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First Impressions of MicroStation CONNECT Edition First Impressions of MicroStation CONNECT Edition
Compiled by ConnectPress British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) CAD Instructor, Mark Hird-Rutter shares his thoughts on MicroStation CONNECT Edition.
First Impressions of MicroStation CONNECT Edition First Impressions of MicroStation CONNECT Edition
Compiled by ConnectPress L.A. County Works CAD Administrator, Raymond To test drives MicroStation CONNECT Edition and shares his thoughts on his experience. Bentley responds.
What's Important in Workstations to End Users? What's Important in Workstations to End Users?
By Jon Peddie JPR's shares findings from an Intel survey on what end users think about workstations and how they use them in both manufacturing and AEC.
Workstation Processors Get Better with Intel Workstation Processors Get Better with Intel
By Jon Peddie, Jon Peddie Research Jon Peddie takes a look at the new Xeon W Processors based on Skylake/Purley and provides some comparisons of Intel processors.
Robin Partington & Partners Adopts Federated BIM Workflow Robin Partington & Partners Adopts Federated BIM Workflow
By Bentley Systems RPP delivered the Westminster Boroughs Iconic Tower using AECOsim, Bentley Navigator, MicroStation, and GenerativeComponents.
Using a BIM-driven Design and Construction Process Using a BIM-driven Design and Construction Process
By Aidan Mercer, Bentley Systems Using a BIM approach and Bentley software the Shanghai Investigation, Design & Research Institute successfully completed flood control project.
New Dell Technologies Uniquely Positioned for IoT New Dell Technologies Uniquely Positioned for IoT
By Moor Insights & Strategy (MI&S) MI&S believes Dell can help customers solve its IoT puzzle, offering solutions for predictive maintenance, improving facilities management and more.
Sydney Airport Optimizes Multi-discipline Collaboration Sydney Airport Optimizes Multi-discipline Collaboration
By Anne-Marie Walters, Bentley Systems The design team used Bentley Map to map the facilities' assets, and to produce on-demand thematic models, along with other Bentley products.
Bentley Enables 40% Less in Costs on Spiritual Center Bentley Enables 40% Less in Costs on Spiritual Center
By Bentley Systems With Bentley software and collaborative modeling Tata Consulting Engineers was able to reduce costs by almost 40 percent for the 223 acre project.
Fujian Chooses Dell for Smart City Transportation Strategy Fujian Chooses Dell for Smart City Transportation Strategy
By Dell Fujian University of Technology leverages real-time data to reduce congestion and meet challenges of rising vehicle ownership using Dell IoT Solutions.
Simulation in the Era of Smart Facilities Simulation in the Era of Smart Facilities
By Ed Martin, CIMdata Simulation in AEC barely scratch the surface of what is possible, but trends in IoT and smart buildings is leading to greater usage.
Power of IoT Demonstrated with Rooftop Beehive Power of IoT Demonstrated with Rooftop Beehive
By Dell Dell in Ireland set up an "internet of bees" colony, providing a working example of what the IoT can deliver and how IoT success lies in five phases.
Estaco Introduces First-of-its Kind Parking Structure Estaco Introduces First-of-its Kind Parking Structure
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor Be Inspired award nominee Estaco designed a parking system that allows vehicles to be left in compartments that are automatically stacked.
Change the Way You Collect and Analyze Data with IIoT Change the Way You Collect and Analyze Data with IIoT
By David White and Greg Gorbach, ARC This paper by ARC Advisory discusses the emerging need for edge gateway devices and highlights how Eigen Innovations uses the edge.
Black & Veatch Receive Special Recognition Award Black & Veatch Receive Special Recognition Award
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor ConnectPress spoke with project implementation lead Shawn Foster at the Bentley Year in Infrastructure event about their award.
The Value of Bringing Analytics to the Edge The Value of Bringing Analytics to the Edge
By Hurwitz & Associates Many organizations are investing in new IoT initiatives in a variety of use cases including retail, hospitality, energy, and fleet management.
BIM and PLM: Comparing, Contrasting, Converging BIM and PLM: Comparing, Contrasting, Converging
By Ed Martin, CIMdata CIMdata looks at several factors driving the convergence of BIM and PLM, including key opportunities for interoperability improvement.
Ineco Designs Complex Railway Project with Bentley Software Ineco Designs Complex Railway Project with Bentley Software
By Bentley Systems Using Bentley Rail Track, MicroStation, and ProjectWise, Ineco was able to work faster, smarter, and more effectively on Birmingham Delta Junction.
Four Tips When Implementing Augmented Reality Tech Four Tips When Implementing Augmented Reality Tech
By Edward J. Martin, CIMdata CIMdata's Ed Martin explores some important factors AEC firms need to take into account when considering the deployment of AR technology.
You've Got Options in an Evolving Workstation Market You've Got Options in an Evolving Workstation Market
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research JPR finds that demand for high-end processing seems to be a growing trend, and provides a look at some of the hottest products on the market.
6 Steps to Improve Equipment with the IIoT 6 Steps to Improve Equipment with the IIoT
By Dell and GE Dell and GE cover six best practice steps to plan your connected machines implementation, along with technology options by each company.
AECOM Designs Sustainable Smart City in India AECOM Designs Sustainable Smart City in India
By Bentley Systems AECOM deployed ProjectWise as the connected data environment to manage the engineering design data, along with MicroStation and other products.
TAS Creates Accurate 3D Rail Models with MicroStation TAS Creates Accurate 3D Rail Models with MicroStation
By Bentley Systems Track Access Services created an innovative desktop-driven, 3D virtual reality modeling, and signal design process for the Derby Station track.
KMC Controls Connects Buildings to the Internet of Things KMC Controls Connects Buildings to the Internet of Things
By Dell KMC worked with Dell OEM Solutions to create KMC Commander, an integrated building-control product based on the Dell Edge Gateway.
Are Flying Laser Beams in Your Project's Future? Are Flying Laser Beams in Your Project's Future?
By Edward J. Martin, CIMdata CIMdata's Ed Martin looks at how some of the highest return on investment (ROI) opportunities for reality capture exist in AEC and EPC.
Manhard Consulting Designs Chobani Facility with SITEOPS Manhard Consulting Designs Chobani Facility with SITEOPS
By Bentley Systems Using Bentley SITEOPS reduced the schedule from to 326 days, requiring 2,000 workers and 1.7 million resource hours to build.
Exara Boosts Lifecycle of Equipment with Dell IoT Exara Boosts Lifecycle of Equipment with Dell IoT
By Dell Oil & gas company, Exara, anchored a robust data gathering and management infrastructure on Dell Edge Gateway devices for IoT.
