The Federal Geospatial Data Committee, sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Transportation, is working with industry to create a national spatial accuracy standard for the collection of 3D transportation assets.
Photos Courtesy Atheer A worker wearing Atheer AiR Smart Glasses can interact with and manipulate floating images of virtual 3D designs and environments by using a depth camera and gesture technology, built into the headset and tethered to a processing pack. Related Links: Air DK2 Devkit Collaboration Technology for Construction Sees Rapid Improvements Augmented interactive reality glasses controlled by head and hand gestures now are available as a developer kit. The technology has the potential to help workers interact with 3D drawings and live-stream video.CTO Atheer Labs' AiR DK2 glasses and operating system are "closer to a mobile version of
Related Links: Sunshot Catalyst Hackathon Pitches The SunShot Catalyst Prize program is a 60-day virtual hackathon that was launched in mid-February and sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s SunShot Initiative. The program awards innovators that make a product that can reduce the soft costs associated with the solar industry, such as financing and permitting. “The work that’s being done in this hackathon is really work that’s being utilized to advance the solar industry as a whole,” says Debbie Brodt-Giles, digital assets manager at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). She connects SunShot Catalyst participants to NREL data and tools to
Devotion to work and technical prowess may not be enough to boost women up the ranks among construction industry employers; they also need to beat their own drums for better roles on jobsites and in boardrooms. Women executives from industry firms urged more than 300 mostly younger female attendees at the ENR Groundbreaking Women in Construction conference to seek ways to raise their profiles to coworkers, bosses, clients and outside peers.
A panel of industry judges reviewed a record number of entries to select 30 winning projects located in 21 countries on six continents. Colón, Panama’s urban renewal, providing modernized, safe and livable infrastructure for the country’s second-largest city, was chosen as ENR’s Global Project of the Year.