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How Mixed Reality Could Speed Up Construction Projects

Reality is a reality the last time we checked, right?  We know that construction projects have a tendency to take longer than expected to complete.  But what about the terms “mixed reality and “reality capture.” What sort of disruptive words are these? Allow us to explain. Mixed Reality A mixed reality viewer allows users to open 3D models inside Windows …

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Why Do Construction Projects Take So Long?

Construction projects, especially those large-scale infrastructure improvements and commercial builds, seem to take forever to complete. They can cause traffic to be delayed, lengthy detours, and can be a nuisance to motorists. People often wonder why road construction takes so long and why building construction isn’t completed more quickly. The answer isn’t as simple as one might expect. In fact, …

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Why Do Properties Become Abandoned

The U.S. economy is booming.  The collapse of the housing market began well over ten years ago.  September 15, 2018 marked the tenth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers.  And despite the time and distance between the bad times and the good, it’s not unusual in 2018 to see an abandoned property, houses, or even business locations in US …

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Cutting Edge Technologies to Differentiate Your Construction Business

The construction industry is booming.  Businesses are breaking ground in new locations everywhere, and companies are allocating resources to overdue renovations on existing properties.  There’s no better environment for construction companies looking to differentiate themselves and set themselves apart from the competition.  Many firms are doing this by integrating innovative breakthrough technology into their projects and processes. By embracing technology …

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9 Ways Drones Are Transforming Business

Drones are everywhere.  Since taking the business world by storm in late 2016, the technology has quickly transformed from a nice-to-have luxury, into a must-have commodity.  Like with any new technology, some people embrace the modernization, while some are hesitant to change the way that things have been done for years. Although the drone industry is still relatively new, drones …

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How the Construction Industry is Leveraging Drones to Improve BIM Output

Competition in the construction industry is fierce. Business Information Modeling (BIM) software has been around for a while, but savvy engineers, architects and contractors are now discovering the power of combining BIM with drone technology to get a leg up. BIM uses a wealth of data gathered in various ways to accurately create a 3D model of a project, significantly …

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8 Ways Drones Are Helping Florida’s Economy Fly

Florida is well-known for its 1,800 miles of coastline, hundreds of freshwater springs, delicious citrus and, of course, Disney World. However, the state is adding a new designation. A recent study found that Florida is tied for the highest number of commercial drone applications in the U.S., just behind California. Florida’s standing is impressive since it has about half the …

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Exploring Photogrammetry & Topographical Mapping

onstruction and civil engineering firms are increasingly turning to drones to gather data that was previously prohibitively expensive and difficult to obtain. Companies are choosing to either invest in the technology and training in-house, or outsource the process to consulting firms, thus freeing themselves from the tedium of collecting data and allowing them to better focus their efforts on analyzing …