Category Archives: The Industry

Bentley Systems Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards

I was not able to attend the last two Bentley Systems Year in Infrastructure Awards, but I will be making up for it this year as I am a juror on three categories including Reality Modeling. As I have said … 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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Media Sources Online Survey Results Now Available

Just a quick note to say that the results are in from the Lidar News one question media sources poll. Thank you to everyone that participated. This information is valuable to the industry. We have a new one being designed … Continue reading

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The Built Environment Technology Manifesto – Part 1

It’s quite a long title that has evolved over the years. I guess you could say I have been thinking about this general idea since the early 1980’s when CAD and GIS were just starting to go mainstream, thanks in … Continue reading

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OpenLSEF Organizational Conference Call

The OpenLSEF group is holding a conference call on Thursday July 19 to discuss how to move the agenda forward. The call in information is below. This is not a webinar. The call will discuss the need for people to … Continue reading

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The History of Precision

If you are in the measurement business, as most of us are, then you are going to want to carve out some time to read The Perfectionists – How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World, by Simon Winchester. It will … Continue reading

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Forensic BIM

It seems that tracking and documenting construction progress with a BIM can prove quite valuable when the construction claims begin to roll in. In a 2016 report from Arcadis, the average North American construction claim took over 14 months to … Continue reading

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The Laser Scanning Forum

I am not sure how many readers are familiar with the Laser Scanning Forum – LSF. I suspect most of you, but if you’re not, then this is going to be a real find. It had been quite a while … Continue reading

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TRB AFB 80 Summer Meeting

The Transportation Research Board’s AFB 80 Geospatial Data Acquisition Technologies in Design and Construction Standing Committee is holding its summer meeting July 22 – 25, 2018 in Sacramento, CA. The event will be held at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel. Advance … Continue reading

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