Medabil Meets BIM Challenges with Bentley RAM Medabil Meets BIM Challenges with Bentley RAM
By Bentley Systems RAM reduced design time and project costs for Medabil for their work on the WToree Morumbi, the tallest corporate building in Brazil.
BIM and Circles of Trust BIM and Circles of Trust
By Edward J. Martin, CIMdata CIMdata's Ed Martin says deploying similar practices to PLM can help you make sure your have access to the latest version and watch who can access.
Optimize IoT Analytics with an Edge Gateway Optimize IoT Analytics with an Edge Gateway
By Dell Watch this video on how an optimized gateway or IoT that aggregates and secures data at the edge of the network can deliver the promise of the IoT.
Improving Oil & Gas Industry With Better Data Management Improving Oil & Gas Industry With Better Data Management
By Synergis Software An NTSB report published findings on data management issues and accidents in the oil & gas industry. Read on to see how companies are addressing.
Cabrillo Bridge Team Saves Valuable Time with EADOC
By Bentley Systems MNS Engineers chose the EADOC capital project management system to coordinate the entire project team and stakeholders on the $15,000,000 bridge.
What to Expect In Lenovo's New Line Up What to Expect In Lenovo's New Line Up
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Jon Peddie Research takes a look at what to expect in the new Lenovo P410, P510 and P910 workstations. See how they compare to the comp!
The Digital Thread from Manufacturing to Facilities The Digital Thread from Manufacturing to Facilities
By Edward J. Martin, CIMdata CIMdata's Ed Martin says one of the most important changes that is occurring is the erosion of a conceptual barrier between PLM and BIM.
The Reality of the Internet of Things The Reality of the Internet of Things
By Dell In this video, Dell takes the fear and unknown out of the innovative but mystical IoT. Learn more within.
LumenRT Spans Bridge Digitally First for Architecture Co. LumenRT Spans Bridge Digitally First for Architecture Co.
By Bentley Systems The US's second highest clearance bridge was created by the Alabama DOT with the visualization help of Bentley's reality modeling software, LumenRT.
An Inteview with CIMdata's New AEC Lead An Inteview with CIMdata's New AEC Lead
Compiled by ConnectPress Ed Martin brings 36 years of experience with him to CIMdata's AEC & Manufacturing Convergence Consulting Practice. We interviewed him to learn more.
South Australia Water Saves AUD 3 Million with Bentley South Australia Water Saves AUD 3 Million with Bentley
By Bentley Systems The driest state on the driest continent on Earth needed a better way to distribute water, so they turned to Bentley Systems.
Many Think of IoT Like MEP- That's Far from the Truth Many Think of IoT Like MEP- That's Far from the Truth
By Peter Marchese, Senior Technical Evangelist, Microdesk Peter Marchese makes a case for the IoT benefiting AEC, and how it has been doing so for years, including with the Al Bahar towers in Abu Dhabi.
Dell OEM Solutions Helped KMC Controls Connect Buildings Dell OEM Solutions Helped KMC Controls Connect Buildings
By Dell KMC Commander, based on the Dell Edge Gateway IoT solution, is cost-effective and makes buildings energy efficient and safe.
Cyon Research, JPR, and Cambashi Talk About the Future Cyon Research, JPR, and Cambashi Talk About the Future
By Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM Beyond PLM's Oleg Shilovitsky discusses the future of the industry after sitting in on presentations at COFES 2016.
Rail Signal Risk Per Project Lowers with BIM Rail Signal Risk Per Project Lowers with BIM
By Sam Uliano, ConnectPress Editor Hatch Mott MacDonald brings intelligence and collaboration to the traditional rail signal design process.
Dallas Streetcar System Connected by Bentley Products Dallas Streetcar System Connected by Bentley Products
By Sam Uliano, ConnectPress Editor HDR set up a virtual office with ProjectWise to keep track of over 17,000 files while building the Union Station to Oak Cliff streetcar line.
Who Will Win in Virtual Reality? Who Will Win in Virtual Reality?
By Jon Peddie, Jon Peddie Research Jon Peddie compares various VR headsets including Sony's HMD, HTC VIVE and Oculus Rift for virtual reality. See who he thinks will take the lead.
Firm Replicates 17 High-rise Apartments in U.S. with Bentley Firm Replicates 17 High-rise Apartments in U.S. with Bentley
Compiled by ConnectPress Be Inspired winner Stanley D. Lindsey and Associates used Bentley's RAM Structural System and RAM Concept on 23-story SkyHouse apartments.
HP vs. Dell: Which Line Comes Out on Top? HP vs. Dell: Which Line Comes Out on Top?
By Alex Herrera, Jon Peddie Research HP and Dell have a number of new desktops and mobile workstations with Intel Skylake Processors. Find out which line JPR fancies more.
Intel, NVIDIA, IBM, and Many More Squared Off For SC15 Intel, NVIDIA, IBM, and Many More Squared Off For SC15
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research JPR's Kathleen Maher discusses Austin's SC15 Supercomputing Conference and the idea of democratizing supercomputing.
Collaboration and Costs Improved with Bentley Software Collaboration and Costs Improved with Bentley Software
Summary by Brian Hartz, ConnectPress Editor Read about this ambitious 39-kilometer roadbuilding project from Year in Infrastructure finalist, Danish Road Directorate.
eB Data Quality Manager Powers Southern Company eB Data Quality Manager Powers Southern Company
By Bentley Systems Atlanta-based electricity provider Southern Company operationalizes a data-centric design strategy with Bentley's eB Data Quality Manager.
Canon Joins the 3D Printing Fray
By Brian Hartz, ConnectPress Editor At its 2015 Paris Expo, the company announced a bold new concept that it claims will vastly improve 3D printing processes and outputs.
Jon Peddie Research Reports Healthier Workstation Market Jon Peddie Research Reports Healthier Workstation Market
By Alex Herrera, Jon Peddie Research The second quarter of 2015 saw healthy gains in sales of workstations after shaky results in Q1 rattled corporate managers and shareholders.
GrabCAD's John Cochrane Reviews the CadMouse GrabCAD's John Cochrane Reviews the CadMouse
By John Cochrane, GrabCAD 3Dconnexions' CadMouse provides a separate wheel and middle mouse buttons and zoom in and out side buttons positioned for the thumb.
Sweco Improves Efficiency w/ Live BIM on Challenging Tunnel Sweco Improves Efficiency w/ Live BIM on Challenging Tunnel
By Bentley Systems Sweco used ProjectWise, MicroStation, InRoads, Bentley Rail Track, and Bentley Navigator to manage conditions of the Hallandsas tunneling project.
