Category Archives: Laser Scanning

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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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 need to register now to save … Continue reading

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WeWork is Leveraging 3D BIM to Fuel Its Rapid Expansion

Not familiar with WeWork? They are like ride sharing companies Uber or Lyft, but their game is sharing downtown office space. Co-founders Adam Neuman, who had started a baby clothes business and Miguel McKelvey an architect worked in the same … Continue reading

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Notre Dame Modeled in 3D For a Number of Applications

With the shock slowly beginning to subside additional owners of 3D models of Notre Dame Cathedral are beginning to come forward. This includes the video game creator, Ubisoft Games and Dassault Systems, who in 2014 released Paris 3D: an interactive … Continue reading

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Autonomy – What Does it Really Mean?

Last week we reported on comments by Elon Musk characterizing lidar as a “fool’s errand.” Since then researchers at Cornell reported that cameras may be all that are needed for autonomous driving and at the same time concern was raised … Continue reading

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Robert Schultz, Professor at OSU Retires After 56 Years

Where does one begin to measure the impact and to thank a dedicated professor/mentor like Robert Schultz for 56 years of service at one institution? The video below is a great start. Robert “Bob” Schultz, Professor of Civil and Construction … Continue reading

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Tu Duc Tomb First Vietnamese Site in Open Heritage

The tomb of Emperor Tu Duc of the Nguyen Dynasty has become the first Vietnamese site to be featured in Google’s Open Heritage database which is a theme in Google’s Arts and Culture project. What could be found on Open … Continue reading

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Tesla Holds Autonomy Day – Musk Knocks Lidar

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, or as some of his more doubting critics have nicknamed him, “PT Musk,” took  the opportunity yesterday to refer to lidar as a fool’s errand. I guess he’s just smarter than everyone else. From an … Continue reading

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Last Supper Site Preserved with 3D Laser Scanning

On the holy day of Good Friday the timing is perfect for this in-depth article featuring the 3D laser scanning of what is claimed to be the site of the Last Supper. From an article in Fox News by James … Continue reading

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ICESat-2 Laser Scanning Satellite Needs Your Data

I guess this one belongs in the crowd sourced data folder. NASA is looking for volunteers to help ground truth and calibrate their laser scanning satellite ICESat-2 by measuring tree heights with your smart phone. NASA launched a laser-powered planetary … Continue reading

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