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Nemetschek Group to Acquire GoCanvas

MUNICH, Germany, June 6, 2024 – The Nemetschek Group, a leading global provider of software solutions for the AEC/O and media industries, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all shares in GoCanvas Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Reston, Virginia, USA. GoCanvas is a leading provider of field worker collaboration software that digitizes traditionally paper-based processes, simplifies inspections, improves safety, and maximizes compliance with more than 300,000 active users worldwide in the first quarter of 2024.

The Nemetschek Group´s Build Segment offers subscription and SaaS products that simplify customers’ jobs and connect openly with other AEC/O solutions and platforms. GoCanvas fits perfectly in this strategy by offering flexible cloud and mobile field worker solutions that help customers efficiently collect real-time data, collaborate across worksites, create digital checklists, make data-driven business decisions, and replace paperwork with smart, simple workflows.

Complementary technologies create a best-in-class portfolio for a sustainable built environment globally

The acquisition of GoCanvas will capture significant growth opportunities and technology synergies through further enhancing market and customer access. GoCanvas further strengthens Nemetschek Group’s positioning in the US while Nemetschek will provide GoCanvas a unique footprint to expand in Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Nemetschek Group’s largest brand Bluebeam is already the most trusted name for collaboration solutions in the built environment and is poised to utilize this market leadership to introduce GoCanvas solutions to extend value to field workers. GoCanvas expands the existing Build portfolio of Nemetschek by providing solutions that simplify operations for on-site professionals across diverse sectors including construction, manufacturing and energy with workflows including safety, ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance), quality and work progress. These solutions deliver enhanced productivity and efficiency gains for field workers, including reduced travel, heightened safety measures, and improved collaboration.

GoCanvas already has a strong position in the fast-growing field worker market. Consequently, the TAM (total addressable market) for the Build segment increases significantly.

“GoCanvas is a great fit and a perfect complement to our existing solution portfolio in the Build segment and therefore represents a valuable addition to our expertise in covering the complete AEC/O life cycle,” says Yves Padrines, CEO of the Nemetschek Group. “Adding the powerful solutions of GoCanvas gives us a strong competitive edge while opening access to a rapidly growing market for field workforces in construction and other adjacent verticals.”

Viyas Sundaram, GoCanvas CEO, adds: “We are thrilled to join the Nemetschek Group as we continue our mission to simplify inspections and digitize paper-based processes. This partnership will accelerate our growth and development, allowing us to offer our solutions to a wider range of customers. Together, we will support them in safeguarding their people, protecting their assets, and delivering exceptional quality.”

“We are very much looking forward to welcoming the GoCanvas team to the Nemetschek family,” adds Usman Shuja, chief division officer of the Build & Construct Division and CEO of Bluebeam Inc. “GoCanvas extends the simplicity and delightful user experience that Bluebeam and 123OnSite users value. I am excited to expand our latest innovations to the field worker. Our customers will significantly benefit from this combined power, as we are now able to provide a comprehensive offering with the most advanced and sustainable functionalities possible.”

Innovative and fast-growing company

GoCanvas was founded in 2008 and has more than 300 employees with locations in the US, Canada, Australia and South Africa. With its strong Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) growth of around 20% in recent years, GoCanvas generated an ARR of USD 67 million and an operating margin still below the Nemetschek Group average in 2023. GoCanvas’ growth is expected to stay at the level of around 20% in the comings years with an increase in operating margin resulting from operational leverage, synergies and economies of scale. The purchase price (on a cash-/debt-free basis) represents a 2023 ARR multiple of around 11.5x based on the 2023 ARR.

Transaction financing will be provided by Nemetschek’s own cash resources and existing credit facilities. The acquisition is expected to close in summer 2024 and is subject to customary regulatory approval and closing conditions. Until the transaction closes, each company will continue to operate independently. Upon closing, the CEO of GoCanvas, Viyas Sundaram, and his team will join the Nemetschek Group. More details related to the transaction will be disclosed after closing of the acquisition.

