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Monday, November 12th, 2007

Chief Executive’s Vision of a Digital Future for UKHO

UK Hydrographic Office Chief Executive Mike Robinson has outlined a digital future for his organisation by reaffirming the UKHO’s intention to launch a new global vector chart service next year. Speaking at the Institute of Marine Engineering Science & Technology (IMarEST) President’s Day Forum on October 16 in London, Mr Robinson said the world of

Monday, November 12th, 2007

Architects, Engineers, and Builders Utilize Remote Staff

By utilizing the expertise of a remote staff to handle technical and CAD work, architectural companies, builders, and engineers are able to do the work of much larger firms, and are able to accomplish enormous tasks while still maintaining a manageable manpower size. According to the Engineer Workforce Commission of Washington, D.C., there were 11,119

Monday, November 12th, 2007

Safe Software Announces Support for SQL Server 2008

PR –  Safe Software today announced that its FME® spatial ETL (extract, transform, and load) platform will support the spatial data capabilities made available in the SQL Server 2008 November Community Technology Preview (CTP). In the FME 2008 beta, SQL Server users will be able to see firsthand how they can use FME’s powerful data

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

Latest Figures Show Ordnance Survey Has It Covered

Ordnance Survey announces a significant update to its flagship aerial photography product, OS MasterMap Imagery Layer, ensuring that it remains a market-leading proposition for aerial imagery in Great Britain. More than 120,000 km² of new and updated aerial photography, the equivalent to half of Britain, has been made available to customers over the last 12

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

5th Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe

On the second day of the Fifth Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe (MCPFE), delegates discussed implementing sustainable forest management, using wood as a source of bioenergy and the links between forests and water resource protection. Participants heard statements from MCFPE signatory countries and observer countries and organizations. Signatory States then adopted

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

Environment Agency carbon calculator for construction activities

UK Environment Agency carbon calculator could help you to make decisions on the the sustainability of your construction activities.  The Environment Agency has a broad interest in construction and the associated environmental impacts. We are also a significant construction client. Our construction spend (~£200 million for 2007-08) accounts for approximately 3% of the construction civil engineering sector.

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

Holcim Awards competition for sustainable construction projects

The second Holcim Awards competition to promote sustainable construction worldwide is now open. Entries in the competition can be submitted until February 29, 2008 at www.holcimawards.org. The prize money for the five regional competitions and the global awards totals USD two million. The Awards are an initiative of the Swiss-based Holcim Foundation to encourage and

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

Accelerating innovation in concrete: Lafarge inaugurates a unique new research facility

Lafarge is today inaugurating a new technological building dedicated to innovation in concrete at its research center in L’Isle d’Abeau, near Lyons, the world’s largest building materials research facility. The creation of this unique facility demonstrates Lafarge’s drive to accelerate the implementation of its strategy for innovation in concrete, a major strategic focus of its

Friday, November 9th, 2007

Trimble Acquires UtilityCenter Assets from UAI

PR – Trimble announced today it has acquired the UtilityCenter assets from privately-held UAI, Inc. of Huntsville, Alabama in an all-cash transaction. UAI is a leading provider of Geographic Information System (GIS)-based workflow automation and outage management solutions for electric and gas utilities. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Friday, November 9th, 2007

Building a Sustainable America – One Community at a Time

PR — Even deep into the political debate season, there is one issue that generates much agreement: the need to go green while keeping the economy growing. That’s the target of the $3 million in grants that The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded today to cities and universities under its Collaborative Science and Technology