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 […]

Intelligent approach for optimised scheduling

Maptek’s Evolution 5 delivers an updated interface for optimised mine scheduling with attributed solids. This upgrade enables short or medium-term scheduling with block models or solids, and seamless handling of stratigraphic reserves. It represents a more intuitive way to see the source information for scheduling. Enhanced road network tools save time setting up schedules, leaving […]

Home renovations and maintenance app launched

Recently launched, HomeFixer is a free mobile app that puts users in touch with tradesmen, service providers and companies involved in the home improvement industry. With an aim to take the pain out of household renovations and maintenance, the app is simple to use and assists users in finding rated service providers using its location […]