Category Archives: Construction

Bentley Systems Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards

I was not able to attend the last two Bentley Systems Year in Infrastructure Awards, but I will be making up for it this year as I am a juror on three categories including Reality Modeling. As I have said … Continue reading

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Technology Manifesto for the 3D Built Environment – Complete

The final part of the Technology Manifesto has been added to Parts 1 and 2 and the complete article has been published on the main Lidar News website. Here are a couple of the ideas from the final section. The … Continue reading

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Technology Manifesto for the Built Environment – Part 2

Good friend, John Russo, the founder of Architectural Resource Consultants and USIBD commented on Part 1 of the Technology Manifesto noting that the Built Environment is different from the music or automotive industry in that each project is essentially one … Continue reading

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U.S. Navy Sees Big Savings From 3D Laser Scanning

The U.S. Navy is making a big commitment to the latest in 3D technology including laser scanning and virtual/augmented reality. In a recent article in USNI News a detailed recap of some of the latest technology and its application documents … 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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The Digital Twin

One term that I heard a couple of times last week at SPAR 3D/AEC Next which I was not familiar with was “digital twin”. It wasn’t too hard to get the idea from the context of the usage, but I … Continue reading

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TRB AFB 80 Summer Meeting

The Transportation Research Board’s AFB 80 Geospatial Data Acquisition Technologies in Design and Construction Standing Committee is holding its summer meeting July 22 – 25, 2018 in Sacramento, CA. The event will be held at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel. Advance … 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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SPAR 3D 2018 Day 2

Day 2 at SPAR 2018 3D opened with a review of the history of AEC Systems and a keynote by a team representing Gensler, the designer of the new headquarters building for Nvidia. The presentation focused on the getting the … Continue reading

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