Category Archives: Internet of Things

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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Going Digital is Theme of Bentley’s YII 2018 Conference

As only Greg Bentley can do, he kicked off the YII 2018 conference in London this morning with an impressive vision of transformation that is being simply referred to as “Going Digital.” LONDON, U.K. – The Year in Infrastructure 2018 … Continue reading

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Coord Initiative from Alphabet Sidewalk Labs

Coord could be the real time platform for bringing urban transportation into a coordinated system. (By Stephen Smyth from the Coord website) “When I look ahead to the future of urban mobility, I often think back to the challenge of … Continue reading

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Technology Manifesto for the 3D Built Environment – Complete

The final part of the Technology Manifesto has been added to Parts 1 and 2 and the complete article has been published on the main Lidar News website. Here are a couple of the ideas from the final section. The … Continue reading

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Technology Manifesto for the Built Environment – Part 2

Good friend, John Russo, the founder of Architectural Resource Consultants and USIBD commented on Part 1 of the Technology Manifesto noting that the Built Environment is different from the music or automotive industry in that each project is essentially one … Continue reading

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Esri 2018 User Conference Opens with Exciting Plenary and Keynotes

“The Science of Where” has been the Esri tagline for some time now. It says it all in terms of the Esri approach to GIS and mapping vs. let’s say, Google who still does a lot of GIS science, but … Continue reading

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The Digital Twin

One term that I heard a couple of times last week at SPAR 3D/AEC Next which I was not familiar with was “digital twin”. It wasn’t too hard to get the idea from the context of the usage, but I … Continue reading

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Xalt is the Big Leap for Hexagon

The much anticipated news coming out of Las Vegas last night at the HxGN Live event was presented by Ola Rollen at his keynote. It’s being called Xalt and its a bold move for a traditional sensor company that is … Continue reading

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