3D Robotics (3DR) announced that it is integrating Site Scan with DJI to make it compatible with DJI drones. 3DR also announced its Enterprise Atlas platform, a complete drone data solution.
Trimble introduced Trimble Penmap for Android, a cloud-connected application for field surveying and high-accuracy GIS data collection that works on mobile handhelds, smartphones and tablets.
FARO announced the availability of the FARO SCENE 7.0 software platform with integrated real time, onsite registration for FARO FocusS Series Scanner 3D point clouds.
MicroSurvey CAD provides users with an intuitive interface on a complete survey drafting toolkit, including COGO, DTM, traversing, adjustments, volumes, contouring and more.
Autodesk’s Structural Precast Extension for Revit 2018 is a BIM-centric offering for modeling and detailing precast concrete elements.
Cloud-based structural engineering software provider SkyCiv added new design functionality to its cloud software that allows U.S. structural and civil engineers to check their structural designs against AISC 360-10 regulations for steel buildings.
Leica Geosystems said that its Leica Captivate Pipeline, a new application available to pipeline surveyors in North America, dramatically streamlines their work by eliminating many of the manual operations that have previously been required in pipeline tracking and reporting.
3D Robotics announced that its Site Scan drone-based aerial analytics platform can now calculate cut and fill volumes directly without exporting drone data into other platforms.
Leading wind measurement experts gathered in London claimed that LiDARs have been replacing met masts to become the sole wind measurement tool used for offshore resource assessment and power curve verification purposes.
Trimble is collaborating with Propeller Aero to distribute its Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) analytics platform.
3DR announced that it has integrated Site Scan with Pix4D, a photogrammetry processing engine, to help users create more accurate and detailed data products.
Bluebeam, Inc. announced that its Bluebeam eXtreme Conference is on track to be the biggest in the event’s six-year history.
As a part of a comprehensive strategy to transform the construction industry through improved digital process in all phases of the project life cycle, Viewpoint announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Dexter + Chaney.
SmartNet North America, a network RTK correction service, added support for the Galileo and BeiDou constellations as well as the GPS-L5 signal.
ClearEdge3D, developers of the Verity construction verification software and EdgeWise automated modeling software, acquired Pericept, a construction verification software firm.
In partnership with the UK’s University of Lancaster, aerial mapping company Bluesky launched a tool that can be used to predict the likelihood of trees falling on essential infrastructure.
Data Visualization Intelligence, Inc. (DVI) launched their Vantage Point solution for corporations looking to improve their travel programs in new and unexpected ways.
Trimble announced that Trimble Catalyst software-defined Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver for Android devices is now available through Trimble’s global distribution network.
Aconex Limited, provider of a global platform connecting teams on construction and engineering projects, announced the winners of the Aconex Connect Awards.
Leica Geosystems acquired InfraMeasure, the rail measurement specialist known for helping Class I and other railroads achieve significant improvements in safety, accuracy, efficiency, reporting and measurement.
The 18th Annual International LiDAR Mapping Forum, taking place in Denver, Feb. 5-7, 2018, announced a Call for Papers
According to Balfour Beatty, the construction site of 2050 will be human-free with work moved offsite, remote control of machinery and new materials and techniques exploited to improve cost, safety and efficiency.
Milhouse Engineering & Construction announced its partnership with Google and SADA Systems to produce a platform that will transform the way gas and utility companies manage documents, projects, and people.
Autodesk, Inc.’s board of directors appointed Andrew Anagnost, current interim co-chief executive officer and chief marketing officer, as the company’s new president and CEO, effective immediately.
Spectra Precision introduced its new SP90m multi-frequency and multi-application GNSS receiver.
Carlson Software released the 2017 version of its free Precision 3D Land XML viewer.
Identified Technologies announced an alliance with DJI to provide DJI’s aerial-imaging technology to its clients in the construction, mining, energy, and landfill industries.
Mueller Systems is collaborating with Senet to deliver advanced metering infrastructure to water utilities across North America.
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) patented a new technology to inspect coatings of pipelines installed through horizontal directional drilling.
SCIA released SCIA Engineer 17, specifically designed to help structural engineers boost their productivity by enabling them to work much faster, with more precision and transparency in their day-to-day work.
3D Repo launched a new version of its cloud software that offers additional support for some of the leading software packages used within the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure sectors.
Drones and other portable technology such as robots can now aid engineers in addressing an infrastructure’s risk and making necessary repairs.