About the Nemetschek Group

The Nemetschek Group is a globally leading provider of software for digital transformation in the AEC/O and media industries. Its intelligent software solutions cover the entire life cycle of construction and infrastructure projects and allow creatives to optimize their workflows. Customers can plan, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure more efficiently and sustainably, and develop digital content such as visualizations, films, and computer games in a creative way. The software company drives new technologies and approaches such as artificial intelligence, digital twins, and open standards (OPEN BIM) in the AEC/O industries to increase productivity and sustainability. Founded by Prof. Georg Nemetschek in 1963, the Nemetschek Group today employs more than 3,400 experts.

The company, which has been listed in the MDAX and TecDAX since 1999, achieved a revenue of EUR 851.6 million and an EBITDA of EUR 257.7 million in 2023.

About GoCanvas

GoCanvas is dedicated to transforming how businesses connect their office and field workers. The user-friendly platforms aim to simplify inspections, digitize traditional paper-based processes, improve safety, and ensure maximum compliance with industry standards. GoCanvas mobile and cloud solutions are designed to streamline data collection from the field to the office, taking care of administrative tasks so GoCanvas’ customers can focus on what matters most — ensuring the safety of their teams, maintaining the integrity of their equipment, and operating more efficiently.

Since 2008, GoCanvas has been driven by a commitment to excellence and continuous innovation. Based in Reston, Virginia, GoCanvas is trusted by thousands of companies to optimize their operations and deliver fast, high-quality results.

Deltek, AIA Announce Innovations for A&E Industry

HERNDON, VA, June 6, 2024 – Deltek, the leading global provider of software and solutions for project-based businesses, along with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), will unveil its latest innovations for Deltek Specpoint, the home of AIA MasterSpec at the AIA Conference on Architecture & Design 2024 (AIA24). Specpoint Best Practices and Dela, the AI-powered business companion that includes digital assistant capabilities, will both be front and center during the event for architecture, engineering, and construction professionals, being held in Washington, D.C. June 5-8.

During the new Expo experience on June 6 and 7, attendees will be able to see a hands-on demo of one of the latest innovations, Specpoint Best Practices. This new capability within Specpoint leverages intelligent tagging systems that simplify the application of standards across projects, significantly reducing manual tasks and potential for errors writing construction specifications. In addition, attendees will be able to demo AIA MasterSpec, powered by Deltek Specpoint. MasterSpec is the only certified content and the most comprehensive product research and specifications resource in the A&E industry – and as a part of Specpoint, spec writing is more manageable in one easy-to-use tool.

“With Specpoint Best Practices, we are revolutionizing the way A&E professionals approach project creation,” said Kevin Plexico, senior vice president of information solutions at Deltek. “It empowers users with the potential to automatically generate 80% of their specifications upon creation, freeing up that time to concentrate on the design phases. By automating the integration of firm and owner standards, preferences, and guidelines into projects, users are not only saving time but also enhancing accuracy across the board.”

Deltek will also be showcasing Dela for Specpoint, an AI-powered intelligent business companion that is revolutionizing project delivery. Anticipated for release in late June, Dela’s Specpoint Digital Assistant enables intelligent exploration of AIA MasterSpec content in Specpoint, making it easier to find specs and engage users through natural language. Users can ask Dela about the differences between specifying certain materials, get an example of how to specify a particular product, and much more.

These advancements are part of Deltek’s ongoing commitment to construction specification innovation and excellence, providing solutions that meet the evolving needs of the A&E industry. By harnessing the power of automation and AI, Deltek Specpoint is setting new standards for what is possible in project specification and management.

“AIA and Deltek have a history of working together to provide leadership in the architecture and building design industry, beginning with MasterSpec, and continuing with Deltek Specpoint,” said Andrew Flank, SVP at AIA. “We are excited about the future of our partnership with Deltek and evolving these tools, in particular with the addition of AI.”

Industry Partnerships at the AIA Conference on Architecture & Design

In addition to working alongside AIA, Deltek has a deep partnership with ConstructConnect, a leading provider of construction information and technology solutions. ConstructConnect is committed to transforming the way the commercial construction industry does business by providing tools – from bid management solutions to digital takeoff and estimating software – needed to drive success.

