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Brazil Struggles with Inadequate Infrastructure for World Cup

June 12, 2013 - in Construction

Inadequate infrastructure, particularly in air transport, threatens football-mad Brazil’s hopes of dazzling the world with the best-organised World Cup ever 12 months from now. Organisers have been struggling to complete the construction or  renovation…

BIM Saves the Day for $6.5 Million Health Care Expansion Project

Greg Lawes, principal, Meridian Associates, Inc., spoke at SPAR International about how 3D laser scanning and BIM workflows were used for contractor coordination…

Topcon’s Enterprise3D Facilitates Site Planning, Scheduling, Reporting

April 17, 2013 - in Construction, Corporate

Topcon Positioning Group announces Enterprise3D, a construction and engineering management tool that facilitates complete job site planning, scheduling…

Report: Underground Engineering for Sustainable Urban Development

March 1, 2013 - in Construction, Smart Cities

An ad hoc committee of the National Academies have conducted a study to explore the potential advantages of underground development in the urban environment, to identify the research needed to take advantage of these opportunities, and to develop an enhanced…

China’s Mountain Moving Project Gets Underway

December 9, 2012 - in Construction, Projects

In what is being billed as the largest "mountain-moving project" in Chinese history, one of China's biggest construction firms will spend £2.2bn to flatten 700 mountains levelling the area Lanzhou, allowing developers to build a new metropolis on the outskirts…

China's Mountain Moving Project Gets Underway

December 9, 2012 - in Construction, Projects

In what is being billed as the largest "mountain-moving project" in Chinese history, one of China's biggest construction firms will spend £2.2bn to flatten 700 mountains levelling the area Lanzhou, allowing developers to build a new metropolis on the outskirts…

Leica Disto Wins Acclaim for Intelligent Measurement

December 6, 2012 - in Construction

The Leica 3D Disto won the Performance and Innovation Award at the recent EquipBaie trade fair in Paris. This revolutionary tool is able to measure, scan or project to any location in a room independent from a room’s geometry or around a building in three…

FARO Focus3D honored with the Construction Computing Award 2012

December 5, 2012 - in Construction, Corporate

FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FARO): the global leader in portable systems for documentation, measurement and imaging solutions, has announced that the FARO Laser Scanner Focus3D was able to prevail in the “Hardware Product of the Year” category of…

Autodesk and Topcon Announce Collaboration to Improve Interoperability

November 28, 2012 - in Construction, Corporate

Autodesk, Inc., the leader in cloud-based design and engineering software, and Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc., a global leader in precision positioning solutions, today announced they have signed a letter of intent under which both companies will collaborate…

Bentley’s Acquisition of SpecWave Brings Enterprise-level Information Management for Specification Services

November 13, 2012 - in Construction, Corporate

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced that it has acquired SpecWave software that helps architectural, engineering, construction, and operations…