Accurate by Design: How Reality Capture Transforms Construction


The use of laser scanning in construction is soaring—and for good reason. On a typical construction project, rework accounts for 12 to 15 percent of the cost of construction. With laser scanning, the ability to catch conflicts before they happen can reduce rework to 1 to 3 percent or less. This reduction translates into hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings on change orders, not to mention the advantage of keeping the project on schedule. The new collaboration between Autodesk and Leica Geosystems is making the adoption of laser scanning even easier for construction teams. In a 60-minute webinar on September 1, Leica Geosystems’ Cathi Hayes and Autodesk’s Eric Richie went behind the scenes on the alliance between the two technology giants to share cutting-edge success strategies. You can now view the webinar on-demand.

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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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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…