Canadian Consulting Engineer

Products (March 01, 2009)

March 1, 2009
By Canadian Consulting Engineer


Autodesk has updated its Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. Autodesk Revit Structure 2010 now has enhanced conceptual design, modeling and analysis capabilities for more complex architectural forms. Autodesk Revit MEP 2010 for mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineers includes enhancements such as native heating and cooling loads analysis.

Also just released is AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010, as a BIM solution for exploring land development, transportation and environmental projects digitally before they are built. Its enhancements include broad support for popular formats and interoperability. Autodesk Navisworks 2010 enables designers to unite project contributions into a synchronized model for BIM.


ElectraTherm power systems use a closed-loop Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) to create electricity from waste heat. The gas produced in the non-combustion process expands and turns a patented Twin Screw Expander, which drives a generator. The technology is scalable from 25 kW to 1 MW and requires only 200F heat. Distributed in Canada by Neo Code Energy.


Delta Controls’ integrated building automation system won the Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award for Product Innovation and Differentiation in February. The BAC-Net automation system encompasses HVAC, lighting and access controls.


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