Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

MAR 2018

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54 LC DBM Viewing completed work at the end of the day, assessing work needed to do to stay on track and automatically conducting site safety checks are some of the tasks that DroneDeploy's Live Map software allows contractors to do in the field with a drone and their iOS device. Users plan a flight, take off, and see maps render on-screen during flight—without the need for an Internet or cell connection. Recently launched DirectAccess is a new digital property designed to provide equipment owners and operators with information to help them better understand access equipment, industry regulations and future technologies. Visitors to the site will benefit from a variety of content, including blog posts authored by subject matter experts, down - loadable white papers, infographics, customer case studies and testimonials, technical articles, techni - cal tips, industry updates, and videos. A new "mixed real- ity" device that marries an industry-standard hardhat with Microsoft HoloLens goggles will project 3D models of construction projects onto real-life jobsites. Com - bining building information models created by the various trades involved in a given project, the Trimble device shows users alignment of holographic data on a 1:1 scale on the physical environment. The Global Industry Council released the report, "Five Keys to Unlocking Digital Trans - formation in Engineering & Construction." Authored by Aconex and The Boston Consult - ing Group, it addresses challenges faced by the industry in implementing digital technologies, and offers practical solutions with real-world case studies. Representatives of the report's creators say it "provides actionable advice for asset owners, and contractors to transform the challenges they face," and "sheds further light on the importance of staying at the forefront of digital construction technologies." Dodge Data & Analytics an- nounced the launch of Dodge Construction Central™, a unified hub where project heads can find and share information including: required product quantities, prospective project partners based on proximity to a jobsite, and Dodge and Sweets Leads Delivery data within a firm's existing workflows. The solution leverages artificial intelligence, advanced analyt - ics, collaboration and workflow automation technologies. The market for 3D printing in the construction industry is forecast to top $40 billion in revenues in ten years accord - ing to a SmarTech Publishing report that outlines all the major technologies that are set to influence the industry. Referred to as additive manufacturing, some of the largest construction groups are reportedly currently investing to learn more about the technology and to further develop new materials and pro - cesses. Building information modeling software developer Vectorworks, Inc. has added augmented real - ity capabilities to its free Nomad mobile app, which superimposes a computer-generated image on a real-world view on iOS devices that support Apple's ARKit technol - ogy. With this new mode, users can view models at their actual size and in context with a jobsite to better understand the design at scale, discover potential problems and make critical decisions before construction begins. watch?v=jOE2OH1D7ow us/app/vectorworks-nomad/ id506706850?mt=8 Drone Map Renders in Real Time New Digital Resource for Information on Access Equipment See Holographic Construction Models at Jobsite Learning to Get Most Out of Digital Construction Technologies Connect with Projects, People and Products 3D Printing Poised to Become Integral Tool for Building Trades Free App with Augmented Reality Feature

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