New 3-D modeling program now available

Model-based design software, Tekla Structural Designer, is now available for architects, engineers, and construction professionals to effectively analyze and design 3-D multi-material buildings. Fully automated design features, as well as high-quality documentation and building information modeling (BIM) allows users to create various project aspects from steel framing to concrete...

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Interlocking concrete pavement software gets an update

Permeable Design Pro Software v2.0, originally released by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) in 2008, has been updated to include computer-aided design (CAD) design output. The program is able to generate permeable interlocking concrete pavement (PICP) cross-section drawings with base and subbase thicknesses. Additionally, solutions for stormwater management...

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New management program for construction professionals released

ARC Document Solutions has released SkySite—a cloud-based document management software for architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals. With the file-sharing program, users can manage, distribute, and collaborate on documents from both mobile and desktop devices. Additional features include document synchronization, real-time mark-up capabilities, enhanced security, and activity-tracking. SkySite can...

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New natural stone selection app available

Marble Institute of America (MIA) has released Stones of North America Version 3, providing design and construction professionals with access to detailed information about stones quarried in North America. The free, comprehensive iPad app includes 31 new natural stones from more than 100 quarries, programming updates, and companion websites...

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Stormwater calculator

The second phase of the National Stormwater Calculator and Climate Assessment Tool has been released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The desktop application is able to estimate the annual amount of stormwater runoff in specific locations. Now, the tool includes seasonal precipitation levels, effects of high-intensity...

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Duct construction app

The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) has released an app for the third edition of its manual, HVAC Duct Construction Standard—Metal and Flexible. The app provides a simplified process for finding construction options for rectangular ducts with dimensions up to 3048 mm (120 in.) for...

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Duct specifications app developed

In addition to the HVAC Duct Construction Standard—Metal and Flexible manual, Sheet Metal and Air-conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) has developed an app for designing ducts. It includes information regarding options for rectangular ducts with dimensions up to 3048 mm (120 in.) for applications from negative to positive 254-mm...

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