Category Archives: Construction/BIM

Crystal Ball Construction

Market Opportunities for Geospatial in 2017

This entry is part 15 of 15 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, st Petersberg

Sky Control: Lakhta is Russian Forward in Urban Development

This entry is part 2 of 5 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

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 15 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...