BIM + Reality Capture: More Than the Sum of Their Parts

Reality Capture BIM Cycle

Reality capture is revolutionizing the construction industry. This technology transforms building information modeling (BIM) into a living, breathing tool. No longer limited to a building’s design phase, BIM can be leveraged during the construction stage when paired with onsite laser scanning. When the two technologies are combined, it unlocks both of their potentials. Project stakeholders […]

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The iPad Pro: An Inflection Point for Reality Capture

When we founded Avvir we made a bet on LIDAR. We knew photography was significantly less expensive and therefore a far more ubiquitous form of site reality capture. But we also knew LIDAR was more accurate, and that accuracy mattered. We were also confident that LIDAR prices would continue to decline as they had in […]

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Construction Software Meets Reality

5-minute read Current construction tools, like BIM, are detailed systems of record. However, once building begins, BIM rapidly becomes inaccurate and out-of-date. In this post, Raffi Holzer describes how you can transform a system of record into a system of reality through automation of construction monitoring and seamless augmentation of your BIM, using accurate and […]

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Java Testing with Spectrum and Spring

If you’re a Java developer and you haven’t tried out Spectrum yet, I encourage you to give it a try. It’s a BDD-style testing framework that resembles Rspec, Jasmine, and Mocha — popular frameworks for Ruby and Javascript testing. Similarly, if you haven’t tried Spring or haven’t tried it in the last few years, take a look at Spring Boot. […]

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Why a Bioengineer got into Construction Tech

Since I first founded Avvir I’ve gotten one question so often that I felt it worthwhile to answer it in writing. I’m a bioengineer by training, with a particular interest in neural engineering and brain computer interfaces. How then, I’m asked, did I come to start a company in the construction tech sector? It’s a fair question, and one which there’s a pretty simple answer for. […]

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Our First Post

Welcome to Avvir’s inaugural blog post. It seems it’s incumbent on every company nowadays to expand its web presence by putting out “content.” Here at Avvir our crack team of engineers is more than happy to oblige. We actually have quite a bit to say. Some of the blog topics we’ve been kicking around include: […]

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