USIBD Cornerstone Report Announced

The U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) announced the opening today of the attached survey to support our eighth Cornerstone Report™, focused on General Contracting. The survey applies to all those who are associated with the industry of documenting buildings. Those of you who contribute to this survey are eligible to receive…Read More at In The Scan

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Self Driving Trucks

Now this is going to get your attention – an autonomous tractor trailer, but actually the ability to mount the sensor systems above most of the traffic is a distinct advantage. Looks like taxi giant Uber has acquired Otto…Read More at In The Scan

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New International Committee on BIM

The WG is calling for interested researchers to join the group and actively participate its activities. The members are expected to help with organising regional activities of the WG and serve as links between the group and industry, practitioners, governments, standardisation bodies, etc….Read More at In the Scan

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FAA Announces UAS Regs

From the FAA press release, Today, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules (PDF) for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”)…Read More at In The Scan

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GPS Outage in Southwest U.S.

A Notam (Notice to Airmen) is warning operators of “all aircraft relying on GPS” (and other mobile mapping systems?) of widespread GPS outages starting today throughout the Southwest and especially southern California. Although the FAA doesn’t go into detail, it seems the military is testing something…Read More at In The Scan Blog

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Large – Volume Scanning Standard

As part of an effort by NIST’s Physical Measurement Laboratory to produce an international performance evaluation standard for these instruments, scientists at the Engineering Physics Division (EPD) designed and constructed a calibration facility to…Read More at In The Scan Blog

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Industrial Geomatics

This article in Hydrocarbon Engineering proposes the use of “industrial geomatics” as an emerging part of the 3D intelligent management of plant facilities. It is an interesting combination of terms and I think…Read More at In The Scan

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