EVENTS: Infrabim Open | 15.-16.1.2019 | |

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Read about the infrastructure industry, our new projects and Infrakit version updates.

CEO’s greetings from InterGEO 2018

Teemu Kivimäki, CEO 

It has been a great pleasure to see many of our customers around the world in one place. There has been surprisingly many familiar faces not only from Finland but also from Norway and Holland where Infrakit offices are located. At trade fairs people have time to sit down and discuss possibilities for future co-operation. And those who know us already have familiarized themselves with Infrakit’s newest features. Good news is that the knowledge of cloud services and of the possibilities they offer has increased and surprisingly many new people have visited our stand knowing already what Infrakit stands for. InterGEO is also a great place to meet our integration partners, the big international surveying hardware companies.

As an international corporation the fair has been a great opportunity for our employees from different countries to meet each other. Meet here our newest colleagues account managers Tiny Nuiten from Netherlands and Aki Vänttinen from Finland. 

Tiny Nuiten, business development manager & Aki Vänttinen, account manager

“InterGeo is the right place to get into your companies field, meeting with customers and relations. As one of the newest members of the Infrakit team it feels like coming home. Together with my new colleague in Finland, Aki Vänttinen, we are the ‘new kids on the block’ but feel right at home.” -Tiny Nuiten

Jero Juujärvi, sales engineer from Finland and Anders Tiltnes, general manager from Norway

Jenni Piela, marketing manager from Finland, Ognjen Popovic, regional manager from Serbia & Linda Hakala, marketing coordinator from Finland

We look forward to InterGEO 2019 in Stuttgart!

5 reasons to visit INTERGEO 2018

1. The world’s No. 1 event for the geospatial community

InterGEO 2018 is the leading international trade fair for geodesy. Geoinformation and land management’s hot topics will highlight ground-breaking developments and projects in a dynamic geo-IT sector. Last year, more than 18,000 visitors discovered the latest innovations and the community is continuing to grow!

2. High-profile conference with key topics

The digitalization with its innovations regarding BIM, virtual and augmented reality, UAV and smart cities will be the main topics at InterGEO 2018.

3. Host city Frankfurt

Frankfurt will be a meeting point for experts and decision-makers from the worlds of politics, science and industry on an international stage during the days of InterGEO.

4. Technologies and practical applications

Interesting topics such as BIM, autonomous driving, virtual and augmented reality technologies will be covered at InterGEO.

5. Infrakit will be there

We will be attending to InterGEO for the 3rd time this year! You will find us in the exhibition hall 12, section 12.0C.002. You’re welcome to meet us!

Fill out this form if you want us to send you a free ticket to the fair.

You can also book a meeting with us in advance by sending e-mail to jenni.piela@infrakit.com or by calling to  + 358 40 8380644.

New thesis on Model-Based Quality Assurance by Jonne Ruopsa

“The purpose of this thesis was to describe the quality assurance of the aerial construction site and to develop the quality assurance and the follow up sys- tems of the site. The purpose of this thesis was also to develop improvements to make quality assurance easier and to develop new features for the Infrakit software.

The source material consisted of literature on the topic such as thesis, manuals and the Common InfraBIM Requirements 2015. The demonstration of the In- frakit software was based on the author’s knowledge and experience.

The thesis gives an overall view on the model-based quality assurance of the aerial construction site, machine control systems and the basis of machine con- trol. The thesis also clarified the features of the Infrakit software and its benefits for the quality assurance of the aerial construction site. Digitalization has also helped to coordinate the quality assurance and to follow up of the site activities. The improvement suggestions for the Infrakit software were discussed in the conclusion.”

 

Read more in Finnish here. 

Meet us at InterGEO in Frankfurt!

Infrakit is going to participate again at the InterGEO trade fair that is held in Frankfurt this year. Land surveying companies will gather in the trade fair center of Frankfurt on 16th – 18th of October where they will be showcasing the newest software, methods and tools in the field. You will find us in the exhibition hall 12, section 12.0C.002. You’re welcome to meet us!

You can also book a meeting with us in advance by sending e-mail to jenni.piela@infrakit.com or by calling to  + 358 40 8380644.

 

The benefits of using Infrakit in euros

In this blog post I will present a simple calculation of concrete savings resulting from the surveying properties of Infrakit using an example project.

Infrakit increases the efficiency of surveying and data management of the construction site significantly. Below are presented three concrete ways how Infrakit can be utilized, which have proven to be effective on construction sites of Destia, Skanska and YIT. As the example project I chose a fictive 80 million euro road construction project. The duration is 3 years.

Continue reading “The benefits of using Infrakit in euros” →

INTERMAT Paris

We are extremely happy to say that INTERMAT Paris was absolutely amazing for us. Thank you for everyone who came by our stand and attended to our workshops and talks. It was great meeting you all, and we hope to see you soon in the near future!

Below you can see some pictures from the first few days of INTERMAT. The atmosphere at the fair was absolutely great and it is amazing that we could be a part of it.

We are looking forward to our next event Vei & Anlegg in Norway during 2.-6.5. and hope to see many of you there!

