New geospatial technologies enable close collaboration among teams spread over great distances. The approach is transforming the way things are built.
From a cost and labor standpoint, the beauty of BIM has always been its noninvasiveness. Architects and builders can see the electrical, plumbing, heating and cabling “bones” of structures in virtual renderings, and they can determine how to build around them with minimal disruption. Because BIM can plug into an assortment of other digital technologies, it also seems natural that to extend it to work with geospatial imagery and GIS in general.
2 weeks and 3 days ago
Universities and other institutions of higher learning are being called upon to provide geospatial intelligence training, but in many cases there is a “disconnect” between what these institutions are teaching and what industry really needs. On the flip side, companies themselves are not prepared to train employees on the job, and many don't want to.
2 months and 4 weeks ago
Sharing of 3D models between general contractors and subcontractors made easier.
4 months and 3 days ago
Thinkbox Software’s Sequoia saves time for 3D construction model specialist.
4 months and 4 days ago
Viasys VDC specializes in virtual design and construction models.
4 months and 2 weeks ago
Despite the potential benefits that augmented reality (AR) can deliver to surveyors and builders, the technology is relatively unexploited. One reason is that decision makers in these industries — like those in other industries — really don’t know very much about what augmented reality is, or how it can bring business benefits to their organizations. There are several steps companies can take to test the waters for new AR apps that can benefit their businesses without prematurely committing their budgets.
4 months and 3 weeks ago
The blending of ELMF and SPAR Europe events proved fruitful, organizers say.
5 months and 3 weeks ago
Autodesk, Leica Geosystems to collaborate on show presentations for construction users.
6 months and 4 days ago
The UW-CERC/Skanska BIM Certificate program is officially available.