BIM (Building Information Modeling)

Building Information Modeling (BIM) and infrastructure modeling in 3D is becoming standard practice for construction.

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Technology Experts Offer Predictions for 2014

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.


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Making BIM Work for You

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. 


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Firm Employs 3D Laser Scanning to Fix Bridge

The Philip J. Fahy Memorial Bridge, or the New Street Bridge, is a 1,500- linear-foot steel truss bridge that spans the Lehigh River in Bethlehem, Pa.

 Currently, the bridge contains four vehicular traffic lanes, divided by a concrete median and a deteriorating pedestrian walkway, which was closed to the public in 2011.  


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Scanning Firm Fast-Tracks Hospital 3D BIM Creation

 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.  


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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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