Category Archives: Construction/BIM

Been to a CONEXPO? You Should…

Las Vegas, March 10-14, 2020 If you are involved in AEC, as a surveyor, construction professional, civil design professional, or anyone getting involved in the new wave of AEC digitization, you should at least attend one (or more) Conexpo events. It is one of the biggest geo/AEC-related trade shows in the U.S., and globally. It...

The Reality of Digital Construction

In the last two decades, we have seen technology make its way first into the construction project office through construction management web applications, then into pre-construction through BIM and VDC (virtual design and construction), and finally into the field through mobile applications that are often intended to replace paper plans and specifications. With communications, business...

Hidden Infrastructure in 3D: Visualizing with AR

A visualization platform overlays data displays on your view of a job site by fusing data, AR software, and mobile-device sensors. From Superman’s x-ray vision, to current technologies that use radio waves to sense objects through walls. The ability, fictional or actual, to “see” through obstacles has long been a source of fascination. (Above: An...

Outlook 2020’s 40 Under 40

The following is xyHt’s 2020 collection of 40 under 40: profiles of motivated and accomplished young professionals under 40 years of age. Click on each name to view their profiles below. Kwabena Obeng Asiam Researcher & Lecturer – Leibniz University Published PhD candidate in land administration; FIG Young Surveyors Ghana Evaluating the evidence and making...

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Mobility, Sustainability and Smart Cities Anchor the Tech Experience at CONEXPO-CON/AGG

The Tech Experience is returning to CONEXPO-CON/AGG this coming March in Las Vegas. For 2020, the Tech Experience has expanded to two locations, and will focus on three key areas: Modern Mobility, Sustainability, and Smart Cities. Today’s global infrastructure cannot sustain the expected future growth in vehicle traffic. The Modern Mobility sessions at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG...

AEC Plus GIS

Above: You can connect to Esri’s ArcGIS directly from inside Autodesk’s Civil 3D. The Autodesk-Esri collaboration continues to lead the way in AEC+GIS with the announcement of significant, direct—and lateral—developments. Now entering its third year, the Esri-Autodesk collaboration launched in 2017 with great enthusiasm, as many practitioners in respective disciplines had been struggling with legacy...