Bentley Systems Acquires Plaxis and Soilvision to Enrich Digital Workflows

Bentley Systems, a global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, has announced the acquisition of Plaxis, a provider of geotechnical software, based in Delft, The Netherlands. Bentley has also announced an agreement to acquire soil engineering software provider SoilVision, based in Saskatchewan, Canada. The acquisitions, with Bentley’s leading borehole reporting and data management software gINT, will serve to make Bentley a complete source for geotechnical professionals 'going digital'. Finally, BIM advancements can be extended to the essential subsurface engineering of every infrastructure project. Projects necessarily begin with geotechnical surveys and sampling, captured with gINT for versatile documentation and... (read more)
2018-05-01 04:24:44

Leica GeoMoS Version 4.0 Released

Leica Geosystems (Switzerland) has released version 4.0 of Leica GeoMoS, an open, scalable and customisable software suitable for a wide range of monitoring applications.     Leica GeoMoS v4.0 is able to combine geodetic, geotechnical and virtual sensors for individual projects.     Version 4.0 unites the geodetic and the geotechnical world. It supports Campbell Scientific dataloggers, providing more flexible integration of geotechnical sensors whilst the addition of ‘virtual sensors' enables combination of measurements and results at a mathematical level.   With Version 4.0, Leica GeoMoS now supports the integration of Campbell dataloggers that can connect most commercially available analogue... (read more)
2008-03-07 01:17:30

Fugro Wins Large Contracts in USA

Fugro (The Netherlands) has won contracts to provide geotechnical investigations for storm protection enhancements in the New Orleans district and in California. These contracts represent a total value of US$50 million (€40 million) for Fugro. Fugro Consultants, Inc. and its joint venture partners have signed a contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, District New Orleans to provide geotechnical studies and related services for the preliminary design and engineering of storm protection enhancements throughout the District. The contract value will not exceed US$100 million (€75 million) or three years in duration. Fugro’s share of the total work effort is... (read more)
2007-01-15 09:52:52

Real-time Deformation Monitoring

Trimble has introduced today two new features for its Trimble 4D Control software solution for monitoring systems. The features include support for geotechnical sensors and a user-friendly Web Module. The solution has been developed for monitoring dams, bridges, buildings, pipeline support piers, large-scale construction and excavation sites, underground and open pit mines, landslides, tunnels, and other structures. The announcement was made at the XIV International Congress of the International Society for Mine Surveying in South Africa.Trimble 4D Control software is a solution for both real-time and postprocessed monitoring. The fully scalable and versatile approach of the system makes it easy... (read more)
2010-09-21 09:24:37

Bentley Acquires gINT Software

Bentley Systems has acquired gINT Software. Its newest product, gINT Enterprise, maximises the value of centrally managed sub-surface data through multi-project reporting and extended querying power. gINT Enterprise facilitates the reuse of subsurface mapping information for transportation operations, engineering consultancies, plants, campuses, and state and federal agencies with vast quantities of geotechnical data.       "This extension of our portfolio into the geotechnical and geoenvironmental arena came about through a shared vision between Bentley and gINT. We both recognise and embrace the tremendous opportunities for value creation that can be realized through enhanced interoperability and increased data reuse within... (read more)
2009-10-19 02:41:44

New Zealand Engineering Firm Acquires Maptek Spatial Modelling Tools

Gaia Engineers, based in Auckland, New Zealand, has acquired Maptek I-Site Studio and Maptek Eureka for its civil engineering practice. Gaia saw the need for smart automated tools to help interpret geological and geotechnical features from large photogrammetry and Lidar point cloud datasets, which are available in I-Site Studio. Incorporating drilling data to model geology for analysis of structures and failures is streamlined in Eureka. Eureka provides an interactive 3D environment for visualisation and modelling of drilling, geophysical surveys, maps, imagery and GIS data. Workflows The Maptek workflows played a critical part in the purchasing decision, said Simon Nelis. technical... (read more)
2016-12-13 11:39:15

Maptek Releases I-Site Studio 6 Point Cloud Modelling Tools

The latest I-Site point cloud processing tools from Maptek focus on the everyday needs of mine surveyors for fast and accurate volumes, conformance reporting, geotechnical analysis and CAD design. I-Site Studio software offers an expanding range of applications with increasing sophistication. I-Site Studio 6, released earlier this month, provides various new tools and requested enhancements. New CAD design tools include user-friendly preferences for snapping to angles and points. Other in-demand items include auto registration and alignment of scans, complex surface modelling, waviness analysis for geotechnical modelling and analysis. Surveyors are under pressure from all departments to quickly and safely survey... (read more)
2016-01-11 04:59:37

Fugro Acquires William Lettis & Associates

Fugro (Netherlands) has acquired William Lettis & Associates, Inc. (WLA), a geological consultancy with headquarters in Walnut Creek, California. Founded in 1990, WLA operates globally from offices in California, Colorado, Texas and Georgia. Turnover for WLA in 2007 is over USD15 million and it employs a staff of 75. WLA is an earth science consulting company which specialises in earthquake hazard assessment and engineering geology for the power industry, government agencies, the oil and gas industry, and the water and infrastructure markets.   WLA's expertise will enhance and broaden Fugro's geotechnical consultancy and geohazards practices, and the combined service offering... (read more)
2007-12-10 10:40:40

Fugro Board Appointment

The extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of Fugro of 16th September 2009 approved the appointment of Mr. J. Rüegg as a member of the Board of Management. the company considers his appointment to be in the interest of the company in view of his extensive knowledge of the survey industry in order to further expand Fugro's survey activities.   Mr. Rüegg, who has Swiss nationality and was born in 1944, has joined Fugro in 1994. He has managed the Offshore Survey activities since 1999 and has made a large contribution to the growth of Fugro’s Survey division over the years.... (read more)
2009-09-18 09:10:03

Topcon Chosen for Monitoring Survey Instrumentation

itmsoil Holdings, UK, has signed a preferred supplier agreement with Topcon Europe to utilise Topcon's MS AX high-accuracy total station range for its monitoring projects around the globe.   itmsoil specialises in the design, manufacture, installation and monitoring of geotechnical and structural instrumentation. To complement its geotechnical portfolio, itmsoil has chosen to use Topcon's MS AX range of geodetic sensors. The MS AX will be used on projects that itmsoil is involved with throughout the world.   Mark Kirkbride, CEO of itmsoil, said "A part of our work entails installation of monitoring systems throughout existing rail infrastructure, including in London... (read more)
2012-01-26 03:50:25
Search Filter