Category Archives: Construction/BIM

The underside of a bridge, Phil Quattrito from Flickr

Markets for Geospatial 2017: Part 2, Infrastructure

This entry is part 16 of 17 in the series PangaeaPresident Trump’s plan for investing in America’s infrastructure calls for $1 trillion in spending over the next ten years. The specifics of the plan are still a work-in-progress, but with largely bipartisan support, chances are that there will be a big push on infrastructure projects...

Digger silhouetted against a blue evening sky, crystal ball construction

Market Opportunities for Geospatial in 2017

This entry is part 13 of 17 in the series PangaeaConstruction Prospects, Part One As we start a new year, it seems only fitting to take a look at what 2017 might hold in store for us. Let’s start with construction: a major source of income for the geospatial profession. Dodge Data & Analytics publishes...

Lakhta Centre concept art with parkland, tower and bridge, russia

Sky Control: Lakhta is Russian Forward in Urban Development

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series january 2017Integrated geospatial solutions play a key part in building Europe’s tallest skyscraper. A new chapter in urban development is being written in Russia’s north-west corner. On the outskirts of Saint Petersburg, construction is underway on the new Lakhta Center, an ultra-modern facility that blends...

Autodesk University 2016

Autodesk University, 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 Colonization: Mars Need Surveyors, Part Two

This entry is part 8 of 17 in the series PangaeaAs 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 named SpaceX City) that would eventually be inhabited by one million “Martians.” Lots of construction surveying...

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...