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  • 3D Visualization Comes Alive [Holograms]

    3D Visualization Comes Alive [Holograms]

    Three-dimensional space is a geometric model of the physical universe in which we live, work and are now entertained. Television manufacturers are quickly working to release the 3D-capable broadcasts that cable and satellite providers are already offering. For example, the 2010 Masters will be broadcast live in 3D on CBS, April 8-11. 3D movies used […]

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  • Augmented Reality v0.1

    Augmented Reality v0.1

    In 2002, to experience augmented reality was to lash 26 pounds of equipment to your body and hobble waywardly within the confines of predefined area. In 2010, you can augment the entire world with a free app for your smartphone. This shot of the Columbia University’s Mobile Augmented Reality System(MARS) comes from a PopSci story written 10 Februaries […]

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  • Cars are Good, Buildings are Bad — We Need Another National Lab

    Cars are Good, Buildings are Bad — We Need Another National Lab

    The title is not completely correct, cars are not really good, but they are less bad than buildings. We hear constantly: “Cars cause Global Warming” (more accurately contribute to Climate Change). People are purchasing hybrids to do their part to help save the earth and lower our need for fuel. We rarely hear: Buildings are […]

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  • Apple 3D Head-Tracking – The Ultimate Display for Construction Plans

    Apple 3D Head-Tracking – The Ultimate Display for Construction Plans

    by Houston Neal The latest talk of the town in the Apple blogosphere is 3D head-tracking. Apple recently filed a patent for technology that allows users to change perspective of an object by moving their head or body. So instead of dragging your mouse to rotate a graph or chart, you simply look behind it; a […]

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  • View the future in your phone

    View the future in your phone

    Augmented reality will soon be available on smartphones to transform site visits. Written by Simon Johns Imagine walking down the street, looking for somewhere to eat. You use your phone to photograph a restaurant, and the overlay on the screen shows you menu items pulled from the restaurant’s online menu, reviews from newspapers and so […]

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  • New Online Course from RedVector Details the Basics of BIM

    New Online Course from RedVector Details the Basics of BIM

    Two-hour interactive online offering for design and construction professionals explains Building Information Modeling – how it works, who can benefit, and why it’s important To help architects, engineers, contractors and other design professionals keep up with the rapidly evolving world of virtual modeling technology, RedVector is pleased to release “Building Information Modeling (BIM): An Introduction.” […]

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  • ecoScorecard Advances BIM Capabilities With Google SketchUp™ Integration

    ecoScorecard Advances BIM Capabilities With Google SketchUp™ Integration

    Phoenix, November 11, 2009 – ecoScorecard, the technology platform that helps building product specifiers evaluate environmental attributes of products, today revealed the new ecoScorecard plug-in that works with Google SketchUp and provides a critical link between popular BIM (Building Information Modeling) tools and important environmental rating systems such as LEED. The announcement was made today […]

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  • GSA Awards Ten Nationwide BIM Services IDIQ Contracts

    GSA Awards Ten Nationwide BIM Services IDIQ Contracts

    The General Services Administration (GSA), Public Buildings Services (PBS), has officially awarded ten Nationwide Building Information Modeling (BIM) Services IDIQ Contracts to the following firms: Beck Technology Applied Software Technology DPR Construction, Inc. Ghafari Associates, LLC Hallam Associates, Inc. KlingStubbins, Inc. HNTB Corporation ONUMA, Inc. View by View, Inc. Kristine Fallon Associates, Inc. Congratulations to all […]

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