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TRB AFB80 Summer Meeting has Announced the Agenda

TRB AFB80 is the standing committee focused on Geospatial Data Acquisition Technologies in Design and Construction relating to highway transportation. We will be meeting in Daytona, Fl July 21 – 24, 2019 at the Daytona Hotel. The Transportation Research Board … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Inspections – Drones are an Important Solution

The use of drones to perform what in many cases are high risk, infrastructure inspections is on the rise. From bridges to pipelines to high voltage transmission towers drones equipped with the right sensor can keep inspectors out of harms … Continue reading

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3D Laser Scanning is Being Used to Improve Health

Two separate articles this week referred to the use of 3D laser scanning to improve one’s health. In the first case it was in support of the shape of an infant’s head and the second better design of hearing aids. … Continue reading

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Underwater Drone Eelume Moves Like a Snake

Having just watched the video below I am at a nearly total loss for words to describe what this underwater drone is capable of doing. Since my days in earning my Ph.D. in marine geotechnical engineering I have known that … Continue reading

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Ship Building Is Making the Transition to 3D

Ship building is being transformed from 2D paper to 3D digital models. Even decades-old aircraft carriers are being mapped onto digital models at Newport News Shipbuilding. From an article in Defense One. NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — When the USS George … Continue reading

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Skanska is Using 3D Laser Scanning to Inform and Connect

Skanska, one of the world’s largest construction firms has intergrated 3D laser scanning into their core workflows and that of their subcontractors. This is from an article in The Architects Newspaper. The Swedish multinational construction and development company Skanska is … Continue reading

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Digital License Plates for Drones Are Coming

Mariah Scott, the President of Skyward testified before Congress last September making the case for remote identification of drones which can be likened to digital license plates. From the Skyward website. There’s just one problem. Without a system for universal … Continue reading

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Hydrogen Fuel Cells – Better UAV Power?

Lithium batteries provide relatively short duration flights and are restricted on most commercial airlines; internal combustion engines create air and noise pollution. Are hydrogen fuel cells going to provide the best option? From an article in sUAS News. Like batteries, … Continue reading

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How to Select a Building Documentation Professional

There are two important announcements from the USIBD this week. The first is the availability of a free white paper with advice on how to select a building documentation professional. The second is you need to register now to save … Continue reading

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WeWork is Leveraging 3D BIM to Fuel Its Rapid Expansion

Not familiar with WeWork? They are like ride sharing companies Uber or Lyft, but their game is sharing downtown office space. Co-founders Adam Neuman, who had started a baby clothes business and Miguel McKelvey an architect worked in the same … Continue reading

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