Category Archives: Construction/BIM

“Be Inspired” – International Excellence in Infrastructure Awards 2017

Bentley presents its annual “Be Inspired” awards for advances in infrastructure engineering, design, BIM, operations, reality modeling, and construction at the 2017 Year in Infrastructure conference held in Singapore. The Bentley “Be Inspired” award winners, 2017 The winners of Bentley’s international awards for excellence and innovation in infrastructure engineering, design, operations, BIM, construction, and project...

Sputnik and Infrastructure

Today is the 60th anniversary of an event that both enlightened, and, in some ways, frightened the world.  But it greatly inspired the worlds of science, engineering, and education. And it also sparked, arguably more than any other single event, developments for the geospatial professions and industries. On October 4th, 1957, a tiny polished metal...

Ray O'Connor

Topcon Positioning System’s Ray O’Connor on Infrastructure

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series September 2017Topcon Positioning System’s president and CEO, Ray O’Connor, speaks to xyHt about the U.S.’s infrastructure needs and how to meet them.  Ray O’Connor, president and CEO of Topcon Positioning Systems, has many passions: producing advanced measurement and automation equipment and software, family, golf, and the...

Evans inspects a recent concrete pour on the dam’s riser tower.

Women in Surveying: An Accidental Surveyor Schools the Field

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series August 2017An unconventional geospatial technician oversees pre-construction and construction work for rehabbing a flood-control dam in VA. Pictured above: Evans inspects a recent concrete pour on the dam’s riser tower. “I’ve been on dozens of job sites and a lot of construction projects, and I have...

Field training can sometimes be the most efficient way of capturing the attention of busy contractors.

Controlling the Future with Training

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series August 2017To support user training, one company surpasses the usual by extending and supporting information, content, and new skills.  Pictured above: Field training can sometimes be the most efficient way of capturing the attention of busy contractors. The surveying and construction industries are dynamic. The way...