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Industry News Roundup: April 6

Industry News Roundup: April 6

This week’s news stories:

The U.S. steel industry is leading manufacturing out of the recession "...the industry supported more than one million jobs in the U.S. economy in 2011 and is playing a significant role in leading manufacturing’s post-recession resurgence, primarily because it is highly interrelated with many other sectors of the economy." Modern Steel Construction has the story.

Technology is delivering the promises of CAD through BIM. "Over the last several years, there have been enough projects built using BIM aggressively to transform skeptics into believers while saving a lot of time to market and construction and operating-cost dollars along the way." Check out Structural Engineer for the full story.

The New York Metro area saw 13.3% growth in commercial construction in Quarter 1 of 2012. "During the first quarter of 2012, there were 899 public and private projects put out to bid in the New York Metro Area, an increase of 106 projects over the same period last year..." Read more about New York’s construction growth on City Biz List.

The AEC industry is abuzz about Open BIM. But what is it? "The program is based on buildingSMART’s Industry Foundation Classes (IFC), an open and neutral data exchange format that covers multiple disciplines across the construction industry." Find out more from Modern Steel Construction

In case you missed our latest blog post:

Design Data development partner CSC will showcase its Fastrak software at 2012 NASCC. Read the blog post here.