Applied intelligence studio planned for SA mining

Accenture plans to launch a new Applied Intelligence Studio for Mining in Johannesburg. The studio will apply the latest in data science and artificial intelligence technologies with new data sources for real-time co-creation of digital solutions that can help mining companies solve some of their most difficult analytical problems. The studio will bring together leading […]

Open pit surveying solution adds automated tools

Datamine Software’s new survey solution which exclusively caters to the needs of open pit mine surveyors is usable with all commodities, and which streamline the process of everyday survey tasks. Built on the Studio platform, Studio Survey includes key features such as automated reporting tools that not only eliminates a lot of manual work, but […]

Scanner combines detailed data points with hi-res imagery

GeoSlam has launched its latest product for the property sector by offering property professionals the ability to capture floorplans and hi-res photography simultaneously. The Zeb Pano, a handheld SLAM (simultaneous, localisation and mapping) scanner and panoramic camera, has been developed for the property sector. SLAM technology is widely known for its use in the automotive […]

Empowering junior miners with tech solutions

Lesika La Batho has signed partnership and software distribution rights agreements with Maptek and VersaDev Software Solutions in January 2019. The agreements incorporate training and skill development for the local Lesika team on leading technologies as well as software distribution rights to supply junior and emerging mines their technology at cost. To date Lesika, as […]

South African software developer turns 30

This year Model Maker Systems is celebrating its 30th year in business. The company was founded in August 1989 by Carel Viljoen and Ben van den Heever, who worked independently on similar software solutions since 1984 without knowing about one another’s work. Late in 1985 they started working together to provide a bureau service to […]

Modelling decentralised energy grid with GIS digital twin

Bentley Systems has announced the availability of OpenUtilities DER Planning and Design Assessment Solutions, the latest of its electric utility software offerings that provide decision support and cost-based models and simulations for distributed energy resources (DER) integration. In partnership with Siemens’ Digital Grid business unit, OpenUtilities Solutions for DER enables electric utilities, electricity suppliers, and […]

Portal guides organisations through BIM adoption

The BIM Academy Africa has launched its Navigator BIM (NavBIM) portal which provides a guide to help architectural or engineering organisations jump start their building information modelling (BIM) adoption journey. The required categories are developed into help disciplines, guiding organisations towards business excellence practices in BIM. The organisation’s BIM adoption plan should be endorsed by […]

Digitising construction vehicles for construction efficiency

Continental will be exhibiting its current innovations, technological developments and services at Bauma in Germany from 8 to 14 April 2019. Connected smart construction vehicles and machines are among the basic elements of safe and efficient construction sites. The company will be focusing on service and consultancy concepts allowing drivers, fleet managers and operators of […]

Managing multiple mining projects

Passport 360 is a cloud-based platform to enhance performance in procurement and onboarding times. It allows for improved visibility with regard to compliance, time and safety, and risk management, resulting in increased productivity. This results in a safer and more productive workplace. The platform allows project owners to set compliance requirements and standards against multiple […]

Acquisition creates a digital marketplace for construction

Autodesk has completed the acquisition of BuildingConnected, a preconstruction platform, for $275-million net of cash acquired. Autodesk funded the transaction using cash on hand. BuildingConnected centralises the bid management process and simplifies communication to make finding, qualifying and selecting the right subcontractors or responding to the right project opportunities fast and easy. Owners and general […]