Parsons Management Consultants Chooses CADconform to Ensure Accurate Data for Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
July 5, 2007 (Houston, TX) — Altiva Software announces that Parsons Management Consultants (PMC) has chosen CADconform® to check the accuracy of the CAD drawings submitted by the more than 55 contractor/consulting companies working on airport construction and maintenance projects for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) as a part of its Capital Construction Programs at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport.
CADconform, Altiva's software add-on that works seamlessly between MicroStation® and AutoCAD® to promote and enforce 100% conformance to CAD standards, enables PMC to check each and every drawing submitted by the contractors for 100% conformance to MWAA CAD standards.
So that contractors can avoid rework, the preconfigured MWAA CADconform standards database is being made available free to all firms doing contract drafting and design work for MWAA. If they already own or purchase CADconform, contractors can use the same MWAA CAD standards database to assure that their drawing files conform 100% – before they submit the drawings to PMC. CADconform not only checks the drawings, but it also provides integrated drafting menus and a check/fix tool that makes it easy for each drafter to follow MWAA CAD standards during production drafting.
The first to capitalize on this opportunity for increased accuracy and efficiency was Big Sky, an engineering firm specializing in electronic airport systems. Renowned industry-wide with a reputation for quality and excellence, Big Sky was the first contractor to purchase CADconform, receive the free MWAA CAD standards database and deliver 100% MWAA standards-conformed drawings.
"CADconform and the data accuracy it provides has proven to save time and money during all stages of the AEC process," explains Altiva Software CEO Philip Hurlston. "But when companies like MWAA establish project-wide use of CADconform, and firms like Big Sky proactively embrace use of the product, it is not only the individual project members that benefit. An overall project-wide level of accuracy and efficiency can be achieved and continue to add even more value over time, for the client and all project team members."
The MWAA manages operations, maintenance and development at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport, the two major airports serving the National Capital area.
PMC is assisting MWAA with its $4 billion Capital Construction Program at National and Dulles. Among PMC's many responsibilities is the receipt and handling of all drawings submitted by more than 55 contractor/consulting companies working on MWAA projects.
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CADconform® is a software add-on that works seamlessly between AutoCAD® and MicroStation® to promote and enforce 100% conformance to CAD standards. It is the only product of its kind that provides an encrypted, tamper-proof electronic seal ensuring data integrity and user confidence.
Properly enforced CAD standards provide strategic business value including: re-use of intellectual property stored in drawings, better interoperability and project management, and significant cost-savings and contributions to HS&E.
Altiva Software is the only company dedicated to 100% conformance to CAD standards. It is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices in Germany and Australia.
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