WP_Query Object
(
    [query] => Array
        (
            [category_name] => aec
        )

    [query_vars] => Array
        (
            [category_name] => aec
            [error] => 
            [m] => 
            [p] => 0
            [post_parent] => 
            [subpost] => 
            [subpost_id] => 
            [attachment] => 
            [attachment_id] => 0
            [name] => 
            [static] => 
            [pagename] => 
            [page_id] => 0
            [second] => 
            [minute] => 
            [hour] => 
            [day] => 0
            [monthnum] => 0
            [year] => 0
            [w] => 0
            [tag] => 
            [cat] => 35
            [tag_id] => 
            [author] => 
            [author_name] => 
            [feed] => 
            [tb] => 
            [paged] => 0
            [meta_key] => 
            [meta_value] => 
            [preview] => 
            [s] => 
            [sentence] => 
            [title] => 
            [fields] => 
            [menu_order] => 
            [embed] => 
            [category__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [category__not_in] => Array
                (
                )

            [category__and] => Array
                (
                )

            [post__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [post__not_in] => Array
                (
                )

            [post_name__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [tag__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [tag__not_in] => Array
                (
                )

            [tag__and] => Array
                (
                )

            [tag_slug__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [tag_slug__and] => Array
                (
                )

            [post_parent__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [post_parent__not_in] => Array
                (
                )

            [author__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [author__not_in] => Array
                (
                )

            [ignore_sticky_posts] => 
            [suppress_filters] => 
            [cache_results] => 1
            [update_post_term_cache] => 1
            [lazy_load_term_meta] => 1
            [update_post_meta_cache] => 1
            [post_type] => 
            [posts_per_page] => 10
            [nopaging] => 
            [comments_per_page] => 50
            [no_found_rows] => 
            [order] => DESC
        )

    [tax_query] => WP_Tax_Query Object
        (
            [queries] => Array
                (
                    [0] => Array
                        (
                            [taxonomy] => category
                            [terms] => Array
                                (
                                    [0] => aec
                                )

                            [field] => slug
                            [operator] => IN
                            [include_children] => 1
                        )

                )

            [relation] => AND
            [table_aliases:protected] => Array
                (
                    [0] => wp_term_relationships
                )

            [queried_terms] => Array
                (
                    [category] => Array
                        (
                            [terms] => Array
                                (
                                    [0] => aec
                                )

                            [field] => slug
                        )

                )

            [primary_table] => wp_posts
            [primary_id_column] => ID
        )

    [meta_query] => WP_Meta_Query Object
        (
            [queries] => Array
                (
                )

            [relation] => 
            [meta_table] => 
            [meta_id_column] => 
            [primary_table] => 
            [primary_id_column] => 
            [table_aliases:protected] => Array
                (
                )

            [clauses:protected] => Array
                (
                )

            [has_or_relation:protected] => 
        )

    [date_query] => 
    [queried_object] => WP_Term Object
        (
            [term_id] => 35
            [name] => AEC
            [slug] => aec
            [term_group] => 0
            [term_taxonomy_id] => 35
            [taxonomy] => category
            [description] => 
            [parent] => 0
            [count] => 30
            [filter] => raw
            [cat_ID] => 35
            [category_count] => 30
            [category_description] => 
            [cat_name] => AEC
            [category_nicename] => aec
            [category_parent] => 0
        )

    [queried_object_id] => 35
    [request] => SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS  wp_posts.ID FROM wp_posts  LEFT JOIN wp_term_relationships ON (wp_posts.ID = wp_term_relationships.object_id) WHERE 1=1  AND ( 
  wp_term_relationships.term_taxonomy_id IN (35)
) AND wp_posts.post_type = 'post' AND (wp_posts.post_status = 'publish' OR wp_posts.post_status = 'expired' OR wp_posts.post_status = 'acf-disabled') GROUP BY wp_posts.ID ORDER BY wp_posts.post_date DESC LIMIT 0, 10
    [posts] => Array
        (
            [0] => WP_Post Object
                (
                    [ID] => 14545
                    [post_author] => 3
                    [post_date] => 2018-10-22 01:11:52
                    [post_date_gmt] => 2018-10-22 06:11:52
                    [post_content] => HSBCAD showcased augmented reality software for the HoloLens—Microsoft’s VR headset—at Autodesk University this year, which lets architects expand and walk through actual 3D models.

Although the software is not for sale, HSBCAD is hoping to eventually find value and sell it in the market, HSBCAD Owner Karel Vinckier said.

“Every chance that we have to try out new technologies we grab it with both hands,” he said.

The HoloLens has only been available to developers for a few months, but already HSBCAD has working software for the newest trend in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry.

As the AEC industry gradually marches towards augmented and virtual reality, the software demo shows the robust capability of HSBCAD, said Bryce Finnerty, CEO and Founder of HingePoint.

“I personally think HSBCAD is one of the greatest innovators in the CAD to CAM space and defiantly the leader in wood timber for CAD to CAM,” Finnerty said. “They are so advanced technologically, they just tinker with the augmented reality and HoloLens and they just do it for fun.”

HSBCAD is a leader in migrating companies from Computer Aided Design to Computer aided Manufacturing. They are an AutoCAD and Revit provider of applications for the offsite construction industry.

They translate architectural drawings to files that machines can read to cut and drill beams, cut sheeting, and then assemble all the elements automatically.

The Belgium based company just released a cloud application called hsbShare.