“Our partnership with Deltek brings building product manufacturers (BPMs) to Specpoint to list their products for specification. Innovations like Specpoint Best Practices help architects specify more easily and help the BPMs give architects the right product information for their projects. We are excited about this continued evolution and the way our combined efforts are transforming how construction specifications are created in the industry,” said Jennifer Johnson, chief product officer at ConstructConnect.

Where to See Deltek

As a platinum sponsor, presenter and exhibitor at AIA24, Deltek has a full slate of thought leadership, continuing education and product showcases lined up.

Deltek A&E experts will be sharing the latest innovations in industry sessions on June 6 – Chris Metropulos, Director of Product Management at Deltek will present Specifications in the Age of AI, and Bret Tushaus, Assoc. AIA and VP of Product Management at Deltek will present Empowering Architects: Harnessing AI and ML for Enhanced Performance. And on June 7, Bret Tushaus will also present Architecting the Future: Leveraging Accessible Innovation for Firm Success.

Attendees can also visit the Deltek booth to learn about other Deltek solutions for the A&E industry including Ajera, Vantagepoint and ArchiSnapper and explore recent innovations and AI capabilities that boost efficiency and productivity.

About Deltek

Better software means better projects. Deltek is the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses. More than 30,000 organizations and millions of users in over 80 countries around the world rely on Deltek for superior levels of project intelligence, management and collaboration. Their industry-focused expertise powers project success by helping firms achieve performance that maximizes productivity and revenue.

Learn more at www.deltek.com.

About ConstructConnect

At ConstructConnect, their software solutions provide the information that construction professionals need to start every project on a solid foundation. For more than 100 years, our keen insights and market intelligence have empowered commercial firms, building product manufacturers, trade contractors, and architects to make data-driven decisions, streamline preconstruction workflows, and maximize their productivity.

Visit ConstructConnect.com to learn more.

Eagle Point Releases Peak Experience for Pinnacle Lite

DUBUQUE, IA, June 5, 2024 – Eagle Point Software, creator of the Pinnacle Series learning management system, has announced one of their broadest platform updates with the release of the “Peak Experience” for the Pinnacle Lite eLearning platform.

“The launch of the Peak Experience for Pinnacle Lite is a foundational step towards the future of the Pinnacle Series platform and development,” said Steve Biver, COO, Eagle Point Software. “We’ve listened to our customers, and looked at industry and market trends, to deliver a solution that not only meets the current demand but also paves the way for the next generation of the learning experiences that will be available in Pinnacle Series.”

With this initial release of the Peak Experience, Pinnacle Lite users will experience a new modern and intuitive user interface for accessing, enrolling in, and viewing content. With these upgrades, the Peak Experience for Pinnacle Lite is better than ever at creating a learning environment that aligns with Eagle Point’s commitment to innovation and customer-centric approach to development. This new release underscores a promise to deliver a platform that gives stakeholders in the AEC and manufacturing space the ability to maintain a competitive advantage in an ever-evolving business landscape.

“The release of the Peak Experience for Pinnacle Lite will enable our team to more quickly deploy updates and release features to meet the needs of the market,” stated Amanda Wachendorf, director of product management. “With an intuitive user interface driving navigation, users and system administrators will more easily be able to access and manage content. We’ve improved processes, expanded capabilities, and elevated the user experience to give organizations the tools to ensure they have a learning platform that meets their needs today and into the future.”

This foundational update is available now and stands as a milestone achievement for Eagle Point Software.

About Eagle Point

Pinnacle Series creator Eagle Point Software has helped AEC and manufacturing companies work more efficiently since 1983. Based in Dubuque, Iowa, the Pinnacle Series team is comprised of industry experts who deliver the leading development and productivity platform to more than 500,000 global AEC and manufacturing professionals. Pinnacle Series offers a robust library of on-demand software training content, plus knowledge capture and sharing capabilities that ultimately increase efficiency.

