Category Archives: BIM

USIBD Symposium 2017 Next Week

The 2017 USIBD Symposium is being held next week November 6 – 8 in conjunction with the BIM Forum in Dallas, TX. Here are some of the presentations: • “New and Exciting Methods for Documenting & Analyzing Buildings”, Philip Lorenzo, … Continue reading

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The Future of the Surveying Profession

Thanks to Terry Bennett at Autodesk for the contribution. Here are some excerpts: Surveying is “the application of special knowledge of the principles of mathematics, the related physical and applied sciences and the relevant requirements of law for adequate evidence … Continue reading

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New International Committee on BIM

Commission 4 of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG) has recently established a working group (WG) on Building Information Modeling. Terms of reference for the working group can be found at The WG is calling for interested researchers to … Continue reading

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USIBD Announces Keynote Speaker

The USIBD has just announced that the  BIM Facilities Manager for NASA’s Langley Research Center (LaRC), Errol Plata, will provide the keynote as part of the welcome reception for the 2016 Symposium. Mr. Plata works on the Center Operations Directorate’s … Continue reading

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BIM Igloo and Drones

Now this looks amazing. It’s called the BIM  Igloo and the video following is really all you need to see to understand the value of this idea. As well as the usual BIM techniques, the alliance has invested in a … Continue reading

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Four Cool Laser Scanning Projects

This is an interesting article in highlighting four laser amazing scanning projects throughout Europe along with very nicely done videos. Here is one example:

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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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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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