Intergraph Corporation Awards $950,000 Educational Grant to the University of Houston - Downtown

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jan. 21, 2005 – Intergraph Corporation has awarded an Educational Program Grant valued at more than $950,000 to the University of Houston - Downtown. The grant includes SmartPlant® 3D, SmartPlant Instrumentation, SmartPlant Review, SmartPlant P&ID and Plant Design System (PDS®) software. The UHD Department of Engineering Technology will use the software in its accredited technology degree programs, including Control and Instrumentation Electronics Design, Process Piping Design and Structural Analysis and Design. UHD is a longtime user of PDS in its engineering degree programs.

Prof. Nuggenhalil Nandagopal of the UHD Department of Engineering Technology, said, “Through its Educational Grant Program, Intergraph has made a significant contribution towards producing a well-educated work force. We are delighted and privileged to be a part of this program which has enabled us to incorporate state-of the-art design and engineering tools into our curriculum. The Intergraph program enhances the quality of our curriculum and attracts more students into our degree programs.”

Program Awards $3.8 Million in Grants

The Intergraph Process, Power & Marine Educational Grant Program closed 2004 with 13 grants totaling more than $3.8 million (U. S.) in commercial value awarded to educational institutions worldwide. Intergraph awarded the most recent grants with a total commercial value of more than $1.7 million ( U. S.) to the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Canada; FUNCEFET, Portugal; University of Western Australia; and Vidyavardhini College of Engineering, India.

Grants Bring Advanced Technology to Classroom

The Intergraph Process, Power & Marine Educational Grant Program helps build student proficiency and experience in using engineering software. For educational institutions, the program brings advanced technology software to the classroom, expands course offerings at minimal cost and enables instructors to upgrade skills through free commercial training. The program also provides industry with qualified job candidates trained to use the popular Intergraph engineering software. Educational institutions worldwide with engineering and technical curricula associated with the process manufacturing, power generation and offshore petroleum industries are eligible to apply for grants, which have a one year, renewable term. See for program and application details.

Grant recipients under the standard program are eligible to receive SmartPlant Instrumentation, SmartPlant P&ID, SmartPlant Electrical and SmartSketch® software and maintenance; instructor training; technical installation assistance; and one complimentary registration for the Intergraph Process, Power & Marine APEX industry conference series. A program option includes PDS, SmartPlant 3D and SmartPlant Review, depending on institution curriculum and expertise.

Intergraph Software Used in Design, Operations

The Intergraph software is widely used in design, construction, operations and maintenance in a variety of industries including onshore and offshore oil and gas, shipbuilding, petrochemicals, power generation, chemicals, metals and mining, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage and others. The most advanced plant design environment available, SmartPlant 3D offers concurrent engineering, real-time clash detection and integration with SmartPlant as well as other software and systems. SmartPlant Instrumentation supports controls system engineering, while SmartPlant P&ID and SmartPlant Electrical support piping and instrumentation and electrical engineering, respectively. PDS is for integrated 3D and 2D plant design and SmartPlant Review is for 3D visualization. SmartSketch provides multi-discipline, precision drafting, drawing and diagramming.


Intergraph Process, Power & Marine: Delivering the SmartPlant Enterprise

Process, Power & Marine (, a division of Intergraph Corporation, helps worldwide clients bring together the people, work processes and advanced software technology to create the SmartPlant Enterprise. The intelligent software and integration of the SmartPlant Enterprise promote profitability, improve operational excellence and manage assets. Innovative SmartPlant technology supports concurrent engineering design, construction and operation for the process manufacturing, power generation, marine oil and gas and commercial shipbuilding markets.

© 2005 Intergraph Corporation. Intergraph and SmartPlant are registered trademarks of Intergraph Corporation. Software and services prices, availability, functions, features and specifications subject to change without notice and are subject to United States export control laws and regulations. This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events subject to certain risks and uncertainties of Intergraph Corporation which are discussed in the company’s Form 10K filed with the SEC. Copies available upon request to Shareholder Relations, Intergraph Corporation, Huntsville, Ala. 35894 USA.


Tom Greer


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