Fair or not, surveying professionals have long been labeled as staunchly independent.There is little doubt of the pride that prevails throughout the profession, but so too does the demand for savvy business techniques, perhaps no more so than today.
As owner-operators of oil and gas facilities increasingly turn to laser scanning to extend the life of their assets, U.S.-based contractor Ariosh has secured a valuable competitive advantage by pioneering the technology in West Africa.
Many people are searching for new ways to generate 3D models. A new software project called 3-Sweep, under development at an Israeli university, is making it easy to create 3D models from a single 2D photograph.
Experts with technology companies looked back at 2013’s technological breakthroughs and offered insight into technologies and infrastructure changes they expect to see in 2014. The year promises to be a big one with new and developing technology, better public engagement and innovative building processes.
Building information technology helped an airport’s redevelopment program take flight. Thanks to BIM and the efforts of HNTB, the Denver International Airport Hotel and Transit Center project has overcome any turbulence and smoothed out rough edges.
Let’s begin this column on construction with some demolition: We’re going to destroy a stereotype.
You’ve probably heard of BIM (Building Information Modeling). Perhaps you’ve wondered how you might use it in your business. But BIM is not a product. You can’t purchase it from a dealer or online; nor will you find it in a box or on a DVD.
Elkhart General Hospital in northern Indiana completed construction of a new wing less than 10 years ago, but already another addition is in the works. Opened in 2005, the three-story west wing of the 100-year-old structure gave the hospital a much-needed centralization of its oncology services and an expansion of its birthing center.