Hardware Graphics Expected to Grow by 6.3 Percent Hardware Graphics Expected to Grow by 6.3 Percent
By Jon Peddie Research According to Jon Peddie Research the computer graphics market will exceed $235 billion by 2018. See more in their report and join them for Virtualize.
Student Arden Qiu Named Innovator of the Month Student Arden Qiu Named Innovator of the Month
By Bentley Systems Our pick for August is student Arden Qiu's Albuquerque High project, who also won an award in Bentley's Scott Lofgren Student Design Competition.
Denmark's AG5 Acheives Greater Productivity with AECOsim Denmark's AG5 Acheives Greater Productivity with AECOsim
By Bentley Systems Sustainable design firm AG5 uses AECOsim Building Designer for all their BIM needs, increasing productivity and reducing re-work.
Redevelopment of King's Cross Station with Bentley Redevelopment of King's Cross Station with Bentley
By Bentley Systems MicroStation enabled John McAslan + Partners to produce high-quality, accurate 3D models while restoring the historic rail station in London.
Bentley Reports $625 Million Revenue for 2014 Bentley Reports $625 Million Revenue for 2014
By Randall Newton, Jon Peddie Research Last month Bentley Systems reported that revenue was up 7% from 2013 and saw growth in the Middle East, South East Asia, Greater China, and India.
Tips When Choosing a Large Format Scanner Tips When Choosing a Large Format Scanner
By Ken Wilson, CAD/CAM Connect Ken Wilson and Tavco Services cover the four scenarios for using large format scanners and how to decide what's most important for your business.
Morphosis Designs Innovative Emerson Los Angeles Campus Morphosis Designs Innovative Emerson Los Angeles Campus
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Our Innovator of the Month for May is Morphosis for the firm's design of the LEED-certified Los Angeles campus of Emerson College. Read our interview.
3D Printing Helps NYC Firm Inspire Discussion with Clients 3D Printing Helps NYC Firm Inspire Discussion with Clients
Summary by Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Rietveld Architects is our Innovator of the Month for April for their use of 3D printing to transform client communications and inspire discussion.
HDR Uses Bentley Systems Solutions in Bridge Upgrade HDR Uses Bentley Systems Solutions in Bridge Upgrade
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor Be Inspired winner HDR used AECOsim, RM Bridge, ProjectWise and many other products for the new Tappan Zee Hudson river crossing design in New York.
Who's Leading in GPU Shipments? Who's Leading in GPU Shipments?
By Jon Peddie Research Jon Peddie Research provides update on the hardware market from Q4 of 2014, with the average GPU market yielding below the ten-year average of 6.86%.
Building Studio Uses AECOsim for Visualization and More Building Studio Uses AECOsim for Visualization and More
Summary by Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Our Innovator of the Month is Building Studio for the firm's use of Bentley Systems' AECOsim Building Designer for visualization and rendering.
CH2M HILL Leverages Bentley Apps for Feedback from the Field CH2M HILL Leverages Bentley Apps for Feedback from the Field
By Bentley Systems CH2M HILL leverages ProjectWise Worksite Mobile to extend the reach of critical project documents and the latest information managed by ProjectWise.
MWH Uses Bentley Software in Waste Water Treatment MWH Uses Bentley Software in Waste Water Treatment
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Read about MWH's Wastewater Treatment Works Thermal Hydrolysis Plant in which Bentley software was used.
Be Inspired Winner for Innovation in Roads Be Inspired Winner for Innovation in Roads
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor Well-Connected Alliance took home the Innovation in Roads win for The Waterview Connection road project in Auckland, New Zealand.
Hawaii Leads In Solar Energy Generation and Soon Integration Hawaii Leads In Solar Energy Generation and Soon Integration
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor This month's Go Local column focuses on Hawaii's efforts to integrate the abundant solar energy generated locally into the state's electric grid.
Algae Shows Great Promise for Renewable Energy Algae Shows Great Promise for Renewable Energy
By Bill Scanlon, NREL NREL looks at how algae can provide biofuel for a clean energy future.
Vermont's Solar Tracker Farm Has Local Economic Benefits Vermont's Solar Tracker Farm Has Local Economic Benefits
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Vermont is home to the largest solar tracker farm in North America, producing more than three million kilowatt hours of emissions-free energy a year.
Henan Water & Power's Aqueduct Helps Protect Water Resources Henan Water & Power's Aqueduct Helps Protect Water Resources
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Henan Water & Power Engineering Consulting is the October Innovator of the Month, catching our eye for its sustainable design of the Shahe Aqueduct.

AGH University Students Redesign Cracow's Debnicki Bridge
By Bentley Systems Winner of a Student Design Award from Bentley Systems, the redesign of the Debnicki Bridge made innovative use of Bentley Pointools and MicroStation.
Making STEM Cool to Grow the AEC Talent Pool Making STEM Cool to Grow the AEC Talent Pool
By Laura Guzman, Microdesk By more effectively articulating what it means to be an AEC professional, we can encourage more of tomorrow's youth to consider an AEC career path.
What's This About Project Tango?
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor A number of software developers have already begun signing up to make apps for Google's Project Tango, including Mattersport and Trimble.
What Was Big at Siggraph this Year What Was Big at Siggraph this Year
By Jon Peddie Research Jon Peddie Research highlights hardware providers like AMD, Lenovo, Dell and NVIDIA and software providers Otoy and Autodesk.
Building Studio Uses Bentley Software for Complex Projects Building Studio Uses Bentley Software for Complex Projects
By Gwyn Finnell, Bentley Systems Building Studio, our Innovator of the Month for August, uses Bentley software to design and deliver complex projects for a variety of clients.
Germany Achieves New Records in Renewable Energy Production Germany Achieves New Records in Renewable Energy Production
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor In this month's Go Local column, we visit Germany, which recently met a record 74 percent of the nation's energy demand from renewable sources.
Industry Investors Count on NREL's Modeling Tools Industry Investors Count on NREL's Modeling Tools
By Bill Scanlon, NREL A look at NREl's solar modeling tools, including the Solar Advisor Model and Solar Prospector tool.
Foster + Partners Designs Scotland's First National Arena Foster + Partners Designs Scotland's First National Arena
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Our Innovator of the Month for July is Foster + Partners for the firm's design of the SSE Hydro arena designed with Bentley software.
