• How Backpack Mapping Transforms BIM Documentation

    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 All too often, however, existing documentation is inaccurate, out of date or missing, and obtaining documentation during construction is time-consuming and complicated.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 …   Read More

  • Video: Reality Capture for Pre-Design As-Builting

    Starting with insufficient documentation on a renovation or retrofit project can lead to “designing in” invisible constructibility issues. Capturing digital as-built measurements before construction starts can completely eliminate these issues, thereby avoiding change orders, rework, and schedule delays. Watch the video to see how laser scanning reality capture provides a solution.   Read More

  • Video: Combining Layout And Flatness Scanning

    Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to perform flatness scanning on the fly during field layout? A scanning total station makes it possible. Watch the video to see how advanced hardware and software add intelligence to construction for more accurate layout, faster flatness analysis and improved elevation mapping.   Read More

  • National Music Centre’s New Home Arises in Calgary

    “Music is liquid architecture; architecture is frozen music”—Goethe’s aphorism comes easily to mind when contemplating the National Music Centre (NMC) and its new building, recently named Studio Bell, which was designed by superstar architect Brad Cloepfil and is set to open in the summer of 2016. It’s a big building—160,000 square feet distributed among nine …   Read More

  • Basic MEP Field Tools for Enriching BIM Workflows

    No matter where you are in your BIM adoption process – whether you are just getting started with digital layout or already using advanced 3D workflows on every jobsite – there are field tools that can enrich your workflows and help you improve your accuracy, efficiency and overall productivity. Most mechanical, electrical and plumbing contractors …   Read More

  • When to Use a Scanning Total Station vs. a Dedicated Laser Scanner

    When is it best to use a scanning total station versus a dedicated laser scanner? It’s a question we’re often asked by professionals who want to improve accuracy and reduce rework on their construction projects. In both new construction and renovations, the rich, complete data captured with a laser scanner provides the required information with …   Read More

  • 7 Things You Should Know About Laser Measurement Tools

    Whether you’re looking for a laser distance meter for interior as-builting or just need a good all-purpose tool, Hugh Baertlein shares seven good questions to ask before you make your decision. Baertlein has been working in measurement...

  • An Easier Way to Manage Revitalization Projects

    Urban revitalization projects are often fraught with challenges due to inaccurate or incomplete documentation. Fortunately, there is an easy way to capture as-is conditions, inform the model with accurate data, provide quality assurance checks during construction, and capture progress milestones for a highly efficient building process.   Read More