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Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Governors Announce Green Computing Initiative

PR – The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced an innovative clean energy partnership between the NGA Chair’s Initiative Securing a Clean Energy Future (SCEF) and the Climate Savers Computing Initiative (CSCI), founded by Google and Intel, to spur deployment of more energy efficient computers and servers in state offices and agencies.

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Survey Finds Architects Designing Green to Address Demand for Lower Building Operating Costs

PR— Autodesk, Inc. and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) today announced the results of the 2007 Autodesk/AIA Green Index, an annual survey that measures how AIA member architects in the United States are practicing sustainable design, as well as their opinions about the green building movement. The index shows that green building has taken

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Autodesk and U.S. Green Building Council Collaborate to Increase Adoption of Sustainable Design

PR— At the 2007 Greenbuild Expo, Autodesk, Inc. and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) presented an update on their ongoing collaboration to expand the use of technology to facilitate adoption of sustainable design and green building.  Autodesk also showcased a technology concept for a new sustainability analysis dashboard, that could be used in combination

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

AED-SICAD GIS Portal on the Move in German Authorities

In October 2007, the District of Rotenburg, Federal State of Lower Saxony as well as the City of Straubing in Bavaria decided to introduce ArcGIS® based AED-SICAD applications for their specific communal and Web solutions.

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Infotech readies itself for offset opportunities

  PR – Hyderabad-based Infotech Enterprises, a provider of engineering design services, is readying itself to tap the opportunities both in the civilian and defense sector, the company’s chairman and managing director B V R Mohan Reddy said here on Wednesday. The company, which recently formed a 50:50 joint venture with Bangalore-based aerospace supplier HAL,

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Trimble Nomad Rugged Handheld Computers with Digital Camera

PR – Trimble announced the availability of two Nomad™ rugged handheld computers: the 800LC and the 800LE. The Nomad 800LE comes with a fully integrated 2 megapixel digital camera and an integrated laser bar code scanner. The Nomad 800LC comes with the built-in digital camera only. Both models include integrated Bluetooth, 802.11, and GPS as well as

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Trimble Construction Manager Solution Enhanced with New Features

PR – Trimble announced the release of Trimble® Construction Manager version 2.0, a turn-key solution for managing construction assets to realize improved productivity, utilization and efficiencies in construction operations. The announcement was made at the Trimble Dimensions Users Conference in Las Vegas. Trimble Construction Manager 2.0 has been enhanced with the ability to import and overlay

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

UK Report: The 50 things that will save the planet

What are the ideas, products, policies, agreements and techno fixes that could avert environmental disaster for our planet? We asked a group of 25 leading environmentalists to reveal their thoughts on the best of the best. Find out what tops the poll in this exclusive, and sometimes surprising, run-down of planet-saving measures. Read Full Report

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

New ICE President reveals how to avoid the ‘million pound’ project cost mistake

PR – The Institution of Civil Engineers’ (ICE) new President David Orr takes office today and wants to see clients play a bigger role in the planning of construction projects.   Better informed clients will avoid what he calls the ‘million pound mistake’ occurring, when budgets increase due to wrong estimates or a failure to

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Leica Geosystems extends its sales capability in Ireland

PR – Leica Geosystems, manufacturer of measuring and positioning equipment, today announced that it has added specialist construction and engineering service and equipment provider Coastway to its authorised distribution network for the construction and civil engineering markets in Ireland. Based in County Kildare, Ireland, Coastway have been a supplier of surveying, engineering and construction related