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.
Researchers at MIT and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia have devised a robotic system that can detect leaks at a rapid pace and with high accuracy.
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.
SmartNet North America, a network RTK correction service, added support for the Galileo and BeiDou constellations as well as the GPS-L5 signal.
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.
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
Spectra Precision introduced its new SP90m multi-frequency and multi-application GNSS receiver.
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.
Drones and other portable technology such as robots can now aid engineers in addressing an infrastructure’s risk and making necessary repairs.
HAZON Solutions launched the latest version of the HAZON Drone Management System (HAZON DMS), adding two new features — Lessons Learned and Incident Reporting.
The surveying and emergency services sectors are set to be revolutionized by drone technology according to a newly released report.
Since 2002, Cardno and AECOM have been joint venture owners of T2 Utility Engineering, Inc., a utility engineering infrastructure services firm in Canada. In February, Cardno, Inc. acquired AECOM’s 50 percent share of T2.
Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc. (HRC) opened an office in Kalamazoo, the seventh location for the Bloomfield Hills-based civil engineering firm.
Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc. (DBF) officially opened the doors to its new location at in Salisbury, Md.
NV5 Global, Inc., a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions, acquired Bock & Clark Corporation, an established American Land Title Association (ALTA) surveying, commercial zoning, and environmental services firm.
NCTech, a developer of reality imaging systems, unveiled new reality capture products at the SPAR 3D Expo and Conference.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated demonstrated at SPAR 3D Expo & Conference (SPAR) new ContextCapture offerings for reality modeling.
Gannett Fleming captured three industry honors at the American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania 2016 Diamond Awards for Engineering Excellence.
The Illinois Tollway announced that it is seeking firms to provide a variety of professional engineering services for 34 new contracts.
SPAR 3D Expo & Conference will co-locate with AEC Science & Technology (AEC-ST), which recently joined Diversified’s portfolio of B2B technology events.
British aerial mapping company Bluesky International is expanding its business into North America following the acquisition of Col-East Inc.
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan (ACEC/M) recently presented the 2017 member “Firm of the Year” award to ROWE Professional Services Company headquartered in Flint, Mich.
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan (ACEC/M) recently honored firms for engineering and surveying excellence.
Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc., (DBF) announced the expansion of surveying services available through the firm’s office in Easton, Md.
Commercial UAV Expo is a conference and exhibition focused on commercial UAV integration for large asset owners in select market segments.
The Commonwealth of Virginia accepted a proposal from Transurban to deliver an eight-mile extension of the I-395 Express Lanes.
Matrix New World Engineering PC is solidifying its position as a full-service industry leader by expanding it high-definition surveying services.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is seeking public input on recently unveiled plans for the city’s latest HOME GR/OWN green space on a long-vacant lot.
christopher consultants, ltd. acquired Paciulli, Simmons & Associates, Ltd. (PSA), a civil engineering, surveying and land planning firm, effective January 31, 2017. PSA, headquartered in Leesburg, Va., has been recognized as the oldest business in the Washington Metropolitan area.
A significant in-kind gift from Trimble will expand the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s leadership in training and research in 3D building design, digital fabrication and the sustainable built environment.
Westwood Professional Services Inc. completed the acquisition of San Antonio, Texas-based civil engineering firm, Coursen-Koehler Engineering & Associates.
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.”
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.
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.
Topcon Positioning Group and Bentley Systems announced joint intentions to connect cloud services. The companies’ CEOs presented new construction workflows designed to increase efficiency and productivity with enhanced integration between their respective cloud services.
Eos Systems Inc. introduced photogrammetry software optimized specifically for photographs taken with drones or unmanned aerial systems (UAS).
The $3.1 million Weehawken Recreational Pier, designed by McLaren Engineering Group in collaboration with RSC Architects, features a “pod” design with a series of platforms and interconnected walkways, providing a variety of destination points for visitors.
Michael Baker International announced the completion of Phase I (Element I) of a multi-phase, design-services contract to establish the infrastructure for the sustainable redevelopment of the 28-acre site of Pittsburgh’s former Civic (Mellon) Arena. This infrastructure reestablishes a street grid that provides a historic first step reconnecting Hill District neighborhoods that have been separated since the 1950s, with downtown Pittsburgh.
