Category Archives: Editors Desk

Plain sailing with 3D plant design

Most passengers sailing across oceans are often unaware of the herculean labour to build and maintain a cruise ship. 3D modelling and Building Information Modelling (BIM) generated with laser scanning have eased most titanic tasks by providing a detailed digital blueprint of a vessel, increasing productivity during navigation, easing retrofit...

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Complete mobile surveying of Amtrak’s New York Penn Station

Amtrak’s New York Penn Station (NYPS) mobile surveying project was one of the first extended mobile LiDAR projects completed underground. 

Mobile LiDAR technology was requested to provide a seamless 3D survey data set across the station’s rail infrastructure systems and to locate all visible...

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A surveyor in London: Surveying Crossrail

The Crossrail project aims to deliver the Elizabeth rail line east to west across London and is one of the largest construction projects in Europe.

SCCS and the BFK (BAM-Ferrovial-Kier) worked together to provide surveying solutions to this massive undertaking.


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Tunnel Vision

A California firm blends technologies to make short work of a tight schedule and difficult conditions. 

By John Stenmark

John May is accustomed to taking on challenging projects. But even he soon recognized that this one would be different. Meeting the project requirements would involve multiple technologies, advanced software and...

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