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 […]

Handheld floor mapper for AEC professionals

Faro has launched a firmware update to its ScanPlan solution to better address the workflow needs of AEC professionals. This handheld scanner was introduced to the market as a lightweight, 2D handheld mapper capture and visualise 2D floor plans. Now, with new features such as the Scan Assist, Scan Localizer and PanoCam functionalities, AEC professionals […]

Integration improves construction verification workflow

Topcon has develop a workflow that connects to the GTL-1000 integrated compact scanner with its Magnet Collage data processing and ClearEdge3D Verity automated construction verification software. The seamless integration creates a complete package that provides users with a live, as-built model of projects, allowing users to identify and rectify any discrepancies. The new system takes […]

Drone platform adds on-site roof measurements and damage detection

​Loveland Innovations added enhancements to its inspection platform, Imging, including drone-based on-site measurements, AI and deep learning-powered damage detection for commercial roofs, and other powerful updates. A real-time measurement process built into the app, allows field adjusters and roofing estimators to view and share dynamic measurements on an Apple iOS tablet while they are still […]

AI platform launches paid plans

To make the benefits of artificial intelligence accessible to everyone, Picterra developed an online platform that allows users without machine-learning or programming expertise to plug AI into their image analysis and geospatial analytics workflow. What started in June 2018 as a beta version of an AI-powered image analysis platform, turned into a geospatial analytics hub […]

Integration of real-time 3D mobile mapping and construction verification

ClearEdge3D, makers of EdgeWise, Verity, and Rithm for Navisworks software, is has announced a collaboration with Gexcel, makers of Heron wearable scanners, that was unveiled at the SPAR 3D and AEC NEXT conferences in May 2019. The collaboration advances scan-to-BIM workflows with streamlined data collection and construction QA/QC. The two companies have joined forces to […]

Three new lenses for high-altitude precision imagery

Phase One Industrial expanded its RS and RSM lens offering with three new high performance lenses for high-altitude aerial photography and long-range aerial and ground inspection applications. The 300 mm AF, 180 mm, and 150 mm MK II lenses are designed to enhance the performance and flexibility of the company’s iXM-RS and iXM aerial camera […]

New pricing and wider adoption of mapping platform

Microsoft recently added data-driven styling to Azure Maps. It is possible in part because Azure Maps’ rendering technology is built on open source the Mapbox GL JS library, and in fact uses more than 20 libraries built by the Mapbox team. It is another example of how Mapbox GL is at the core of providing […]