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September 2018 – Newsletter articles
Teaching BIM through Lego & Minecraft
Teaching BIM becomes much easier when you add an element that almost everyone can recognize – blocks. Majority of us played with Lego in our developing years, which not only taught us constructive play, but also teach three-dimensional thinking, which is a basic logic skill. Far more than just a fun toy, building blocks can be a powerful learning tool for all levels - be it through Lego or Minecraft. These activities deemed for children, provide a valuable conduit into beginning with BIM.
History of Laser Scanning
3D laser scanning developed during the last half of the 20th century in an attempt to accurately recreate the surfaces of various objects and places. The technology is especially helpful in fields of research and design, through real-world object or environment analysis, collecting data on its shape and possibly its appearance (i.e. colour). Take a trip through time from the 1960s through to the present day exploring 3D scanning technology.
Benefits of Attending Conferences
Are the quirks of human interaction lost in the past, or an essential component of our future? Industry conferences provide a great opportunity often inaccessible online, which is human interaction. Competitors from other regions of the country can become valuable resources for referrals and best-practices. Avoiding peers for fear of others discovering a competitive advantage can actually limit a professional’s own.
August 2018 – Newsletter articles
Constructed laser scanning
Laser scanning is a method of collecting surface data using a laser scanner which captures the precise distance of densely-scanned points over a given object at rapid speed. The process is commonly referred to as a point cloud survey or as light detection and ranging (LIDAR, a combination of the words 'light' and 'radar').
What's new in Autodesk 2019
We explored What's New in 2019 with Autodesk this past Friday, where we got the chance to once again engage with our loyal clients.It was a wonderful conference in which we had industry specific talks pertaining to the AEC industry.
Scan and save
In areas such as design and construction, accurate measurements are essential. Something as small as a misplaced single digit can end up costing millions. To combat this potential issue, many companies have turned to laser scanning to get the most accurate data on size, shape and layout. Laser scanning company FARO is now offering the opportunity to turn that data into live virtual reality (VR) environments.
The DO’s and DON’ts of Autodesk Trials
In the AEC industry it is important to test Autodesk software thoroughly before pushing it to the rest of the company. Look at the best practices for software trials ensuring a detailed, controlled, successful test process. Think of the trial’s use as a dress rehearsal for the eventual real-world implementation. There will be a lot of content that can be learnt during this period.
Women in BIM 2018
This August we are celebrating Women in BIM, through creating a platform to enable progress and incentive. Supporting and growing a community and opportunity for a diverse construction industry.
- 5 September 2018 (Wednesday) | 07:30 – 11:30 | Johannesburg Country Club