Digital Construction Week 2021

We're thrilled to let you know that GEO Business, the UK’s largest geospatial event designed for everyone involved in the gathering, storing, processing and delivery of geospatial information, will run alongside DCW next year. Whilst both will remain separate shows, they will in effect create one much larger technology event for the sector.  (read more)
2019-11-29 09:09:26

The Digitalization of Construction

Creating an Industry Fit for the Future
It is estimated that the global construction industry will grow to US$10.3 trillion by 2020. Arguably, the development and investment in ever-more innovative digital tools will be key in enabling that growth. More and more businesses across Europe are beginning to embrace the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) and the opportunities digitalization presents. In this article, Leighton Davies, regional business manager for geopositioning at Topcon Europe Positioning, discusses how today’s technologies enable us to work more efficiently, safely and accurately than ever before, and what they could mean for the construction industry’s future. At the turn of the millennium, who would... (read more)
2019-12-11 02:53:03

Central Alliance Launches Geo Construction Division

Central Alliance, the market leading pre-construction services company, has strengthened its geotechnical capabilities with the creation of a new Geo Construction division. Investment in the division includes the acquisition of specialist drilling contractor Electro Install Ltd, which bolsters Central Alliance’s geotechnical and slope climbing proficiencies. Electro Install Ltd’s specialist slope climbing rigs have full body and mast rotation, enabling Central Alliance to carry out ground investigation in the same orientation and location as proposed remedial works such as soil nailing or Electrokinetic slope stabilisation techniques. This will significantly minimise the risk of unforeseen ground conditions and provide valuable data to... (read more)
2017-06-09 12:30:18

Leica Reveal iCON Construction Total Stations

Leica Geosystems, an industry leader of measurement technology, has announced the Leica iCON construction total stations, Leica iCR70 and Leica iCR80, the most productive one-person layout solution for building construction. The total stations increase efficiency on any building construction site by automatically identifying the prism and automatically relocking to it, should the line of sight be lost, delivering the most reliable, simple and automated setup routine for construction layout. The iCON layout solution, consisting of the iCON construction total stations, the Leica iCON CC80 field tablet and an enhanced version of the iCON build field software, is aligned with modern... (read more)
2018-06-20 10:17:18

SBAS Construction Site Safety Trial Holds Promise

Safe Work Australia found that 31% of construction workers’ injuries on the job were from being hit by an object and have trialled the use of SBAS (satellite-based augmentation system) technology to help improve worker safety on construction sites. According to participants, it has noticeably improved both productivity and safety. The solution allows you to know the location of any machinery, vehicle or person with a 10cm accuracy and has the potential to transform the industry’s safety record. “Many construction contractors work in close proximity to heavy vehicles and other machinery, so knowing where people and machinery are is essential... (read more)
2018-12-18 10:11:49

New Platform Connects Construction and Surveying Professionals

Publishing company Geomares, the name behind the leading international magazines GIM International and Hydro International for geospatial and hydrographic surveying professionals, is now expanding its activities with the launch of Geo4Construction. This new online platform brings together construction engineers and geospatial professionals in order to disseminate surveying knowledge in the Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) industry and pave the way for the digital future. The AEC industry cannot escape the digital transformation, which is creating a growing need for geospatial knowledge. Highly accurate measurements are crucial throughout the built-environment life cycle, and that is precisely where surveying skills come into play.... (read more)
2019-09-13 11:05:26

Bridging the Gap between Geospatial and Construction

There is certainly a gap in information exchange between the geospatial and construction domains. This is a serious issue, mainly because geospatial systems and engineering surveys are not yet aligned and integrated with building information modelling (BIM). The BIM method is expected to move construction activities from plan-based individual work to model-based collaboration. Such a paradigm shift will bring huge opportunities regarding planning, building and management of the built environment in a more productive, open and sustainable way. Although it is still difficult to entirely close the gap between these two fields, this article shows how that gap can at... (read more)
2020-02-14 09:44:12

Topcon Releases GX-75 for Construction Machine Control

Topcon Positioning Group has announced the release of the latest addition to its longstanding line of touchscreen control boxes for construction machine automation — the GX-75. With its 10-inch touch screen, the system is designed to offer a large and easy-to-use display for operators. “The GX-75 is the largest touchscreen display for a Topcon construction machine control available,” said Kris Maas, director of construction product management. “Its 10-inch, bright, rugged and sunlight-readable screen allows operators in the cab to see more of the project file, at once, in practically any weather condition. “It is also a perfect system for operators... (read more)
2017-03-13 03:50:24

Bentley and Topcon Announce Academy for the Construction Industry

Bentley and Topcon have announced a “constructioneering academy.” This learning initiative will help bring construction professionals up to speed on the workflows developed by the companies. Bentley describes these workflows, which connects both companies cloud services, as a “process of managing and integrating survey, engineering, and construction data to streamline work and improve project delivery”, hence the name constructioneering. Greg Bentley explains that he sees the academy as similar to its other Bentley education initiatives, which are dedicated to teaching users how to use digital workflows in BIM, reality modelling, and construction. The difference, he points out, is that the new... (read more)
2017-10-24 11:50:45
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