“hsbShare allows collaboration by focusing on all the metadata that is not in the drawing,” said Kris Riemslagh, Co Founder and Software Architect HSBCAD.

This includes information like schedules, delivery dates, and tracking issues. This is information that is created during the building process, and hsbShare manages that information and makes it available to all stakeholders.

“You can upload your model to the cloud and you can enhance it with all sorts of metadata and make the link between the metadata and the 3D object,” Vinckier said.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzJ_HFG-2BU&list=PLJOB2Ahoqzp8aERA29rro_jSkBmawKKA_

 

HingePoint Byline:

HingePoint

2300 McDermott Road STE 200-235, Plano, TX 75025
(214) 301-0000
www.hingepoint.com

HingePoint provides AutoDesk, BIM and Revit consulting & services for the AEC industry with development & integration of AutoDesk products with enterprise systems. As members of the AutoDesk Development Network, we are a trusted partner with over 25 years experience of systems development and integration work in the AEC industry. We support development of Autodesk products including AutoCAD, Revit, BIM360 and are experts in integrating with enterprise systems including Salesforce, SharePoint & Office365. Our clients range from top hotel brands and restaurant chains to AEC firms and real estate developers and Facilities Management. We provide BIM with ROI. Results Guaranteed…Literally Guaranteed.
                    [post_title] => HSBCAD Dazzles Autodesk University with Augmented Reality, HoloLens Demo  Copy
                    [post_excerpt] => 
                    [post_status] => publish
                    [comment_status] => open
                    [ping_status] => open
                    [post_password] => 
                    [post_name] => hsbcad-dazzles-autodesk-university-with-augmented-reality-hololens-demo-copy
                    [to_ping] => 
                    [pinged] => 
                    [post_modified] => 2018-10-22 01:11:52
                    [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-10-22 06:11:52
                    [post_content_filtered] => 
                    [post_parent] => 0
                    [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/blog/autodesk/hsbcad-dazzles-autodesk-university-with-augmented-reality-hololens-demo-copy/
                    [menu_order] => 0
                    [post_type] => post
                    [post_mime_type] => 
                    [comment_count] => 0
                    [filter] => raw
                )

            [1] => WP_Post Object
                (
                    [ID] => 13050
                    [post_author] => 3
                    [post_date] => 2017-08-15 08:20:24
                    [post_date_gmt] => 2017-08-15 13:20:24
                    [post_content] => Drones have a rapidly growing presence at construction sites where they help verify that work has been performed properly, on time, on schedule and according to plan while reducing the subjective manual data.

But a big problem that has arisen from the onslaught of drones is how can general contractors or property owners use drones to add value to what really matters – better monitoring and managing their projects and actually get useful insights out of the drone flights?

Drones that just fly high over job sites are limited with their ability to capture the entire site, and imagery taken by workers from ground level are usually out of context and hard to manage. It’s been extremely difficult to bring a drone’s construction-verification imagery, especially into a 3D BIM model.

But Dronomy has software that offers a robust solution to this problem.

“It adds knowledge to construction,” VP of Business Development said Gil Mildworth said.

Dronomy is a very exciting Israeli startup that created SiteAware, powerful technology that transforms off the shelf consumer drones into a sensor with brains that can create 3D “as built” models of construction sites just by flying a construction site. What makes this company even more exciting is their ability to get the drones to autonomously fly low and close to the actual structure, capture high-resolution data from all angles which allow for high-accuracy analysis of the construction project.

Dronomy can use the aerial imagery to build 3D models that can be overlaid and compared to BIM “as planned” models. General Contractors can compare each BIM model created by Dronomy to the previous model comparing “as planned” to “as built” over time. The solution, called SiteAware by Dronomy, also integrates to the existing workflows of the GC’s to provide automated content adding visual perspectives to punch-lists and for RFIs.

“We allow GCs and owners to continuously and remotely monitor their construction projects, adding unparalleled insights. The ability to compare the intention and the actual result of the construction is what adds value” Mildworth said. “You can even see what changed in the project automatically over time with our 4D progress report.”

Dronomy, HingePoint

SiteAware automatically highlights the delta or what has changed between models so the user can easily see and document what has changed on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.

“You can get half-inch-level accuracy for measurements just with simple autonomous drone scan of the work site,” Mildworth said.

The software is ideal for construction sites that are building from the ground up, like commercial or high-rise buildings, and sites that have many buildings, like a large apartment complex. This is where Dronomy differentiates itself as compared to others in the market.
                    [post_title] => Dronomy’s SiteAware Links Drone Data to Revit Models, Transforming Construction Sites with Drones
                    [post_excerpt] => 
                    [post_status] => publish
                    [comment_status] => open
                    [ping_status] => open
                    [post_password] => 
                    [post_name] => dronomy-siteaware-links-drone-data-to-revit-models
                    [to_ping] => 
                    [pinged] => 
                    [post_modified] => 2018-01-24 05:03:01
                    [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-01-24 11:03:01
                    [post_content_filtered] => 
                    [post_parent] => 0
                    [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=13050
                    [menu_order] => 0
                    [post_type] => post
                    [post_mime_type] => 
                    [comment_count] => 0
                    [filter] => raw
                )

            [2] => WP_Post Object
                (
                    [ID] => 12862
                    [post_author] => 3
                    [post_date] => 2017-05-31 12:51:03
                    [post_date_gmt] => 2017-05-31 17:51:03
                    [post_content] => North Texas development is so massive, it can be difficult to know what development is going where and what companies are moving to Plano vs. Frisco.

