Category Archives: Standards

USIBD Surveys Industry on Standards

On March 7, 2017 the U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) will publish a Cornerstone™ Report Survey to our membership and industry partners on the State of the Industry, regarding Standards. Here is the link for the survey: https://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07edw0rdf0izrghp6h/start Stakeholders in … Continue reading

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3DEP Program Benefits

The USGS’ National Geospatial Program is in year one of an 8-year program to create the first publicly available, national 3D elevation map using lidar. Called the 3D Elevation Program or 3DEP, it is a collaboration of federal agencies, states, … Continue reading

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USIBD LOA Certification Course Will Be Online in 2017

The USIBD’s Level of Accuracy Certification training course will be offered online in 2017. They are partnering with CD-BIM.com, who will be hosting this version of the training course covering Version 2.0 of the document. The training will provide an overview … Continue reading

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FAA Announces UAS Regs

From the FAA press release, Today, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules (PDF) for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the … Continue reading

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OGC Point Cloud DWG Meeting

There is a meeting of the OGC Point Cloud DWG scheduled for the upcoming TC meetings in Dublin Ireland for Tuesday, June 21st @ 8:00 – 9:45. The following is the final agenda: Final Agenda: • Update on the Point … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today – June 8, 2016

This week’s Lidar News recap features an inside look at building a civil engineering career and a 3D consulting firm to boot. NIST is also reporting on results from their testing of scanners in conformance with the recently approved ASTM … Continue reading

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Large – Volume Scanning Standard

As part of an effort by NIST’s Physical Measurement Laboratory to produce an international performance evaluation standard for these instruments, scientists at the Engineering Physics Division (EPD) designed and constructed a calibration facility to evaluate proposed tests in a draft … 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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Workshops, Meetings, Demos and Product Previews

The focus is on Texas this week with the ASPRS IGTF annual conference opening in Ft. Worth and SPAR 3D in the Woodlands on Monday. It’s about a 3.5 hour drive if you are considering attending both events. IGTF will … Continue reading

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ASTM UAS Inspection Standard

The ASTM task group on façade inspections introduced E3036, Guide for Notating Façade Conditions in the Field, and proposed WK52572, Guide for Visual Inspection of Building Facades Using Drones to better building façade inspections. E3036 provides standard notation, syntax, and … Continue reading

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