For more information, visit www.eaglepoint.com.

Bluebeam Cloud Updated, Introduces Studio Sessions on Web

PASADENA, CA, June 5, 2024 – Bluebeam, a leading developer of solutions and services for architecture, engineering and construction professionals worldwide, announced updates to Bluebeam Cloud that enables users to collaborate faster and easier through Studio Sessions on a Web browser.

Together with recent enhancements for marking up files via the web, users now can collaborate in real time without needing to download Revu to a desktop. This allows both PC and Mac users frictionless accessibility to Studio Sessions.

“Bluebeam is focused on innovation and product enhancements that enable our customers to get their jobs done easier,” said Bluebeam chief technology officer, Jason Bonifay. “Studio Sessions on Web removes barriers for users by enabling collaboration from any device, anywhere, and we’re excited to continuously introduce features and product transformations to drive value for our customers.”

To further support effective collaboration from anywhere, Studio Sessions on mobile for iOS and Android, plus enhanced markup capabilities in Bluebeam Cloud will be available for users later this summer.

Those attending the AIA Conference in Washington, D.C. this week can see the functionality of Studio Sessions on Web along with all our latest features live at booth 2101. Bluebeam will be onsite with fellow Nemetschek Group brands Graphisoft, Solibri and Vectorworks. To learn more and keep up with the latest on Bluebeam products, check out What’s New page.

About Bluebeam, Inc.

Since 2002, Bluebeam, Inc. has been at the forefront of the digital revolution in construction technology. In 2014, they joined Nemetschek, to connect with architecture, engineering, construction and operations professionals around the world.

Today, over 3 million people in over 160 countries use Bluebeam solutions to mark up, collaborate and get more done through every phase of the project lifecycle.

For more information, visit Bluebeam website.

Vectorworks Architect 2024 Wins Architizer A+Product Awards

COLUMBIA, MD, June 4, 2024 – Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc., announces Vectorworks Architect 2024 has been named the Popular Choice winner in this year’s Architizer A+Product Awards for Best in Technology for Architecture Software. This new category honors software and applications that empower architects, designers, and others in the AEC/O industry to maximize their creativity, practice their craft more efficiently, and run their businesses effectively.

The A+Product Awards form the definitive list of the world’s best building products and honor the elements behind the globe’s most inspiring contemporary buildings. Winning products and materials are selected by the AEC industry’s most renowned designers and are a true celebration of the best and most innovative building products worldwide. Additionally, the Popular Choice winner is determined by public voting.

“We are deeply honored to see Vectorworks Architect as a popular choice by the architecture and design community,” said Vectorworks chief marketing officer Jeremy Powell. “As the industry continues to evolve, Vectorworks remains dedicated to providing architects and designers with state-of-the-art, versatile tools that fuel creativity and enable them to follow their imagination wherever it leads them so they can focus on creating amazing buildings and a better built world.”

Built to showcase your skill and creativity, Vectorworks Architect allows you to sketch, model, and document in a fully integrated workflow with the world’s most design-centric BIM solution. With superior 2D graphics, 3D modeling, and visualization tools, Architect is built to deliver absolute creative expression and maximum efficiency.

Vectorworks Architect will be on display at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Conference, June 5– 8, 2024, in Washington, DC, at booth 2109. Learn more about the award-winning software at vectorworks.net/architect.

Visit the winners’ gallery to view the Jury winners and other Popular Choice winners.

About Vectorworks, Inc. 

Vectorworks, Inc. is an award-winning design and BIM software provider serving the architecture, landscape architecture, and entertainment industries in 85 countries. Built with designers in mind since 1985, Vectorworks software offers you the freedom to follow your imagination wherever it leads you. Globally, more than 685,000 users are creating, connecting, and influencing the next generation of design with Vectorworks on Mac and Windows. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with offices in the UK, Canada, Australia, and Japan, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group.

For more information, visit www.vectorworks.net.

