Tag Archives: BIM

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...

Integrating Location & Design: There must be a better way

Autodesk & Esri Sponsored Content Engineers using building information modeling (BIM) software and geographic information systems (GIS) specialists constitute overlapping segments of the infrastructure project community. Sometimes, they work for the same company or public agency, but often they don’t: for example, the engineers might work for a design firm and the GIS specialists for...

Unity Reveals Reflect

Reflect by Unity is like … the gamification of BIM? Imagine you get an email message that reads, “We’re reviewing the Alderson building model. See you in 10 mins?” Seeing this, you take a large slurp of hazelnut latte and put on your VR goggles and hand grips. Suddenly, you are transported (digitally) inside a...

Piping Hot Tech

Above: The cramped field conditions in the underground tunnels are evident in this point cloud Trammel used to create the 3D tunnel piping. From crowded boiler rooms to hard-to-reach underground tunnels, BIM experts tell us how following a smooth workflow is key to rapidly creating accurate 3D pipe models from point clouds. Inside the Student...

Logic inside the Labyrinth of BIM

An overview of a BIM solutions portfolio reveals the essential components for widespread implementation. Are you tired of hearing about BIM yet? Get used to it. The widespread adoption of BIM is quickly becoming an inevitability, with compelling drivers and essential tools already in place. In some economies, BIM has already been mandated for public...

Cool School

Siberian State University of Geosystems and Technologies Editor’s note: The name, “Siberia” evokes visions of a vast, cold, and perhaps foreboding place. Vast, yes, but also beautiful, steeped with fascinating history and resources and home to a diverse population imbued with a pioneering spirit. To meet the demands for qualified surveyors for the region, a...