3DR, North America’s largest manufacturer of drone technologies for commercial and industrial use, announced the availability of Site Scan, 3DR’s fully automated flagship aerial analytics platform as an integrated bundle with Sony’s UMC-R10C camera.
For the first time in its history, two women will serve in the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) highest leadership roles.
Swiss professional drone maker senseFly signed an agreement with Maptek, experts in precision measurement and visualization for the mining industry, that enables Maptek to offer its customers a full, end-to-end data collection and analysis solution.
Sentera, LLC, a global provider of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), sensors, and data management platforms, signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Dynamic UAV Solutions North America, LLC, a new distributor in the commercial UAV space for the mapping, construction, survey, and agricultural, inspection, mining, public safety, and landfill industries.
Michael Baker International moved up three positions in The Pittsburgh Business Times ranking of largest privately held companies in the region, based on 2015 revenues. The company is now ranked sixth in the Pittsburgh market.
In March, Raleigh, N.C.-based engineering firm Mulkey announced that it changed its name to CALYX Engineers + Consultants. The rebranding was in response to a new chapter in the company’s history, marked by the retirement of founder Barbara Mulkey. Beginning with a focus on transportation engineering, the 23-year-old firm has expanded to include comprehensive civil, […]
On August 24, 2016, Skelly and Loy attended the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Tenaska Pennsylvania Partners Tenaska Westmoreland Generating Station situated just outside Smithton in South Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County, Pa. The plant will operate two state-of-the-art natural gas-fueled turbines to produce 925 megawatts of electricity.
Leica Geosystems announced the launch of HDS University, a new hands-on educational opportunity for professionals seeking to advance their skills in the growing field of laser scanning/High-Definition Surveying (HDS).
HDR continues to grow its aviation planning and engineering practice, most recently by adding commercial airfield rehabilitation contracts in Florida and Kentucky.
McKim & Creed, Inc. was given notice to proceed on beach profiles and coastline surveys to be conducted along the New York shoreline for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District. The contracts include a beach profile, topographic survey and utility survey for a 6.7-mile area of Long Beach Island, New York; a condition survey of 19 miles of Great South Bay, New York; and hydrographic surveys of Patchogue River and the Glen Cove Creek Federal Navigation Channel.
Dewberry helped design the recently completed FedEx Ground facility in the northwest corner of Ocala, Fla. The firm performed due diligence, site/civil engineering, surveying and mapping, environmental services, permitting, construction administration, and landscape architecture design.
NCTech, a developer of reality imaging systems, announced that the Measurement Module for its industrial-grade iSTAR panoramic camera has been integrated into offerings from software firms Arithmetica and Veesus.
As part of the Connecticut Department of Transportations (CTDOT’s) ongoing mission to improve and evaluate its operations and to assess the usefulness and functionality of new technologies, on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, the department will use an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to perform limited visual bridge inspection tasks on the Gold Star Memorial Bridge.
Organizers of the International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) announced a Call for Papers for the 2017 event, which will take place in Denver, February 13-15, 2017.
Founded in 1976, Houston-based planning/surveying/engineering firm Jones|Carter celebrated its ruby anniversary in July and continues to expand its geographic reach and service offerings.
Affinis Corp, which offers civil engineering, surveying, and consulting services in the Midwest, was recently named to Zweig Groups 2016 Best Firms to Work For list and received the 2016 When Work Works Award from the national When Work Works project.
Consulting, engineering and construction services firm Atwell, LLC announced that it made an equity investment in RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture, allowing it to offer clients planning and landscape architectural design services through collaboration with RVi.
Michael Baker International was awarded a $2.75-million, two-year contract from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to develop schematic, environmental and traffic studies in support of the construction of frontage or access roads along a 33-mile stretch of Interstate 635 (I-635) in Dallas.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced its Autodesk License Upgrade Program. Bentley Systems will credit the net value of Autodesk licenses towards upgraded evergreen perpetual licenses of Bentleys applications.
