Construction Estimating: Manual Counting Ends with Visual Search

Carol Hagen

The estimating take-off process has just been revolutionized with Bluebeam Revu 11′s Visual Search. Visual Search is just one piece of Revu’s measurement capabilities. Construction Industry - Software estimating Bluebeam construction Take-off Visual Search

Bluebeam Tip: Visualizing Project Percentage Completion with Your Project Owner

Carol Hagen

How to General Contractors help a project Owner Visualize the Project’s Percentage of Completion? The problem is most owners need visuals. Bluebeam Revu Bluebeam Revu Tips Custom Status Project Owner Visualizing Project Completion

Visualization Tools for Science

Collaborative Construction

The visualization chamber utilized by a variety of scientists on a multi-disciplinary basis to observe scientific data and phenomenons in new and interesting formats provides a road map to which the built industry should pay close attention.

[VIDEO]: 3D Visual of Largest Croatian Infrastructure Project

Construction Equipment

Croatia’s largest infrastructure construction project is currently underway, prompting Croatian Roads to release a 3D visualization of a bridge it is building through Peljesac, a peninsula in southern Dalmatia in Croatia.

Visual Inspection of Underwater RCC Structures -Tools and Limitations

The Constructor

Visual inspection is the most widely used method for inspection of underwater reinforced concrete structures. This technique is economical, and it.

BIM – 3D Visualization – IFC – IFC4

Building Information Management

buildingSMART International has published the last release candidate 4 of IFC4. The last release candidate 4 of the upcoming IFC4 standard is now available. It can be accessed and downloaded from the official buildingSMART International website, at: [link].

Award of Merit K-12 Education: Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts

ENR Construction

The new replacement campus for Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts is a five-story, 168,000-sq-ft state-of-the-art facility that will accommodate 750 students specializing in theater, writing, music, visual arts and dance

Using 3D Printing For Visualization and Communication

Construction Dive

While actually using 3D printed elements for structural components or to be incorporated into a structure is still in the development stage, Balfour Beatty has been producing models for use as a visualization and communication tool

Visualization with Stadia

Revit OpEd

It's a bit closer to Revit's realistic visual style than photo real rendering. Rendering News Visualization 3rd Party Apps ServicesI recently became aware of a new application called Stadia.

VISUAL INSPECTION CAMERA SYSTEM

Contractor Magazine

THIS VISUAL INSPECTION CAMERA SYSTEM is available in three new models, and is now available with a locator accessory. read more. Tools

Suffolk's Smart Lab helps clients visualize projects

Construction Dive

The 3-D virtual environment lets clients "see" their projects before they are built, and can measure project progress and maximize efficiencies among trade partners

AGC Offers Dynamic New Construction Data Visualization

Construction Equipment

. . AGC has a new interactive data visualization that puts construction growth information in a dynamic map for both city data and state data. AGC's John Higgins says, "Every month the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases data about the job growth in different industries. We have been fascinated in following the construction growth data that available by both cities (more precisely metropolitan areas) and states.

Augmented Reality Now: How 3D Visualization is Changing the Construction Industry

Carol Hagen

With the advent of all of these technologies put together into portable devices like the iPhone and iPad, not to mention Android based solutions like the Galaxy class phones and new Galaxy Tab, data now meets visualization in a way never imagined.

Visual Building - Editing roof wood construction

Construction Cost Estimating

This tutorial video demonstrates how in Visual Building you can examine and edit the wood construction components within the roof. This video is applicable to: Visual Building Lite, Visual Building Basic, Visual Building Professional, Visual Building Premium and Visual Building Solar Designer.

Are visual ergonomics the new key to project delivery?

BD+C

Recently, the industry is seeing technology take the initiative to become more ergonomically focused in terms of how things are seen and visualized In the build and design world, ergonomics refers to adapting the work environment itself in the name of safety and productivity.

Visual Construction Cost Estimating – Advanced Grade Beam

Building Information Management

via www.4Clicks.com – Premier software for cost estimating and efficient project delivery – job order contracting – JOC, SABER, IPD, SATOC, IDIQ, MATOC, MACC, POC, BOA … Uncategorized advanced grade beam construction cost estimating job order contracting JOC visual estimating[link]. Use of eTakeoff Advanced extension doing Grade Beam takeoff with multiple variables and four outputs.

Visual Construction Cost Estimating – Advanced Grade Beam

Building Information Management

via www.4Clicks.com – Premier software for cost estimating and efficient project delivery – job order contracting – JOC, SABER, IPD, SATOC, IDIQ, MATOC, MACC, POC, BOA … Uncategorized advanced grade beam construction cost estimating job order contracting JOC visual estimating[link]. Use of eTakeoff Advanced extension doing Grade Beam takeoff with multiple variables and four outputs.

BIM is NOT 3D Visualization – 4D, 5D ….

Building Information Management

Building Information Modeling, BIM, is the life-cycle management of the built environment supported by digital technology. As such, the core requirements of BIM include collaboration, standardized information, multiple domain competencies, and several supporting interoperable technologies.

North Dakota Investing $33M In UAS Infrastructure

Business Facilities

The state’s investment represents one of the largest Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) for unmanned aircraft systems investments in the U.S. Read: North Dakota Investing $33M In UAS Infrastructure at BusinessFacilities.com.

