Category Archives: Inspection

Full Ship 3D Laser Scan of USS San Diego is First Step

A team from NSWC PHD recently worked with Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific on the first full ship scan of an LPD-class ship using the laser light sensing technology known as lidar—the first step in a 3D scanning project … Continue reading

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Rail Infrastructure in Dubai 3D Modeled with Drones

The use of drones in the inspection and evaluation of rail infrastructure is improving and has become part of a rapidly maturing industry. The technology as well as its associated data analysis capabilities have been significantly expanding each year. From … Continue reading

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Skanska is Using 3D Laser Scanning to Inform and Connect

Skanska, one of the world’s largest construction firms has intergrated 3D laser scanning into their core workflows and that of their subcontractors. This is from an article in The Architects Newspaper. The Swedish multinational construction and development company Skanska is … Continue reading

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Automatic Extraction of Rock Mass Discontinuity

Discontinuity information is important to evaluate the security of rock mass for discontinuity spacing distribution, which affects the mechanical properties and stability of the rock mass. Numerous studies have recently been conducted on semiautomatic or automatic extraction of discontinuities from … Continue reading

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Stantec Scales Drone Operations Across North Amercia

Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Stantec is a top three multinational professional services firm specializing in design, architecture, and engineering. Early on, Stantec saw potential for drones in their work, especially as a tool for surveying and modeling. Drones enable Stantec … Continue reading

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AI Used to Automatically Compare Scans with BIM

In Stavanger, the fourth largest city in Norway, located about 300km from Oslo, the construction of the new university hospital is going at full speed. Hundreds of people work on the project, which covers 130,000 sq m.  To closely keep … 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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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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FAA Part 107 Waiver for Flights Over People Granted

Hensel Phelps has been issued a Certificate of Waiver from FAA Part 107 for flights over people by using drones with parachutes. From an article in Commercial UAV News. Whilee Part 107 has enabled organizations to create and scale drone … Continue reading

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Mobile Lidar Robots Will Map Car Assembly Plants

Ford is going to employ two of Boston Dynamics’ “Spot” robots, which are four-legged, dog-like walking robots that weigh roughly 70 lbs each, to help them update the original engineering plans for one of the transmission manufacturing plants. The plants, … Continue reading

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