StreetLight Data, Inc. announced a breakthrough in urban, suburban, and rural planning that it said delivers dramatically more accurate, representative and dynamic traffic data.
InEight, a project technology expert, is teaming with HDR, which specializes in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services, to reveal best practices from the companies’ joint work.
CH2M is launching its new Flood Cloud service on June 6, allowing users of Flood Modeller (https://www.floodmodeller.com/en-us) and integrated software, TUFLOW, to seamlessly undertake flood risk modelling in the cloud for the first time.
HAZON Solutions launched the latest version of the HAZON Drone Management System (HAZON DMS), adding two new features — Lessons Learned and Incident Reporting.
Citing exceptional growth in sales and new seat development, Microdesk, an Autodesk Platinum Partner and the nation’s largest AECO (Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Owner/Operator) industry consulting firm with expertise in Building Information Modeling (BIM), announced the expansion of its consulting team.
The surveying and emergency services sectors are set to be revolutionized by drone technology according to a newly released report.
The Asphalt Pavement Alliance is hosting a webinar on May 30 to introduce Version 4.3 of PerRoad Perpetual Pavement design software.
Rand Worldwide’s IMAGINiT Technologies division released IMAGINiT Clarity 2018. In addition to compatibility with 2018 and previous versions of Autodesk Revit, the 2018 update to IMAGINiT Clarity allows users to monitor, access and use the most valuable data stored in Revit software models.
Including speakers from IBM, Innovate UK and HOK, together with technology innovators and industry experts, the third British Information Modelling event attracted professionals from across the Building Information Modelling (BIM) sector.
Innovyze, a provider of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, and XP Solutions, a provider of software for stormwater/floodwater modeling and drainage design headquartered in Portland, Ore., announced that their companies have joined.
Dewberry was selected to collect, process, and assess airborne topographic LiDAR data for Hillsborough County, Fla., covering approximately 1,200 square miles within the Southwest Florida Water Management District.
West Sussex County Council, in partnership with Balfour Beatty Living Places, has begun trialing the use of drones to inspect bridges across the county.
HAZON Solutions launched the HAZON Drone Management System, a secure, web-based management tool
Bentley Systems’s SACS software now includes an integrated analysis and design solution for the complete life cycle of offshore structures, including construction, transportation, in-place, and decommissioning.
MIT researchers are expanding the list of materials that can be produced by 3D printing with the design of a system that can 3D print the basic structure of an entire building.
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.
Fybr, which is launching its Smart City Platform in 30 cities worldwide this year, has joined the Smart Cities Council as a North America Associate Partner.
MassMotion 9.0 is a major release of the Oasys 3D pedestrian simulation software that was developed in 2003.
Rand Worldwide’s IMAGINiT Technologies division acquired Advanced Technologies Solutions (ATSI), an Autodesk Gold Partner headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla.
Autodesk said the release of Autodesk Revit 2018 software is the latest step in the continual evolution and development of its software for multidiscipline connected BIM.
Trimble released a new monitoring device, the Trimble S5 Ti-M total station.
On April 13, Autodesk released its latest versions of Autodesk InfraWorks and Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018.
Arithmetica gave visitors at SPAR 3D an insight into how quick and easy it is to convert the vast point clouds generated by modern laser scanners into manageable 3D models.
NCTech, a developer of reality imaging systems, unveiled new reality capture products at the SPAR 3D Expo and Conference.
ClearEdge3D released its newest software, Verity 1.0, which verifies the accuracy of new construction against design/fabrication models.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated demonstrated at SPAR 3D Expo & Conference (SPAR) new ContextCapture offerings for reality modeling.
Lenovo Workstations launched its VR-ready ThinkStation P320, offering Pro VR certification.
Arithmetica appointed point3D as the first U.S. reseller of the recently released Pointfuse V2, which represents a new generation of point cloud 3D modeling software.
Rand Worldwide announced that its IMAGINiT Technologies division was named Laser Scanning Reseller of the Year in North America by Leica Geosystems.
SPAR 3D Expo & Conference will co-locate with AEC Science & Technology (AEC-ST), which recently joined Diversified’s portfolio of B2B technology events.
BZ Media LLC announced the first in a series of critical examinations of important trends and strategies in vertical commercial drone markets, “5 Valuable Lessons Learned About Drones in Construction.”
