Two items reported
here in recent months reached conclusive milestones in the
last few weeks.
Autodesk, San Rafael, Calif.,
announced on April 2 that it has completed the acquisition of
parametric building modeler Revit Technology Corp., Waltham,
Mass. (ENR 3/4 p. 57). Completion of the deal by publicly
traded Autodesk was subject to approval by shareholders and
the Federal Trade Commission.
Also, in late March, civil engineer
Frank Nicotera, developer of a tracking system for loads of
construction fill (ENR 8/27/01 p. 35), has been granted all 13
claims in his patent application. The product is marketed by
his company, DTSystems Inc., Gainesville, Fla., as the Data
Track System. Nicotera was named one of ENR’s Top 25
Newsmakers last year for developing the process.