Category Archives: Surveying

Will You Be Replaced by a Robot?

Will You Be Replaced by a Robot?

This entry is part 1 of 19 in the series PangaeaIt’s difficult to open a magazine or look at a news site on the internet and not run across the “robots are going to take your job” theme. So, I’ve been doing a bit of reading on the subject, and I’ve come up with some...

Using GNSS networks in construction saves time and reduces the potential for errors. Credit: Leica Geosystems.

GNSS in Construction

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series March 2017Above: Using GNSS networks in construction saves time and reduces the potential for errors. Credit: Leica Geosystems. Forward-thinking contractors are signing up for network subscriptions in record numbers as the benefits become more widely understood. By David Rowlett John Hugerich still remembers using a...

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GPR and Surveying at Hilti

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series March 2017High-tech tools for construction surveying can also be used by land surveyors and new surveyors. By Jeff Salmon Construction, both residential and commercial, is the second-largest industry in the world–surpassed only by agriculture. From site plans and stakeouts to as-built surveys and, now, BIM,...

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Project Management, Collaboration, the Cloud, and Robots!

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series March 2017Above: An autonomous farm tractor drives on a demonstration course at Trimble Dimensions. In addition to following predefined paths and instructions, the on-board tractor systems can sense and react to obstacles. Trimble launches a new solution for construction project management– and takes a futuristic leap...

Grey Bentley, CEO, Bentley Solutions

Workflow in Constructioneering

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series March 2017To remove workflow barriers among surveying, engineering, and construction, Topcon Positioning and Bentley Systems are teaming up. Compartmentalization in AEC workflows is a universal curse, with individual segments in design and construction often operating more like discrete enterprises than integral phases. All too often,...

Using a mobile mapping system, Construction CAD Solutions can generate high-accuracy point cloud data--in multiple views, as shown above and at left--to assist in its utility design function.

Caught Mobile Mapping

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series March 2017Above: Using a mobile mapping system, Construction CAD Solutions can generate high-accuracy point cloud data–in multiple views, as shown above and at left–to assist in its utility design function. Mobile mapping: A Chicago firm uses lidar innovation to survey for fiber infrastructure–for hundreds of...