Category Archives: Construction/BIM

The Long Drive

Topcon Positioning Systems’ president and CEO Ray O’Connor talks about automation, integrated solutions, smart phones, golf, and the coming era of continuous representation of reality.  The occasion of our conversation with Ray O’Connor was a visit to the headquarters of Topcon Positioning Systems in Livermore, California, which included a tour of their manufacturing facility, a...

Eva-Maria Unger

Outlook 2016: 40 Under 40

In this annual issue focused on the future, we offer “40 under 40” (or “40<40”): a collection of profiles of motivated and noteworthy young professionals under 40 years of age. It is our wish that these profiles will honor those who work tirelessly to promote geospatial fields and to provide inspiration for young people considering...

Smart Cities

They’re guided by people and powered by geospatial information. We’ve all heard the buzzword, “smart city.”  But what is a smart city, and what makes it smarter than others?  One of the key characteristics is the ability to make effective connections—among citizens, assets, and services—by using technology to support and improve the interaction among people...

Industry Profile: Brian Lingobardo

Systems Manager for 3D Road Construction at Topcon Positioning Systems Development of machine control, machine guidance, and automation for construction seeks surveying precision in real time, in dynamic environments, and in full 3D. Highly skilled surveyors have been included in automation development to ensure best practices for maintaining positional integrity and high precision. Brian Lingobardo,...

Boris Skopljak

Product Manager for Trimble Business Center Office Software at Trimble Navigation Boris Skopljak joined Trimble in 2011 in their graduate rotation program, working in application engineering and product management roles. Today, due to his passion about the software, he has become a bit of a legend among the Trimble Business Center users and support community....

Matej Nagy

Assistant Project Manager for Geotechnical and Earth Works at Pomgrad Construction The field of structural health and integrity monitoring spans surveying, geodesy, geology, geotechnical engineering, construction, and research (as each site can be unique and require custom scientific approaches). In the course of providing content on monitoring for our readers, we’ve encountered firms and individuals...