About Architizer

Architizer’s core mission is to Empower Architects by connecting designers with building-product manufacturers, and via their inspiring content, awards programs, competitions and global reach spotlighting the world’s best architecture. They connect architects with the tools they need to build better buildings, better cities, and a better world.

BQE Announces Project Center

TORRANCE, CA, June 3, 2024 – BQE Software, makers of BQE CORE and a leading provider of firm management software for architecture, engineering, and other professional services firms has released Project Center – a centralized hub for all data and insights that firms need to successfully manage their projects.

Everything you need to know about your project, in one place.

Project Center sets a new standard for the way firms can visualize and manage projects. Historically, firms had to make tradeoffs between software that was powerful enough to keep up with their projects, but intuitive enough to get adoption at the firm. Project Center solves that conundrum.

Impactful data and analytical visualizations for quick insights.

Project Center is a powerful project management tool that brings all pertinent project data into one place. On one screen, staff can understand project progress, performance, and invoicing in real-time. Principals, Project Managers, and others are empowered to deliver and get paid for great projects.

Increased visibility for better project performance.

“Our customers are constantly balancing the demands of project delivery and financial success on their projects. By encapsulating the state of the project, Project Center gives project teams approachable, actionable insights.” said Chris Vernon, director of product management.

Here’s what BQE CORE customers can expect from the new Project Center:

  • Intuitive Project Management Features – Access phase-level progress, tasks, timelines, budgets, invoicing, staffing, and documents all in one place to improve project delivery
  • Detailed Data Visualizations– Understand project profitability, billability, earned value analysis and more to maximize margins
  • Data drill-down – Easily access the data behind the headline analysis to make better decisions
  • Dynamic Permissions and Access – Keep your team in the loop without disclosing confidential information with easy individual or role-based permissions

In-depth project data at your fingertips.

“We’ve been investing heavily in our product to help our customers generate better project and firm performance. I’m excited about the step-change value we’ll provide our customers through Project Center and am looking forward to delivering on our robust product roadmap this year.” said Matt Cooper, CEO.

Unlike other options in the PSA space, BQE CORE features the powerful data visualization and analytical capabilities of enterprise-level software in an affordable, approachable environment for firms of all sizes.

BQE CORE delivers enterprise-level capabilities in an easy-to-use platform. Take control of your projects and unlock better insights and decision-making for your firm with BQE CORE.

To learn more, visit Project Center Overview.

About BQE Software

BQE Software develops innovative firm management software for architecture, engineering, and other professional services firms. Its flagship product, BQE CORE, centralizes and streamlines the way firms enter and use information for time tracking, billing, project management, and accounting. This gives them the speed and insight necessary to rapidly make informed decisions, increase productivity, and grow profits. BQE Software is trusted by leading architects, engineers, accountants, attorneys, IT specialists, and business consultants.

For more information, visit www.bqe.com.

Nemetschek Group Wins Best Managed Companies Award 2024

MUNICH, Germany, May 28, 2024 – The Nemetschek Group, a leading global provider of software solutions for the AEC/O and media industries, is winner of the Best Managed Companies Award 2024. Deloitte Private, UBS, and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung together with the Federation of German Industries (Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie, BDI) honored outstandingly managed companies from the German SME sector in an award ceremony in Frankfurt, Germany on May 23, 2024. The Nemetschek Group received the prestigious award for the sixth time.

“We are very proud to be once again recognized as a winner of the esteemed Best Managed Companies Award. The sixth consecutive win confirms our strategy to sustainable growth and driving innovation in the construction and media industries with a strong customer focus,” says Yves Padrines, CEO of the Nemetschek Group. “Thanks a lot to all our employees for their dedication and hard work in supporting our customers to shape the world in all dimensions.”

“The Nemetschek Group and the other award-winning companies are a strong foundation of our economy. They are ‘doers’, innovation leaders and committed to sustainable corporate management. These companies look far into the future and do not just think from quarter to quarter. This is precisely why they have earned their award as Best Managed Company,” explains Markus Seiz, director at Deloitte Private and head of the Best Managed Companies program.

