Morning coffee: deals, cars and snowmelt. Yup.

Morning coffee: deals, cars and snowmelt. Yup.

So here we are, just a few days from June. Where does the time go? It’s full-on user conference season so there’s more to cover than ever — let’s get right to it. It’s the Economy … … And it continues to send and receive mixed signals....
Morning coffee: deals, cars and snowmelt. Yup.

Morning coffee: Valentines, sports, earnings and more

Happy Monday! If you’re in the US, odds are you have the day off. Traditionally, you’d be out car shopping but you’re probably still in your jammies, watching the Olympics. Great men’s hockey game on Saturday, huh? Shame it had to be decided on...
Bentley Inspired by Infrastructure

Bentley Inspired by Infrastructure

Bentley Systems’ Be Inspired awards felt different this year. It’s always a showcase of tough, complex infrastructure problems like righting the Costa Concordia, bringing clean water to underserved populations, or building a massive rail structure under a...
Engineers RULE: Righting the Costa Concordia

Engineers RULE: Righting the Costa Concordia

Were you glued to the TV/Interwebs the day the Costa Concordia was righted? I definitely was. The cruise ship ran aground and capsized off the Italian island of Giglio nearly two years ago, where it has lain as engineers, regulators and environmental activists tried...
Quickies: Bentley Day 1, some catch-up and more sheep!

Quickies: Bentley Day 1, some catch-up and more sheep!

A lot happened while I was walking around Yorkshire and we need to cover Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure Day 1, too, so let’s get right to it: ESI Group announced that it has acquired 75% of the equity of CyDesign Labs, a Silicon Valley company that many...
Autodesk’s Dynamo changes conceptual design

Autodesk’s Dynamo changes conceptual design

Have you ever sat though a 4+ hour meeting? You get kinda dozey, right? That happened to me a few weeks ago as I was listening to Autodesk’s investor day presentations. It was long, there were interesting bits, but …. Then SVP Amar Hanspal showed a little...
Bentley just shy of $600m in 2013, fastest growth in prof services

Hexagon expands mining footprint with acquisition of Devex

A new week, another acquisition. This time it’s Hexagon, which announced that it has acquired Devex, a Brazilian company that makes mine management and automation solutions. Hexagon says that Devex had revenue of 35 million Brazilian Real, about $16 million or...
Bentley expands offshore offering with MOSES

Bentley expands offshore offering with MOSES

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of work on how the offshore industry does design and analysis (more about that soon, I hope) and have a deep appreciation for what goes into the design, fabrication, transportation and installation of these mammoth structures....