A pilot program at the Ämmässuo waste treatment centre compared historical data captured using hand-held measurement tools with aerial measurements taken by a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) fitted with Aeromon’s sensor package.
Bluebeam, Inc. released Revu 2017, delivering new and enhanced workflow automation tools that span the entire project life cycle and maximize workflow efficiency.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced its call for submissions to the 2017 Be Inspired Awards program.
New technologies are transforming the engineering and construction (E&C) sector at an accelerated pace, according to a new report compiled by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group.
In February 2017, Autodesk released Revit Live 1.7 (formerly Autodesk LIVE).
Commercial UAV Expo is a conference and exhibition focused on commercial UAV integration for large asset owners in select market segments.
Balfour Beatty welcomed more than 70 industry specialists to its head office in Canary Wharf, London, to launch the BIM4 Highways Group.
Bluebeam, Inc. appointed Chief Technical Officer Don Jacob as interim CEO, effective immediately.
Atkins helped orchestrate a first for the aviation industry by successfully flying a drone over Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), the busiest airport in the world.
BOXX Technologies introduced APEXX 2 2403, which it claims is the world’s fastest workstation.
Autodesk, Inc. announced that Carl Bass has decided to step down as president and chief executive officer, effective February 8. The company’s board has instituted a CEO search to consider candidates inside and outside Autodesk.
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.
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.
Siemens’ Energy Management Division and Bentley Systems announced an agreement to jointly develop solutions to accelerate digitization of planning, design, and operations for power utilities and industrial power customers.
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.
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.”
Simpson Strong-Tie, a provider of engineered structural connectors and building solutions acquired CG Visions, Inc., a U.S. company providing building information modeling (BIM) technology, services and consultation to the residential building industry.
Analytical Graphics Inc. (AGI) and Bentley Systems announced Bentley Systems as a co-founder of the new Cesium Consortium. Cesium is an open source, browser-based virtual globe that can stream very large datasets through a browser to desktops, tablets, and smart phones.
XP Solutions released XPSWMM and XPSTORM version 2017 — hydrodynamic software models for simulating sanitary sewer systems, stormwater systems, rivers, and urban flooding.
Elematic, a manufacturer of precast concrete plants and production lines, introduced a structural analysis tool called Elematic ELiSLAB 2.0.
HP announced an updated HP ZBook 15u — a thin, powerful, low-cost and compact mobile workstation.
BOXX Technologies introduced APEXX workstations featuring new “Kaby Lake” Intel Core i7 processors.
More than 900 people from around the world gathered at the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City for the 2016 Cityworks Conference. The Cityworks community of users, partners, and staff collectively shared experiences and exchanged knowledge in a variety of workshops and technical sessions
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).
CalAmp, a provider of wireless products, services, and solutions, announced a development agreement with Cityworks to streamline public works operations for the City of Ann Arbor, Mich.
IMAGINiT Technologies expanded its sales and training offerings to include robotic total stations, controllers, and other hardware and software solutions from the Leica iCON (intelligent construction) portfolio.
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.
Innovyze released V7.5 Generation of InfoWorks ICM, its comprehensive urban drainage modeling solution. InfoWorks ICM enables users to integrate river, sewer and overland flow modeling.
Topcon Positioning Group launched the myTopcon support and training site. The site — an extension of the Topcon Positioning Systems public site — is designed to offer in-depth product information and engagement resources.
XP Solutions’ XPDRAINAGE 2017 Automated Stormwater Design software helps users create fully optimized stormwater designs faster and now integrates with CAD packages.
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.
RDV Systems announced 123BIM Publisher, a 3D modeling plug-in for AutoCAD Civil 3D and Bentley MicroStation.
IrisVR announced the full launch of IrisVR Prospect and IrisVR Scope that allow industry professionals to curate visual reality (VR) walkthroughs, create life-like presentations and interact with virtual models.
Leica Geosystems announced at Autodesk University 2016 the BLK360, a miniaturized black 3D imaging laser scanner that will be bundled with Autodesk’s ReCap 360 Pro and the new ReCap 360 Pro app for iPad.
At Autodesk University, HP Inc. unveiled the world’s first mini workstation. The new HP Z2 Mini Workstation is only 2.3 inches high and 90 percent smaller than a traditional business-class tower.
3D Robotics, makers of Site Scan — a full-stack commercial drone platform — announced the launch of Building Information Modeling (BIM) capabilities within Site Scan.