Dec. 7 Webinar: What You Should Know About 3D Reality Capture

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With the latest hardware and software innovations, 3D reality capture is more accessible than ever before. Simple data collection methods, automated registration capabilities, intuitive deliverable creation software and versatile sharing tools are increasing the demand for point clouds in applications ranging from construction and surveying to public safety. But the latest developments are also raising some important questions.  Continue reading…

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…

UAS Enable Faster, Safer Curtain Wall Inspections

Aerial inspection with the Aibot X6 enhances work safety and saved time and costs.

Inspecting the curtain wall on a multistory building is not a job for the faint of heart. Workers spend hours in lifts or on high-rise swing stages, taking photos and measurements to document potential problems. The work is expensive, time consuming and dangerous. The progressive leaders of Brasfield & Gorrie, one of the largest privately held construction firms in the U.S., were determined to find a better way. Continue reading…

Dec. 17 Webinar Highlights Simplified Laser Scanning Workflows

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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. Continue reading…

How to Clash Scan Data

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Autodesk Navisworks was mentioned in a previous post as our primary clash detection tool. Aside from simply bringing in the point cloud and visually confirming the models match, we can also use the Clash Detective window within Navisworks to coordinate what’s been built versus what’s about to be installed with significantly more intelligence than a walk-through of the model. Continue reading…

Using Point Clouds in Clash Detection

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We use Autodesk Navisworks almost exclusively as our primary clash detection tool. However, up until about a year ago, we have only worked with “projected” models – that is, shop drawings in 3D format that convey what the project will look like once that particular system is installed. Combining all of these files into Navisworks usually results in what’s known as “clashes,” or conflicts between systems where certain elements are competing for the same space. Continue reading…