3D Asset Inspection – Creating a digital twin

Built infrastructure management (BIM) systems are experiencing a change in the way asset inventories are monitored and maintained. The creation of a digital twin of real-world assets is more commonly referred to as 3D reality capture and is now business as usual for much of the asset management industry. The University of Melbourne and the Victorian Government are partnering to deliver Australia’s largest urban renewal project at Fisherman’s Bend incorporating this technology. Whilst having a high-resolution 3D digital twin of an asset is a fun and engaging means of visualisation, conversations on the topic are now shifting to how to …

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Drones in Construction and Earthworks

Australian construction, road and rail works. Drones and their application is a popular topic many Australian business.  The construction industry were early adopters of drones. The industry has been using them and other unmanned vehicles to provide a range of services since 2013. The application and use of drone technology in the construction industry falls into three main categories; survey, progress monitoring, and asset inspection. Each of these applications require specialist knowledge and technology.  The following will focus on the drone survey applications. The movement of large volumes of the earth is an essential part of construction. The logistics, engineering effort …

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