Energy Evaluation Software

EcoDesigner from Graphisoft is an energy evaluation tool for architects and school planners.

Design Tool

Generac Industrial Power introduces Power Design Pro, a one-stop electrical and mechanical design and sizing tool with algorithms that accurately model a load’s true characteristics and full harmonic and transient analysis to ensure complete generator-to-load compatibility.


Archicad 10, available from Graphisoft, is a virtual modeling and design program intended for architectural applications. The product allows for an integrated layout process with 3-D geometry, quantity calculations and drawings. Other features include 2-D site drawing capability, project sharing and data overview, using the navigator, drawing manager and index functions.


Deacom Inc. introduces the Electronic Document Management system, a recent addition to its accounting and enterprise resource planning software. The product allows any electronic files, such as JPEG, Word or Excel files, to be attached to any sales order, item master, customer, vendor or accounting transaction within the resource planning software. Once a document is saved in the software system, designated users can view it. All files are stored in a SQL database that offers data corruption protection.


Panduit Corp. introduces Easy-Mark labeling software for network, panel building, construction and maintenance applications. The product uses market-specific application tools to generate labels for signs, pipe markers, network components, wiring and safety identification. Features include WYSIWYG user interface, data import, symbol import, preloaded label formats and instructions in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Facility Management Software

MicroMain Corporation, a provider of asset and facility management software and services, recently announced the release of its new capital planning and asset management software, MicroMain CM. The suite of products targets all critical facility operations, capital planning, maintenance management and facility management. According to the company, the software offers features such as intuitive interface, common-sense navigation, and report generation. MicroMain CM is designed to allow customers to self-assess the current condition of their buildings and assets. Customers contracting assessments through architectural or engineering firms can also have the firms use MicroMain CM to capture the data in a central database that will be used by the customer in developing capital plans.

Workloading Software

ISSA launched the new InfoClean International Workloading Software package at ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam 2006, May 9-12 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The software is a metric-based version of an earlier edition. The new edition offers currency independence, allowing users to calculate costs relevant in any country. The program allows users to input their cleanable square meters, task frequencies and estimated cleaning times to provide reports regarding annual cost and staffing hours for any commercial or institutional cleaning job. An educational facility version is also available, using the five levels of cleanliness set forth in the Custodial Staffing Guidelines produced by the Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers.