Microdesk | January 20, 2023
On January 19, 2023, Microdesk, a leading BIM, Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) services provider, announced a new collaboration with One Click LCA, the global leader in construction Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), and Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) software.
Building LCA is a scientific methodology for quantifying a building's lifetime environmental impacts, and One Click LCA makes the assessment simple as the science is built into the tool. One Click LCA assists in measuring and reducing the ecological consequences of buildings, achieving green building certifications, and complying with legislations that are now required in many countries.
Michael DeLacey, Chief Executive Officer at Microdesk, commented, "Joining forces with One Click LCA gives Microdesk a tremendous opportunity to help our clients achieve and accelerate their goals to decarbonize the AEC industry and support sustainability." He also added, "We are committed to providing the most effective and innovative technologies and tools and One Click LCA delivers that with software that adds value to all facets of planning and building while supporting the environment in a meaningful way."
(Source – PR Newswire)
The environmental goals the construction industry strives to achieve extend to the products used in construction of the projects as well. As a result, manufacturers are responding to the growing demand for Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) in order to reliably quantify and convey the lifetime environmental effect of their products. The LCA and EPD solution from One Click LCA provides manufacturers with an easy way to deliver third-party validated EPDs based on US and international standards.
Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, Microdesk is a leading BIM, Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) services provider. It was founded in 1994 as an Autodesk Reseller with a mission to help Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Owner/Operators, and GIS organizations improve workflows and integrate project delivery technologies. The company has over 30 years of experience adopting innovative technologies and processes, as well as sustainable design and building initiatives. Its increased emphasis on digital transformation is another indication of the company's tradition of introducing new tools to the AEC industry in order to boost sustainability, efficiency and the ability to respond to macroeconomic changes.
Openspace | January 24, 2023
OpenSpace, a global leader in reality capture and AI powered analytics, has recently announced platform support for the Insta360 Sphere, an easy-to-install, dual 360° camera that can be mounted to DJI Mavic Air 2 and Air 2S drones. When combined with OpenSpace's technology, drone capture with Sphere is simple and scalable, making 360° capture accessible to a broader corporate audience.
Sphere joins an increasing list of capture technologies supported by OpenSpace's platform, such as 360° cameras, mobile cameras, drone cameras, and LiDAR scanners, empowering users to capture in a manner of their choice.
The Insta360 Sphere integration produces a 360° view using two cameras, one upward facing and one downward facing, where the camera is rendered invisible in the capture, allowing drone pilots of varying levels of experience to capture all aspects of a job site without the need for additional flights. In addition, Sphere simplifies installation and flight with an easy locking mechanism and FlowState stabilization to ensure smooth filming.
OpenSpace is currently beta testing captures with the Insta360 Sphere in order to optimize calibrations, capture processing, image quality, battery life, ease of installation, elevated captures, and angle selection. Customers will be able to get Sphere support later this quarter.
OpenSpace Capture allows users to attach cameras to their hard hats, drones, robot, or other apparatus and walk around the site as they usually would. Once the video is sent to the cloud, OpenSpace's computer vision technology stitches images together and pins them to the floor plan regardless of where the camera is mounted, thus establishing a reliable visual record of the site state. Powered by the company's Vision Engine, the site image map is ready to view about 15 minutes after it has been uploaded.
OpenSpace, founded in 2017, is an AI technology firm on a mission to bring new levels of transparency and efficiency to the construction and real estate industries. It uses cutting-edge technology to empower teams to capture, evaluate, and complete their job efficiently. OpenSpace integrates common off-the-shelf 360° cameras, computer vision, and artificial intelligence, thereby making it simple to capture a complete visual record of a project site, share it over the cloud, and track progress remotely. The platform serves as a single source of information, increasing coordination, driving accountability, and simplifying conflict resolution.
LinQuest Corporation | February 03, 2023
LinQuest Corporation, a leading provider of software solutions for the U.S. military and intelligence communities, recently announced the acquisition of Hellebore Consulting Group, a next-generation software engineering firm with expertise in DevSecOps software systems and solutions assisting high-priority missions that will safeguard the future of air dominance. This agreement strengthens the capacity of both organizations to assist AFMC and other Dayton clients with their digital transformation initiatives.
Hellebore was founded in 2018 and is based in Beavercreek, Ohio, where it will collaborate with LinQuest's Integrated Analytics & Support Line of Business.
President and CEO of LinQuest, Greg Young, said, “Hellebore’s experience with agile software development and its track record supporting the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center will catalyze LinQuest’s leading role in moving AFLCMC to a digital future.” He added, "This partnership with the Hellebore team will help enable our customers to advance the state-of-the-art in autonomous technologies."
(Source – Businesswire)
Hellebore Co-founders John Farrier and Dan Squibb, stated, "We are excited about this decision to partner with LinQuest." They also added, "Our combined teams bring full spectrum solutions to AFLCMC in software development, systems engineering, and mission systems software solutions."
(Source – Businesswire)
About LinQuest Corporation
LinQuest is a national security space leading firm that facilitates military and intelligence operations via the development, integration, and operation of mission-critical systems and sophisticated digital solutions. It delivers highly valued, cutting-edge, and cost-effective technology solutions to government, civil, and commercial clients in the United States. Its services and products include the creation, testing, operation, and maintenance of mission-critical capabilities and projects ranging from sophisticated systems and architectures to very complex businesses formed of system families. By integrating technical and operational domain knowledge with process discipline, the business offers excellent performance across the life cycle of initiatives.