Supporting the Construction Market

Datum Survey Products Ltd was formed in 1984 in Ossett, England by Paul Finney and Tim Long with the intention of creating a more affordable route into the construction survey market. Datum Survey Products began by taking the best of existing products manufactured in China and redesigning these to a higher specification, predominantly to meet UK construction market requirements.<P>   Twenty-four years on, Datum still manufactures its products in China, working closely with factories to ensure that high specification and quality remains ­constant. Our relationship with the factories is key, and regular visits to China guarantee incorporation of the latest... (read more)
2008-05-17 12:00:00

Total Stations for Construction

The Leica Builder is aimed at professionals on a construction site who need an intuitive yet innovative and powerful measuring tool. The device completes the Leica Geosystems range of construction products and is developed to increase productivity and efficiency, regardless of the user's profession: foreman, steel fitter, carpenter, utility contractor or architect. The Builder is to be used on any site for any task, without the need of any prior expert knowledge.   The Leica Builder is specially designed to meet the needs of anybody working on construction sites providing an easy-to-use operation concept. The built-in Leica PowerSite onboard software... (read more)
2009-09-21 10:24:53

Lasers for General Construction

With the new Leica Rugby 260SG, 270SG and 280DG Leica Geosystems extends its wide range of rugged construction lasers. They are suitable for flat, grade and even interior applications. The laser devices are a new generation of multipurpose horizontal/vertical grade lasers for the general construction market. They offer contractors a real choice of features and functionalities for virtually any application. All lasers are equipped with a large LCD display and an easy-to-use five button key pad.   The Rugby 260SG is a single-grade laser designed as entry model in the general construction market. It has a rugged housing, full LCD... (read more)
2009-05-26 10:51:30

Construction Data Management

Especially for the construction industry, 12d Solutions have developed 12d Field. This software module allows users to view and utilise entire project models in the field, enjoy real-time set out and pickup capability, import and export to all major file types and interface with most survey instruments.   After 3 years of development and over 18 months of rigorous onsite testing on some of the largest construction sites in Australia, 12d Field is only now being released internationally.   Previously surveyors onsite had access to only a small amount of data which was pre loaded (into a controller) and viewed... (read more)
2009-09-21 09:50:25

Sochi Olympics Construction in Perspective

Looking forward to the coming 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, the city of Sochi, Russia, is seized with a true construction boom. Tight schedule and immense scopes of construction activities require special attention towards design and survey work and detailed ecological monitoring of the location. In September 2011, Scanex R&D Center received a high-resolution image of the city was received from EROS B satellite. An anaglyphic image and a series of multi-temporal images are published here. 3D glasses are required to view this stereo image.     Analysis of multi-temporal satellite images enables to assess the dynamics of Olympic facilities building-up... (read more)
2011-10-05 10:41:13

Intermat Displays Remote Controlled Construction Equipment

Intermat in Paris (France) took place from 20 to 25 April 2009. This construction trade show had dedicated a great surface to building material and remote control of the vehicles. However this was impressive - and the huge number of visitors confirmed this - the GPS mainly was used for controlling machines, rather than surveying.   Some 'big names' were on the show, like Trimble and Sokkia/Topcon. Other brands were represented by dealers.  For an impression, please have a look at the pictures.         (read more)
2009-04-28 02:12:36

ClearEdge3D Launches Construction Verification Software

ClearEdge3D has released its newest software solution, Verity 1.0, which verifies the accuracy of new construction against design/fabrication models, giving general contractors unprecedented insight into their construction projects. The software analyses laser scan point cloud data of the as-built construction against the design/fabrication models, identifying variances, missing elements or other potentially costly construction errors. The variance data and corrected model can be exported to Navisworks for as-built clash detection and further analysis. Poorly constructed and out-of-tolerance work is a massive problem in the construction industry, typically accounting for 5 percent of a project’s cost. Verity is developed to significantly reduce... (read more)
2017-04-05 10:14:25
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