Category Archives: Construction

Join USIBD in Advancing 3D Building Documentation

Please join USIBD  – the U.S. Institute of Building Documentation today, so you can get involved with their important mission of standardizing and advancing the 3D building documentation industry. Join professionals from all areas of the Building Documentation industry, working … Continue reading

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Autodesk Goes All In on Construction

In one of the largest acquisitions in the history of Autodesk they have agreed to acquire PlanGrid, a leading provider of construction productivity software. This is the market that Autodesk is planning its future growth strategy around. It’s going to … Continue reading

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October 2018 Lidar News Video of the Month

It’s time to vote for the Lidar News Video of the month for October 2018. Here is the list of outstanding videos: Yellowscan Lidar for UAV from Yellowscan What is BIM? from TruePoint Laser Scanning Celts, Maps and Computers from … Continue reading

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Oracle Wants to Lead the Digital Revolution in Construction

It seems as though a number of software companies, like Autodesk and now Oracle see the construction market as a big, missed opportunity. In Oracle’s case at least, the key word is big, as in Big Data.  It will be … Continue reading

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Autodesk University 2018 is Next Week in Vegas

Autodesk University 2018 takes over the spotlight in Las Vegas, NV this coming week from Trimble Dimensions with a complete slate of education and training. AU runs from November 13 to 15. “Learn – Connect – Explore” is the theme … Continue reading

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3D BIM – What is the Real Adoption Rate?

The 3D laser scanning industry has certainly demonstrated that they have the technology to deliver an as-built 3D BIM. The question is – “Are the building owners willing to pay for it? I had a chance to speak with some … Continue reading

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Disruptive Technology, or Paving Over Old Cow Paths?

What is truly disruptive technology? Is 3D laser scanning disrupting the AEC/Built World or are we just “Paving Over Old Cow Paths?  For those who may not have heard the phrase, “Paving Over Old Cow Paths’ refers to the automating … Continue reading

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Dimensions 2018 Opens Today with Steve Berglund, CEO

The opening session and keynotes for Trimble’s Dimensions 2018 take place this morning at the Venetian, a classy hotel on the Las Vegas strip. The center of the geospatial world shifts to Las Vegas, NV this week for Trimble’s Dimensions … Continue reading

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Hack Partners Creates InfraHack with Bentley

Hack Partners with their Hacktrain platform, not to be confused with Hackatrain is a group of innovators that believe that through collaboration they can achieve anything. They have already achieved impressive results in the rail industry, now they are turning … Continue reading

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Scanning for Construction at Bentley’s YII 2018

I met Andrew Evans, Product Manager at Topcon at the Year in Infrastructure Awards today. He offered this blog post on Scanning for Construction, plus a look at the GLS 2000 scanner with its ability to set up over a … Continue reading

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