For more than six decades, the Nemetschek Group has been a driver for digitalization, efficiency and sustainability in the construction and media industry. The software solutions of the Nemetschek Group cover the entire lifecycle of construction and infrastructure projects to optimize their workflows, so buildings and infrastructures can be planned, built, and managed more efficiently and sustainably. Additionally, the solutions enable creative professionals to develop digital content such as visualizations, films and computer games.

About Best Managed Companies

The Best Managed Companies program is a competition and seal of approval for successful mid-sized companies. The vision: to build a national and global ecosystem of excellently managed mid-sized companies. A key unique selling point of Best Managed Companies is its internationality: Best Managed Companies was launched by Deloitte in Canada in the 1990s and has since been successfully introduced in more than 45 countries.

About the Nemetschek Group

The Nemetschek Group is a forerunner of digital transformation in the AEC/O industry and covers the entire life cycle of construction and infrastructure projects. With intelligent software solutions, we lead our customers into the future of digitalization.

For more information, visit website.

ILEXSOFT Releases HighDesign R8.1

PERUGIA, Italy, May 24, 2024 – ILEXSOFT today announced the immediate availability of HighDesign R8.1, the latest release of its HighDesign drafting and architectural design software for macOS and Windows.

The main project window in HighDesign for Windows

This new release features an improved Windows user experience and support, more powerful image editing, and better drawing and project documentation.

A Better Windows Experience

HighDesign for Windows continues to improve release after release. The developer’s target is to offer as much as possible a seamless experience on both the Mac and Windows versions, while at the same time making the most out of the strengths of each platform.

HighDesign for Windows was greatly improved and reviewed in order to make sure that it works in the same way as the macOS edition.

Special attention was given to printing and PDF output, so that printouts and published PDF’s can have the highest quality down to the tiniest details, such as shape profiles, transparencies, file sizes, arcs and circles, texts, and more.

A wall schedule with styles, totals, and live preview in HighDesign R8.1

Greater Attention to the Quality of Drawings

Dimension labels are now more readable thanks to an option for an opaque background, that increases the contrast in busy drawings.

Poly-lines are now easier to use and edit, and the Offset command applied to poly-lines handles more special cases and shapes. Creating tables is now easier with the improvements to the new Table tool, that now handles copy and paste across cells with more consistency and exports more compatible CSV files.

Snapping, grids, and the Measure tool were also improved for a more streamlined experience in everyday tasks.

Easier Image Editing and Photogrammetry

It is now possible to correct barrel distortion of images using the Barrel Distort filter in the Adjust Image tool, which is now also accessible via the Object Info and the Photogrammetry setup panel.

The entire setup phase of Photogrammetry has been redesigned so that it is now easier to use and more flexible.

The visual symbol browser

Improvements Built on HighDesign R8

R8.1 builds on the previous HighDesign R8, released earlier in 2024, that included a 2x performance boost, introduced tables and interactive schedules with quantities and sorting rules, and added a new visual symbol browser among many other enhancements.

The R8 product line marks an important milestone in the process to join together in one solution the flexibility of traditional CAD with the efficiency of the BIM project management.

Pricing and Availability

The HighDesign product line includes HighDesign LT, priced at 149.00 USD; HighDesign SE, priced at 349.00 USD; and HighDesign Pro at 499.00 USD. HighDesign is available in English, French, German and Italian and is compatible with macOS from 10.14 to 14 Sonoma included running on both Intel- and M-series Macs, and with Windows 10 and 11.

Licenses are perpetual and include one year of maintenance which gives access to any updates released during the year of validity. When the license expires, the user can freely choose to continue using the last version installed, or renew for another year and stay updated.

A free 30-day trial is available on the Ilexsoft website.

Free educational licenses and volume discounts for corporate purchases are also available.

About HighDesign

HighDesign is the modern parametric design software that combines the directness of 2D drafting with powerful BIM-like project control and processes. Features include vector design tools, precision drafting, documentation and annotation tools, architectural design tools like parametric walls, doors and windows. The project structure is organized in specialized sheets and layouts. Special tools include photogrammetry, image editing and drawing presentation.

