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Denver’s Airport Expansion Primes a Push Toward BIM for Facility Management

November 18, 2013 - in Facility Management, Feature, Featured

Denver’s Hotel and Transit Center Program is an ambitious project that combines a commuter rail transit center and a 519-room Westin hotel to create a new gateway to the main terminal that incorporates sustainability goals. [print_gllr id=6779]   The…

Shanghai Undergoes Geographic Census as Smart City Baseline

November 7, 2013 - in Feature, Featured, Modeling, Smart Cities

Shanghai is undertaking a geographic census, an ongoing data collection effort to capture the city's natural and built environment through 2015 as a means…

Designing with Data: Shaping Our Future Cities

November 6, 2013 - in Feature, Featured, Planning

With the dawn of a ‘smart’ era the world is undergoing a transformation not seen since the industrial revolution. As more and more of us take to twitter,…

China’s Smart City Concept Comes Together

October 17, 2013 - in Feature, Featured, Smart Cities

China is in the midst of an urban planning boom for "smart cities" across the country with 193 trial cities approved and under development. Acknowledging IBM's concept, the idea involved a combination of sensors, systems and cloud computing resources to control…

Workflow Review: Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite Improves the Rules and Model-based Approach for a Transportation Infrastructure Project

There’s an ongoing transition taking place within the CAD/GIS/BIM software space, with accelerated convergence of functionalities and greater interoperability between these different foundational tools. Similarly, roles within the architecture, engineering…

ikeGPS Brings Laser Measurement to the Smartphone

October 6, 2013 - in Feature, Featured, Products, Sensors

ikeGPS, makers of field measurement technology and solutions for utilities, has unveiled a new product that attaches to a smartphone in order to take laser measurements. The specifications and background about the new Spike device has been posted as a Kickstarter…

Visualizing Christchurch in 3D Key to Reconstruction

October 4, 2013 - in Feature, Featured, Renewal/Retrofit

The devastating earthquakes in Christchurch in the Canterbury region of New Zealand in Sept. 2010 and Feb. 2011 are still being broadly felt. The devastation in the country's second largest city were profound with the city center and several neighborhoods…

Euclideon’s Geoverse Promises to Revolutionise 3D Point Cloud Viewing

September 25, 2013 - in Feature, Featured, Modeling

Brisbane-based Euclideon Unlimited has recently launched Geoverse, a 3D point cloud visualisation software that promises unlimited point cloud viewing. The impressive ability to quickly navigate terabytes of pointcloud data comes from innovations that started…

Mapping the Maya: Technology Integration Captures Cultural Heritage

September 18, 2013 - in Feature, Featured, Modeling

To set the stage of this essay I would ask each reader to think back to a time in their life when they were asked “what do I want to do when I grow up?” This simple but powerful question has been recurrent for centuries with varying answers, to the demise…

Autodesk Uses their Tools to Visualize the Hyperloop

Jordan Brandt, technology futurist at Autodesk, came up with a concept proposal for how the Hyperloop could be built, taking advantage of the expertise of his many colleagues and using Autodesk software. The concept of the Hyperloop, a high-speed intra-city…