A Report on Virtualization of GPUs & Remote Workstations A Report on Virtualization of GPUs & Remote Workstations
By Jon Peddie Research Jon Peddie Research surveyed 2377 people in engineering and design in which 71% reported brand was a major factor in their selection of a workstation.
Shaheen-Portman Bill Fails to Pass with Mixed Reactions Shaheen-Portman Bill Fails to Pass with Mixed Reactions
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Derailed last month in the Senate, the Shaheen-Portman bill could have been the most important energy legislation passed in seven years.
Yoga Union's Breathe Building Aims for LBT Certification Yoga Union's Breathe Building Aims for LBT Certification
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Set to open this summer, Yoga Union's new Breathe Building in Portland will combine green construction with ongoing sustainable energy consumption.
LADOT Rebuilds I-10 Twin Span Bridge With Bentley Software LADOT Rebuilds I-10 Twin Span Bridge With Bentley Software
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Damaged more than eight years ago by Hurricane Katrina, the I-10 Twin Span has been rebuilt with by the LADOT with the help of Bentley software.
NREL's Zero-Energy Homes Student Design Competition NREL's Zero-Energy Homes Student Design Competition
By David Glickson, NREL 28 teams of students presented their zero-energy-ready home design and construction plans to juries of national experts.
Chicago Bans Plastic Bags Chicago Bans Plastic Bags
Compiled by Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor The Chicago City Council voted on the ban on April 30, which will go into effect in August of 2015 at larger stores and a year later at smaller ones.
NREL Analyzes Perovskite for New Solar Material NREL Analyzes Perovskite for New Solar Material
By Bill Scanlon, NREL The new solar material is shooting up the efficiency charts faster than almost anything researchers have seen before.
Parsons Brinckerhoff Chosen as Innovator of the Month Parsons Brinckerhoff Chosen as Innovator of the Month
By Bentley Systems Parsons used Bentley's information mobility products to improve the reliability and increase capacity of the rail network in south west Sydney.
Richard Branson Proposes the World's Greenest Skyscrapers
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Capping off the proposal with plans for a hotel on the Moon, Richard Branson first proposed to build the world's four greenest skyscrapers.
Copenhagen Leads the World in Sustainability Copenhagen Leads the World in Sustainability
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor A city that has long put people first in its urban planning, Copenhagen now also boasts a variety of sustainable initiatives to become carbon neutral.
MPD Design Offers Solar Floating Island for Sinking Maldives
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Michele Puzzolante of MPD Design is working with the Maldives government to create his Solar Floating Island as a response to rising sea levels.
And the Innovator of the Month Goes to... And the Innovator of the Month Goes to...
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Bentley Be Inspired Winner Steuernagel Ingenieure earns recognition for using point cloud processing to restore St. Leonhard's Church, built in 1219.
Saving Money with Point Cloud to BIM Processes Saving Money with Point Cloud to BIM Processes
By Tom Lazear, Archway Systems In one example this process saved Nestle Group Engineering four weeks and $24,000 using Faro and Bentley Systems products.
Illinois Leads the Nation in LEED-certified Projects Illinois Leads the Nation in LEED-certified Projects
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor The USGBC's annual list of states with the most LEED-certified projects this year recognizes Illinois as leading the nation in sustainable building.
Mortenson Construction Shrinks Wind Farm Footprint Mortenson Construction Shrinks Wind Farm Footprint
By Bentley Systems With the help of Bentley software Mortenson minimized disturbances of federal land in the design of a Spring Valley Wind Project.
Visualization Options in Bentley Software Visualization Options in Bentley Software
By Tom Lazear, Archway Systems AECOsim Building Designer comes with all of the rendering, animation and even clash detection built right in.
NREL Working to Clean Air in Fracking Process NREL Working to Clean Air in Fracking Process
By Bill Scanlon, NREL A microbe capable of digesting methane could save countless tons of greenhouse gas from reaching the atmosphere during hydraulic fracturing.
3 Minutes on EXALEAD OnePart 3 Minutes on EXALEAD OnePart
By Dassault Systemes Check out this video on EXALEAD and learn how to reveal hidden assets, reuse legacy parts, reduce duplicate parts; and watch our webcast on Feb. 25th.
The SkyCycle Could Lessen London's Car Overload The SkyCycle Could Lessen London's Car Overload
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor A lofty idea that solves a practical transit crisis, Foster + Partner's SkyCycle is getting serious attention from London's city planners.
New Update Radically Simplifies 3D Printing for Creatives New Update Radically Simplifies 3D Printing for Creatives
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Designers no longer have to be technical print and materials experts thanks to this new 3D printing functionality in Photoshop CC.
What Would You Do if a Renovation was to Cost $95 Million? What Would You Do if a Renovation was to Cost $95 Million?
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Portland authorities are debating whether to demolish an iconic piece of postmodern architecture that has outlived its usefulness to the city.
Inventors and Investors Network at Industry Growth Forum Inventors and Investors Network at Industry Growth Forum
By Bill Scanlon, NREL NREL's annual gathering brings together green entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, demonstrating the growing financial strength of the industry.
Report Provides Roadmap to Enhanced Sustainability Report Provides Roadmap to Enhanced Sustainability
By University of California, Davis Read about UC Davis' West Village, the nation’s largest planned zero net energy community, and its achievements in its initial year of review.
Repurposing CAD Data Repurposing CAD Data
By Tom Lazear, Archway Systems What are the best ways to repurpose your existing CAD data? The options are nearly limitless.
Hewlett Packard Takes On 3D Printing Hewlett Packard Takes On 3D Printing
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Hewlett Packard aims to dominate the 3D printing marketplace and release a 3D printer in 2014, according to Business Insider.
What Could have been in L.A. What Could have been in L.A.
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Los Angeles is full of talented architects, but how come it can seem so lackluster with urban innovation?
AltaRock Heats Up Geothermal Industry AltaRock Heats Up Geothermal Industry
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor AltaRock applies waste fluids to super-heated rocks to generate clean, safe energy.
Breaking Bad Star Breaks Ground with Green Beach Home
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor Cranston wanted to show the world that you don't have to sacrifice style and comfort to be green with his California beach house.
Updates on Green Building Studio Updates on Green Building Studio
By John Kennedy, Autodesk Potential Energy Savings (PES) is a new beta feature in Green Building Studio that was recently released. Give it a whirl!
Sustainability and New Challenges Motivate Architect Sustainability and New Challenges Motivate Architect
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Architect Peter Grueneisen looks forward to a time when sustainable design doesn't even need to be pointed out anymore because it's the norm.