Legacy West and Plano 

Right now, some of the best brands call Plano home: Dell Services, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Frito-Lay, and Rent-A-Center.

But now, thanks to a great tax incentive plan by the City of Plano, several more huge companies are moving near Legacy West, a 250-acre “modern neighborhood destination” at the southwest corner of the Dallas North Tollway and State Hwy 121.

For simplicity sake, Legacy West is on the opposite side of the Dallas North Tollway from the Shops at Legacy, which has many restaurants and a movie theater.

The next phase of Legacy West is opening in June. And because of its amenities and urban living, more companies are moving to the area.

Legacy West and Plano have attracted Toyota Motor North America, Liberty Mutual Insurance and JPMorgan Chase & Co, and most recently, Boeing has announced it will relocate its global services division headquarters in the area too.

Right now, Legacy West is the biggest development in North Texas.

The Karahan Companies is leading the development of Legacy West adjacent to the JCPenney headquarters, including the $500 million mixed-use Legacy West urban center.

Fehmi Karahan, the lead developer, also created The Shops at Legacy in Legacy Town Center off the Dallas North Tollway in 1988. Legacy West is an extension of this project.

And that is just in Plano.



Frisco

Just north of the Dallas North Tollway and State Hwy 121 is another successful development known as the 5-billion mile.

Yes, five billion is being invested in Frisco at the same time as Plano’s wildly successful Legacy West.

The Star in Frisco

Even Jerry Jones’ Dallas Cowboys are moving their world corporate headquarters there. Called “The Star in Frisco” the 91-acre, mixed-use campus offers an indoor stadium with 12,000 seats, a 20-acre multi-use event center, and two hotels with 480 rooms.

Frisco Station

Also in the same area is Frisco Station, developed by Rudman Partnership, Hillwood Properties, and ValTrust Real Estate. It’s 242 acres, mixed-use development, which includes, office, retail, restaurants and hotels.

According to the press release: The Rudman's have owned land in Frisco for more than 50 years, and their developments in the City include the Baylor Medical Center Complex, the 2500 Legacy Office Building, the luxury residential subdivisions Stonebriar Park and Chapel Creek and the Villas at Chapel Creek apartments.

The Gate

Dubai-based Invest Group Overseas are also developing mixed-use area to feature luxury residential, retail and office space.

The mixed-use luxury development to be located on nearly 41 acres at the northwest corner of the Dallas North Tollway and future John Hickman Parkway. IGO’s corporate leaders introduced the project Sunday in Dubai, at Cityscape Global, one of the largest international real estate development and investment events in the world.

Wade Park

Thomas Land & Development is developing 175 acres of mixed-use land as well.

The initial 110 acres of Wade Park are under design by Wakefield Beasley & Associates architectural firm, developing village featuring 600,000 square feet of high- end specialty retail, including a 45,000 square foot Whole Foods Market. Entertainment venues for bowling, movies and nightlife will be announced in the coming weeks, and a boutique hotel and a luxury hotel are also in the development plan.

[post_title] => A Quick Look at North Texas Development in Plano & Frisco [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => quick-look-north-texas-development-plano-frisco [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-05-28 06:56:16 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-05-28 11:56:16 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12862 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12744 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-05-09 12:44:26 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-05-09 17:44:26 [post_content] => In North Texas, construction industry costs are soaring and build times are slowing down. Construction companies will need to find definite alternatives to soaring prices. We will see companies become more tech savvy and try to use software to solve higher costs and slower build times.

Why Construction Costs are Soaring

The labor pool is more expensive. Construction employment declined by 985,000 jobs, or 15.8%, between 2005 and 2015, as many workers left the industry following the housing bust. “As construction jobs disappeared during the recession, many workers switched to occupations with better job prospects, or retired.” Andrea Cross, Americas head of office research for CBRE told Realty News Report. Due to the smaller labor pool and an uptick in construction activity, many markets are experiencing labor shortages, driving up construction costs. According to the Dallas Morning News, Scott Davis, with housing analyst Meyers Research, said, “Dallas is undersupplied by 10,000 to 20,000 construction workers. We should have about 99,000 people employed in the building industry.”

Construction Productivity is Decreasing

An overall trend in the United States is that productivity is decreasing. People are not as productive as they once were. Unfortunately, construction is not an anomaly. It too suffers from low productivity. The United States is plagued with poor productivity levels and lags behind other industries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2013 there has been little improvement in the construction industry between 1987 and 2011.

Drones Lead to Deluge of Data

As companies try new tools, data can overwhelm and slow down construction companies even more.  For example, drones are proliferating construction sites. They are used to verify construction projects on a daily or weekly basis. They are being used to view structures instead of sending personnel on dangerous inspections. But what do we do with all this new data? Most likely, it will end on a server somewhere. The data will be unstructured and not easily accessible or searchable. There are services designed to fight this like Smartvid.io. They use machine learning to automatically tag and categorize photos from the construction site. But even that technology is limited with drone video.

Data Integration 

As companies start using new collaborative tools and going into the cloud, integration is still a struggle. CIO wrote that about 90 percent of businesses are using the cloud. But initial integration is creating challenges. “Integration challenges remain long after organizations first make the jump to the cloud, it’s clear that the technology is here to stay. Businesses who ride out the current storm and find the right balance of public, private and hybrid cloud solutions will gain a unique advantage over the competitors,” according to CIO. Making your software and solutions talk to one another is critical. “When applications don’t ‘speak’ to one another or share information, companies are forced to continuously update different systems of record,” HingePoint CEO and Founder Bryce Finnerty said. “They are prisoners to the technology they use.”

