Every construction project is unique. At each phase, challenges can emerge that put the entire project at risk of schedule delays and budget overruns. These issues can be avoided through timely and effective communication, but achieving this goal is often elusive. Base planning documents may be flawed or inaccurate; coordination is often lacking during the pre-construction phase; and feedback from the construction site back to the office is limited .or nonexistent. As a result, establishing accountability is extremely difficult. Solving these problems requires a system that gives project teams easy access to real-time information.
With the latest hardware and software innovations, 3D reality capture is more accessible than ever before. Simple data collection methods, automated registration capabilities, intuitive deliverable creation software and versatile sharing tools are increasing the demand for point clouds in applications ranging from construction and surveying to public safety. But the latest developments are also raising some important questions. Continue reading…
At Autodesk University 2016, Leica Geosystems and Autodesk announced an innovation that ushers in a new era of 3D reality capture. The new Leica BLK360 imaging laser scanner is so small and light that it fits in a typical messenger bag and can be carried almost anywhere. At the touch of a button, the scanner captures full-color panoramic images overlaid on a high accuracy point cloud. The product is being offered at an extremely low price point and will be bundled with Autodesk’s ReCap 360 Pro and the new ReCap 360 Pro app for iPad, bringing laser scanning to the masses.
Attendees at Autodesk University 2016 in Las Vegas will have the opportunity to be the first to know about the Leica Geosystems and Autodesk “mystery product” set to be unveiled on November 15, but a breaking news page promises to keep everyone informed of the big announcement. Sign up here: http://blk360.autodesk.com.
3D laser scanning is becoming mandatory for an efficient BIM workflow. With the latest hardware and software innovations, scanning workflows can be intuitive and accessible, or comprehensive and feature-rich. Recent software developments provide automated deviation detection and remarkable loading and processing speeds, as well as complete interoperability with popular CAD platforms. Scanning provides valuable insights before and during construction. Watch the video to see why so many contractors are using laser scanning reality capture on their projects.
From MEP to concrete construction, robotic total station layout provides substantial gains in accuracy and productivity. Watch the video to see how a fully digital process reduces rework and increases profitability.
As every building construction professional knows, having accurate and timely documentation is key to ensuring that projects are completed on time and on budget. All too often, however, existing documentation is inaccurate, out of date or missing, and obtaining documentation during construction is time-consuming and complicated. This situation leads to guesswork and, ultimately, rework. Reality capture in the form of point clouds and imagery provides an attractive solution, but what’s the best way to capture reality indoors and out, as well as up and down stairs?
Exceptional surfaces, stunning sunscreens, and fascinating fascias – Artform creates products that transform how buildings feel and function. Through innovation in digital layout processes, the company is able to achieve impressive accuracy while raising the bar on architectural design. Go behind the scenes in this interview with Josh Livingston, Todd Graham and Alek Buriak to learn more about these “architectural problem solvers who are curious, passionate and meticulous about making products better.”