The Greening of Data Centers with Autodesk Revit The Greening of Data Centers with Autodesk Revit
By Autodesk This paper will discuss how using CFD in the cloud enables MEP engineers to better optimize and validate their designs and make greener data centers.
Meet Rod Wing, Senior Systems Analyst Meet Rod Wing, Senior Systems Analyst
By EnvisionCAD Rod Wing, senior systems analyst, EnvisionCAD, discusses the best part of his job and how his predictions for the industry include cloud computing.
Has 3D Printing Gone Mainstream? Has 3D Printing Gone Mainstream?
By Tom Lazear, Archway Systems The price of 3D printers continues to fall, materials are better and it won't be long until small manufacturers are making their own parts.
Wind Energy Treads on Safe Ground for 2013 Wind Energy Treads on Safe Ground for 2013
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Sun-e News speaks with AWEA about the biggest year in wind power and what the future holds for the industry.
JPR's Market Studies See Changes Ahead in Graphics Market JPR's Market Studies See Changes Ahead in Graphics Market
By Jon Peddie, Jon Peddie Research The news is encouraging for NVIDIA and for AMD on the desktop, but disappointing for Intel, according Jon Peddie Research's quarterly report.
Siemens and Bentley Extend Collaboration Siemens and Bentley Extend Collaboration
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research This year Siemens announced they were increasing the interoperability their 2D engineering software solution Comos with Bentley’s OpenPlant.
Affordable Green Design is a Badge of Honor Affordable Green Design is a Badge of Honor
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Creating meaningful architecture that maximizes local resources and ecosystems - these are the cornerstones to architect Carl Welty's mantra.
NREL Engineer Passionate about Energy-Efficient Buildings NREL Engineer Passionate about Energy-Efficient Buildings
By NREL Sheila Hayter helps establish stringent standards for energy-efficient buildings and urges others in the field to strive for 50% above the standard.
With Droughts Ever-present, the Answer Lies in Xeriscaping With Droughts Ever-present, the Answer Lies in Xeriscaping
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Xeriscaping – the answer to America's love affair with landscaping.
Architect: Think Globally, Act Locally Architect: Think Globally, Act Locally
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Despite designing on a global scale, architect James Mary O'Connor remains firm that all work influences each other and is connected, even locally.
Is Cloud Computing Encroaching on the Workstation Market? Is Cloud Computing Encroaching on the Workstation Market?
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Find out if workstations are still relevant with cloud computing growing, and if the best idea for the two to survive is a symbiotic relationship.
NREL Super Computer and Software Advance Biofuels Research NREL Super Computer and Software Advance Biofuels Research
By Bill Scanlon, NREL New NREL supercomputer and CHARMM software enable scientists to perform simulation tests to better understand how molecular models work.
Google Glass' Place in the AEC Industry Google Glass' Place in the AEC Industry
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Google Glass technology has the potential to change the way we think about visualization in the construction and maintenance and operations phases.
Experience Real World Driving Conditions in 5D Experience Real World Driving Conditions in 5D
By Transoft Imagine a technology that lets designers experience real world driving conditions like hitting a pothole from their desk.
Reverse Engineering at a City-wide Scale Reverse Engineering at a City-wide Scale
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor Columbia University Professor talks about how reverse engineering is emerging as a contemporary way of thinking in this audio interview.
LEVEL Architects Take Dreams and Turn them into Realities LEVEL Architects Take Dreams and Turn them into Realities
Compiled by Rita Stange ConnectPress Managing Editor LEVEL Architects demonstrates creativity successes in blending the outdoors with living spaces in their Slide House and Skate House projects.
Biomass Analysis Tool Is Faster, More Precise Biomass Analysis Tool Is Faster, More Precise
By NREL Analysis of a sample that previously took two weeks can now be done in two minutes.
How Reverse Engineering has Grown How Reverse Engineering has Grown
By Tom Lazear, Chairman, Archway Systems The advent of more efficient point cloud software and streaming, fast computers and communication, and better scanners is opening up new applications.
Shifts and Moves in Digital Reality Shifts and Moves in Digital Reality
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research A look at how companies like Trimble, Stratasys and Dassault are expanding through mergers and acquisitions to address new markets.
BIM and IPD Then, Now and Beyond BIM and IPD Then, Now and Beyond
By Tom Lazear, Chairman, Archway Systems Archway takes on questions surrounding BIM and IPD like: what pivotal event has taken place that caused the rapid upsurge in these processes?
Universe Architecture to Construct First 3D Printed House Universe Architecture to Construct First 3D Printed House
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor 3D printing is taken to another level as Universe Architecture collaborates to 3D print and construct the Landscape House.
IDC Architects' Strengths on Display in Data Center Design IDC Architects' Strengths on Display in Data Center Design
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor IDC Architects shines by pairing otherwise empty buildings with intelligent repurposing for data center design.
Video Details Airport Link Project in Brisbane, Australia Video Details Airport Link Project in Brisbane, Australia
This incredible video shows a cutaway visual of the massive Parsons Brinkerhoff and Arup JV for the Airport Link.
Highlights from NREL's Innovation Forum Highlights from NREL's Innovation Forum
By Bill Scanlon, NREL The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) held the 25th annual event focusing on emerging clean energy companies.
Ram Power Garners Attention of Utility Companies Ram Power Garners Attention of Utility Companies
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Ram Power has practically tripled its revenue this year compared third quarter of 2011 with it geothermal services.
Makani Power Takes Wind Power to the Sky Makani Power Takes Wind Power to the Sky
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Makani Power Airborne Wind Turbines generate power for less than half the cost of conventional wind systems.
