Category Archives: Construction/BIM

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The iCon build: Adding Adaptable Options for Layout Automation

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series June 2017Leica’s “iCon build” solves a common layout automation conundrum for vertical construction firms, large and small. Editor’s note: The benefits of automation for vertical construction are not limited to projects that have implemented full-on, single-environment BIM. Many firms and projects can now use a realistic...

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Point A to Point BIM

This entry is part of 8 in the series June 2017Our publication is all about how to get from (or measure between) point A to point B: the processes, tools, software, methods, and professional spatial judgments that go into these actions. Sometimes the road between A and B has a lot of twists and turns,...

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GEO Business 2017

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series GeobusinessNicholas makes the annual pilgrimage to GEO Business for xyHt This blog is going to start with a short piece about skips. If you are afraid of skips (skips are what you’d call “dumpsters” across the Atlantic), turn away now …. Monday morning and 24...

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 4 of 25 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...