Cyon Research Launches

A-E-C Automation Newsletter Becomes

BETHESDA, MD, December 6, 2004 - Cyon Research Corporation, a leading provider of analysis and consulting for engineering technology markets, today announced that A-E-C Automation Newsletter is now™, a Web-based news service for decision makers in architecture, engineering and construction. covers all aspects of technology adoption and use specific to architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC), including plant design. Specific technologies covered include building information modeling and building lifecycle modeling (BIM and BLM), computer-aided design (CAD), business intelligence, plant-design software, project management, AEC-specific business application software, related applications of global positioning satellite (GPS) technology, digital signature software, computer workstations, output devices, networking technologies, and technology for data use on the job site.

“ is a valuable resource for the AEC industry,” said Kristine K. Fallon, president, Kristine Fallon Associates, Inc. “Thoughtful commentary and information on technology for the design and construction industry is hard to find. provides a much needed boost in news and communication for professionals.”

The publication includes discussion of technologies for facilities management (FM) and the use of geographic information systems (GIS) as it relates to the practice of design and construction. Emerging technologies that have an impact on AEC, such as 3D laser scanning and CAD-to-fabrication, are also an important part of’s coverage. Issues created by the use of technology in AEC firms, including technology adoption, the cultural aspects of technology use, industry best practices, collaboration, interoperability, business process re-invention, and technical standards will continue to the core of

“ will continue to provide valuable information to thousands of AEC professionals throughout the world that has previously been provided by A-E-C Automation Newsletter,” said Randall Newton, editor-in-chief, “The restructuring and redesign creates a targeted publication to reach a wider range of professionals in the AEC industry.” (formerly A-E-C Automation Newsletter) was founded in 1977 by Ed Forrest, and was published until 2004 a subscription-based newsletter. In February, 2003, the publication Construction Business Computing was acquired and merged into AECnews. Starting June 1, 2004 AECnews changed to an advertising-supported, Web-based publication format.

About Cyon Research
Cyon Research Corporation is a provider of analysis and consulting for engineering technology markets. Cyon Research provides key information, research, analysis, and consulting to its clients worldwide. COFES: The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software is Cyon Research's primary event, and explores investments necessary today to take advantage of—and profit from—future technologies.™ is Cyon Research's Web-based research resource for market information, news, and industry commentary. Other Cyon Research publications include CADCAMNet, Engineering Automation Report™, both subscription publications providing insight, analysis, and reviews on technology specific to manufacturing disciplines; and™, a web based publication delivering information on trends, new technologies, and market information for design technologies that address architecture and construction., CADCAMNet, Engineering Automation Report,, and Cyon Research are trademarks of Cyon Research Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Published: Monday, December 06, 2004


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