Articles and Insight

There are some questions I get almost every day and I never have good answers or even resources to find those answers.

Today our very own Mark Scacco emails me a list of articles he has written over the past year or so for industry magazines POB (  and Site Prep ( , and I found that each one of them hit the spot.  See links below to download your own copy of each article.

Some of the questions that I have been asked recently:

What does model based design mean?  What does it matter, really?

The Making of a Model POB SitePrep Fall 2004

Does Civil 3D calculate earthwork quanities? Does Civil 3D data work with other quantity takeoff software?

On The Surface with Quantity Takeoff Software Site Prep Winter 2005

What 3D Laser Scanning?  How can I digest this data and potentially use it in the CAD environment? What about earthwork and scanning?

Scanning the Earth, POB Winter 2006

Ok, so I get corridors.  I get grading objects.  How to I bring this all together into a final site grading composite?

Grading the Design SitePrep Summer 2005

How can I justify training to my boss?

Consult a Professional, Site Prep Spring 2006

How can I use some of these electronic document tools (DWF, PDF, etc) to reduce the amount of paper in my office?

Bits and Bytes of Paper, SitePrep Fall 2006

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