REAL 2015 to Showcase State-of-the-Art in 3D Capture Hardware and Software

More than 500 leaders and innovators in 3D will converge at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, Feb. 25-26, 2015, for the launch of REAL, a unique gathering to explore reality computing as the continuum of reality data, from 3D capture to 3D processing through to AR/VR, 3D printing and fabrication. The two-day event will bring together multiple disciplines doing real work in 3D from across architecture and art, engineering and entertainment, manufacturing and media, heritage and health, sports and science. Continue reading…

Two Hot Trends to Watch at World of Concrete 2015

Exciting things are happening in the concrete industry, driven by the emerging requirements of owners and general contractors to incorporate intelligent 3D model based design into layout and construction to reduce costly rework and keep projects on schedule. The World of Concrete show in Las Vegas next month – one of the top shows in the industry – is projected to be the largest in six years with 1,300 exhibitors and over 630,000+ square feet of exhibition space. In addition to all of the newest products and equipment, building information modeling (BIM) – incorporating intelligent 3D design models into construction and layout, and utilizing high definition scanning before and during construction to compare as-built to as-designed – is a hot trend in the concrete industry that will get a lot of attention this year. Continue reading…

Webinar Jan. 21: Three Real-World Applications of BIM

As a general contractor, you’ve heard about the importance of BIM, but how do you practically integrate it and find savings in your existing workflows? Here’s your chance to learn from BIM leaders in an encore Autodesk University presentation, a popular session that was sold out two weeks before the conference. Brasfield & Gorrie, one of the nation’s largest privately-held firms, will share their successes with BIM on three real-life construction projects that utilized Point Layout software.

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Merging the Model with the Field: Topic Proves Popular Among GCs at AU2014

More than two weeks ahead of AU2014 in Las Vegas, a popular session on model-based field layout was completely full, with over 200 architects, general contractors and other building construction professionals signed up to attend. Titled “Merging the Model with the Field: 3 Applications for Model-Based Layout and As-Builts,” the session is being presented by Scott Cloud, regional director of VDC for Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC; Cathi Hayes, BIM business manager for Leica Geosystems; Carl Singleton, product marketing manager for Leica Geosystems; and Shawn Mancill, VDC coordinator for Brasfield & Gorrie. Continue reading…

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 next level, here are seven sessions you’ll want to be sure to attend at this preeminent technology conference.  Continue reading…

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 how the inexpensive and easy-to-use Leica DISTO handheld laser measurement tools tie directly into Autodesk Revit to provide a “BIM on the Fly” solution for interior as-builting. Continue reading…

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 technology innovation and valuable networking opportunities.

The training sessions, which will be held on June 2 and June 4, are one of the chief highlights of the event. This year’s conference will include three new training sessions focused on BIM. Continue reading…

New Report Indicates ‘Unrelenting Growth’ in BIM

Contractors expect to see their work involving BIM increase by 50 percent on average over the next two years, according to a new report by McGraw Hill Construction. Benefits such as reduced errors and omissions, enhanced collaboration, and an enhanced company image were cited as key reasons for the growth; in fact, half of the contractors that reported a very high BIM engagement also reported returns in excess of 25 percent on their investments in BIM. Forty percent of the contractors with very high BIM engagement levels reported that BIM significantly reduced rework on projects, resulting in a significant cost savings.  Continue reading…