Civil + Structural Engineering News

Michael Baker pioneers drone activity to gather runway improvement data

Michael Baker International recently marked a significant milestone for the aviation industry as it partnered with the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) to use Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) — commonly known as drones — to inspect runway conditions.

AEC TECH NEWS: 3D Repo develops construction health and safety VR app

3D Repo is working with Balfour Beatty, Vinci and Highways England to deploy a Virtual Reality (VR) simulation for Zero Harm Health and Safety Training. Part of the Smart Motorway program, the fully immersive simulation is designed to prevent on-site accidents by making highways construction and maintenance projects safer through improved training.

AEC TECH NEWS: FINLEY updates software platform to SOFiSTiK and Autodesk

FINLEY Engineering Group recently implemented SOFiSTiK, a seamless BIM workflow for structural engineering. All necessary steps from modeling through to generating reinforcement sheets for civil and structural engineering projects can be carried out using a smart data transfer between Autodesk and SOFiStiK software.

AEC TECH NEWS: DKS Associates and iSoftStone North America partner to provide new smart transportation solutions

DKS Associates and iSoftStone North America announced a new partnership to join efforts in offering new services that integrate DKS’s intelligent transportation offerings with iSoftStone’s smart city solutions. This collaboration provides the public and private sector with comprehensive, end‐to‐end services across the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) domain.

AEC TECH NEWS: Pinpoint author Greg Milner to keynote Carlson User Conference

The first time a Global Positioning System signal was received was in 1977. Now GPS is ubiquitous. In the introduction to his 2016 book Pinpoint — How GPS is changing technology, culture, and our minds, Greg Milner writes, “Nearly every spot on earth has a line of sight to at least four GPS satellites at all times.”

AEC TECH NEWS: Research outlines operations risk for drones flying beyond line of sight

PrecisionHawk released its Phase 2 Pathfinder Results as part of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technical Analysis and Applications Center (UAS TAAC) in Santa Fe, N.M. The Phase 2 report identifies the operational risk associated with visual detection of an incoming aircraft and the ability to make a safety decision while operating a drone beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS).

AEC TECH NEWS: Natural Resources Wales taps CH2M’s Flood Modeller Pro for its new flood forecasting system

Natural Resources Wales, the Welsh Government’s principal adviser on issues relating to the environment and its natural resources, selected CH2M’s Flood Modeller Pro software as the core hydrodynamic modelling solution within its new flood forecasting system.

AEC TECH NEWS: International LiDAR Mapping Forum 2017 conference program announced

The organizers of International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF), a technical conference and expo covering the newest airborne, terrestrial and underwater LiDAR as well as emerging remote-sensing and data collection tools and technologies, announced the 2017 conference program and presenters.

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