Automatically generate highly detailed floorplans

The latest release of NavVis IndoorViewer 3D building visualisation software includes feature updates that automatically generate highly detailed, coloured floorplans based on point clouds and extend the routing function with the addition of a path drawing tool. The release also includes a new way to customise and view content and enterprise-ready security features. The web-based […]

Major update to construction software collection

Autodesk’s Industry Collections, which combines the most powerful Autodesk software in simple packages, have received major updates. Subscribers of the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) and PD&M Collections also get access to AutoCAD 2020. Here are improvements in the AEC Collection: Revit 2020 builds on improvements in Revit 2019.1 and 2019.2. Structural engineers will see […]

Taking 2D to 3D civil site design

Bentley Systems has released OpenSite Designer, an integrated application for civil site and land development workflows across conceptual, preliminary, and detailed design phases. The software advances BIM through comprehensive 3D site design, spanning reality modelling of site conditions from drone imagery and scans, geotechnical analysis, terrain modelling, site layout and grading optimisation, stormwater drainage modelling […]

Digital twin technology to leverage 5G networks

Neural Technologies demonstrated how digital twin technology can transform operators services at TM Forum Digital Transformation World as part of the  Digital Twins Catalyst project. A digital twin mirrors a physical counterpart to represent, predict and forecast its behaviour, enabling operators to make informed business decisions. The digital twin can also speed up product development […]

Thermal drone solution for solar farm inspections

SenseFly has introducing its new SenseFly Solar 360. Created in collaboration with software company Raptor Maps, it offers an efficient thermal drone solution that enables the automatic assessment of solar plant performance at a sub-module level. The solution combines the company’s eBee X fixed-wing UAV technology and Duet T thermal mapping camera with Raptor Maps’ […]

Manage data and technology assets across sites

Trimble demonstrated its WorksManager Software, a cloud-based application that enables contractors who manage data and technology assets on civil construction sites, at Bauma 2019 in Germany. The software is the next-generation backbone of the Trimble Connected Site ecosystem for managing construction technology that enables contractors to increase efficiency and improve productivity.  WorksManager allows users to […]

Solution for cross-projects efficiencies

After its experience with Oracle Primavera, Siemens Wind Power, now Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE), chose Oracle Aconex for their offshore business unit. SGRE looked for a solution that was flexible enough to meet specific project needs as the company standardised their processes and systems across offshore projects. The company uses the software as a […]

Cloud-based compliance solution deployed at four major sites

Kumba Iron Ore has rolled-out Passport 360 at four of its sites to manage compliance and streamline health and safety requirements. Passport 360 is a cloud-based platform which enables safety process automation and enhances performance in procurement and onboarding times. Kumba Iron Ore deals with about 600 sub-contractors. The cloud solution was called upon to […]

Construction firm cut stadium design and build times

Aecom has cut the stadium design-and-build at Jopoma Sports Complex to two years. The construction firm’s scope of work on the complex encompassed a comprehensive scheme design for all engineering and architectural services, including master planning, and a design guardianship role as the project moved into production on-site.  The Japoma Sports Complex is a 50 […]

Generate quality surfaces from point clouds

Just released, Carlson Precision 3D 2019 provides land surveyors, engineers, and construction designers the ability to generate quality surfaces with smooth contours from both large and small lidar point clouds. The software imports all common types of clouds and images. With its Bare Earth filtering ability, Smart Smoothing, and surface manipulation tools, it allows users […]