BIM (Building Information Modeling)

Professional Pay on an Uptrend

Conducted by BNP Media's Market Research department, the 2013 study reveals a number of key trends in surveying and mapping and provides insights on how firms and individuals are dealing with changing markets and converging technologies.


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Better Freeways by Design

Innovative use of 3D engineering and design software keeps a major freeway interchange project on track in Washington state.
The Salmon Creek Interchange Project is a $133 million joint project between Clark County Public Works and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)


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Immersed in Versailles

Laser scanning and 3D modeling with SketchUp brings the Palace of Versailles to life in video and imagery
Few monuments enjoy the international recognition of Versailles, the French royal chateau located 12 miles southwest of Paris.


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3D Trends in Surveying

With 3D printing on the verge of going mainstream, 3D motion control making gaming more realistic, and 3D design tools aiding the visualization of everything from buildings and infrastructure to underground pipelines, 3D innovation is everywhere.
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Seamless Fit

Laser scanning provides the high level of detail needed for precise modeling of a natural gas processing plant expansion.
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Editor's Point: Is 3D Relevant?

Infographics are designed to stand alone, and the one we’ve developed on 3D Trends in Surveying for this issue (see pages 11-12) is no exception. But the writer in me can’t resist pulling out a few key points for discussion.
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The Flow of Information

Advanced building information modeling (BIM) tools streamline a complex design-build pipeline project by delivering the right information at the right time.
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Conquering the Divide

Closing the gap between technology and tradition requires an open mind and an unwavering commitment to quality. 
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Gateway to the East

Advanced GNSS equipment aids construction of the world's largest cable-stayed bridge.
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Restoring Varina's Streams

Successfully managing a complex stream restoration project requires the right design, modeling, and visualization tools.
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HxGN Live

More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries attended HxGN Live, the annual Hexagon AB user conference, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 3-6. About 450 keynotes and panel discussions were held, and several companies from around the world exhibited their geospatial products. Here are a few snapshots from the event.

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2014 October

In this October 2014 issue of POB, we explore cities across Europe pursuing new sustainable energy policies. Also, read how 3D laser scanning produces a winning topographic survey for a high school football field and running track.

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