How Going Digital Can Reverse Your Engineering Challenges

Nearly all engineering, architecture and construction (AEC) professionals focus on finding new ways to increase margins and reduce liability in their businesses. As technology moves so quickly, it can be difficult because there are so many available sources of information. It becomes a case of making time to use it. But how does this relate to our day-to-day market? One of my colleagues received a very interesting email from an owner-operator client, stating: “The biggest challenge that we have is that contractors seem to talk the talk at contract award time, but their implementation then drops off, as it’s not... (read more)
2020-03-27 09:43:09

Doka Launches Formwork Planning Software for Revit

Digitalization promises significant productivity gains for the construction industry and its complex planning processes and procedures. The use of building information modelling (BIM) in construction design is a key factor in these gains. BIM models are increasingly used as the basis for formwork planning. Doka is launching DokaCAD for Revit, its powerful software for automated formwork planning. Efficient formwork systems have a significant influence on the success of a shell construction project, which requires correct and reliable formwork planning and optimal cycle planning. BIM software can be used to simulate situations and determine the optimal construction sequence before the project... (read more)
2020-03-10 09:44:44

KP1 and Trimble Sign a Strategic BIM Design Partnership Agreement

KP1 Group, a French leader of precast building systems, and Trimble Solutions France, provider of Tekla Structures software and other construction solutions, have signed a strategic partnership agreement. In order to optimize and rationalize the process of its 39 sites, including 21 production plants all over France, KP1 Group has redefined and sped up the use of new building information modelling (BIM) technologies. KP1 investigated model-based solutions that would integrate into its production strategy in a flexible way. Trimble’s software solutions Tekla Structures and Trimble Connect cover the whole design and detailing process for the beam-column building types but also... (read more)
2020-03-05 04:19:16

3D Repo Secures Major £2.3m Investment

UK-based 3D Repo, a pioneering company in cloud-based design collaboration in building information modelling (BIM), has received another major vote of confidence and financial boost for its digital construction services business. Ingenious, through its Infrastructure Ventures EIS Service, led a £2.3 million Series-A investment round in 3D Repo, completing yet another successful year for the innovative start-up. Innovative technology by 3D Repo has been­­­ successfully deployed on some of the largest and most prestigious construction projects across the United Kingdom, with companies such as Atkins, Balfour Beatty, Bryden Wood, BuroHappold, Canary Wharf Contractors and Crossrail, among others. Its multi-award-winning digital platform for... (read more)
2020-02-06 11:39:12

Oracle Expands Innovation Lab to Advance Construction Industry

Oracle recently announced it is expanding its Chicago Innovation Lab, empowering more organizations to explore new technologies and strategies to bolster their digital transformation efforts. Since its successful launch last year, the lab has helped construction organizations explore and test solutions from Oracle and the larger construction ecosystem in a simulated worksite environment. Today, Oracle is planning for an extended facility and broadening the scope of the newly named Oracle Industries Innovation Lab to feature additional partners and technologies to solve complex business issues and accelerate customer success across more verticals. Realistic worksite environment “We are at an inflection point... (read more)
2020-01-21 09:39:36

Carlson Unveils Scan2K Terrestrial Scanner

Carlson Software has released its Scan2K laser scanner, a versatile and user-friendly solution for the creation of accurate 3D survey data up to a range of 2,000 ('2k') metres. The announcement was made at the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors’ 2020 Conference. “The Scan2K addresses the diverse range of applications for a laser scanner in the surveying and mining industries,” says Bradley Husack, a special projects engineer at Carlson. Built with surveyors in mind, the Scan2K is at home in the field with its weather-proof housing, user-friendly sunlight-visible touch screen interface with simple, menu-driven operations for quickly collecting and georeferencing... (read more)
2020-01-16 09:07:47

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

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

Bentley and Topcon Launch Joint Venture Called Digital Construction Works

Bentley Systems and Topcon Positioning Systems have announced that their new, jointly owned company – Digital Construction Works – is open for business. The company has a full global staff of digital construction experts who have been contributed by Bentley Systems and Topcon respectively. Digital Construction Works provides digital automation, integration and 'twinning' services around a portfolio of fit-for-purpose software and cloud services, from Topcon, Bentley and other software vendors, to realize the breakthrough potential of constructioneering for industrializing construction.   Bentley Systems, one of the leading global providers of comprehensive software and digital twin cloud services for advancing the... (read more)
2019-10-29 10:41:18

Topcon Announces New Technology for BIM, Construction Management and Structural Health

 Topcon Positioning Group will be demonstrating its advanced technology offerings across vertical construction, construction management and structural health and inspection at Intergeo 2019. The company will showcase its new technology offerings for BIM at the event. The new Topcon vertical construction workflow, introduced earlier this year, includes the highly acclaimed laser scanning robotic total station GTL-1000 alongside MAGNET Collage and ClearEdge3D Verity software. The GTL-1000 will be released for general sale at the event. The full workflow is designed to offer a powerful instrument for single-operator layout and scan on a single set up and, combined with Topcon software solutions,... (read more)
2019-08-19 10:47:22
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