Big Names Turn to Plug Power for Better Sustainability Big Names Turn to Plug Power for Better Sustainability
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OCI Solar Power Spreads Nationwide OCI Solar Power Spreads Nationwide
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New Israeli Wave Power Company Enters the Market New Israeli Wave Power Company Enters the Market
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Westinghouse Solar Celebrate 10 Years of Solar Solutions Westinghouse Solar Celebrate 10 Years of Solar Solutions
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2011 WaterSense Excellence Award Winner Niagara 2011 WaterSense Excellence Award Winner Niagara
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Protect Your Solar Investment with Energy Tracking Software Protect Your Solar Investment with Energy Tracking Software
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Preserving Wood with Nisus Green Products Preserving Wood with Nisus Green Products
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Battery Company Fights to Keep Up with Millions of Orders Battery Company Fights to Keep Up with Millions of Orders
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Why You Need  a Dual-Socket Workstation Why You Need a Dual-Socket Workstation
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Wind Energy Services Ships 1000th Set of Wind Turbines Wind Energy Services Ships 1000th Set of Wind Turbines
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XZERES Grows on Strength of Small Wind Power XZERES Grows on Strength of Small Wind Power
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The Story Behind Reclaimed Wood Flooring The Story Behind Reclaimed Wood Flooring
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CALMAC Systems Store Renewable Energy CALMAC Systems Store Renewable Energy
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Innovative Alternative Energy Products Innovative Alternative Energy Products
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Saft America Completes New Lithium-Ion Facility Saft America Completes New Lithium-Ion Facility
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Aegis Solar Energy Explains No Cost Solar Aegis Solar Energy Explains No Cost Solar
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Deco Lighting Offers Many Efficient Lighting Products Deco Lighting Offers Many Efficient Lighting Products
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Explore More Models in Less Time Explore More Models in Less Time
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Advantix Makes Cooling and Dehumidification Efficient Advantix Makes Cooling and Dehumidification Efficient
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SolarNexus Gives Solar Installers a Competitive Edge SolarNexus Gives Solar Installers a Competitive Edge
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Crestron Provides Automation to Optimize Energy Management Crestron Provides Automation to Optimize Energy Management
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Lufthansa Tests Out Running Biofuels on their Airplanes Lufthansa Tests Out Running Biofuels on their Airplanes
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Viryd Technologies Ventures into New Territory Viryd Technologies Ventures into New Territory
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What’s New and Green with ASHRAE? What’s New and Green with ASHRAE?
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SVTC Scores Funding for New Facility SVTC Scores Funding for New Facility
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Siggraph Pioneers Work on the Future of Graphics Siggraph Pioneers Work on the Future of Graphics
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AIB Shipments Slow Down in Q2 AIB Shipments Slow Down in Q2
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Stay Charged on the Go with Solar Cell Backpacks & Bags Stay Charged on the Go with Solar Cell Backpacks & Bags
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Lumalier Leads in Unique Energy Efficient Niche Lumalier Leads in Unique Energy Efficient Niche
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Accelerate Innovation with a Dual-processor Workstation Accelerate Innovation with a Dual-processor Workstation
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North American Power Offers Cheaper and Cleaner Power North American Power Offers Cheaper and Cleaner Power
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Even Fences can be Green Even Fences can be Green
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Heliotronics Promotes Higher Learning on Energy Usage Heliotronics Promotes Higher Learning on Energy Usage
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Codexis Takes Big Steps Towards Commercial Biofuels Codexis Takes Big Steps Towards Commercial Biofuels
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Astrum Solar Sees Rapid Growth in Short Time Astrum Solar Sees Rapid Growth in Short Time
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Creating Biofuels without the Crops Creating Biofuels without the Crops
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Bringing Wind and Solar Power Home Bringing Wind and Solar Power Home
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Mother and Son Team Prosper with Toxic-free Plasters Mother and Son Team Prosper with Toxic-free Plasters
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N-Viro Helps Eliminate Dependence on Coal N-Viro Helps Eliminate Dependence on Coal
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What Do a Workstation and a 3-Legged Stool Have in Common? What Do a Workstation and a 3-Legged Stool Have in Common?
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Xtreme Power Delivers Dynamic Energy Sources Xtreme Power Delivers Dynamic Energy Sources
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Software Maker Gives Energy Savvy Customers Viable Solution Software Maker Gives Energy Savvy Customers Viable Solution
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Physics and Fluid Dynamics Use Increases in Product Design Physics and Fluid Dynamics Use Increases in Product Design
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SOLARHOT Brings the Heat to Solar Thermal Systems SOLARHOT Brings the Heat to Solar Thermal Systems
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Green Field Ethanol Extends Biofuels Efforts with New Co. Green Field Ethanol Extends Biofuels Efforts with New Co.
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Aged Woods Melds Design Aesthetic with Sustainability Aged Woods Melds Design Aesthetic with Sustainability
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Is a Desktop System Enough for Your Needs? Is a Desktop System Enough for Your Needs?
By Intel Read about some of the reasons why many professionals choose the Intel Xeon processor E3 family over desktop alternatives.
Sky Harvest Gets Ready for the Surge in Canadian Wind Power Sky Harvest Gets Ready for the Surge in Canadian Wind Power
Sky Harvest is finding ways to ensure that Canada’s growing interest in wind power does not blow past them.
Conergy Tackles Solar Projects with Decades of Experience Conergy Tackles Solar Projects with Decades of Experience
Conergy is a global supplier, manufacturer and service provider for individuals and organizations looking for solar solutions.
Stop Wasting Water with ACT Hot Water Pumping Systems Stop Wasting Water with ACT Hot Water Pumping Systems
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Entrepreneur Finds Niche in Interior Landscaping Entrepreneur Finds Niche in Interior Landscaping
McRae Anderson’s greenwalls envelop eco-friendly and appealing designs to spruce up any building.
Young Entrepreneur Revitalizes Solar Thermal Company Young Entrepreneur Revitalizes Solar Thermal Company
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Making Tidal Power the Next Big Energy Solution Making Tidal Power the Next Big Energy Solution
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Identify the Workstation that is Right for You Identify the Workstation that is Right for You
By John Hengeveld and Wes Shimanek of Intel Corporation Confused on what workstation is best for your needs? Look no further.
SunRun Offers Solar as a Service SunRun Offers Solar as a Service
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Games Set the Course for the Future Games Set the Course for the Future
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SunWater Solar Provides Alternative to Gas-based Heating SunWater Solar Provides Alternative to Gas-based Heating
Sun Water Solar sets out to become largest solar thermal company with unique company offerings backed by specialized skills and ambition.
Carnegie Wave Practices Unique Approach to Wave Power Carnegie Wave Practices Unique Approach to Wave Power
How a company generates clean energy that operates on a predictable schedule and does not create an eyesore for local communities.
Longer Term, Smarter, & Lower Maintenance Landscape Design Longer Term, Smarter, & Lower Maintenance Landscape Design
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Four Performance Drivers for Workstations Four Performance Drivers for Workstations
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The Possibilities of CAD in the Cloud The Possibilities of CAD in the Cloud
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Kathleen Maher takes a look at advances in CAD and cloud computing technology and how the "cloud" is affecting the industry.
What's Going on in the Workstation Market? What's Going on in the Workstation Market?
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Analyst Kathleen Maher comments on workstation trends that have accelerated in 2010, including 64-bit, the Mac, job expectations and more.
Feature Integration Continues to be a Dominant Trend Feature Integration Continues to be a Dominant Trend
By Jon Peddie, Jon Peddie Research Jon Peddie explains what features CAD users can expect to see in the coming workstation market.