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff is looking to add 120 technical professionals to its New York City staff.
Leica Geosystems established a georadar portfolio with three releases to provide applications in utility mapping, asset detection and mapping, and monitoring.
Milrem and Leica Geosystems announced Pegasus:Multiscope, the first unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) for off-road use, opening new applications in surveying, security, and monitoring.
Control Point Associates, Inc. acquired certain assets and key staff of the Tri-State Survey and Photogrammetry group from Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.
Autodesk, Inc. announced several updates to its Forge platform, including new cloud application development tools and services and three investments.
Scientists are developing technology capable of detecting the level of rust on metal structures such as bridges from up to 100 meters away. It will help to inform crucial decisions about when to repair or decommission structures including bridges, footbridges, pylons, culverts, station canopies, roof structures and tunnel linings.
Thomas & Hutton launched its newly improved Web-based application, geothinQ. This program quickly packages detailed GIS information, making it accessible, affordable, user-friendly, and presentable.
Leica Geosystems announced the Leica Viva GS16 and updated Leica Captivate and SmartWorx Viva software. The GS16 is a self-learning GNSS receiver, able to automatically select the optimal combination of GNSS signals and stay connected with or without reference links.
In 2016, DEA is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Since its start in 1976 as a two-person civil engineering firm serving land developers in the Portland Metropolitan area, the firm has diversified its services and grown to more than 1,000 people in eight states and 23 offices.
Geospatial service provider Surveying Solutions, Inc. (SSI) purchased its second VMX Mobile LiDAR system. SSI’s acquisition of the new RIEGL VMX-1HA will aid in expansion of the firms mapping portfolio. SSI is also the first firm in the U.S. to purchase the new VMX-1HA system.
R.A. Smith National, Inc. a nationwide, multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm was selected as one of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinels Top Workplaces in southeastern Wisconsin for the fourth consecutive year.
Trimble is now accepting speaker candidates for Trimble Dimensions 2016 International User Conference being held at a new location in Las Vegas The Venetian, Nov. 7-9, 2016.
Leica Geosystems announced that two products have been honored with the Red Dot Design Award for 2016 the Pegasus:Backpack and the Lino LP41 multi-line laser.
Leica Geosystems launched its 2016 Plan Contest. An annual highlight of the Geosystems Track at HxGN LIVE, the contest gives conference attendees the opportunity to showcase their best deliverables by submitting plans that demonstrate creativity and innovative problem solving with point clouds.
Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announced the acquisition of Preble-Rish. The 120-person full-service consulting engineering and surveying firm is well known throughout the Florida Panhandle and coastal Alabama for its strong relationships with clients and communities. Preble-Rish will continue to operate from its 15 locations in the region and maintain its current management.
Richard M. Maser, founder of Maser Consulting P.A., announced that the firm made a strategic change in its leadership. While maintaining his role as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the firm, he is passing the company presidency to Kevin L. Haney, PE and has advanced long-time director, Leonardo E. Ponzio, PLS to the position of Executive Vice President.
A growing number of state departments of transportation are leveraging innovative drone technology to creatively improve safety, reduce traffic congestion and save money. A video AASHTO’s Transportation TV explores the many ways that state DOTs are using drones.
SPAR 3D Expo & Conference announced that Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley will deliver a keynote presentation, Lessons Learned through Reality Modeling for the Popes Visit to Philadelphia. He will discuss how state-of-the-art context capture was used in planning Pope Franciss visit to the United States last year.
SGM, a full-service engineering, consulting, and surveying firm, announced the appointment of Warren Swanson, P.E., as president. Warren has worked for SGM since 2002, most recently as SGMs Water Services Sector Leader.
Woolpert has been hired by Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI) to collect imagery via unmanned aerial system (UAS), or drone, of haul roads throughout the Midwest. The UAS is intended to provide a fast, safe and cost-effective collection to better understand where road material is lost and what damage there is to these roads.