Infrakit presentations and workshops at Intermat Paris

Intermat is the International exhibition for construction and infrastructure that will take place from 23 to 28 of April 2018 at Paris Nord Villepinte, France. Intermat hosts 183,000 visitors and 1,500 exhibitors presenting an offer of equipment, materials and solutions for civil engineering and structural building works.

During the Intermat week, Infrakit will be giving presentations and workshops about the infraBIM, sharing the best practises in use already in Finland and Scandinavia and proposing ready solutions for all constructions companies and infra project owner to digitalize their project and enjoy all the benefits from the model-based construction. Our presentations will be as follows on the Building Smart Village in Hall 6:

  • Monday 23.04, 15h    Infrakit Workshop “infraBIM et chantier connecté” (20-25 min)
  • Tuesday 24.04,14h    Infrakit Conférence  “Infrakit, infraBIM and best practises from referenced projects” (55 min)
  • Thursday 26.04,15h   Infrakit Workshop “infraBIM et chantier connecté” (20-25 min)
  • Friday 27.04, 10h       Infrakit Workshop “infraBIM et chantier connecté” (20-25 min)

 

During Intermat, Infrakit will be represented by Sebastien Cailliau, Jan Van den Brandt, Pasi Joensuu as well as Teemu Kivimäki, serving therefore the prospects and customers in a variety of languages from French, English, German, Dutch, Finnish and Swedish!

In the event you would need a free invitation to attend Intermat, feel free to contact Sebastien Cailliau (sebastien.cailliau@infrakit.com) to get a pass and arrange a meeting during the fair!

You can find Infrakit othe Building Smart Village! Our stand number is 6 J 042. 

Intermat is the International exhibition for construction and infrastructure

INTERMAT 23.-28.4.2018

INTERMAT is the International exhibition for construction and infrastructure that will take place from 23 to 28 of April 2018 at Paris Nord Villepinte, France. INTERMAT hosts 183,000 visitors and 1,500 exhibitors presenting an offer of equipment, materials and solutions for civil engineering and structural building works.

You can find Infrakit in Building Smart Village! Our stand number is 6 J 042. We really hope to see you there. Feel free to contact Sebastien Cailliau (sebastien.cailliau@infrakit.com) so we can arrange a meeting during the fair!

New from the Benelux office!

Infrakit B.V. has a new office! We have moved to Wiltonstraat 36-40, 3905 KW Veenendaal. The relocations was necessary to support further expansion plans we have for Infrakit in the Benelux. Customer base is growing in Netherlands and also expansion into Belgium will take place. This required better and more office space as well.

We also want to take the opportunity to introduce one of our dealers to you. Infrakit has appointed DIS Digital Infra Solutions as dealer and support organisation. DIS will sell Infrakit and has all the knowledge to give support on all machine control systems. They also will setup training for Infrakit and can help you with other related issues you might have in the process towards your digital worksite. You can find all necessary information on their website: www.disinfra.nl.

Infrakit is The Open InfraBIM cloud service. So if you are in a need of good BIM tools for your infra project, please don’t hesitate to contact us! Open means that Infrakit uses open formats, like LandXML, DWG and DXF and we are open to all other cloud services like for example the different clouds of Trimble, Leica, Topcon, Moba, etc. We also are open to other software you already use, because we can connect Infrakit to these other software applications you have in use in your company. Please contact us if you need more information about that.

 

New Update! Version 3.3.1-4

Version Update 3.3.1-4

Hey everyone!

We just got another update to Infrakit! To make your work in the field or at your comfortable office easier and faster, we added image search by user or by title. Now you can find all images from pipes or the pipe by writing it’s name on a seach box!

We also had a great amount of work done to logpoints. For us, it is important to keep it easy to use, while still capturing all possible information for the later date to be checked or used. Some of these features that make logpoints .pdf more clear and easier to read as well as now having much nicer flow to add new logpoints to the map.

Full list of features added to Infrakit below:

Bug

  • [IN-632] – Admin project page: project users list is sometimes empty
  • [IN-638] – GetUserState database query crashes if project==null or user==null
  • [IN-639] – API ajax_user_activity.json should use ISO 8601 dates
  • [IN-642] – Use latest alignment model version in cross_section.png
  • [IN-643] – Save Image description to comment exif tag instead of description exif tag
  • [IN-644] – Image position fails to read if image doesn’t contain xmp metadata
  • [IN-649] – Project invites might get rejected when saving user
  • [IN-653] – Fix Novatron logpoint reference model matching when model name contains åäö
  • [IN-654] – When creating a new organization, the selected organization roles are not saved

Task

  • [IN-591] – Map page, Images Tab – Add filter by user, and text filter by title/description
  • [IN-627] – In logpoints .pdf generation, add average errors separately for under and over tolerance points..
  • [IN-637] – Add pointName to new logpoint request parameters
  • [IN-655] – For new organizations, have Leica, Trimble and Topcon integrations as well as 3D visualization tabs activated by default..
  • [IN-658] – Improve project center point calculation