So How Do You Integrate? 

You must create a system of record. Here are five steps that will help you create a system of record.
  1. Document the steps in your business process. Create a spreadsheet to capture the tasks performed and tools & systems used by each user/role active in the process.
  2. Research the data used in each step. Include the information found in each report, screen, or document used in the process. Create a data dictionary of all data fields and the system they come from (and who “owns” that data).
  3. Agree on the company “system of record” for each data point within each step in the process.
  4. Locate the duplicate data – Check the steps recorded and the systems involved. This step is key. The goal is to standardize the data formats and establish a comprehensive “data definition” that supports the business.
  5. Migrate all data directly into the “System of Record” and then integrate the down- stream systems into it. Make the system “share data” across the enterprise, not duplicate it.

The System of Record eBook

HingePoint System of Record Ebook Cover Photo

Are you dealing with multiple systems that don’t talk to one another? Looking for a way to integrate your systems so that you can eliminate redundancies and increase efficiencies? Topics Include: -The secret solution to meeting the top 3 systems integration objectives of most companies -A simple, 5-step process for systems integration -2 case studies that show the challenge, solution, and results from this approach     HingePoint covers the AEC Industry and is the author of The AEC Industry 4.0 Report and the Autodesk Industry Report 2017. HingePoint helps construction and real estate development companies take control of their company’s information. We combine systems, software, and data so all company information can be seen and accessed from one screen, like a smartphone or computer. HingePoint provides Procore, SharePoint and Salesforce consulting for Commercial Real Estate and Construction companies. HingePoint also helps the AEC industry with development & integration of AutoDesk and Procore products with enterprise systems. We are a trusted partner with over 25 years experience of systems development and integration work in the AEC industry. Our clients range from top hotel brands and restaurant chains to AEC firms and real estate developers and Facilities Management. We provide BIM with ROI. Results Guaranteed…Literally Guaranteed. [post_title] => Explosion of Data to Worsen Productivity in Construction with New Tech like Drones [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => explosion-of-data-to-worsen-productivity-in-construction-with-new-tech-like-drones [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-11 23:19:19 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-02-12 05:19:19 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12744 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12727 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-04-20 10:29:33 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-04-20 15:29:33 [post_content] => Dallas is known across the world for its highly recognizable skyline. In fact, the Dallas cityscape came in first place in a recent USA TODAY Readers’ Choice poll, and Harwood is a reason why. And the skyline is only going to get better, and one reason is because of Harwood International’s 34-year journey to continuously transform the Uptown Dallas neighborhood known as Harwood. [video width="1280" height="720" mp4="https://3fesnf3017rn3znelb81u4lp9e-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Harwood_Internation_Dallas.mp4" poster="https://3fesnf3017rn3znelb81u4lp9e-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/HingePoint_s_Real_Estate_Marketing_Services.png"][/video]   "Harwood District is a thriving entertainment and business center. Its stunning architecture and ancient art collection bring an international influence to our city." Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has said. Harwood International is an international real estate firm with offices and developments in markets across the world: Beverly Hills, Dallas, Geneva, London’s West End, Paris, and Zurich. Around the world, Harwood International has developed and managed more than 20 major facilities including 46 St. James’s Place, Cleveland House, and 32 St James’s Square in London’s West End as well as the Beverly Hills Rolex Building in California. Harwood International has been developing the acclaimed Harwood district with premier class AA office, luxury residential, and retail space. The 18-block district will continue to grow to include over $3 billion in office, retail and residential development. So far, Harwood has completed seven buildings, three of them came in the last 10 years. Three new buildings are under construction and will further change the Dallas skyline.

The Rolex Building

The Rolex Building Harwood started with the original Rolex Building in 1984, Uptown’s first office building. Now, 30 years later the next Rolex building is designed by Tokyo-based Kengo Kuma, who was selected to design the 2020 Olympics Stadium in Tokyo. The seven-story office building is located at Harry Hines Boulevard and Moody Street in Dallas.

Bleu Ciel

Bleu Ciel Meaning Blue Sky in French, this condo high-rise majorly impacts the Dallas skyline. Located at North Harwood Street near the entrance to the Dallas North Tollway, this 33-story building will bring a Paris appeal to the downtown district. HDF LLC and architect Wilmotte & Associates S.A. of Paris designed the luxury residential high-rise.

Harwood No. 10

Harwood No. 10 With plans to open in the Fall of 2018, the 22-story, 226,778-square-foot Harwood No. 10 will be an office tower located near McKinnon Street and the entrance to the Dallas North Tollway.

