Video: Reality Capture for Construction Validation

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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.

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Video: How Artform Innovates Architecture

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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.”

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Video: How WeWork Reinvents Real Estate with Reality Capture

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WeWork is already the largest private tenant in Manhattan, with over 2.7 million square feet of space – and it’s growing rapidly. The WeWork Reality Capture team supports the build out and renovation of spaces through high-accuracy laser scanning and spherical photography. Watch this interview with Senior Reality Capture Specialist Thad Wester to discover how progressive scanning and integrated construction processes lay the foundation for WeWork’s success.
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Webinar Highlights Value of Virtual Construction

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An estimated 98 percent of construction projects incur cost overruns and delays, and it’s not uncommon for projects to be as much as 20 months behind schedule. Is there any way to beat these negative trends and keep your projects on time and on budget? Yes – and forward-thinking companies are adopting innovative new approaches to do exactly that. In an informative webinar on Sept. 20, Shaun Lewis and Julien Bartolo of DAVIS will share how the company is using virtual construction (VC) and building information modeling (BIM) to achieve seamless coordination between teams, and identify and address possible conflicts before construction begins. Continue reading…

National Music Centre’s New Home Arises in Calgary

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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 towers—with a big budget: $168 million. And it supports the hopes of a revered institution, as well as the ambitions of Canada’s third-largest city. Continue reading…

The Secret to Faster, Smarter MEP Layout

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Power Design Inc., based in St. Petersburg, FL, is one of the most dynamic electrical contracting companies in the nation. The family-run business provides service in design-build, construction and pre-construction, engineering, systems and lighting, with an emphasis on integrity, quality, innovation and teamwork. In a webinar on December 16, Bradley Moore, BIM/VDC manager of Power Design, and Stanley Lawrence, owner of Datum Tech Solutions, shared insights on Power Design’s transformation from traditional to cutting-edge MEP layout. You can access the on-demand webinar here.

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Why Holder Construction Doesn’t Talk About BIM as ‘BIM’ Anymore

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Building information modeling (BIM) benefits owners by lowering cost, creating a better quality product that they can understand more easily, and providing a digital as-built that they can use for the lifecycle of the project, says David Epps of Holder Construction, one of the leaders in BIM. So why isn’t Holder Construction talking about BIM as ‘BIM’ anymore … and what does this mean for the future? Watch this interview to see how Holder Construction adds value to construction projects and facilitates the workflow through every step of the process.

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