Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Unreal Estate By Sandesh Joshi, President and co-founder of Indovance Inc The rise of Augmented and Virtual Reality systems should not take anyone by surprise, as the foundations have been present for decades. The first head-mounted display for immersive simulations was created in 1968, and Building Information Modeling was debuted shortly thereafter. As computers displaced pen and paper, basic 3D rendering became a matter of course, expected by clients as part of the design package. ...Read More »
With PREVAILPRO PNY Launches the World's First Four 4K Display and VR Capable Thin and Light Mobile Workstations at SIGGRAPH PNY Technologies reset mobile workstation expectations by launching extraordinarily powerful, thin and light PNY PREVAILPROP4000 and P3000 mobile workstations. With their NVIDIA Max-Q design, these innovative systems are designed from the Quadro GPU out, to deliver capabilities, compute performance, unmatched simultaneous four-display screen real estate, and immersive VR (P4000), to drive next generation workflows across industries ranging from AEC and Manufacturing to M&E and Scientific and Technical computing. ...Read More »
How AI Will Transform Civil Engineering By Tim Scargill The rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology means it is quickly becoming suitable for a wide range of commercial applications, and civil engineering is one of the sectors where it could soon make a big impact. Currently one of the least digitized industries, there is huge scope for AI to transform processes across the entire project life cycle. Such a significant transition may not be entirely smooth, but as the benefits become clear it is surely inevitable - so lets take a look at what the future holds. ...Read More »
Best Practices for Preventing "Scope Creep" By Steven Burns For professionals in the AEC fields, "scope creep" is a phrase that strikes fear into their hearts. Defined as growth in project requirements that happens after a project has started, scope creep is a common issue that drags down productivity. For architects and engineers, this "creep" is very common, as the client envisions initial designs as a blank canvas that can be adjusted with more and more features. Some of these requested changes are understandable, as developing a project is a dynamic process filled with unknowns. A project will often change due to the owner's reconsidering certain features, or perhaps when the conditions on the site necessitate an alteration. ...Read More »
Innovation and Technology the Driving Force behind 3D Printing Advances It seems as though 3D printing is benefiting from a number of advancements made in terms of innovation and technology, and is now taking on all new materials to print on. While traditional materials used for 3D printing have been restricted to plastic and metal, companies are now using organs, food, sand, ceramics, and so much more. In fact, some of the creations sound as though they are straight out of a science fiction movie, such as a 3D printed building or limb. ...Read More »
Procore Users can print plans faster and smarter for much less! Having printed sets of plans readily available for review is a necessity at building sites and in many other architecture, engineering and construction situations. Often, having plans on paper makes it easier for the project management team to see at a glance both the big picture and granular details in relation to the full project scheme. While tablets and other devices are fantastic in many situations, many industry professionals prefer to view schematics and read text on sharp, crisp printed plan ...Read More »
Tablets for Business: Paving the Way to Better Productivity and Bottom Line By Paul Fitzgerald for America's Backbone Weekly Tablets, must have tool for remote workforce success. ...Read More »
(De)Signs of the Times By Istvan Csanady, Founder of Shapr3D 3D modelling has - finally - started to catch up with other technology sectors. Since its inception (exact dates are a little hazy), 3D modelling has revolutionized a number of sectors, including architecture, healthcare and manufacturing. Now, with mobile software options available, designers can finally make the most of mobile technology in the same way that accountants, journalists and other professions did before them. ...Read More »
Managing Your Assets in the Construction Business By David Ryan for America's Backbone Weekly Four things you need to know to protect and manage your equipment on job sites. ...Read More »
PlayStation Makes Virtual Reality Mainstream With Launch Of PlayStation VR Across The U.S. And Canada By PR Newswire
SAN MATEO, Calif., Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Interactive Entertainment America (SIEA) today launched PlayStation VR (PS VR), a virtual reality system for the PlayStation 4 (PS4?) system that takes gaming to the next level of immersion and transports players into the virtual worlds of their games. Concurrent with the..... ...Read More »
Digital Media Online Launches New Virtual Reality Sites - VR Developer Net and VR Gamer Net Digital Media Online today announced the launch of two vertical sites focusing on the emerging Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality markets and technologies. According to CEO Lou Wallace, "The timing of the launch of these new sites is perfect. Research firm Superdata Research has projected sales of VR software and hardware will hit $2.8 billion this year, and they foresee it increasing to $22 billion by 2019 and $40 billion by 2020." ...Read More »
Scalability: Industry Trends Toward Outsourcing By Sandesh Joshi, President and co-founder of Indovance Inc Small and large companies alike can benefit from outsourcing models to increase their bandwidth, productivity and output. Therefore, in recent years, CAD has become one of the most outsourced services in the world. CAD outsourcing helps engineering companies of all sizes dramatically increase efficiency and decrease costs. While competition for services increase, companies must adapt to the industry's trend toward project 'scalability' to stay viable. Engineers and designers are always looking for ways to remain competitive and improve the design process in order to deliver more value to their customers. One way many companies are improving client projects and also taking on larger and more revenue-garnering projects is by using outsourcing as a tool for scalability. ...Read More »
Optimize a Buildings Design Before It's Built With Virtual Reality Applications By Amy Beth Miller for America's Backbone Weekly 3D computerized modeling facilitates project management, pre-empts problems before construction, and improves client interactions. ...Read More »
Optimize a Buildings Design Before It's Built With Virtual Reality Applications By Amy Beth Miller for America's Backbone Weekly 3D computerized modeling facilitates project management, pre-empts problems before construction, and improves client interactions. ...Read More »
The Top 10 Construction Apps By Jaimy Ford for America's Backbone Weekly These apps allow you to view purchase orders, floor plans & site plans; schedule appointments; submit change orders; look up building codes and manufacturers instructions; sign off on paperwork; contact crew members; make calculations, and more. ...Read More »
What to Look for in a Projector for Business By Amy Beth Miller for America's Backbone Weekly Connection choices, lamp life, and data image quality are a good place to start. ...Read More »
Using 3D Laser Scanning in Construction By Jaimy Ford for America's Backbone Weekly Innovative 3D laser scanners can help with site modeling and layout; survey road topography, and create accurate 3D models of both the interior and exterior of existing buildings. ...Read More »
Taking BIM to Go By Jaimy Ford for America's Backbone Weekly Building Information Modeling technology enables construction teams to access project files from anywhere, anytime. ...Read More »
Taking BIM to Go By Jaimy Ford for America's Backbone Weekly Building Information Modeling technology enables construction teams to access project files from anywhere, anytime. ...Read More »
Vectoraster by LostMinds By Ko Maruyama Vectorizer for the Mac (and iOS) allows you to create fantastic shape based translations of raster artwork or photography with just a few clicks. The great part about this new software is that it is really easy to use. Like any good design software, it?s full of options that will allow you to create unique pieces, even when you?re starting from presets. ...Read More »
 
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