kristiChristine Grahl

A writer and editor with 18 years of experience spanning a broad range of topics, Christine has spent the last six years covering geospatial technology trends and practical solutions to everyday challenges. Before joining Leica Geosystems, she served as editor of POB magazine and As content marketing manager for Leica Geosystems, she leads the creation and deployment of high-value educational resources across a broad range of media channels to support professionals involved in the capture, modeling and visualization of 3D spatial information in BIM and other markets.

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Seven BIM Sessions You Won’t Want to Miss at HxGN LIVE

HxGN LIVE June 2-5 in Las Vegas will give building information modeling (BIM) professionals the opportunity to hear firsthand how contractors and service providers are applying the latest solutions to close the gaps in their BIM workflows. Whether you’re just getting started in BIM or looking for ways to take your BIM capabilities to the
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Boston BIMForum Highlights Easy BIM As-Builting Solutions

At the Spring BIMForum in Boston, facility managers, contractors, architects and other building information modeling (BIM) professionals will be able to see firsthand an easy way to capture interior as-built information. The first Rapid Fire Technology Demonstration on Wednesday, April 23, will feature Fahim Dangra, national BIM sales manager for Leica Geosystems, who will show
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HxGN LIVE 2014 Offers Leading-Edge BIM Training Opportunities

Three new training sessions on building information modeling (BIM) have been announced at HxGN LIVE 2014. The world’s largest event dedicated to helping geospatial professionals harness the power of Hexagon’s technologies will be held June 2-5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and will feature more than 60 exhibiting sponsors, three football fields of
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BIM 101: An Easy Handheld Solution for As-Builting into Revit

For companies that are just getting started in building information modeling (BIM), the variety of hardware and software that is used to connect the real world with the digital world can seem intimidating. However, BIM doesn’t have to be complex. Leica Geosystems’ BIM Business Manager Cathi Hayes demonstrates how the Leica DISTO D330i, an inexpensive
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Dec. 17 Webinar Highlights Simplified Laser Scanning Workflows

High density laser scanning is indisputably the best way to capture as-built data for BIM. But cumbersome software and complex workflows have prevented many construction firms from adopting this technology in-house. To be practical, it needs to be simple. ****UPDATE: The archived version of the webinar is now available online.


AU 2013 Highlights Considerable Growth Opportunities in BIM

If you didn’t register early for the numerous building information modeling (BIM) construction sessions at Autodesk University 2013, you were out of luck. It was a preliminary indicator of the prominence BIM in construction would play at this year’s educational software conference, which drew an estimated 9,000 attendees to Las Vegas—a 15 percent increase from 2012—and
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Leica Geosystems Launches New BIM Field Trip Solutions for Contractors

Leica Geosystems Inc. has launched a new series of solutions to help contractors extend the value of building information modeling (BIM) into the field and connect field information back to the model in the office. Perfectly tailored to fit any stage of BIM adoption in concrete layout, MEP layout, quality assurance, renovation/retrofit, and operations/maintenance as-builting
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Video: BIM Solutions for Construction Layout

How can you extend the benefits of BIM to the jobsite for construction layout? With the BIM Field Trip by Leica Geosystems, you can add BIM layout points to the model and hand it off to the field for use with total stations, multistations and 3D laser measuring devices to create a “paint-by-numbers” installation, which
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Video: BIM Solutions for As-Built Data Capture

A typical renovation or retrofit project relies on existing as-built drawings, which are often outdated and incorrect. Unfortunately, these inaccuracies might not be found until the construction phase of a project, where unexpected changes have the potential to ruin both the budget and schedule. When accurate as-built data in the form of cloud points or
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Video: BIM Solutions for Quality Assurance

For general contractors, keeping projects on time and on budget requires closely monitoring the quality and accuracy of the work performed by subcontractors. By measuring the quality of construction throughout the project with total stations, multistations or laser distance meters, and bringing this information back into the model, any conflicts or potential problems can be
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