Archive for July, 2017

by HingePoint An economist recently said that America has not had a technological revolution since the computer. We at HingePoint were floored. Working as a BIM consultant in architecture, engineering, and construction, we know this is inaccurate. Not to call him out,  but he is flat out wrong. Everything we have been seeing suggests we […]


by Parul Dubey SUNNYVALE, Calif.—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today Trimble® Penmap® for Android™, a cloud-connected application for field surveying and high-accuracy Geographic Information System (GIS) data collection that works on mobile handhelds, smartphones and tablets. Trimble Penmap for Android focuses on core survey and mapping tasks such as cadastral and boundary surveys, establishing local control, stake-outs, […]


by Jose Luis Blanco, Andrew Mullin, Kaustubh Pandya, and Mukund Sridhar New technologies are transforming all stages of the engineering and construction process. Here’s what companies need to know about the evolving landscape. The engineering and construction (E&C) industry is at the cusp of a new era, with technology start-ups creating new applications and tools that […]


by AEC-ST News The many ways in which technology has changed the approach AEC professionals can take to a given task or project is a theme that we’ve explored, but the people at BIMStorm are tackling the issue in far more complete manner. Their BIMStorm AEC Game Changers series is taking an in-depth look at […]


by Scott Deisher This week I’m giving a quick introduction to Flux, an app for interoperability between various design software like Rhino, Revit, Sketchup, Dynamo, Grasshopper, and other programs like Google Sheets and Excel. Much like Doodlebug, Flux can drastically cut down on time and effort wasted on getting digital models and drawings from one […]


by Peter Lister, MASc, PEng. Vice President, Commercial Services at Seaspan ULC The mass wood structure and façade has been completed for UBC’s Brock Commons student residence—the world’s tallest wood building at 18 storeys (53 metres, about 174 feet)—four months ahead of schedule, showcasing the advantages of building with wood. The structure was completed less than 70 […]



Here’s one way the technological revolution isn’t very inspiring. By Tyler Cowen   No, I can’t recommend a wine. Photographer: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images The fear that robots, or more generally smart software, will put us all out of work is one of dominant economic memes of our time. But that fear is misplaced. We’re unlikely to […]


by Akio. Guest post by A. Zahner Company (Originally published on the Zahner blog) 1. Collaborative processes leave much to be desired. IMAGE © A. ZAHNER COMPANY. We saw a number of responses describing how the collaborative systems in place are not yet fully there — and that they need to be. Here at Zahner, our […]


by Ron Miller In March 2016, DeepMind’s AlphaGo beat Lee Sedol, who at the time was the best human Go player in the world. It represented one of those defining technological moments like IBM’s Deep Blue beating chess champion Garry Kasparov, or even IBM Watson beating the world’s greatest Jeopardy! champions in 2011. Yet these victories, […]