Civil Engineering & Land Surveying

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By: Adam Hoffman

July 31st, 2017

Laser Scanning of Existing Buildings for BIM and Deep Energy Retrofits

3D Laser Scan | Projects | land surveying

Deep Energy Retrofits of Existing Structures

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By: Bill Nagle

August 7th, 2015

Two Ways of Topographic Surveying fight it out in Alabama

POB Magazine | 3D Laser Scan | land surveying

In 1999, a leading thinker, inventor and futurist named Ray Kurzweil introduced “The Law of Accelerating Returns.” Detailed in his book “The Age of Spiritual Machines,” Kurzweil’s concept is that the rate of change in areas like technology increase exponentially, and that one year of actual time may introduce up to 200 years of change. With that theory in mind, we have to wonder just how quickly the technology is evolving in the surveying and mapping profession.

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By: Bill Nagle

August 4th, 2015

The Mobile Surveyor...

3D Laser Scan | land surveying

Mapping Canada back in the 1600s wasn't easy, to say the least. It took a lot of time and a lot of revisions.

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By: Bill Nagle

June 23rd, 2015

Surveying the Forest: 3D Aerial Scanning

aerial mapping | NPR | 3D Laser Scan

For years, ecologists have longed for the technology to be able to survey entire forests, knowing what kind of species, the height and width of each and every tree. With aerial 3D laser scanning, this has become a possibility.

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By: Bill Nagle

June 12th, 2015

Science Fiction is Becoming Reality...

Civil Engineering | site planning | 3D Laser Scan | CAD

  No, this is not an episode of Star Trek.  This is reality.  Robotic arms 3D printing a steel bridge on site.  Check out this article from 3DPrint.com.    Beam me up, Scotty!    

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By: Peter Grunawalt

December 10th, 2014

Printing the President's Face: 3D Scanning

3D Laser Scan | Autodesk | Barack Obama | Whitehouse Blog

This week (December 2014), using some of the most advanced camera and laser scanning technologies, "[a] bust of President Obama was created by a Smithsonian-led team of 3D-digital-imaging specialists, Autodesk and 3D Systems, in collaboration with the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies" (whitehouse.gov).

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By: Bill Nagle

November 26th, 2014

Connecticut Bar Association - Construction Documentation

aerial mapping | 3D Laser Scan | feasibility study | site planning | construction layout | CAD | land surveying | Civil Engineering

Construction Documentation 3D Laser Scanning

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By: Vin Gaeta

March 12th, 2012

3D Laser Scan Fly Bye

3D Laser Scan | land surveying

Very cool 3D-Laser scan and modeling of a substation in North Haven we did for the UI company. Architects & Attorneys, Think of the possibilities”

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Does Your Next Project Need a Civil Engineer? Here are 5 Reasons Why you Should Hire One.

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Does Your Next Project Need a Civil Engineer? Here are 5 Reasons Why you Should Hire One.

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