Category Tech Trends


A Starting Point for BIM Models


When CGM Development in City of Industry, Calif., asked Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.-based WestLAND Group, Inc., for an as-built survey of an office building in early 2014 to support redevelopment of the site as a condominium, the project started out as a basic survey. WestLAND surveyed the building interior and submitted Continue Reading


The Business Case for Integrated Scanning


Laser scanners are big investments, but there’s no denying the expanded opportunities that come with owning the technology. Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.-based WestLAND Group, Inc. spent years looking for the right instrument. The mid-size civil engineering, GIS, surveying and mapping, and planning firm had a definite need for laser scanning; the Continue Reading


When to Use a MultiStation for BIM


The Leica Nova MS50 MultiStation is a very exciting technology for the construction industry, especially in the area of quality assurance for general contractors. The total station functionality allows contractors to back check subcontractors’ work with real-time delta reporting. When building elements such as a column are out of tolerance, Continue Reading


A Super Robot for Law Enforcement


Much has been written about the diverse capabilities of the Leica Nova MS50 MultiStation, the all-in-one total station, laser scanner, GNSS and imaging tool. But does this technology have a place in law enforcement? Testing the MS50 for Evidence Documentation Recently I assisted a professor at Sam Houston State University in Continue Reading