Category Archives: Construction/BIM

Topcon IoT Construction

IoT for Construction

Greater interconnectivity is transforming the way we go about construction. Probably the best definition of the Internet of Things (IoT) appears in a Forbes magazine article written by the futurist Jacob Morgan; it’s the concept of “connecting any device with an on and off switch to the internet (and/or to each other).” This includes everything from...

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BIM and Reality Modeling

Working examples of BIM workflow optimization using reality capture techniques. Editor’s note: Until recent years, BIM has been a difficult subject to consider; many AEC practitioners had not yet been involved in a BIM-executed project. But today, globally, BIM advancements have become prevalent for many large-scale infrastructure projects. We at xyHt emphasize two aspects of...

“Be Inspired” – International Excellence in Infrastructure Awards 2017

Bentley presents its annual “Be Inspired” awards for advances in infrastructure engineering, design, BIM, operations, reality modeling, and construction at the 2017 Year in Infrastructure conference held in Singapore. The Bentley “Be Inspired” award winners, 2017 The winners of Bentley’s international awards for excellence and innovation in infrastructure engineering, design, operations, BIM, construction, and project...

Sputnik and Infrastructure

Today is the 60th anniversary of an event that both enlightened, and, in some ways, frightened the world.  But it greatly inspired the worlds of science, engineering, and education. And it also sparked, arguably more than any other single event, developments for the geospatial professions and industries. On October 4th, 1957, a tiny polished metal...

Ray O'Connor

Topcon Positioning System’s Ray O’Connor on Infrastructure

Topcon Positioning System’s president and CEO, Ray O’Connor, speaks to xyHt about the U.S.’s infrastructure needs and how to meet them.  Ray O’Connor, president and CEO of Topcon Positioning Systems, has many passions: producing advanced measurement and automation equipment and software, family, golf, and the subject of infrastructure—more specifically, the lack of long-term infrastructure planning. Putting...