Category Archives: Construction/BIM

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...

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It’s Unstoppable and Headed Your Way

This entry is part 10 of 7 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...

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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...

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3D Cadastre

This entry is part 2 of 12 in the series xyHt in print, April 2016How to promote 3D land administration for a 3D world. We live in a 3D world, so shouldn’t we be basing decisions on 3D data? When people think about the word “cadastre,” they might envision a two-dimensional map of boundaries, but...

A 3D laser scan inside a facility, which will be processed into a BIM 3D model. Credit: 3CON, LLC

(Nearly) Symbiotic

This entry is part 4 of 12 in the series xyHt in print, April 2016Above: A 3D laser scan inside a facility, which will be processed into a BIM 3D model. Credit: 3CON, LLC BIM is quickly advancing for construction and survey.  As long as humans have built environments, they have been surveying. And as...

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Scaling the Challenges of a Curtain Wall

This entry is part 6 of 12 in the series xyHt in print, April 2016Layout for a high-rise curtain wall in Hawaii is dramatically streamlined with a 3D scanner paired with BIM software. It’s difficult for a structure to stand out on the Honolulu waterfront—the area is one of the busiest, yet most beautiful, on the...