For the installation of a new heat exchanger, the power division of Black & Veatch contracted an engineering firm to laser scan the site, make a piping model in Autodesk® Revit®, and export it into AutoCAD® to deliver results.
When the power division of Black & Veatch needed to perform field measurement and modeling of the complex Iatan 1 Power Plant, they engaged Structural Modeling & Analysis (SMA), a Kansas City-based firm specializing in structural engineering design and analysis as well as laser scanning and modeling.
High definition laser scanning is a
non-destructive method for recording
a 3D digital image of a building. Its
unique ability to precisely record
flat and uneven surfaces makes it a
valuable tool within the AEC industry.
How easy any software package is to use has much to do with the ease of training required to learn it. Land surveying software typically used to gather field measurement data and produce a CAD drawing for a client is no different.
At its launch, AVEVA Everything3D delivered a major advance in productivity and capability in 3D design, and it created a long-sought catalyst of engineering and plant design for lean construction. But its development continues rapidly, and the release of AVEVA E3D 2.1 brings new technology that enables projects to be delivered faster, more cost effectively and more reliably than ever before.
Just how are surveying firms embracing the newest technologies? Our latest market study paints an intriguing picture.
April 6, 2015
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.