Photo Courtesy of Sumitomo Mitsui Construction With digital, high-definition cameras and LED lightsevery one blinking in a unique, identifiable patternresearchers can achieve automated, highly accurate, 3D positioning data day and night. Related Links: Haruyama and Nagamoto's White Paper Details the System Video: LED Technology Today Six years after a Japanese construction company deployed a light-emitting-diode surveying system to collect continuous, three-dimensional positioning readings, researchers say the technology is now cheaper, easy-to-operate and an automated version of total station systems. It also performs in the dark or light 24 hours a day.The work is the brainchild of Shinichiro Haruyama, professor at
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.