Category Archives: BIM

Mexico City’s Transportation Revolution

Using drones, lidar, and BIM, enterprising surveyors and geospatial engineers designed and constructed the city’s first high-speed train system. Editor’s Note: Lessons learned from a problematic rail project in Mexico City prompted an initiative to pull out all technological stops for a subsequent new rail line. An innovative, tech-savvy firm that had demonstrated its capabilities...

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Digital Verification

Complex roofing work with bent and twisted beams gets back on track thanks in part to construction verification software. This $31 million construction project was complicated from the start. The site was in the Danish city of Ballerup, and the plan included five structural steel buildings that would comprise a new, state-of-the-art health care facility....

Adruce Azman

Adruce Azman

Project Systems & Controls Engineer, Lebuhraya Borneo Utara Sdn.Bhd Malaysia Adruce Aazman is on a mission. His has a key role in the modernization of the historic Pan Borneo Highway, a 1300km system linking the two Malaysian states with regions of Indonesia (and the island of Borneo). Adruce is responsible for the controls and monitoring...

No Job Is Too Big or Too Small

Alexandra Grounds, Founder & Director, Grounds Associates, Ltd. Editor’s note: In this year’s Outlook issue, we present trends in geospatial technologies and vision statements from key geospatial industry firms, but we also highlight smaller operations: the agile, tech-savvy, and talented practitioners and their teams. As the need for geospatial data and expertise grows, career paths...

Angélica Ortiz Arteaga

BIM Director, IUYET Consortium Mexico A particularly impressive presentation at HxGN 2017 was by the IUYET Consortium about their work on the new airport rail project in Mexico City. The contributions of IUYET in the use of advanced surveying, scanning, mobile mapping, UAS, GNSS, and construction monitoring are splendid examples of the 21st century digital...

Infrastructure, BIM, and the Brothers Bentley

Infrastructure—the human footprint on the planet, the processes, systems, instrumentalities and built environment we inhabit—makes our lives possible. It provides the foundation for the lives we hope to live in the near and distant future. Modern infrastructure is the global tendrils of humanity, reaching all corners of the globe and binding us together in our...