Surveying

Surveying news including surveyor profiles, surveying technology, image scanning, Lidar, and 3D mapping.

Also includes: Geotechnical and Geospatial.

New test chamber making possible research into challenging ‘geotechnical’ problems

A test chamber developed at Purdue University allows engineers to simulate precisely what happens to soil underground during the installation of piles and other structural elements, a research tool for improving construction of everything from buildings and bridges to offshore wind turbines.

Surveyors to update height of Mount McKinley

A new GPS survey of Mount McKinley, the highest point in North America, will update the commonly accepted elevation of McKinleys peak, 20,320 feet. The last survey was completed in 1953.

AEC TECH NEWS: Trimble introduces geospatial software enhancements

Trimble announced a series of new software enhancements that enable photogrammetry, GIS, geospatial and remote sensing professionals to streamline workflows, achieve faster results and gain increased value from highly accurate geospatial data.

AEC TECH NEWS: Trimble expands geospatial portfolio

Trimble announced an expanded portfolio of geospatial solutions for surveyors, engineers and mapping professionals, including new total stations, a new GNSS receiver and new field and office software features.

Navy awards $30 million GIS surveying contract

The U.S. Navy awarded NAVGeo LLC a $30 million contract to provide geographic information systems, surveying and mapping services.

Michigans top engineering and surveying projects recognized at ACEC Excellence Awards Ceremony

Lansing, Mich. The American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan (ACEC/M) recently honored firms for engineering and surveying excellence during the associations 50th annual Engineering and Surveying Excellence Awards ceremony. Design professionals and guests gathered at The Henry Ford in Dearborn to recognize outstanding Michigan engineering and surveying projects from the past year, as well as engineering professionals who have significantly contributed to the profession.

Langan adds new efficiency to transportation surveying and asset collection

Norcross, Ga. Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, based in Elmwood Park, N.J., expanded its surveying and mapping capabilities by purchasing the Leica Pegasus mobile mapping solution. The multidisciplinary firm is already providing mobile mapping services on several major transportation projects and has had inquiries from other agencies, organizations and existing clients that are interested in exploring the benefits of the Leica Pegasus solution.

Stabilizing geotechnical assets: Research aims to identify potential highway, railroad problems

Houghton, Mich. In a new project led by Michigan Technological University, Thomas Oommen, assistant professor of geological and mining engineering and sciences, heads a team that is using advanced technology to develop a comprehensive management system to monitor our nations geotechnical assets the ground that forms the base for the concrete, asphalt or steel that makes up our transportation system.

Engineering firms merge as Ryan Biggs Clark Davis Engineering & Surveying, P.C.

Clifton Park, N.Y. Ryan-Biggs Associates, P.C., and Clark Engineering and Surveying, P.C., announced a new firm name after the two consulting engineering firms merged earlier this year. Ryan Biggs Clark Davis Engineering & Surveying, P.C., is now one of the largest women-owned engineering firms in Upstate New York, providing structural engineering; civil engineering; repair and restoration; construction support, inspection, and testing; and surveying services.

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