Category Archives: Construction/BIM

Jack Dangermond Interview Part 1: The Company

At the Esri User Conference, xyHt European editor Nicholas Duggan sat down for a one-on-one interview with Jack Dangermond, Esri founder and CEO. In Duggan’s five-part online series, running each day this week, Dangermond discusses everything from Esri’s beginning to the future of GIS. Here in Part 1 the two discuss Dangermond’s company. Nicholas Duggan:...

Everything you ever wanted to know about Mobile Mapping

Explaining the tools and technology behind mobile mapping devices for experienced laser scanning professionals looking to make the jump to this new technology. In its short life, the market for 3D as-built documentation technology has seen considerable innovation. Among the myriad new tools to hit this market, nothing has changed the way we capture buildings...

LightYX’s Beamer One projects laser lines from blueprints on to the con-struction site, giving crews highly accu-rate guidance and greatly facilitating communi-cation on changes to all stakeholders.

Seeing the Light: Laser Accuracy with LightXY

On a construction site, cement and concrete finishers, carpenters, framers, electricians, plumbers, flooring installers, and other trades people spend a lot of time taking measurements and interpreting blueprints before they can even start any of the specialized tasks they are trained and paid to perform. Until recently, it was not possible to project the blueprints...

Boston Dynamics’ robot dog Spot waits to be called into use in a reconstruction project at Denver International Airport.

See Spot Scan: Robots in Your Workplace

Performing construction work in an operating airport is a complex and challenging project. Doing so in the 20th-busiest airport in the world requires an experienced team, an innovative approach, and even, thanks to Boston Dynamics, a robotic dog named Spot. With its internationally recognized snowy-peaked roof design and award-winning hotel extension, the airport owned by...

Mark Contino, vice president of North American retail distribution at Topcon Positioning Systems (left) and Ken Shersty, director of hardware sales for TSS, in a small museum of survey gear in The Solutions Store Kent, Washington, location.

Topcon Solutions Store Leads the Way in Gearing Up

Moves to modernize surveying, engineering, and construction were already well under way—recent events have simply accelerated the process. Many, such as Topcon’s Solutions Store, have used the recent slowdown to adopt new models for workflows, collaboration, distributorships, training, and support to be ready to meet future demand. As the pause button is being released, and...