Category Archives: BIM

Augmented Reality for QC

Pericept is a start-up that has a unique, “crowd sourcing” approach to quality control on a construction site. The idea is to take advantage of the construction workers who are building the project by collecting data from their mobile devices … Continue reading

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LOA and LOD

John Russo, the founder 0f Architectural Resource Consultants (ARC) has been performing building documentation services for nearly twenty years.  He notes, “Over time I have come to realize that most clients don’t know how to write a Request for Proposal … Continue reading

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USIBD Combines with BIMForum

This seems like a win for both groups. The USIBD has just announced that their second annual Symposium will combine with the BIMForum’s fall event in Atlanta, GA. The USIBD event will take place on October 16 and 17 while … Continue reading

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Webshare Cloud Services

I think this is the direction that most software is headed. FARO announced the achievement of another milestone in cloud-based as-built data management with the release of version 2.0 of its well-known web hosting service, SCENE WebShare Cloud. SCENE WebShare … Continue reading

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“Top Six Misconceptions About Laser Scanning”

Ryan Hacker and his team at TruePoint Laser Scanning are doing a great job with their quarterly eNewsletter and website. It it very difficult for companies to consistently deliver interesting information on a regular schedule. Publishing is not their business, … Continue reading

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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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