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Manage Stormwater Requirements with VAST Composite Pavers Manage Stormwater Requirements with VAST Composite Pavers
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Geothermal Company First to Receive Loan Guarantee Geothermal Company First to Receive Loan Guarantee
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Learn About the New Intel Xeon Processor E3 Family Learn About the New Intel Xeon Processor E3 Family
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Orenco’s Wastewater Systems Save Energy and Earn LEED Points Orenco’s Wastewater Systems Save Energy and Earn LEED Points
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Southwest Windpower Makes Producing Small Turbines a Breeze Southwest Windpower Makes Producing Small Turbines a Breeze
This wind power turbine manufacturer has been in the business 23 years and is still expanding their offerings to meet the demands of the changing market.
Energy Monitoring Division at Your Service Energy Monitoring Division at Your Service
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EnergyHub Takes Smart Grid Technology Home EnergyHub Takes Smart Grid Technology Home
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OwnEnergy Collaborate with Community on Wind Projects OwnEnergy Collaborate with Community on Wind Projects
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Technology is Rapidly Changing the Sustainability Equation Technology is Rapidly Changing the Sustainability Equation
Helping to lead this modeling revolution, Autodesk has developed a streamlined process called rapid energy modeling.
Shades Help Maintain Comfort and Keep Energy Costs Down Shades Help Maintain Comfort and Keep Energy Costs Down
This week's Green Zone pick of the week goes out to Halcyon Shades, who offer energy efficient solar shades.
Project to Produce 22,500 Gallons of Algae Fuel in a Year Project to Produce 22,500 Gallons of Algae Fuel in a Year
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Dig in Your Innovation Sandbox with Intel Xeon Workstations Dig in Your Innovation Sandbox with Intel Xeon Workstations
By Wes Shimanek, Intel Corporation and Norma McKinney, Microsoft Corporation See how dual-processor based Intel Xeon multi-core workstations enable you to experience parallel thinking and explore more "what ifs."
ABB Offers Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Innovation ABB Offers Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Innovation
ABB saves utilities and industrial customers money with energy efficiency solutions.
Visually Appealing Solar Technology Visually Appealing Solar Technology
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LiveRoof’s Green Roof Eliminates Exposed Modules LiveRoof’s Green Roof Eliminates Exposed Modules
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Home Builder Thrives in Alternative Energy Market Home Builder Thrives in Alternative Energy Market
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A Look at United Arab Emirates' Productions and Visions A Look at United Arab Emirates' Productions and Visions
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Kathleen Maher takes us on her journey to Abu Dhabi and provides a glimpse of what they have going on in the manufacturing and building industries.
Four Performance Drivers for Workstations Four Performance Drivers for Workstations
By Wes Shimanek and Art Copeland, Intel Corporation Intel gives details on performance considerations you can use when buying your next workstation.
Building Features Active Chilled Beam Cooling System Building Features Active Chilled Beam Cooling System
By Nazita Saye, Mentor Graphics Engineers at Affiliated Engineers Inc. used simulation software to optimize the design of a university's cooling system and maximize energy savings.
A Webinar on How to Use CFD Software to Meet 189.1 Standards A Webinar on How to Use CFD Software to Meet 189.1 Standards
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The Questions I was Most Often Asked at SIGGRAPH... The Questions I was Most Often Asked at SIGGRAPH...
By Wes Shimanek, Workstation Product Manager, Intel Corporation Read a summary of the top four questions Wes Shimanek of Intel was asked at SIGGRAPH.
The Possibilities of CAD in the Cloud The Possibilities of CAD in the Cloud
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Kathleen Maher takes a look at advances in CAD and cloud computing technology and how the "cloud" is affecting the industry.
Future of CAD Looking Positive, Despite Piracy Future of CAD Looking Positive, Despite Piracy
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Kathleen Maher discusses how the CAD software business is staying afloat and how piracy is impacting the industry.
Is Social Media Improving your Quality of Work? Is Social Media Improving your Quality of Work?
By Mentor Graphics Share your thoughts on the role of social media in the engineering world by participating in this short survey.
Gaming Industry Continues to Shape Advancements in CAD Gaming Industry Continues to Shape Advancements in CAD
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Maher discusses how gaming technology is defining the future of computing, including highlights from the recent E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo.
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By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Analyst Kathleen Maher comments on workstation trends that have accelerated in 2010, including 64-bit, the Mac, job expectations and more.
A Glimpse of Jon Peddie Research’s Annual CAD Report A Glimpse of Jon Peddie Research’s Annual CAD Report
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Harnessing the Power of Natural Ventilation Harnessing the Power of Natural Ventilation
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Autostereoscopic 3D: Too Low Resolution for Architects Autostereoscopic 3D: Too Low Resolution for Architects
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Big Changes Predicted for the Workstation Market by 2011 Big Changes Predicted for the Workstation Market by 2011
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Kathleen Maher takes a look at how the workstations market is shaping out for 2010, including updates on GPU's, rendering tools and more.
Upcoming Webinar on How CFD Helps with Green Design Upcoming Webinar on How CFD Helps with Green Design
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Industry Update on 3D Printing Industry Update on 3D Printing
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An Update on Flexible e-paper An Update on Flexible e-paper
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The Mac World Goes Pro – CAD Space Growing on the Mac The Mac World Goes Pro – CAD Space Growing on the Mac
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Siggraph Asia Sets the Stage for 2010 Siggraph Asia Sets the Stage for 2010
By Kathleen Maher and Jon Peddie, Jon Peddie Research Siggraph Asia provides a view of what’s likely to be important in the coming year for the graphics industry.
Next-gen 3D Vis Sim System Looks to Flat Panels Next-gen 3D Vis Sim System Looks to Flat Panels
By Insight Media Learn about a virtual environment called CAVE technology, which has been characterized as “the oldest art and engineering collaboration in the US.”
Workstations vs. High-End Desktops Workstations vs. High-End Desktops
Did you know the difference in price between a similarly configured high-end desktop and an entry-level workstation is less than $100 today?
OpenGL 3.2 Arrives with Siggraph OpenGL 3.2 Arrives with Siggraph
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Khronos aims for timely updates to meet the needs of hardware manufacturers, as recently demonstrated with OpenGL 3.0 and 3.1 and 3.2 updates.
EVGA Gets into Monitors with Dual Displays EVGA Gets into Monitors with Dual Displays
By Steve Seachrist, Insight Media Insight Media takes a look at EVGA's new InterView Dual-Display dual-monitor configuration, featuring a testimonial from Jon Peddie Research.
