Category Archives: BIM

Coaching Robots

Continuous surveying (to support smart cities, infrastructure, geodesign, and construction) is opening expanded—but unconventional—roles for surveyors and geospatial practitioners. A member of your field crew that’s a bipedal, survey-rod-carrying robot may be in the distant future, but the work of field data collection has already been affected by robotics, namely in the form of process...

Seen at Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure

Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure Conference (YII2018) is a global gathering of executives in the world of infrastructure design, construction, and operations.  Open Environment for Digital Twins The zeitgeist of YII2018 was the term “digital twins.” It pervaded every session keynote and presentation for the awards nominees – many that are the largest and most digitally...

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...

verification software

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...