Category Archives: BIM

The Built Environment Technology Manifesto – Part 1

It’s quite a long title that has evolved over the years. I guess you could say I have been thinking about this general idea since the early 1980’s when CAD and GIS were just starting to go mainstream, thanks in … Continue reading

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2D Scanning vs. 3D Scanning

When did people start scanning the floor plans of buildings? If you said the early 2,000’s then you are at about 10 years too late. Wait, how is that possible? The first Cyrax was released in the late 1,990’s. Well, … Continue reading

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Laser Scanning Solves Piping Problems

From the FARO 3D Blog Rodney Roebuck, CEO of Roebuck Contracting, has been in the industry for 27 years and got his start in the HVAC and piping industry. In that time, he’s seen numerous innovations come to light — … Continue reading

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Forensic BIM

It seems that tracking and documenting construction progress with a BIM can prove quite valuable when the construction claims begin to roll in. In a 2016 report from Arcadis, the average North American construction claim took over 14 months to … Continue reading

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OGC Calls for Participation in its Indoor Mapping and Navigation Pilot

The Indoor Mapping and Navigation Pilot will create and advance solutions to complex geospatial challenges related to indoor mapping and navigation for first responders. 18 June 2018: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has released a Call for Participation to solicit … Continue reading

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BIM for Infrastructure Webinar Next Week

The Highway Engineering Exchange Program (HEEP) would like to announce an exciting new twist to IHEEP that we have organized as part of the 2018 event. In coordination with our partners on this effort, we extend an invitation to the … Continue reading

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HxGN Live 2018 is Next Week

With SPAR 3D 2018 wrapped up full attention now turns to the Venetian in Las Vegas and HxGN Live 2018. Beginning on Tuesday June 12 with a wide variety of high level training classes, the official opening sessions will be … Continue reading

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SPAR 3D 2018 and AEC Next Open Tomorrow

The center of 3D innovation for the Built Environment will be at the Anaheim Convention Center the next three days June 5-7 as SPAR 3D 2018 and AEC Next combine for the first time. The highly anticipated conference program, organized … Continue reading

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SPAR 3D Expo and Conference 2018 is Next Week

Well, we are almost there – SPAR 2018 is just a few short days away. It begins with product previews next Tuesday morning, June 5 and runs through Thursday afternoon, June 7 with an expert panel taking a look into … Continue reading

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Raising the Roof

When Turner Construction needed to carry out a revamp and extension of their Atlanta office, they took the unique opportunity to test-drive some revolutionary technology. Traditional laser scanning technologies are great for certain applications, but for hard-to-reach, overhead or ‘feature … Continue reading

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