Category Archives: Construction/BIM

Logic inside the Labyrinth of BIM

An overview of a BIM solutions portfolio reveals the essential components for widespread implementation. Are you tired of hearing about BIM yet? Get used to it. The widespread adoption of BIM is quickly becoming an inevitability, with compelling drivers and essential tools already in place. In some economies, BIM has already been mandated for public...

XR – A New Mix

Mixed reality for infrastructure and geospatial takes a huge leap forward with the announcement of the HoloLens 2, SYNCHRO XR, and the XR10. This might sound a little cliché, but forget everything you knew about Microsoft’s HoloLens. The new model makes the first model seem like a toy (albeit a very cool toy). A not-so-surprising...

BIM: Actual

On the rise are both interest and integration of processes—involving surveying, engineering design, and construction automation—into BIM workflows. Editor’s note: We can discuss BIM theoretically all we want, but we realize that, for many folks, the concepts might seem abstract until people see real-world examples. So we’re pleased to present the following project from a...

Jackie Wong

Business Development Manager, Chain Technology Development Co. Hong Kong, China It’s sometimes hard to keep up with the evolution of AEC and infrastructure development—with so many new concepts and technologies. Even practitioners of the arts of surveying, mapping, and engineering must juggle learning new methods and machinations while assuring clients, partners, and stakeholders that all...

Geomatics at UAA

Above: Matt Santiago, current UAA geomatics student, is perfecting his surveying technique in the “classroom,” i.e. the South Fork of Chester Creek on UAA’s campus. The University of Alaska, Anchorage’s Geomatics Department continues to grow and place all its students in jobs at graduation.  Matt Santiago arrived in Alaska wearing Air Force blue. When he...

Crystal Ball: Housing 2019

If you pay any attention to the news you’ve probably heard the drumbeats of the “R” word: the possibility of a recession this year. Because of the ups and downs in the tech, automotive, and telecom sectors, you’re probably starting to get nervous. Then there’s the housing market, which seems to be stalling. Because housing...