Category Archives: Infrastructure

3D Scans and Animations Used to Inform Project Team

The issues facing the project team on the $968 million International Arrivals Facility project at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport could hardly have been more extreme. 3D scans and animations  were used to virtually sequence and insure that the install would go … Continue reading

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UAS Warning Signs – Development and Evaluation

Unmanned aerial systems (UASs) are an emerging technology being used in many fields, including surveying engineering. When UASs are used for these activities, they may operate in close proximity to active traffic. UASs could be distracting to drivers and increase … Continue reading

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Photogrammetry and Mobile Lidar – A Hybrid Approach

Combining multiple types of geospatial data collection, such as aerial photogrammetry and mobile lidar, requires a detailed knowledge of sensors, error models, navigation, ground control and data processing. This would be a challenge for any geomatics firm, but the rewards … Continue reading

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3D Recovery Models Need to be Agile and Resilient

The COVID-19 pandemic has sent shockwaves through industries and forced many companies to either scale back their operations or shut down altogether. As the effects of the pandemic evolve, companies are identifying response efforts to implement the changes necessary to … Continue reading

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Remote Asset Management Supported with Laser Scanning

At a time when oil and gas companies are paying particularly close attention to improving efficiencies and cost-cutting, they would do well to increase their usage of 3D scanning technology, according to the engineering firm Kleinfelder. From an article in … Continue reading

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A Brighter Perspective on Technology From Industry Veteran

This is a guest blog post from good friend Richard Rybka who provides a brighter perspective on technology than some of the critics. Great to have you back on the team Richard. Recent research has found that some people are … Continue reading

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Downtown Mobility Studied with Lidar Sensors

The City of Kelowna, British Colombia, Canada says it will embark on a pilot project next week that will study the flow of traffic and pedestrians in the downtown core. On Thursday, the city announced that it will soon be … Continue reading

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Empire State Building Renovation Complexity Solved with 3D

Extreme heights, exacting materials and harsh winter weather were just a few of the challenges facing Skanska USA’s recent renovation of the observation deck of the Empire State Building, one of the world’s most iconic buildings. From an article in … Continue reading

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Analyzing a Train Wreck with Lidar and UAV Data

It was early morning on Dec. 18, 2017, and an Amtrak passenger train was making its inaugural run between Tacoma and Portland, Oregon. As it neared a curve leading to an Interstate-5 overpass near DuPont, the train was traveling at … Continue reading

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Power Plant Renovation Supported with Laser Scanning

Retrofitting and renovations are projects that often require a high level of detail for pre-design documentation. When it comes to a power plant, add to the mix multiple heights of pipes, ducts, exposed steel structure and a limited access window … Continue reading

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