With close to 20 years of preparation and construction, China's Hangzhou Bay Transoceanic Bridge-the world's longest transoceanic bridge-is scheduled for completion in 2008 and full operation in 2009. The notable transportation link in east China has been designed to be operational for more than a century and is projected to have a significant impact on the region's economic development. This significant bridge project has been called "the greatest construction project the Chinese government has ever undertaken." Due to the 36-km (22-mile) span and special position of the bridge, the world-class project is utilizing GPS technology to provide control for the construction process as well as to perform construction surveying.
In the April 2017 issue of POB, find out how 3D tools played a role in the renovation of the Institute of Civil Engineers headquarters in London. Also, POB releases the results of its 2017 3D Surveying Trends Study.