Hexagon AB entered into an agreement to acquire the GeoRadar division of the Italian-based company Ingegneria dei Sistemi S.p.A. The IDS GeoRadar division provides the mining and geospatial industries with radar solutions for structural health monitoring and underground utility mapping.
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan (ACEC/M) recently presented the 2016 member Firm of the Year award to Wightman & Associates, Inc., headquartered in Benton Harbor, Mich.
Mulkey is changing its name to CALYX Engineers and Consultants in response to a new chapter in the companys history, marked by the retirement of founder Barbara Mulkey. The name change, effective March 7, is part of a re-branding initiative to align the companys name with future strategy.
Woolpert was awarded a $5.6 million contract to assess, rehabilitate and reduce sanitary sewer overflows by the DeKalb County (Ga.) Department of Watershed Management.
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan (ACEC/M) recently honored firms for engineering and surveying excellence during the associations annual Engineering and Surveying Excellence Awards ceremony. This years most prestigious award the Engineering Eminent Conceptor Award went to the team of HNTB Michigan (Detroit), Parsons Brinckerhoff Michigan (Detroit) and Great Lakes Engineering Group (Lansing), for the 96fix project.
International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) kicks off Monday, Feb. 22 at the Hyatt Regency Denver Colorado Convention Center. The conference and exhibition will showcase the latest airborne, terrestrial, and underwater LiDAR as well as emerging remote-sensing and data collection tools and technologies.
The Illinois Tollway is seeking firms to provide the services of the Consulting Engineer and the Traffic Engineer. Both requests are for initial three-year contracts with two, one-year extension options exercisable by the Tollway.
Topcon Positioning Group announced the creation of Topcon Solutions Stores designed to serve the market with product sales, service and support for the construction, surveying, mapping and related industries.
EMH&T announced its ninetieth year of providing professional design services to clients throughout the Midwest and the Southeast.
The American Council of Engineering Companies, California (ACEC California) announced that Walter P Moore was honored with the Golden State Award for innovative work on the Air Traffic Control Tower and Integrated Facilities Building at San Francisco International Airport.
Kleinfelder was honored with an ACEC California Merit Award for its contributions to the California Department of Water Resources (CA DWR) Levee Evaluations Program. CA DWR is evaluating urban project levees as well as surveying the entire 1,600 miles of project levees in the Central Valley.
HAKS, a 650-person, full-service consulting firm, is celebrating its 25th year of continuous operation in 2016. Headquartered in the heart of New York Citys financial district, HAKS maintains 14 branch offices 13 along the Eastern seaboard and one in Houston as well as international offices in India and Bahrain.
Maser Consulting P.A., a national multi-discipline engineering firm headquartered in Red Bank, N.J., announced that, effective Jan. 4, 2016, Triangle Surveying & Mapping, Inc. of Miami, Fla., has joined its organization.
Stormwater Maintenance and Consulting a company specializing in the design, inspection, maintenance, and construction of stormwater infrastructure added Surveying and Pipeline Services to their Maryland Department of Transportation Certification as a Women Business Enterprise.
The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced that, as part of the State Route 1 Widening Program, members of its design team will be performing some land surveying, field walks and studying of soil conditions within the vicinity of the State Route 1 and Route 72 junction in preparation for the construction of the Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) at this intersection.
The board of directors at Passero Associates D.P.C. announced that the company has converted from a P.C. (Professional Corporation) to a D.P.C. (Design Professional Corporation).
On Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will use an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to perform limited visual bridge inspection tasks on the Gold Star Memorial Bridge. The testing process will gauge the ability of the UAV to provide access to as well as to photograph areas of the northbound bridge that are typically difficult to reach via traditional means such as snooper-trucks or ropes and climbers.
SANDIS, which provides engineering and surveying services, upgraded its capabilities with the purchase of 15 Leica CS20 Controllers powered by Leica Captivate software.
SPAR Point Group, organizer of SPAR 3D Expo & Conference, formerly SPAR International, is now accepting abstracts for its 2016 conference program, which will be held in The Woodlands, Texas, April 11-14, 2016.
Merrick & Company was recently honored for two projects by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado (ACEC Colorado) at its annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) competition.