The University of Iowa gets a new Visual Arts Building

BD+C

The University of Iowa’s new Visual Arts Building is a 126,000-sf facility that will house the functions of the School of Art & Art history, which were previously held in the university’s 1936 Art Building. The new building provides a space for ceramics, sculpture, metals, photography, printmaking, 3D design, intermedia, animation, and graphic design. There is also space for graduate student studies, faculty and staff studios and offices, and gallery space

Visualization Tools Drive Technology Adoption

ENR Construction

Imaging technology does an end run around data processing because images naturally support quick decision-making

Visual energy model database demystifies net-zero design

BD+C

Designers with Toronto-based Diamond Schmitt Architects (DSA) view building design and performance much like a physician views patient health: tracking the vital signs is key to developing the proper diagnosis or optimal solution.

Learn the Secrets of Data Visualization

Construction Business Owner

The growing ability to process big data has led to an era of more insightful corporate leaders and more precise decision-making. Despite the multiple benefits that big data delivers, data processing at that magnitude isn’t necessary for all organizations.

In the spotlight: Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts shines a new beacon on Houston’s downtown

BD+C

A 1.32-acre city block in downtown Houston is now home to a new five-story magnet school. The new Kinder High School replaces a two-story, 63,000-sf building in this city’s eclectic Montrose neighborhood. The original building dated back to the early 1980s but had maxed out its ability to accommodate more students or integrated technologies

In the spotlight: Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts shines a new beacon on Houston’s downtown

BD+C

A 1.32-acre city block in downtown Houston is now home to a new five-story magnet school. The new Kinder High School replaces a two-story, 63,000-sf building in this city’s eclectic Montrose neighborhood. The original building dated back to the early 1980s but had maxed out its ability to accommodate more students or integrated technologies

Accelerate Live! talk: The smart jobsite — Predictive visual data analytics for proactive project controls

BD+C

. SUMMARY. The rise of reality capture technology, combined with enterprising software development, has opened the door to true real-time analysis of construction jobsites.

Trimble App Provides Real-Time Visual Data

Construction Equipment

Trimble introduced Trimble TrimView Direct, a mobile application that leverages existing real-time data collected by Trimble’s TrimFleet Suite for the ready mix concrete industry. Trimble has teamed with development partner, BCMI, to expand on how that data is viewed and used by top-level management.

Creating Tactile and Visual Texture in the Garden Landscape

Green Industry Professionals

Providing textural interest in the landscape means providing contrasts of texture—both in look and feel

New Autodesk software allows visualization of more realistic bridge concepts

BD+C

Autodesk has announced the Autodesk 2015 software portfolio of design, engineering, and construction solutions to help drive a global transformation to Building Information Modeling (BIM).

Agencies Court Project Stakeholders With 3D Visualization Tool

ENR Construction

Recently added cloud capability increases ease of use of RDV model

Road User Characteristics in Traffic Engineering

The Constructor

Transportation field of vision in traffic gap acceptance perception reaction time (PRT) REACTION DISTANCE (d) road user characteristics traffic engineering visual activity of driverRoad users have an important role in traffic. They take up the role of driver, pedestrians, cycles etc.

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Why NOT reason more visually?

DebunkTheBIM

Why NOT reason with more graphics, visually? A kind Scandinavian Archicad-expert posted a message on my blog: Well, look at what the Norwegian government building agency (Norway’s largest building owner) is specifying: [link].

Engineering Firm Goes All Out With Design Visualization Display

ENR Construction

Odeh Engineers’ immersion room uses 10 laser projectors for seamless, wall-filling technical presentations. Technology

A space for all: Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

BD+C

Spanning three floors of a high rise in San Francisco, this 40,000-sf headquarters for one of the oldest social-services organizations in California represents the latest in design, technology, and training for blind and low-vision individuals.

New College Of The Desert Visual Arts Building Breaks Ground In California

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

The new Visual Arts Building at College of the Desert in Palm Desert, CA will be an anchor for a re-conceived Arts District and will tie in the arts facility with the rest of the academic community. Posted by Heidi Schwartz.

BIM and Cloud Computing – Get Beyond 3D Visualization and Focus Upon the “I”

Building Information Management

Current the most common being use of proprietary 3D visualization software for the purpose of supporting the design and construction phases of the facility life-cycle. BIM and the Cloud – SAME 2012 – 4Clicks Solutions LLC – PDF. BIM - CLOUD COMPUTING. .

Some Useful Guidelines for Concrete Slab Design in Visual Analysis 9.0

Construction Cost Estimating

has presented a useful construction video that shows how to create the design of a concrete slab with Visual Analysis 9.0, Visual Analysis is a construction program ideal for structural analysis and member design of standard beams, columns, frames, trusses and building models.

Best Project – Higher Education/Research: University of Iowa Visual Arts Building

ENR Construction

The University of Iowa’s Visual Arts Building is a work of art, itself. The 126,000-sq-ft, four-story building is designed around a central atrium that daylights the whole building

Engineer's Reliance on Visual Inspection Questioned

ENR Construction

The engineer who declared beams structurally sound prior to a collapse may have strayed from recommended cautions when basing his report on visual evidence alone. Buildings

New York's first-ever public housing for visually-impaired begins upgrade

BD+C

Magnusson Architecture and Planning (MAP) and Associated Blind Housing Development Fund Corporation (Associated Blind HDFC) broke ground on a $38 million building upgrade at Selis Manor. Selis Manor is the first government-funded residence for the vision-impaired and disabled in New York City.