GeoSLAM Launches New Innovation for Rapid Urban Mapping

Recently, GeoSLAM announced its latest innovation for rapid urban mapping – the ZEB Discovery. Officially unveiled at Intergeo 2019 in Stuttgart, the ZEB Discovery signifies a new era in data capture and integration of a point cloud with high-resolution imagery. The mapping solution is capable of rapidly capturing intricate data with the use of the company's industry-leading simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) technology and NCTech’s iSTAR Pulsar panoramic camera for ultra-high-definition image capture. The end-to-end solution automatically synchronizes the point cloud with imagery for a unique walk-through of the area of data captured. Combining the two data sources into one... (read more)
2019-10-01 11:33:14

FARO Announces Latest Version of BuildIT Construction 2019

FARO, a 3D measurement and imaging solutions company, has announced the latest version of BuildIT Construction (2019) – the Software is a comprehensive verification solution that accelerates projects and minimizes waste by providing construction professionals with a single software ecosystem designed to easily automate various QA/QC workflows. Engineers and Facility Managers can confidently verify tanks are within design specifications during initial install or retrofitting thanks to the complete tank analysis report from BuildIT Construction 2019. With several tools created to calculate tank deformations, owners and inspectors can analyse various horizontal and vertical tanks to determine deviations, calculate real volumes and... (read more)
2019-03-04 10:15:39

The Power of Visual Documentation in Construction

A Law Change Means Visual Documentation is Even More Important
The Netherlands’ new Quality Assurance Act means that crews may be called on to prove they are building to plan at any point. For this, teams need to have a day-by-day overview of the project situation: a big job in the best circumstances, but made harder by tight local drone regulations. VolkerWessels chose the Pix4D Crane Camera solution for end-to-end, automatic site documentation. VolkerWessels’ construction site capturing initiative aims to find new tools for increasing construction projects’ efficiency, while of course complying with the law. The Crane Camera solution fits the bill. How does the Pix4D Crane Camera solution work?... (read more)
2020-04-14 08:52:56

Understanding Laser Scanners

When complex or large environments need to be documented, laser scanners are a practical and economical solution. Laser scanning – also known as Lidar technology – can provide continuous in-field verification at every stage of a construction project lifecycle, helping predict and prevent errors and enabling significant cost, scrap and time savings. Traditionally, capturing large environments relied on tools that produced single point measurements, such as tape measures, piano wire, plumb bobs, laser range finders and total stations. While they are familiar tools, they are often time-consuming, often taking days, weeks or months depending on the space. Additionally, traditional tools... (read more)
2020-09-08 08:39:04

Paracosm Partners up with Geo-Plus to Expand Land Survey Offering

Paracosm has announced a partnership with Geo-Plus to offer the VisionLiDAR point cloud processing software in a bundle with the PX-80 handheld scanner. Joining forces means both companies now offer an end-to-end 3D mapping workflow for a variety of applications. “We are delighted to offer this software to our PX-80 customers” says Amir Rubin, Paracosm president. “The versatile VisionLiDAR works as a standard point cloud processing tool – a critical need in many workflows – but also includes comprehensive functionality for specific applications like topography generation, city assets extraction, and tree extraction. It allows us to offer a truly complete... (read more)
2020-02-21 09:19:16

Programme Announced for the Digital Construction Week Thought Leadership Conference 2019

Sam Stacey (UKR&I), Mark Farmer (Cast), Anne Kemp OBE (UK BIM Alliance & Atkins), Aurélie Clearaux (Bouygues Bâtiment International), Keith Waller (Construction Innovation Hub), and Geetha Ramakrishnan (TopHat & MG) are just some of the big industry names set to deliver sessions at an exclusive conference at next month’s Digital Construction Week.  The two-day thought leadership conference will be held on 16-17 October at ExCeL London as part of the UK’s leading exhibition for innovation and technology in the built environment.  The full programme was announced today and features more than 20 sessions delivered by expert speakers representing some of the... (read more)
2019-09-26 02:16:05

Bentley Systems Joins buildingSMART

buildingSMART International has welcomed Bentley Systems to the community. Bentley Systems is the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin cloud services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. Bentley Systems joins as a multinational member bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the standards and solutions program. At the same time, Bentley announced the availability of iModel Bridge for IFC, a generic IFC bridge that enables Bentley’s iModels to consume IFC geometry and business data. iModels are specialized containers for infrastructure information that are at the heart of Bentley’s digital twins strategy for infrastructure... (read more)
2019-11-01 10:20:53

Hilti Reports Growth Amid a More Demanding Environment

The Hilti Group, a global leader in providing technology-leading products, systems and services to the worldwide construction industry, has increased sales over the first eight months of the year by 4.2 percent, to CHF 3908 million. The construction technology group posted significant growth in terms of both operating result (11.1%) and net income (+11.2%). “Due to political tensions at both the international and local levels the economic climate has not grown any easier. Overall, the market dynamics have eased somewhat, which can be seen in the slight reduction of our growth rates,” commented Hilti CEO Christoph Loos on the intermediate... (read more)
2019-10-01 01:09:15

KOREC and NCTech Launch KlearView360°

KOREC and NCTech have announced the launch of KlearView360°, a streamlined, hosted system designed for the identification of assets, defects or changes within images collected by vehicle or backpack. Developed as a cost-effective solution, KlearView360° makes vehicle-mounted asset inspection accessible to local authorities and many others. The system is a joint partnership between the two companies, combining NCTech’s iSTAR Pulsar+ high-resolution camera for capturing 360° imagery at carriageway speeds with KOREC’s K-Portal cloud-based hosting solution for live progress monitoring of a project and the assignment of work orders. KlearView360° also enables work management instructions to be communicated to mobile workers... (read more)
2020-03-17 09:16:27

Integrating the ‘Constructioneering’ Workflow Together

The How and Why of the Topcon and Bentley Partnership
Digitalisation and new technologies with the ability to revolutionise the geospatial industry are creating a new playing field for mapping and surveying professionals. This evolving landscape is also reshaping the industry, with new entrants gaining ground and established players seeking to collaborate and combine their specialist areas of expertise in order to offer a total solution. Wim van Wegen, content manager of ‘GIM International’, met with Ted Lamboo, senior vice president of strategic partners at Bentley Systems, and Ewout Korpershoek, executive vice president at Topcon Positioning Systems, at Bentley’s 2017 Year in Infrastructure Conference in Singapore. They discussed the partnership between... (read more)
2018-02-07 11:36:08
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