Oracle Powers Full BIM Model Coordination for Design and Construction Teams

Building information modelling (BIM) is an increasingly important component of construction project delivery, but is currently limited by a lack of collaboration, reliance on multiple applications, and missing integrations. The Oracle Aconex Model Coordination Cloud Service eliminates these challenges by enabling construction design and project professionals to collaboratively manage BIM models across the entire project team in a true common data environment (CDE). As such, organizations can reduce the risk of errors and accelerate project success by ensuring each team member has access to accurate, up-to-date models.  The BIM methodology uses 3D, 4D and 5D modelling, in coordination with a... (read more)
2019-10-01 10:27:04

Pointfuse Space Creator Extended with Toolkit for Laser Scanning in Space Utilization Workflows

Pointfuse has launched a new toolkit specifically designed to make it easier to adopt laser scanning within space management, planning and utilization workflows. Pointfuse Space Creator automates the conversion of features such as walls, doors and windows to BIM LOD 200, and is compatible with the latest mobile mapping systems that are increasingly being used for as-built and as-used surveys within the facilities management sector. Pointfuse will be showcasing the new functionality on stand 657 at New York Build 2020; the largest construction and design show for the NYC and the Tri-state area. New York Build takes place from the... (read more)
2020-02-27 11:40:37

Datumate Strengthens Presence in UK with Strategic Partnership

Datumate and Pell Frischmann have announced that they have formed a strategic partnership to serve UK infrastructure construction companies. By bringing together Datumate’s innovative construction data analytics platform DatuBIM with Pell Frischmann’s industry leading engineering consultancy services, both companies aim to answer the growing demand for continuous project digitization and data-driven project management. DatuBIM brings the benefits of multidimensional BIM planning to the project execution phase by delivering continuous digital-twin as-built comparison to previous as-built or to design during the life cycle of the project.  “The collaboration with Pell Frischmann aligns with our strategy and experience in providing a solution... (read more)
2019-11-11 09:41:39

Construction Economics is Fundamental in Responding to Coronavirus

How Improved Project and Cost Management of Construction is Critical to Recovering Economies
Global construction will be critical in countering the economic effects of coronavirus. Whilst most construction has been adversely affected in the short and medium term by closing sites, social distancing, material shortages and investment uncertainty, it will provide an important stimulus to the world economy if governments enable projects to proceed after the virus abates. Coupled with this, the crisis is providing a catalyst for change in the industry in terms of the greater adoption of technology, consideration of sustainability and social value impacts, and greater collaboration. Construction allows value creation – and the world will need this more than... (read more)
2020-05-12 10:48:29

Pointfuse and Leica Geosystems Announce New Software and Global Cooperation

Pointfuse Limited and Leica Geosystems, a Hexagon company, have entered into a global cooperation and development agreement that streamlines the use of reality capture in established digital construction, space management and visualization workflows. This strategic cooperation demonstrates the shared focus of Pointfuse and Leica Geosystems to democratize technology and create intuitive and accessible reality capture tools that bring advanced project efficiencies to their users. This streamlined workflow provides the fast, simple solution to capture and convert point clouds into deliverables that drive every stage of building construction, operations, maintenance and lifecycle management. Scan-2-BIM workflow To launch this new cooperation, Pointfuse... (read more)
2020-05-18 11:32:26

Blockchain – An Emerging Opportunity for Surveyors?

Every so often, a revolutionary digital breakthrough emerges. The most recent is a technology allowing a decentralized, reliable and verifiable record of transactions, which is maintained across multiple computers using peer-to-peer networking and cryptography: blockchain. Blockchain technology can be used to store information about construction project management, building management, property management, utilities management and even data drawn from the ever-growing network of sensors that are part of the Internet of Things (IoT). The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) recently issued a relevant insight paper on this topic. Blockchain came to public prominence as the digital architecture underpinning Bitcoin and other... (read more)
2020-02-17 08:33:29

Christian Clemen

Christian Clemen teaches and researches at HTW Dresden, Germany, on BIM from the perspective of geospatial engineering. His research projects relate to 3D data acquisition and construction progress documentation with terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) as well as 3D city models (CityGML) and land management with BIM. He is a member of BIM standardization at DIN and ISO and is active in NGOs such as the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG). (read more)
2020-02-14 10:02:57

Hexagon Presents Intelligent Construction Technology at Bauma 2019

Hexagon’s geosystems and mining divisions will be presenting an extensive portfolio of construction and site management technology at Bauma, the world's largest trade fair in the construction industry, taking place at Messe München in Munich, Germany, from 8-14 April 2019. Hexagon will soon be announcing several products and solutions that can be seen at its booth in Hall A2, Stand 137. “This year at Bauma, we are proud to present solutions that provide easier access to data that improves workflow and safety around machines while moving toward autonomous operation,” said Johan Arnberg, heavy construction portfolio president for Hexagon’s geosystems division.... (read more)
2019-03-18 03:09:23

Trimble, Hilti and Boston Dynamics to Integrate Robots into Construction Site

Trimble, Hilti and Boston Dynamics have announced a collaboration to explore the integration of Trimble's and Hilti's construction management software solutions, GNSS technology and reality capture devices with Boston Dynamics' Spot Robot platform. The objective behind the partnership is to explore the use of autonomous robots, equipped with Trimble and Hilti survey instruments, in the construction industry. (This news article contains a video) Autonomous robots can play a significant role in construction, specifically in production and quality control workflows by enabling automation of routine and tedious tasks, reducing workload and improving safety. The companies will collaborate to develop a "proof-of-concept"... (read more)
2019-11-20 10:35:43

Digital Construction Leaders to Gather in Berlin

On 27 and 28 February, the annual Digital Construction Summit will take place in Berlin, returning to the German capital for its third edition. This time, the focus will be on modern technologies in digital construction, the application of AR and VR, BIM/VDC technology, digital twin and simulation technology, big data in construction and design & information management. The summit will bring together experts in the field of virtual design and construction, construction management, construction IoT, virtual project delivery, and simulation technology. Attendants will gain relevant knowledge from industry leading experts on recent technology advances and challenges faced in complex... (read more)
2020-01-30 10:36:20
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