Strategic alliance to advance the digital utility

Schneider Electric has become a certified reseller of UDC’s Digital Utility framework solutions, including Compliance Manager and the DyAN solution which offers analytics for operations. The companies’ solutions for electric and gas utilities enable designing, as-built, planned maintenance of utility assets, publishing and maintaining compliance. Compliance Manager integrates the network data and provides configurable planned […]

Vertical and horizontal transportation conference

Intelligent elevators, travellators and escalators will help achieve convenient, time-saving transport in smart cities and smart buildings. This provides considerable challenges for both building operators and the elevator and escalator industry as a whole. In September, Messe Frankfurt jointly with the VDMA association will be organising the E2 Forum Frankfurt, where decision-makers in the building […]

Technological changes stir digital construction

Autodesk hosted its Futures’ Forum in Johannesburg on 22 May 2018 to showcase its disruptive technologies for manufacturing and for the future of architecture and BIM. The company’s Neil Brooker said to Autodesk clients in attendance that the construction sector is taking after manufacturing, with the construction process becoming a production line. He went on […]

Software for real estate portfolio management

Trimble has launched version 35 of its Manhattan Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS). The new version includes a restyled user interface which places greater emphasis on efficiency, ease-of-use and user productivity. The modular enterprise software solution for planning, managing and optimising an organisation’s real estate portfolio is designed for the entire facility lifecycle. It streamlines […]

UAV service centre expands services

As an authorised distributor of SenseFly products in Southern Africa, Optron recently announced that they have successfully introduced a SenseFly Authorised Service Facility at their head office in Centurion, South Africa. The company’s in-house technicians have been professionally trained to service, repair and perform general maintenance on the complete range of SenseFly (eBee) fixed-wing unmanned […]

New underground laser scanner

Maptek’s new I-Site SR3 600 m range laser scanner is 30% smaller and 25% lighter, with 2,5 times faster data acquisition than the earlier I-Site 8000 scanners. The laser scanner weighs 9,6 kg and is accurate to 4 mm. Surveyors will be able to measure stopes, drives and tunnels. High resolution laser scans collect detailed data […]