Harwood's Finished Buildings in the Harwood District

No. 1

1984, Old Rolex building

Harwood, Rolex, HingePoint, Harwood District

No. 2

1996, 10 Story Building

No. 3

1999, 11 Story building

No. 4

2000, 11 Story building

No. 5

2007, Azure, 31 Stories

No. 6

2009, 26 Stories, Saint Anna Court

No. 7

2015, Frost Tower, 22 Stories

HingePoint covers the AEC Industry and is the author of The AEC Industry 4.0 Report and the Autodesk Industry Report 2017. HingePoint helps construction and real estate development companies take control of their company’s information. We combine systems, software, and data so all company information can be seen and accessed from one screen, like a smartphone or computer. HingePoint provides Procore, SharePoint and Salesforce consulting for Commercial Real Estate and Construction companies. HingePoint also helps the AEC industry with development & integration of AutoDesk and Procore products with enterprise systems. We are a trusted partner with over 25 years experience of systems development and integration work in the AEC industry. Our clients range from top hotel brands and restaurant chains to AEC firms and real estate developers and Facilities Management. We provide BIM with ROI. Results Guaranteed…Literally Guaranteed. [post_title] => Harwood Transforms Dallas Skyline with Harwood District [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => harwood-transforms-dallas-skyline-harwood-district [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-05-28 07:01:18 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-05-28 12:01:18 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12727 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12096 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-04-10 15:00:27 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-04-10 20:00:27 [post_content] => 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 (you can see what I am referring to here), but he is flat out wrong. Everything we have been seeing suggests we are in the middle of one of the biggest technological revolutions of our time and it is transforming how all of us do our work, especially in the AEC industry Just listen to Autodesk’s Senior Vice President Amar Hanspal who recently spoke at the Forge Devcon 2016 conference. “The future is here. We are in the Fourth Industrial Revolution!” Wow! But he’s not the only one saying this. So what the heck is the fourth? Well… it’s not just one new technology. It’s a bunch of technology converging that will transform government, business and life as we know it. From Forbes: Forbes
“In this fourth revolution, we are facing a range of new technologies that combine the physical, digital and biological worlds. These new technologies will impact all disciplines, economies and industries, and even challenge our ideas about what it means to be human.”
Professor Klaus Schwab is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum. He published a book The Fourth Industrial Revolution. He wrote on the World Economic Forum’s blog:
“The possibilities of billions of people connected by mobile devices, with unprecedented processing power, storage capacity, and access to knowledge, are unlimited. And these possibilities will be multiplied by emerging technology breakthroughs in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, 3-D printing, nanotechnology, biotechnology, materials science, energy storage, and quantum computing.”

So what will this revolution bring the AEC Industry? Schwab from the World Economic Forum says that this will dramatically affect the AEC Industry.
“Engineers, designers, and architects are combining computational design, additive manufacturing, materials engineering, and synthetic biology to pioneer a symbiosis between microorganisms, our bodies, the products we consume, and even the buildings we inhabit.”
Let’s give you a practical example of what Schwab is saying.
Right now we are able to make 3D designs of our buildings. We can look at these designs on our smartphones. It reduces mistakes because construction crews can see how the building should be built instead of guessing based on 2D-paper drawings. What’s already happening is construction crews and architects are using augmented reality, virtual reality and computer-aided manufacturing. Augmented Reality [caption id="attachment_12100" align="alignright" width="300"]HingePoint, BIM Augmented Reality is helping construction crews and architects make less mistakes and get work done more quickly.[/caption] Think about the Pokémon GO app. If you ever used it… you know that the app uses your camera and then puts a Pokémon GO on your screen. This is exactly what can be done for the construction industry. But instead of seeing a Pokémon GO you can see your 3D model on a plot of land. Or—as the picture above shows—it can show you how specific parts of the building should look. In the picture, the construction worker is looking at where a light should go on the ceiling. With augmented reality he can see it clearly. Virtual Reality Big firms are starting to use virtual reality to show off designs of their buildings. Customers can actually walk through their building and see it in true 3D before ever building it. This lets them know what it will look like and if they approve. Computer Aided Manufacturing and the Internet of Things This is the biggest transformation of this revolution. We are connecting machines to “talk” to one another. What this means is that my 3D BIM model can “talk” to a manufacturer’s machines. In theory, once information about the project is shared, the manufacture’s machine can automatically start cutting or creating whatever is needed without human interaction. So a saw can be connected to the Internet and get instruction on what and how to cut based on your model. The following functions can be used in computer-aided manufacturing: sawing, laser cutting, flame and plasma cutting, bending, gluing and routing and milling. Here’s a good article on CAM. ---------------------------- Now maybe that economist that spoke to NPR didn’t think we were here yet. Okay… we will let it slide, buddy. But you cannot miss this next revolution that is starting… now. Why? Let’s close with a rhetorical question. Do you remember those companies that said no to the computer, no to email, no to the Internet? Neither do we. They were left behind. If you want to take some simple steps to prepare so you are not left behind…. you can download our simple roadmap by signing up to our email list. It will teach you very simple steps to take to go from paper to a full BIM model.

Download the Roadmap to BIM

Whether you're working with paper or already using digital files, you can learn necessary steps to launch your company's processes with new technological capabilities. This road map gives you the fundamental steps you need to take to transform your business. Here’s an impressive video about Industry 4.0:

[post_title] => Industry 4.0 will revolutionize BIM and AEC [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => industry-4-0-and-bim [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-05-30 10:53:30 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-05-30 15:53:30 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12096 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12714 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-04-07 13:56:45 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-04-07 18:56:45 [post_content] => At Procore Groundbreak 2017, our team saw some awesome stuff, from drones collecting information for new software to integrated solutions that give you the ability to combine 2D and 3D in one BIM model. Procore is growing. We’re going to see a lot more of them in the near future and they are positioned to be the powerhouse for construction software and technology. It’s their main focus and goal to be the only project management software solely dedicated to construction. Procore is taking over the world, and they are just getting started with new international offices popping up across the globe. And with more than 100 apps in their new app store, Procore is going to continue to innovate and give its customer base more functionality and benefits in months and years ahead. Here’s out top six list.

