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The Intersection of Laser Scanning and BIM

1. Beck Technology is a double GSA IDIQ award winner landing $60 million for BIM and laser scanning.
2. Their mission is to revolutionize the AEC industry.
3. They have a software product that enables integrated project delivery – IPD.

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GSA Awards 2 IDIQ Contracts

1. The GSA has finally allowed the public announcement of the award of 2 $30 million IDIQ contracts.
2. Applied Software and Architectural Resource Consultants – ARC, plus their teams are the winners.
3. This is an important vote of confidence in the emerging 3D imaging marketplace – a milestone perhaps.
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GSA Awards Laser Scanning Contracts

1. The high profile IDIQ laser scanning contracts have been awarded.
2. It will be interesting to try to track the amount of work that is actually generated.
3. There are some valuable LAS utilities that have been noted in the comments recently.

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Update on GSA Laser Scanning IDIQ RFP

Unfortunately I do not have much to report on this RFP, but I’ll tell you what I know. I originally blogged on this in the middle of April. Linking into yesterday’s post, the GSA announced onĀ  May 8 that the … Continue reading

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Recovery Update – Some Good News

1. The GSA has spent one percent of their stimulus funding.
2. The EPA has spent one half of one percent, while Agriculture has spent 70%.
3. But an insider tells me that over the past 2 weeks the phone has been ringing.
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CIFE

1. Stanford University’s Center for Integrated Facility Engineering is sponsoring a Summer Program.
2. One session will be in DC at the GSA next week and a repeat at Stanford in September.
3. The focus will be on changing the culture of the industry as much as technology.

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Building Renovation

1. It is difficult to demonstrate the ROI for laser scanning on a building renovation project.
2. There are challenges in the field due to demolition and in the office with the CAD software.
3. The GSA is holding a 2 day conference to discuss barriers to implementing BIM.

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Neo-3D Laser Scanning

1. Neo-GIS is the less technical, consumer side of the use of the technology.
2. The GSA 3D-4D-BIM program is perhaps an example of how best to position laser scanning technology.
3. Is it too early for neo-laser scanning, or could we save 20 to 30 years of ramp up?

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GSA IDIQ RFP Hits the Street

As discussed earlier this week the GSA has just released the request for proposals for the BIM and 3D Laser Scanning Services Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contracts. Continue reading

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Stimulus Funding Update

1. Both the GSA and USGS have laser scanning and LiDAR projects in the que.
2. The GSA will issue 5 Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contracts and the USGS will focus on elevation data collects.
3. Unfortunately the go-ahead for these projects continues to get delayed.
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