Sustainable Design for Structural Engineers Sustainable Design for Structural Engineers
By Sarah Hodges, Autodesk There are many ways in which a structural engineer can influence a building’s sustainability, find out how in this column.
Will Solar Power Change the Cell Phone Industry? Will Solar Power Change the Cell Phone Industry?
By Steve Sechrist, Insight Media A look at Samsung's new cell phone, that uses solar power to recharge the battery.
LG Shows Full Range of 3D LCDs LG Shows Full Range of 3D LCDs
By Chris Chinnock, Insight Media Chris Chinnock of Insight Media talks about how the new line of LG monitors is maturing to help enable many 3D consumer market applications.
CAD in Crisis — COFES CAD in Crisis — COFES
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Kathleen Maher reports on the recent Congress On the Future of Engineering Software (COFES) conference and the outlook of the CAD industry.
High-end Graphics Are Not an Option in Some Professions High-end Graphics Are Not an Option in Some Professions
Jon Peddie and Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research JPR reports on the computer graphics market for the first quarter this year and provides a forecast of what’s ahead for the industry.
Anark Tightens Link to CAD Products in New Release Anark Tightens Link to CAD Products in New Release
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Anark Core 2.2 now supports DWG offering better interoperability in AEC applications and can be distributed in a compact, secure package.
Do You Really Need a Workstation - It Depends Do You Really Need a Workstation - It Depends
By Intel Corporation Intel Corporation’s Wes Shimanek discusses the benefits of various workstations and how they are purpose built to do a job.
What You Didn’t Know About Acrobat Pro Extended What You Didn’t Know About Acrobat Pro Extended
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Here are some things you may have missed in Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Extended during all the hype around Adobe CS4, plus other Adobe advances for CAD.
Mobile Workstations – Faster, Stronger and Smarter Than Ever Mobile Workstations – Faster, Stronger and Smarter Than Ever
By Intel Corporation Intel’s new Intel Core 2 Extreme CPU helps workstation manufactures create a new breed of mobile workstations that can deliver.
SolarWorld Bids to Acquire German Auto Factories from Opel SolarWorld Bids to Acquire German Auto Factories from Opel
Dan Raker, ConnectPress It was only a matter of time before green money began chasing rusty assets.
Bentley Rolls Out V8i Bentley Rolls Out V8i
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Kathleen Maher highlights key details from Bentley Systems' live V8i launch event that took place November 6, 2008.
Architectural CAD: The Silos Come Tumbling Down Architectural CAD: The Silos Come Tumbling Down
By Kathleen Maher, VP Jon Peddie Research Finally, after years of preaching to a base of conservative, cost conscious users, Autodesk and Bentley Systems are seeing progress.
Changing The Way You Work And Accelerate Your Innovation Changing The Way You Work And Accelerate Your Innovation
By Wes Shimanek, Intel The performance of workstations powered by two Intel® Xeon® 5400 series processors is leaps and bounds ahead of the performance of yesterday.
The Importance of Measuring Building Energy Use The Importance of Measuring Building Energy Use
By Brandi McManus, TAC Find out how adding social and environmental actions to daily practices can deliver a significant return on investment, according to Brandi McManus.
Sometimes Wrong But Never in Doubt, Part Two Sometimes Wrong But Never in Doubt, Part Two
By David G. Ullman, Robust Decisions In this column Ullman continues his exploration of uncertainty and the many ways it can affect decision making.
Sometimes Wrong But Never in Doubt Sometimes Wrong But Never in Doubt
Submitted by David G. Ullman, Robust Decisions In a new story by David Ullman, the concept of estimation and developing guidelines for decision-making is explored.
Some Thoughts on Trade Studies: Part 2 Some Thoughts on Trade Studies: Part 2
Submitted by David G. Ullman, Robust Decisions David Ullman gives an example of a trade study and challenges users to give Accord software a try with a free trial version available for download.
Factoring the Figures Factoring the Figures
By David G. Ullman, Robust Decisions Make the best decisions with trade studies.
Stuck in ‘Analysis Paralysis’? Stuck in ‘Analysis Paralysis’?
By David G. Ullman, P.E., PhD., M.E., Robust Decisions Learn how to prevent ‘Stuck’ decision making in this story by David Ullman.
Best Up and Coming PLM/BIM? Adobe? Oracle? SAP? Best Up and Coming PLM/BIM? Adobe? Oracle? SAP?
By Dan Raker, ConnectPress Founder In the PLM/BIM Category, The Nominees for Best Up and Coming Are…Adobe, Oracle and SAP
Back in the Saddle Back in the Saddle
Peter Nolan, Senior Editor ConnectPress Senior Editor Peter Nolan looks back at how the CAD industry has changed over the last 16 years.
<em>The Paperless Age</em> The Paperless Age
Dan Raker, ConnectPress Founder In this column ConnectPress founder Dan Raker explains how the company has made the transition away from paper to completely digital media.
Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor
By MicroStation Community Members Community members feedback regarding recent articles, industry issues and other items of interest.
It’s Not About Being Green It’s Not About Being Green
By George S. Borkovich Industry insider George Borkovich discusses the green building movement.
Want to Achieve BIM? Organize Your Information! (Part II) Want to Achieve BIM? Organize Your Information! (Part II)
By Nigel Davies Nigel Davies tells the final three steps of his five practical, easy ways to organize your projects.
Want to Achieve BIM? Organize Your Information! (Part I) Want to Achieve BIM? Organize Your Information! (Part I)
By Nigel Davies Nigel Davies offers five practical, easy ways to organize your projects. Try them, and you'll be using BIM before you know it.
BIM – The Choice of Software, Part II BIM – The Choice of Software, Part II
By Nigel Davies, Principal, Evolve CAD/AEC consultant and MicroStation expert Nigel Davies continues his series on Building Information Modeling with a discussion of factors to consider when selecting BIM software.
BIM – Before It’s Manageable? (Part II) BIM – Before It’s Manageable? (Part II)
By Nigel Davies, Principal, Evolve CAD/AEC consultant Nigel Davies continues his series on Building Information Modeling and the steps needed for successful implementation.
BIM – Before It’s Manageable? (Part I) BIM – Before It’s Manageable? (Part I)
By Nigel Davies CAD/AEC consultant and MicroStation expert Nigel Davies defines Building Information Modeling and steps for successful implementation.
CAD Market Bucks Economic Trends CAD Market Bucks Economic Trends
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Jon Peddie Research CAD Report finds growth and vitality in CAD market.