Category Archives: Inspection

3D Scanning a Roller Coaster

Roller coaster installation and maintenance is serious business. Borrowing from The Perfectionists tolerances are tight especially when you take into account the speed of travel and the forces involved. For the past 35 years, Dr. Masoud Sanayei, a Professor of … Continue reading

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Oil Spill Survey, First – of – its – Kind with Drone

On February 5, 2019, a cyclone shoved a bulk carrier into the edge of a reef on Rennell Island, cracking its hull. The fuel oil spill that resulted made international news, as it happened along the world’s largest raised coral … 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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Wave of Demand for Scanning Coming Says Industry Leader

Today 3D measurement is a common sight, not only in the quality field, but also for design, reverse engineering and movies. “In my view, there’s a wave of demand for 3D scanning coming,” says Michael Raphael, CEO and founder of … Continue reading

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UAS Technology Being Evaluated by Transportation Agencies

Hazardous and tough-to-reach areas create difficulties for geotechnical experts assessing locations along our nation’s roadways. Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) offer a potential solution to these challenges. Many States are evaluating UAS technology to see how it can make project development … Continue reading

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Drone Lidar Delivers in a Fraction of the Time

Professionals who work in construction, engineering, surveying, or land development have probably either experienced or considered the awesome power of drone lidar to improve workflows. As technology transforms these industries, professionals are able to collect better data in a fraction … Continue reading

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Unmanned Vehicle Systems for Geomatics

I have had the opportunity to review an excellent scholarly reference entitled, “Unmanned Vehicle Systems for Geomatics – Towards Robotic Mapping.” The text was edited by Costas Armenakis and Petros Patias. Costas is an Associate Professor of Geomatics Engineering at … 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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Lidar Inspections Improve Construction Safety

When it comes to a construction project, there are few things that are as important as safety and efficiency. And often, these factors are inter-related. When you don’t have efficient processes, it can be difficult to maintain the safety of … Continue reading

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Digital Construction Verification Using 3D Laser Scanning

BAM Construction used FARO laser scanning hardware and the BuildIT Construction software to perform a digital construction verification. showcase how the construction was in compliance with the strict specified dimensional tolerances, subsequent to the construction of the concrete pool tank … Continue reading

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