Category Archives: Indoor Mapping

TruePoint Laser Scanning Delivers Scan to BIM

Laser scanning is an ideal technology for Building Information Modeling (BIM) due to its efficiency, accuracy, and level of detail. Laser scanning accurately documents as-built conditions and proves to be invaluable in facility asset management and modifications. Laser scanning can … 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 can register now for the USIBD … Continue reading

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Virtual Reality Simulation of 3D BIM is the Future

Construction industry professional Tan Teck Seng looks like he is playing a high-tech video game when he examines a building on a screen, decked out in virtual reality (VR) goggles and controllers. From an article in the Straits Times by … Continue reading

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Startup Builds Laser Scanning Construction Robot

It will probably be some time before buildings are erected by robots. But a Boston startup called RCML has built a robot that’s designed to make sure that the humans who are still building them get it right. From an … Continue reading

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The Future of Construction from a Leader in SLAM-Based Laser Scanning

Since the early days of the personal computer the construction industry has been slow to adopt digital technology. As a result, increases in construction productivity have lagged virtually every other major industry, such as automotive and aircraft manufacturing. It’s true … Continue reading

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Notre Dame Cathedral Update is Not Encouraging

I just heard an update on what has to be the saddest story that we reported on this year, namely the horrific fire in the roof of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. At this point they are not … Continue reading

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FARO Technologies and Traceable Construction

Over the past couple of years FARO has been somewhat quietly building an impressive stable of software products, engineering talent and a vision for how they will improve construction productivity. They refer to it as an Informed Construction Lifecycle. Happy … Continue reading

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Robber’s Cave Documented with 3D Laser Scanning

As bits of Robber’s Cave history fade to folklore, the thousands of engravings that crowd its Dakota sandstone walls like graffiti are likewise disintegrating, imperceptibly but inevitably, into miniature dunes at the base of the walls. From an article in … Continue reading

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Indoor Mapping with Lidar to Support First Responders

Two projects are testing ways to use light detection and ranging (LiDAR) remote sensing for indoor mapping buildings to increase first responders’ safety and efficiency when they respond to emergencies. From an article in GCN by Stephanie Kanowitz Both efforts … Continue reading

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Footwear as Evidence – Documenting in 3D

Imprinted in sand, moulded in dirt, or stamped on the floor—footprints discovered at crime scenes can provide evidence for forensics teams who play a vital game of whodunit. In a two-dimensional form, the footwear evidence can be flawed at best. … Continue reading

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