Category Archives: Construction/BIM

Mexico City’s Transportation Revolution

Using drones, lidar, and BIM, enterprising surveyors and geospatial engineers designed and constructed the city’s first high-speed train system. Editor’s Note: Lessons learned from a problematic rail project in Mexico City prompted an initiative to pull out all technological stops for a subsequent new rail line. An innovative, tech-savvy firm that had demonstrated its capabilities...

A New Line

Midway through a large and complex transportation project, a team of Belgian surveyors successfully adopted a new class of instrument.  Hardware and software modernization doesn’t always yield immediate benefits for enterprises, and sometimes taking a particularly big leap or risk comes at a premium in time and labor. But sometimes everything goes smoothly. Our July...

Monitoring a Historic Bridge Replacement

A survey manager describes how monitoring improved construction processes for the replacement of an 85-year-old bridge connecting Illinois and Iowa. The Savanna-Sabula truss bridge added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999, carried passengers along U.S. 52 and Illinois 64 over the Mississippi River, connecting the towns of Savanna, Illinois, and Sabula, Iowa....

InSite software training

The Case for Software Training

Getting the most value from construction software means knowing how to thoroughly use it.  Gone are the days in the construction industry when a smart owner/operator and his backhoe could handle most projects. Back then, measurements were close approximations, and quality was achieved through the skills and experience of the hired contractor. Today, contractors and...

Adruce Azman

Adruce Azman

Project Systems & Controls Engineer, Lebuhraya Borneo Utara Sdn.Bhd Malaysia Adruce Aazman is on a mission. His has a key role in the modernization of the historic Pan Borneo Highway, a 1300km system linking the two Malaysian states with regions of Indonesia (and the island of Borneo). Adruce is responsible for the controls and monitoring...

Angélica Ortiz Arteaga

BIM Director, IUYET Consortium Mexico A particularly impressive presentation at HxGN 2017 was by the IUYET Consortium about their work on the new airport rail project in Mexico City. The contributions of IUYET in the use of advanced surveying, scanning, mobile mapping, UAS, GNSS, and construction monitoring are splendid examples of the 21st century digital...