xyHt in print, April 2016 Archives

The Process of BIM

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This entry is part 7 of 11 in the series xyHt in print, April 2016

Above: An InfraWorks 360 model of downtown San Francisco.  Image courtesy of Autodesk. An analysis of Autodesk’s software suite, BIM 360, reveals how BIM< can give project stakeholders unique access and insight across all phases of the AEC design process.  Large modern buildings are permeated with sensors and systems—plumbing, electrical, heating, cooling, ventilation, security, elevators, […]

BIM: Some Assembly Required (But not as Much as You Might Think)

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This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series xyHt in print, April 2016

Above: A 3D model combines building structure, systems, and site data.  Trimble’s Bryn Fosburgh Talks BIM Editor’s note: From a distance, BIM looks like it would present quite a challenge to implement: how to affect smooth and efficient workflows encompassing diverse and complex elements. As surveyors and other geospatial practitioners try to get their arms around […]

Where The Future Is Now

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This entry is part 9 of 11 in the series xyHt in print, April 2016

Notes from the second FIG Young Surveyors North America Meeting We came from six countries and 23 states because we were told that we are the future. We traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota in frigid February to meet each other and figure out what that means. After attending the 2nd FIG Young Surveyors North America Meeting, […]

Level Up Your BIM!

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This entry is part 10 of 11 in the series xyHt in print, April 2016

BIM is soon to be mandatory for certain public works contracts in the UK, driven by expected cost-benefits. We asked a UK geospatial design expert (and xyHt contributor) to give us a look at what a few years forward may hold for BIM on this side of the pond. If you didn’t know already, the […]

Geodetic Certification Proposal – Your Input Needed

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This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series xyHt in print, April 2016

A Geodetic Certification Program:  To Build or not to Build [Editor’s note: This initiative is quite timely as  the country and world become more geospatially charged. The means to use geodetic observations in geospatial systems and applications is within the reach of many more people—as are the hazards do-it-yourself geodesy, misinterpretation, and misapplication of geodetic determinations and projections. […]