6. Procore Groundbreak 2017:

Drones swarm market, companies seek solutions for new data sources

construction, drone, Procore, HingePoint, BIM

Not only are drones a trend for construction, but they were in full force at Procore's Groundbreak. Several companies are capitalizing on the safety and ease of drones and are hoping to organize drone data to benefit construction firms. Read more about what drone companies were at the Procore event.

5. Procore Groundbreak 2017:

busybusy offers mobile time tracking and budget tracking

busybusy wants to be the go-to, time-tracking application for the mobile, construction workforce.With cost codes, photo updates with notes and location-based time tracking, busybusy wants management to have up-to-date information about work in the field and the cost and time projects are taking.

4. Procore Groundbreak 2017:

Fieldlens Modernizing Construction Communication

Fieldlens, a communication platform for construction crews that is like Facebook, urges workers to ditch the notepad and go digital. Fieldlens wants general contractors to use the social-media-sharing platform to document every conversation, assignment and decision on the job site.

3.Procore Groundbreak 2017: Matterport Uses Immersive Media for Construction Documentation

Matterport helps contractors, engineering firms, and architects document construction with a $3,600 camera to give you a 3D virtual tour. Matterport’s Pro Camera captures 2D photography and 3D data from job sites, and automatically stitches them into a complete, immersive 3D model.

2. Procore Groundbreak 2017:

Assemble Systems Connects 2D to 3D for Instant BIM Comparisons, Takeoffs

Imagine if you could tell exactly what has changed in your project with a push of a button. That’s exactly what Assemble Systems allows you to do with their software. We think Assemble Systems is simply amazing. They give you instant #BIM model comparisons with their software. Instantly see what has changed and pivot. Only have five minutes for takeoffs? No problem. Log in. Get your information. Get back to work. And they link everything! Read more here.

1. Procore Launches Construction OS at Groundbreak 2017 to Bring More Data Insights to Customers

Procore launched the construction industry’s first and only construction-only platform, which aims to help its customers gain deeper insights from data and provide new services from other companies. The new OS allows other companies—even those that appear to be competitors—to integrate with its more open APIs. It's an exciting time to be working for and with Procore!

HingePoint covers the AEC Industry and is the author of The AEC Industry 4.0 Report and the Autodesk Industry Report 2017. HingePoint helps construction and real estate development companies take control of their company’s information. We combine systems, software, and data so all company information can be seen and accessed from one screen, like a smartphone or computer. HingePoint provides Procore, SharePoint and Salesforce consulting for Commercial Real Estate and Construction companies. HingePoint also helps the AEC industry with development & integration of AutoDesk and Procore products with enterprise systems. We are a trusted partner with over 25 years experience of systems development and integration work in the AEC industry. Our clients range from top hotel brands and restaurant chains to AEC firms and real estate developers and Facilities Management. We provide BIM with ROI. Results Guaranteed…Literally Guaranteed. [post_title] => Best in Show at Procore Groundbreak 2017 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => best-in-show-at-procore-groundbreak-2017 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-03-28 10:19:02 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-03-28 15:19:02 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12714 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [7] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12715 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-04-07 11:45:03 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-04-07 16:45:03 [post_content] =>

Imagine if you could tell exactly what has changed in your project with a push of a button. That’s exactly what Assemble Systems allows you to do with their software, Assemble Systems Business Development Manager Fahim Dangra said. Instead of flipping through hundreds of sheets and trying to figure out what has changed by comparing a previous set of drawings to the new ones, you can just push a button. “I can just simply click a button and our software will tell me that there is 23,000 square feet of concrete added to this model,” Dangra said. “And then right away I can jump on it and determine if I need to write an RFI, make a change order, or maybe my sub is charging me too much.” Assemble Systems connects your 2D digital drawings to a 3D model and gives you the ability to see the same information in both drawing and model at the same time. The idea is to see as much information as possible. Assemble gives you all the inventory or the intelligence from the 3D models and 2D drawings in a grid view, said Mark Klusza, Assemble Systems Chief Innovation Officer. As you pick on these items, you have a 3D view and then the associated 2D view and it’s all tied together at the same time. As soon as you open the model in Assemble all the quantity information is right there. “Everything is cross-referenced in real time and it doesn’t matter what offering source it comes from,” Klusza said Assemble is also launching a new API called Assemble Connect. That allows you to reach into the Assemble project database and link it to other applications like Oracle and Sage. “And based on those queries you can live update and the table and properties will change based on that external data,” Klusza said. “We can integrate basically anything and bring it into your system.” And since it’s cloud-based it can be used anywhere there is an internet connection. “We have kept it so they don’t have to be a BIM expert,” Dangra said. “Anybody can just go in, open up our software, tap into the model and look at the information that they wanted to.” Assemble Systems, which was one of several sponsors at Procore’s annual conference, is able to integrate with Procore. The integration enables project teams to integrate BIM/VDC capabilities seamlessly into their project management workflows for improved project control.   HingePoint covers the AEC Industry and is the author of The AEC Industry 4.0 Report and the Autodesk Industry Report 2017. HingePoint helps construction and real estate development companies take control of their company’s information. We combine systems, software, and data so all company information can be seen and accessed from one screen, like a smartphone or computer. HingePoint provides Procore, SharePoint and Salesforce consulting for Commercial Real Estate and Construction companies. HingePoint also helps the AEC industry with development & integration of AutoDesk and Procore products with enterprise systems. We are a trusted partner with over 25 years experience of systems development and integration work in the AEC industry. Our clients range from top hotel brands and restaurant chains to AEC firms and real estate developers and Facilities Management. We provide BIM with ROI. Results Guaranteed…Literally Guaranteed. [post_title] => Procore Groundbreak 2017: Assemble Systems Connects 2D to 3D for Instant BIM Comparisons, Takeoffs [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => procore-groundbreak-2017-assemble-systems-connects-2d-to-3d-for-instant-bim-comparisons-takeoffs [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-03-28 10:32:44 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-03-28 15:32:44 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/blog/systems-integration/procore-groundbreak-2017-matterport-uses-immersive-media-construction-documentation-copy/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [8] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12711 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-04-06 16:25:21 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-04-06 21:25:21 [post_content] =>

