Category Archives: Construction/BIM

The excavation on the Nordhavensvej jobsite.

Strategic Movement: Precise Monitoring in Practice

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series April 2017A Danish company builds a successful monitoring business by leveraging technology and expertise. By John Stenmark, LS Newton’s laws of motion tell us that nothing moves if it isn’t pushed or pulled. That concept is behind the success of LE34, a Copenhagen-based surveying company...

Will You Be Replaced by a Robot?

Will You Be Replaced by a Robot?

This entry is part 3 of 24 in the series PangaeaIt’s difficult to open a magazine or look at a news site on the internet and not run across the “robots are going to take your job” theme. So, I’ve been doing a bit of reading on the subject, and I’ve come up with some...

Using GNSS networks in construction saves time and reduces the potential for errors. Credit: Leica Geosystems.

GNSS in Construction

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series March 2017Above: Using GNSS networks in construction saves time and reduces the potential for errors. Credit: Leica Geosystems. Forward-thinking contractors are signing up for network subscriptions in record numbers as the benefits become more widely understood. By David Rowlett John Hugerich still remembers using a...

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GPR and Surveying at Hilti

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series March 2017High-tech tools for construction surveying can also be used by land surveyors and new surveyors. By Jeff Salmon Construction, both residential and commercial, is the second-largest industry in the world–surpassed only by agriculture. From site plans and stakeouts to as-built surveys and, now, BIM,...

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Project Management, Collaboration, the Cloud, and Robots!

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series March 2017Above: An autonomous farm tractor drives on a demonstration course at Trimble Dimensions. In addition to following predefined paths and instructions, the on-board tractor systems can sense and react to obstacles. Trimble launches a new solution for construction project management– and takes a futuristic leap...

Grey Bentley, CEO, Bentley Solutions

Workflow in Constructioneering

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series March 2017To remove workflow barriers among surveying, engineering, and construction, Topcon Positioning and Bentley Systems are teaming up. Compartmentalization in AEC workflows is a universal curse, with individual segments in design and construction often operating more like discrete enterprises than integral phases. All too often,...