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Applications of Laser Scanning, Augmented Reality and BIM in Existing Facilities

The benefits of BIM in facility management are well known, but many buildings don’t even have a basic set of 2D drawings available. This is especially common in facilities that were built long ago, when computer-aided design was emerging or non... (read more)

"The Benefits of BIM Are Now Proven"

The construction industry seems to be rapidly gaining ground in the race to digitalization. There is wide adoption of building information modelling (BIM) and digital twins, making architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) an important field f... (read more)
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Scotland’s Edinburgh Napier University to Establish Trimble Technology Lab for AEC

Scotland’s Edinburgh Napier University has received a gift from Trimble to establish a state-of-the-art Technology Lab for architecture, engineering and construction (AEC). The lab will expand t... (read more)

Bentley Systems Wins Downstream Award for Digitalization

Bentley Systems, a leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin cloud services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, and Digital Construction... (read more)
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RIEGL has been producing LiDAR systems commercially since 1978, focusing on pulsed time-of-flight laser radar technology in multiple wavelengths. RIEGL’s core “Smart Waveform“ technologies provide pure digital LiDAR signal processing, unique methodologies for resolving range ambiguities, multiple targets per laser shots, optimum measurement distribution, calibrated amplitudes and reflectance estimates, and...
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Tackling Problems in Construction with Geospatial Analytics

The construction industry has always lagged behind in innovation compared to other industries, but geospatial data analytics is now set to transform construction, architectural design and civil engineering. Geospatial data analytics is location-based information generated by billions of devices around the world. The additional insights provided to engineers and architects can help the construction industry to cut costs and improve efficiency. Core problems with the construction industry To under... (read more)
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Bringing BIM Down to Earth

‘BIM’ is a hot topic in the industry, receiving regular coverage at many conferences, seminars and webinars. A lot of companies predict th... (read more)

Geo Plus BIM Does Not Make GeoBIM

The added value of integrating geomatics (Geo) with building information modelling (BIM) to solve contemporary multidisciplinary challenges of our urb... (read more)
About Geo4Construction

As the importance of geospatial data continues to grow in today’s era of digital transformation, the worlds of construction and geomatics are becoming increasingly intertwined. More and more organisations are discovering the power of building information modelling (BIM), which enables them to streamline architecture, engineering & construction (AEC) projects in a seamless online environment. Likewise, the transition towards 3D models (also known as ‘digital twins’) is creating an ever-greater need for accurate geospatial data – but that data must be gathered efficiently, of course.

There is no doubt that digitalisation is creating new opportunities for significant efficiency improvements and hence cost savings in the construction industry. To take full advantage of these opportunities, it is extremely important for construction engineers to understand the specific needs associated with the digital transformation in their industry.

Geo4Construction is an online platform providing must-have knowledge to help construction, surveying and geospatial professionals develop the skills they need to deliver maximum value in the 3D environment.