The past 20 years have been traumatic for many AEC professionals. Learning technology-based solutions such as CAD and BIM have brought new values, revenues and processes to design-build and the business of construction. As technology grows from being used as an “electronic pencil” to being used as the basic form of business and communication, an entire generation of professionals has been caught in a purgatory between old and new. The tools of one generation are fundamentally different from the tools of the next generation; the best firms as the ones who have successfully bridged this gap.
This fast move into technology has created an entire group of design-build professionals known as “Generation Lost.” The technology tsunami of the 1990s and 2000s developed an entire group of design professionals and contractors that are at a distinct disadvantage moving into the next 20 years. Continue »
Microsoft released Windows 8 to the general public in October 2012. It marked a change in how the AEC and real estate industries purchases and uses information technology. Windows 8 also ushers in the era of the cloud to our industry.
Window 8 uses a new technology that leverages open Internet standards, which positions the Internet as the operating system (OS) that devices connect to for applications, documents and data. Windows 8 acts as your “traffic cop,” managing subscription-based applications while directing the flow of documents and data to online and offline destinations. Continue »
Latest version of Bluebeam Software’s PDF-based collaboration solution addresses key needs for technical industries and remote professionals
Pasadena, CA (March, 19 2013) – Today Bluebeam® Software, leading developer of PDF-based collaboration solutions, announced the release of Revu® 11. This new version of Bluebeam’s flagship solution makes it easier than ever for users in document-intensive industries including architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) and oil and gas to collaborate on project documents and digitize technical reviews. Continue »
Maxwell Systems, Inc. a leading provider of complete construction business management software solutions, announced that its Maxwell Systems™ ProContractorMX® complete construction management software solution was honored with a 2013 Most Innovative Products (MIP) Award at the 2013 World of Concrete (WOC) trade show as the Experts’ Choice among Business Tools and Software. Continue »
The May 2013 issue of Construction Executive will feature the magazine’s annual Construction Software and Technology Showcase.
This issue also has a special section on Construction Finance and will receive bonus distribution to attendees at the Construction Financial Management Association’s (CFMA) Annual Conference. Continue »
For years, Hollywood special effects in movies like Minority Report and the Iron Man series have been teasing design professionals with hand gesture devices to move in, around and through information in 3-D. Leap Motion is bringing this idea into reality in May. With the Leap Motion hand-gesture, motion-control product, users will be able to use their hand or hands to create shapes, move objects, zoom, pan and perform other gesture-controlled functions. Designed to work out of the box with Autodesk 3-D products such as Maya, 3-D Studio Max, Revit and its flagship product, AutoCAD, Leap Motion promises to be one of the hottest products of 2013. Continue »