Category Archives: BIM

New Lifecycle Facility Standard

I just came across this recently published ASTM standard that appears to hold tremendous promise for facility lifecycle asset management systems. E3035 – 15 is being positioned as a Standard Classification for Facility Asset Component Tracking System or FACTS. This … Continue reading

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3D Service Provider Consolidation

Thanks to Ken Smerz and Michael Raphael for the tip on this interesting article that attempts to make a case for consolidating the 3D laser scanning service providers in the U.S. I was approached about 6 months ago by a … Continue reading

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3D Modeling a Country

Well it is more like a city than a country, but the island of Singapore is a city state and the government is working on an initiative to create and maintain a 3D model of the entire island nation. The … Continue reading

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3D Scanner Report

This 3D Scanner Report was prepared by BuiltWorlds. It includes a number of interviews with a number of the leading service providers as well as a review of a number of scanner manufacturers including FARO, Trimble, Leica Geosystems and Topcon. … Continue reading

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Measurement Uncertainty

Building Information Modeling (BIM) can be defined as the generation and management of digital models of large structures, such as buildings and other infrastructures, throughout their sometimes decades-long lifecycle. Lidar has become a popular tool to document changes in the … Continue reading

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Indoor Mapping System Update

Viametris is one of the leading indoor mapping system integrators. Their latest system the iMS 3D includes the SBG SYSTEMS’ miniature AHRS (attitude and heading reference system), the Ellipse-A. Based on the SLAM technology, the iMS 3D is equipped with … Continue reading

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USIBD Digital Reality Symposium

Time is running out to make your plans to attend the USIBD Digital Reality Symposium in Las Vegas, NV September 16 1nd 17. This brand new event is going to offer a unique opportunity to learn about technology and business … Continue reading

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BIM Standard Released

Following a multi-year effort, the National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART alliance® released the latest edition of the nation’s consensus-based standard governing building information modeling (BIM). From planning and design through construction and operations, the National BIM Standard-United States® (NBIMS-US™) … Continue reading

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Dumb Point Clouds

Here’s the problem with laser scanners – they are dumb, or as they point out in this article from the UK, “Whilst the point cloud gives a dimensionally-accurate 3D representation, from a BIM perspective it is still very much dumb … Continue reading

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USIBD Digital Reality Conference

The USIBD will be hosting an important building documentation conference September 16-17, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The theme “Where Technology Meets Business Reality” is an appropriate indicator of the practical, high value … Continue reading

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