Lesson 1, Topic 1
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Using Technologies from other Industries

A point cloud is a set of data points in space. The points may represent a 3D shape or object. Each point position has its set of Cartesian coordinates (X, Y, Z).

Point clouds are generally produced by 3D scanners or by photogrammetry software, which measures many points on the external surfaces of objects around them. As the output of 3D scanning processes, point clouds are used for many purposes, including to create 3D CAD models for manufactured parts, for metrology and quality inspection, and for a multitude of visualization, animation, rendering and mass customization applications.
The robots are coming to a plot near you, revolutionising the building industry by creating new homes fast.

Some are laying bricks, others are welding and yet more climbing walls to undertaking dangerous high-level weather-proofing.

Meanwhile, in Europe and the US, huge robotic 3D printers are pumping out concrete to build houses in days rather than months.

Robots are already at work constructing homes and institutions all over the world. In France, the machines that built the first code-compliant 3D house in Europe in Nantes are now employed in Beaucouze, in the west of France.

There, they have made the leap to printing two-storey homes, as have Mense-Korte, whose robots 3D-printed a fireplace as a star feature of their fabulous award-winning 3D-printed home in Germany and are now training machines to print furniture.

Some robots actually think and make calculations before they build, like HadrianX, an Australian-based bricklaying machine, which can put up the walls of a house in a single day using blocks that are lighter, stronger and 12 times the size of conventional house bricks.
Drones – surveying (including difficult access, dangerous conditions and thermal imaging), site security, site inspections and virtual walkaround.
Geo Surveyors measure and check the land, including formations, slopes, features, heights, to create a detailed report which includes a map of the land. The importance of land surveying can not be overstated

A topographic survey locates all surface features of a property and depicts all-natural features and elevations. In essence, it is a 3-dimensional map of a 3-dimensional property showing all-natural and man-made features and improvements. Specifically, it shows their location, size, height and any changes in elevation.
Just-in-time (JIT) is a production and delivery system developed in Japan in the 1960s and 1970s that ensures materials and components are delivered from the manufacturer to the production site at exactly the right moment to enable immediate use in the production process

Manufacturing off Site

All stages of the design and construction process for offsite and modular buildings, from materials selection and manufacturing to installation, durability assessment and verification.  Our integrated solutions combine multiple disciplines to create a comprehensive and unified solution.