Category Archives: Construction/BIM

Safety Underground

Prostar and KCI Technologies look beneath the surface to save time and money The devil is in the details of any construction project, but those involving work close to underground utilities can be the most dangerous. Nearly missing or even sometimes striking utility lines is a common occurrence across the nation and was a regular...

Disruptive Lidar Tech

Technologies developed for autonomy and consumer applications are opening up new user segments and rewriting conventional workflows A construction inspector sweeps their phone over an open trench creating a 3D as-built of the utilities within. This is just one example of low-cost, rapid, simplified reality capture is challenging conventional wisdom on how reality capture should...

Geospatial Markets 2023

With a declining housing market and a possible recession, where are the opportunities in 2023? If you follow the news at all it’s been hard to escape the media drumbeat of “recession next year.” How deep will it be and how long it will last seem to be the only topics up for discussion. Predictions...

Luke Johnson

23 Young Geospatial Professionals to Watch in 2023 – 23 of 23 Name: Luke JohnsonCompany: Trimble, Inc.              Current position: Technical Product ManagerAge: 27                Education: BS, Otago University, New Zealand After graduating, Johnson joined Trimble as an application specialist in 2018, testing and working on new features for Trimble Access, a survey field software. Wanting to immerse...

Derek Abernethy

23 Young Geospatial Professionals to Watch in 2023 – 10 of 23 Name: Derek AbernethyCompany: Trimble, Inc.Current position: Software product manager, vertical construction applicationsAge: 26                Education: BS in Engineering with honors, York University in Toronto, Ontario Abernethy’s work experience prior to entering the geospatial industry was in heavy civil and house construction where he...

In the Red

Thermal imagery helps reveal building heat loss Dr. Geoffrey Hay envisioned a solution for an invisible problem in a few milliseconds.  Hay, a GIScience professor at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, was perplexed by his higher-than-expected heat bills after moving into his new, modern home that was equipped with “energy-efficient everything.” It was...