ones to start as early as possible. Just look around at the other countries that put the emphasis on math and science. We cannot let our lead fade away to other countries. Please work in anyway you can towards that end. I wish you all a happy Holiday Season. Sincerely,
|7th International Conference of the International Federation of Highrise Structures (IFHS)|
|Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|XXVIII Curset – International Days on Intervention in the Architectural Heritage: Theatres: Intervention in Theatrical Heritage|
|legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya (COAC, the Institute of Catalan Architects). This
year, the course – the twenty-eighth of its kind! – covers a unique form of architecture: that of the theatre.