Available for macOS on both Intel- and ARM-based machines and for Windows 10 & 11, HighDesign R8.1 comes in three editions to best suit the needs of design professionals. To learn more about the latest release and download a free trial, please visit www.ilexsoft.com/highdesign/.

Immersionary Enterprises Joins Digital Twin Consortium

BOSTON, MA, May 23, 2024 – The Digital Twin Consortium (DTC) announced that Immersionary Enterprises, LLC has joined the Consortium to expand the use of intelligent digital twins in industrial and medical applications.

“I am keen to leverage the extensive knowledge within the consortium’s community and work with its members to increase the adoption of intelligent digital twins,” said Elizabeth Baron, founder of Immersionary Enterprises. I envision real-time digital twins that are data-driven, precise, aesthetically accurate, and capable of providing predictive insights. The Digital Twin Consortium can help make this vision a reality.”

“We’re excited to have Immersionary Enterprises as a member of the DTC,” said Dan Isaacs, GM & CTO of the DTC. “Their expertise in extended reality and the creation of fully immersive experiences will further enable DTC and its membership to realize intelligent digital twins.”

About Immersionary Enterprises

Elizabeth Baron established Immersionary Enterprises to create innovative and lasting solutions using advanced simulation technologies rooted in an intelligent, comprehensive digital twin platform. She collaborates with clients across the medical, automotive, and aerospace industries and beyond, leveraging digital intelligence to extract valuable insights from diverse data sets and bridge the gap between people, products, and processes on a large scale. She is known for her work as the inventor of the Ford immersive Vehicle Environment at Ford Motor Company. The FiVE process and tools are based on an intelligent, holistic digital twin platform. FiVE is used on every Ford vehicle.

For more information, visit www.immersionary.net.

About Digital Twin Consortium

Digital Twin Consortium is The Authority in Digital Twin. It coalesces industry, government, and academia to drive consistency in vocabulary, architecture, security, and interoperability of digital twin technology. It advances digital twin technology in many industries, from aerospace to natural resources.

For more information about Digital Twin Consortium, please visit www.digitaltwinconsortium.org.

West Texas City Selects Woolpert

BIG SPRING, TX, May 23, 2024 – The city of Big Spring, Texas has selected Woolpert to provide engineering, design, and construction management services for up to three airport improvement projects at McMahon-Wrinkle Airport.

Big Spring McMahon-Wrinkle Airport

The projects include remarking airfield aircraft operation areas, rehabilitating and reconstructing aging runway pavement, and replacing and upgrading existing airfield lighting.

Woolpert Consultant Kari Campbell said that the improvement projects will benefit airport users, enhance safety, and help reduce the airport’s overall maintenance expenses. The city of Big Spring and McMahon-Wrinkle Airport will be eligible to receive funding through the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program, which provides grant funding for airport development projects. Under this grant, the Texas Department of Transportation will reimburse Big Spring with 90% of the overall project costs.

“We are grateful for the relationships we have built with the city of Big Spring and the confidence they have placed in our team, and we look forward to continuing our efforts to help further improve and develop aviation services at McMahon-Wrinkle Airport,” Campbell said. “Each project will enhance the safety of aviation operations and meet FAA funding requirements, allowing the projects to qualify for federal grant funding and decreasing the cost for local taxpayers.”

The contract is underway.

About Woolpert

Woolpert is the premier architecture, engineering, geospatial (AEG), and strategic consulting firm, with a vision to become one of the best companies in the world. We innovate within and across markets to effectively serve public, private, and government clients worldwide. Woolpert is a Global Top 100 Geospatial Company, a Top 100 ENR Global Design firm, has earned seven Great Place to Work certifications, and actively nurtures a culture of growth, inclusion, diversity, and respect. Founded in 1911 in Dayton, OH, Woolpert has been America’s fastest-growing AEG firm since 2015. Woolpert has over 2,500 employees and more than 60 offices on five continents.

For more information, visit woolpert.com.