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

By Benita Mehta
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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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Denver Airport Project Takes Flight Thanks to BIM

By John Hetzler
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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.


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Making BIM Work for You

By Chris Gibson
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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

By Jonathan Ricablanca
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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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Putting BIM to Good Use

By Jason Waddell
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 The right tools and a solid strategy are essential to making laser scanning for building information modeling (BIM) a successful part of your business 


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Topcon’s Burgess to Address Sacramento Revit User Group

Presentation will focus on laser scanning technology for BIM workflow
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Presentation will focus on laser scanning technology for BIM workflow


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Scanning Firm Fast-Tracks Hospital 3D BIM Creation

By Kevin Corbley
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 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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Topcon’s Burgess to Speak at Revit User Groups

Brad Burgess will present a session on 3D laser scanning for Revit User Groups in California.
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Brad Burgess will present a session on 3D laser scanning for Revit User Groups in California.


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A Winning Alternative To Traditional Civil Infrastructure Design

By Jeff Lyons and Karen Weiss, PE
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An increasing demand for 3D modeling and building information modeling (BIM) workflows is fueling interest in design-time visualization that improves infrastructure project outcomes.


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ROI: How to Make Technology Pay Off

Here are six strategies from a surveying and mapping group on the leading edge.
By Christine Grahl
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Technology advances are making it faster and easier for surveying and mapping professionals to collect data and provide increasingly sophisticated deliverables that solve complex problems for clients.


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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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POB August 2014

2014 August

In the August 2014 issue, POB explores how John McAslan + Partners used 3D modeling to facilitate the update design of King's Cross Station. Also, read how keeping workers safe on a rocky, steeply sloped mountainside requires precise, reliable monitoring.

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