Matterport’s next-generation immersive media solution for construction and facility management documentation is eye catching. Matterport helps contractors, engineering firms, and architects document construction with a $3,600 camera to give you a 3D virtual tour. Matterport’s Pro Camera captures 2D photography and 3D data from job sites, and automatically stitches them into a complete, immersive 3D model. “You basically walk it around the job site. It spins for 45 seconds,” said Tomer Poran, business development manager at Matterport. “And uses infrared to map out 3D and take 3D images from its camera.” Matterport is an immersive media technology company that builds 3D media solutions that power industries from real estate to construction, and everywhere in between. Founded in 2011, Matterport is creating a complete virtual model of the world that changes the way individuals and industries interact with physical spaces. And it’s relatively fast. “Because this 3D data can be exported at relatively high accuracy we’re at about 99 percent accurate and mostly above that so you can build a pretty good as-built,” Poran said. “We’re talking about five hours after you are finished you have a fully stitched point cloud.” Matterport, which was one of several sponsors at Procore’s annual conference, is able to integrate with Procore. With Matterport and the Procore integration, users can look at the most updated documents or submittals, and anyone on the project team can now virtually step into the jobsite and walk around freely. HingePoint covers the AEC Industry and is the author of The AEC Industry 4.0 Report and the Autodesk Industry Report 2017. HingePoint helps construction and real estate development companies take control of their company’s information. We combine systems, software, and data so all company information can be seen and accessed from one screen, like a smartphone or computer. HingePoint provides Procore, SharePoint and Salesforce consulting for Commercial Real Estate and Construction companies. HingePoint also helps the AEC industry with development & integration of AutoDesk and Procore products with enterprise systems. We are a trusted partner with over 25 years experience of systems development and integration work in the AEC industry. Our clients range from top hotel brands and restaurant chains to AEC firms and real estate developers and Facilities Management. We provide BIM with ROI. Results Guaranteed…Literally Guaranteed. [post_title] => Procore Groundbreak 2017: Matterport Uses Immersive Media for Construction Documentation [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => procore-groundbreak-2017-matterport-uses-immersive-media-construction-documentation [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-03-28 10:21:52 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-03-28 15:21:52 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12711 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [9] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12700 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-04-06 08:25:41 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-04-06 13:25:41 [post_content] => construction, drone, Procore, HingePoint, BIM At Procore Groundbreak 2017 drones companies were showing how they could add value to BIM models.

Drones offer construction firms a lot more than just going in the air to capture pictures and videos.

However, even though drones are a major boon for construction and real estate developers, they can also cause problems for companies, HingePoint CEO and Founder Bryce Finnerty said.

"Drones are another way to gather data. If you don't set up your systems and software correctly, the drone's digital assets are going to cause more unstructured data that's going to be difficult to manage," Finnerty said. "And if you don't integrate it with the data you already have, it will be another screen or system you have to open to manage your project."

Companies have begun developing software to gather data from drones and either make new BIM models or place the data in you existing model. During the annual conference Groundbreak 2017, Procore announced better integration with Construction OS.  Several drone companies are already taking advantage of Procore's new app store.

The companies are capitalizing on the safety and ease of drones and are hoping to organize drone data to benefit construction firms.

EarthCam has developed a geospatial mapping platform, resulting in a comprehensive analytical report. The data for this mapping platform comes from their stationary cameras that stream a live video of the project along with drone flyovers. By combining their cameras, cloud-based storage and distribution tools it gives construction companies robust BIM models.

"We're flying drones and scanning the whole project and we're putting together 3D models," said Brain Cury, CEO of EarthCam. "Then we utilize that to do a webcam wrap. So then we're wrapping live video around the 3D point cloud that we made."

Benefits include a digital framework to attach construction webcam images, geo-tagged photographs, site plans and video analytics of the project that users can build upon throughout the entire construction process.

"You start with the point cloud. Once you have the point cloud you can map the images, 3d models and BIM models."

Botlink specializes in becoming the link between drones and construction by enabling professionals to quickly capture data about the worksite. With their simple flight planning software, they can incorporate drones without the need of a drone expert.

It gives you more insight into job site progression. With Botlink's timeline view inspectors or construction crews can see how the project has progressed over time.

"All the data you are capturing is consistent, you're flying the same exact route every day instead of having to hand fly and manually capture images and waste your time moving those images around and organizing them," said Will DeHoogh, drone developer at Botlink. "Instead Botlink stitches all the images together and if you're doing an inspection you don't you have to sift through video, you can just zoom in the area you are interested in."

