Daniel C. Brown

Daniel C. Brown is the owner of TechniComm, a communications business based in Des Plaines, Ill. For more information about SmartNet, visit smartnet.leica-geosystems.us. Hillcrest Associates’ Web site is www.hillcrestassoc.com, and Merestone Consultants’ Web site is www.merestoneconsultants.com.


Smart Corrections

In its last fiscal year, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) awarded some $300 million in highway paving and resurfacing contracts over the state. This fiscal year, ending June 30, 2011, NJDOT will let contracts for approximately $200 million in highway resurfacing projects. 
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BIM in a Box

When Kenaidan Contracting Ltd., of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, and its subcontractors were faced with the task of expanding the local water treatment plant from a capacity of 347 million liters per day to 500 million liters per day, they knew the size of the area and the complexity of the structures would present a few challenges.  ...
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Reclaiming Efficiency

How many surveyors are needed to stay ahead of 75 to 100 construction workers building a $100 million wastewater treatment and reclamation plant addition? Using traditional total stations and data collectors, such a project might normally require four or five people to handle the construction survey work. ...
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Mapping a Legacy

The Canyon de Chelly National Monument is one of the most impressive archaeological resources on the planet. Located in northeast Arizona, this unit of the National Park Service encompasses 83,840 acres and is home to a community ...
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Web Exclusive: A Futuristic Corridor

With a total projected program budget of approximately $5 billion, the Interstate 15 Corridor Expansion project (I-15 CORE) south of Salt Lake City is the largest dollar-value project ever undertaken by the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT). The expansion is part of an 840-mile route connecting San Diego, Calif., to Salt Lake City that was identified as one of six “Corridors of the Future” by the U.S. DOT in 2007. ...
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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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2015 May

In this May 2015 issue of POB, we take a look at the keynote on technology in the information age given by Andy Lowery, DAQRI CEO, at this year's SPAR International.

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