VOLUME 1   ISSUE 10   JULY 13, 2012


Commentary from Construction Claims Advisor Editor Bruce Jervis will resume next week in a new online newsletter that WPL Publishing will launch Monday, July 16. ConstructionPro Week not only will feature Bruce’s expert coverage of construction law issues and cases, but also exclusive news and insight relating to developments involving green buildings, building information modeling, and project controls. WPL will publish ConstructionPro Week through its new ConstructionPro Network website (www.ConstructionProNet.com), which will provide expert training, education, and development resources for the construction industry. Among the many features of a premium subscription to the membership website are a webinar download library; past editorial content from Construction Claims Advisor, Construction Advisor Today, and other WPL publications; plus WPL’s new online bookstore offering webinar CDs, books, and special reports.


WPL Publishing will stop publishing new editorial content on the Construction Advisor Today website next week. To be sure that you receive a free version of ConstructionPro Week, click on the red “Free Email Updates” button in the upper-right corner of the Construction Advisor Today homepage (www.constructionadvisortoday.com) and provide the requested information.


We’re confident you will enjoy the new service and benefit from what it has to offer.


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By Steve Rizer


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently awarded roughly $14 million to 22 states and territories to conduct energy-efficiency upgrades in public facilities and develop local policies and programs to help reduce energy waste. These State Energy Program (SEP) grants will support whole-building energy-efficiency upgrades "across hundreds of public buildings, saving millions for state and local governments and creating new local jobs for energy auditors, architects, engineers, and construction workers," according to the federal agency. ... Read more.


By Steve Rizer


The global market for computer-aided design (CAD) in the civil and construction industry will total $578 million by 2015, representatives of London-based TechNavio told ConstructionPro Week (CPW) via an email interview. The company foresees a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.05 percent between 2011 and 2015 with vendors Autodesk Inc., Bentley Systems Inc., Dassault Systemes S.A., and Intergraph Corp. dominating the market.


One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the need for modular infrastructure development, according to TechNavio. “The global CAD market in the civil and construction industry has also been witnessing the development of cloud-based CAD solutions. However, the emerging threat from open-source and pirated CAD software solutions could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.” ... Read more.





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