Canadian Consulting Engineer

Computer Products

June 1, 2012
By Canadian Consulting Engineer



Bentley Systems has acquired InspectTech Systems which provides field inspection applications and asset management services for bridges and transportation assets. InspectTech’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution helps streamline planning inspections, collect and manage data, and comply with government reporting. Bentley intends to incorporate InspectTech services within its AssetWise platform.

S-Frame’s S-CALC 2012 is a cross-section properties calculator that allows users to quickly create multi-material sections. The customizable interface adapts to any workflow. The tool can be used for determining sectional properties such as torsional constant, warping constant, shear centre and shear area. It uses S-CALC’s standard closed form solutions, general polygon and finite element methods. Data can be exported to PDF, Excel, HTML and CSV for compability with any structural modeling or BIM environment. It runs as a stand-alone or fully integrated with S-FRAME Analysis.

Leica Geosystems’ ALS70-HP airborne LiDAR laser scanner has a 500 kHz pulse rate capability, enabling the collection of a higher density of elevation points without flying more lines. Airborne Imaging of Calgary has deployed ALS70-HP on its aircraft.

HP now has mobile and cloud-based large format printing, including an HP ePrint and Share application for Android smart phones. The applications allow users on the go to print large-format documents to a web-connected HP Designjet printer. They also allow printing of PDF files directly from e-mail, and optimization for Apple iPad. HP-enabled cloud printing is available directly from Autodesk AutoCAD WS.


IPEX has launched a new technical reference Blog for the wastewater industry with a focus on its Vortex Flow Solution. Vortex Flow Inserts deal with odour and corrosion in sewer drops, using the wastewater’s own flow energy to suppress turbulence, aerate the sewage and oxidize dissolved hydrogen sulphides.


KSB Pumps has appointed Waste ‘n WaterTech of Calgary as its exclusive distributor for the municipal water and wastewater markets in Western Canada. Waste ‘n WaterTech will service B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. KSB’s engineering office in Calgary will continue to serve the needs of all its industrial customers.

The Triton TR6 Turbidity Sensor from Electro Chemical Devices has advanced optical infrared sensing and intelligent electronics. It measures turbidity or suspended solids in preset ranges from 0 to 4000 NTU. The sensor can be combined with ECD’s two-channel C22 analyzer to monitor pH, ORP, DO, conductivity, etc. It is designed for use in demanding environments and for environmental monitoring in wastewater treatment discharge, filter or backwash, settling ponds, surface water, and for rinse water control.


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