Category Archives: Construction/BIM

Autodesk University 2016

A Birthday, Star Trek Nostalgia, and a Little Bit of Latin

(A press release from Autodesk.) Autodesk University offers glimpse at the very-near future of AEC Today’s Autodesk University keynote focused on product innovation and offered a glimpse at the not-so-distant future of making things in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. Sarah Hodges, director, Autodesk Construction Business Line, revealed these top news items to...

Mars Night Shift

Mars Need Surveyors, Part Two

This entry is part 10 of 12 in the series Pangaea(Sorry for the typo above: Mars Needs Surveyors! The URL is set in stone now, alas.) As the dream of Mars colonization comes to fruition, what would surveyors be tasked with? Habitat construction SpaceX’s Elon Musk’s vision is to build a city on Mars (appropriately...

Norfolk Hilton, building process

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

This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series October 2016A 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...

HxGN LIVE 2016 Unscripted

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series August 2016We’re shaking things up By trying a different way to convey the latest news and views from Hexagon Geosystems (aka Leica Geosystems–we’ll get used to the new name); we put some of the experts at HxGN LIVE 2016 in front of a camera for...

white-semi-truck-1465662-639x852

It’s Unstoppable and Headed Your Way

This entry is part 15 of 12 in the series PangaeaFrom time to time I like to stop and think about the mission of Pangaea and explain that mission to you. My task is exposing you to new, emerging geospatial technologies. But why bother? Here’s a little analogy I thought of to help explain why...

x1200x628_infrastructure_v1

Autodesk Launches AEC Excellence Awards

Competition Expands from Infrastructure to Embrace All of AEC Since 2012 Autodesk has sponsored the “Excellence in Infrastructure” competition, recognizing the world’s best examples of the application of BIM for infrastructure projects large and small.  Based on the success of that effort, they’re pleased to announce the new AEC Excellence Awards, an expanded competition embracing...