Dronomy transforms off-the-shelf consumer drones into powerful equipment, delivering the most precise and comprehensive data. The data is then converted into 2D and 3D models of the current project status that can be accessible anywhere.

"This type of information helps teams to be objective so everyone is on the same page," said Gil Mildworth, vice president of Dronomy. "Construction companies when they build today invest a lot in 3D modeling in the architecture phase, but they are almost blindfolded in building their site the right way."

HingePoint covers the AEC Industry and is the author of The AEC Industry 4.0 Report and the Autodesk Industry Report 2017. HingePoint helps construction and real estate development companies take control of their company’s information. We combine systems, software, and data so all company information can be seen and accessed from one screen, like a smartphone or computer. HingePoint provides Procore, SharePoint and Salesforce consulting for Commercial Real Estate and Construction companies. HingePoint also helps the AEC industry with development & integration of AutoDesk and Procore products with enterprise systems. We are a trusted partner with over 25 years experience of systems development and integration work in the AEC industry. Our clients range from top hotel brands and restaurant chains to AEC firms and real estate developers and Facilities Management. We provide BIM with ROI. Results Guaranteed…Literally Guaranteed. [post_title] => Procore Groundbreak 2017: Drones swarm market, companies seek solutions for new data sources [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => procore-groundbreak-2017-drones-swarm-market-companies-seek-solutions-for-new-data-sources [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-03-28 10:22:42 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-03-28 15:22:42 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12700 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) ) [post_count] => 10 [current_post] => -1 [in_the_loop] => [post] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 14545 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2018-10-22 01:11:52 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-10-22 06:11:52 [post_content] => HSBCAD showcased augmented reality software for the HoloLens—Microsoft’s VR headset—at Autodesk University this year, which lets architects expand and walk through actual 3D models. Although the software is not for sale, HSBCAD is hoping to eventually find value and sell it in the market, HSBCAD Owner Karel Vinckier said. “Every chance that we have to try out new technologies we grab it with both hands,” he said. The HoloLens has only been available to developers for a few months, but already HSBCAD has working software for the newest trend in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. As the AEC industry gradually marches towards augmented and virtual reality, the software demo shows the robust capability of HSBCAD, said Bryce Finnerty, CEO and Founder of HingePoint. “I personally think HSBCAD is one of the greatest innovators in the CAD to CAM space and defiantly the leader in wood timber for CAD to CAM,” Finnerty said. “They are so advanced technologically, they just tinker with the augmented reality and HoloLens and they just do it for fun.” HSBCAD is a leader in migrating companies from Computer Aided Design to Computer aided Manufacturing. They are an AutoCAD and Revit provider of applications for the offsite construction industry. They translate architectural drawings to files that machines can read to cut and drill beams, cut sheeting, and then assemble all the elements automatically. The Belgium based company just released a cloud application called hsbShare. “hsbShare allows collaboration by focusing on all the metadata that is not in the drawing,” said Kris Riemslagh, Co Founder and Software Architect HSBCAD. This includes information like schedules, delivery dates, and tracking issues. This is information that is created during the building process, and hsbShare manages that information and makes it available to all stakeholders. “You can upload your model to the cloud and you can enhance it with all sorts of metadata and make the link between the metadata and the 3D object,” Vinckier said. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzJ_HFG-2BU&list=PLJOB2Ahoqzp8aERA29rro_jSkBmawKKA_   HingePoint Byline: HingePoint 2300 McDermott Road STE 200-235, Plano, TX 75025 (214) 301-0000 www.hingepoint.com HingePoint provides AutoDesk, BIM and Revit consulting & services for the AEC industry with development & integration of AutoDesk products with enterprise systems. As members of the AutoDesk Development Network, we are a trusted partner with over 25 years experience of systems development and integration work in the AEC industry. We support development of Autodesk products including AutoCAD, Revit, BIM360 and are experts in integrating with enterprise systems including Salesforce, SharePoint & Office365. Our clients range from top hotel brands and restaurant chains to AEC firms and real estate developers and Facilities Management. We provide BIM with ROI. Results Guaranteed…Literally Guaranteed. [post_title] => HSBCAD Dazzles Autodesk University with Augmented Reality, HoloLens Demo Copy [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => hsbcad-dazzles-autodesk-university-with-augmented-reality-hololens-demo-copy [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-10-22 01:11:52 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-10-22 06:11:52 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/blog/autodesk/hsbcad-dazzles-autodesk-university-with-augmented-reality-hololens-demo-copy/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [comment_count] => 0 [current_comment] => -1 [found_posts] => 30 [max_num_pages] => 3 [max_num_comment_pages] => 0 [is_single] => [is_preview] => [is_page] => [is_archive] => 1 [is_date] => [is_year] => [is_month] => [is_day] => [is_time] => [is_author] => [is_category] => 1 [is_tag] => [is_tax] => [is_search] => [is_feed] => [is_comment_feed] => [is_trackback] => [is_home] => [is_404] => [is_embed] => [is_paged] => [is_admin] => [is_attachment] => [is_singular] => [is_robots] => [is_posts_page] => [is_post_type_archive] => [query_vars_hash:WP_Query:private] => 08d1b3581fc3aaffd2f184d349060f1a [query_vars_changed:WP_Query:private] => [thumbnails_cached] => [stopwords:WP_Query:private] => [compat_fields:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => query_vars_hash [1] => query_vars_changed ) [compat_methods:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => init_query_flags [1] => parse_tax_query ) )