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Machine control and 3D visualizations in construction from the surveying and mapping industry.

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Topcon's Technology Roadshow Rolls Across North America

June 24, 2014
Business owners, contractors, engineers, surveyors and others linked to construction are, by nature, an extremely busy lot.


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Efficient Movement of Information Plays a Key Role in Keeping Utilities and Transportation Infrastructure Functioning

May 30, 2014
There are more than 609,000 highway bridges in the United States, ranging from two-lane spans crossing rural streambeds to complex configurations for urban highway interchanges.


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RFID Helps Map Below the Surface

March 1, 2014
A tremendous amount of effort is focused on collecting data about the Earth’s surface using satellites, airplanes, terrestrial mobile mapping units, total stations and many other devices. Even land areas under water are measurable up to a certain depth. It is reasonable to say that we are at the point where nearly everything above ground is mapped.
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7 Keys to a Successful RFP Response

Are you ready to respond to the next big RFP? Before you send it off, check these important parameters to give yourself a greater chance of success.
February 1, 2014
The invitation to provide a response to a request for proposal (RFP) is often received with a sense of excitement because someone has recognized your professional expertise and has requested your services.


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OSHA, Traffic Safety and the MUTCD

References to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) have been in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations since at least 2001 and possibly earlier.
February 1, 2014
In Subpart G of the 1926 Construction Regulations, three paragraphs for Signs, Flaggers and Barricades tie OSHA directly to the MUTCD for construction activities.


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Setting the New York Wheel in Motion

Surveying and scanning by Control Point Associates Inc. lays groundwork for construction of Big Apple attraction
January 31, 2014

Surveying and scanning by Control Point Associates Inc. lays groundwork for construction of Big Apple attraction


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Reducing Risk

December 23, 2013
With lives on the line and OSHA stepping up enforcement, safety compliance is more important than ever for today’s surveying and mapping firms.
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Mapping Subsurface Utilities Requires Detective Work

December 18, 2013
 The slogans “Call before you dig” and “Know what’s below” are familiar reminders of the importance of verifying the location of all kinds of subsurface utility infrastructure before excavation takes place. It only takes a moment for a pipeline or conduit to be damaged by heavy equipment, potentially causing public safety issues and disruption of service; thus the need for subsurface utility engineering (SUE).  


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Futtura Unveils New Total Station

TS-100 Reflectorless Total Station is available for survey and construction applications.
September 5, 2013

TS-100 Reflectorless Total Station is available for survey and construction applications.


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Workin’ on the Railroad

Amberg Technologies’ laser scanning trolley systems and software suite make this New York City subway extension project easier.
July 1, 2013

 While there are many technologies and services used to acquire critical data associated with railways and their rights-of-ways, some can be cumbersome and require logistical challenges that can increase risk to track workers. 


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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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POB July 2014

2014 July

In the July 2014 issue, POB explores the growth of photovoltaic (PV) installations in the United States across residential, commercial and utilities markets. Also, read how an innovative system ensures the vertical alignment of Gerald Desmond Bridge.

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