All posts by Jeff Winke

InSite software training

The Case for Software Training

Getting the most value from construction software means knowing how to thoroughly use it.  Gone are the days in the construction industry when a smart owner/operator and his backhoe could handle most projects. Back then, measurements were close approximations, and quality was achieved through the skills and experience of the hired contractor. Today, contractors and...

Topcon IoT Construction

IoT for Construction

Greater interconnectivity is transforming the way we go about construction. Probably the best definition of the Internet of Things (IoT) appears in a Forbes magazine article written by the futurist Jacob Morgan; it’s the concept of “connecting any device with an on and off switch to the internet (and/or to each other).” This includes everything from...

Field training can sometimes be the most efficient way of capturing the attention of busy contractors.

Controlling the Future with Training

To support user training, one company surpasses the usual by extending and supporting information, content, and new skills.  Pictured above: Field training can sometimes be the most efficient way of capturing the attention of busy contractors. The surveying and construction industries are dynamic. The way people work today is clearly much different than 50 years ago,...

Norfolk Hilton, building process

A New High-rise Squeezes in, Thanks to a Total Station

A Hilton complex requires survey technology to ensure its place among historic buildings in Norfolk, Virginia. Norfolk, Virginia, has a history of adapting to change. (Above: Norfolk’s newest high-rise was engineered to fit into its urban footprint.) With beginnings in 1636, the city has undergone war, epidemics, fires, and economic depression to grow into the...