We will discuss ways in which Holder Construction has harnessed the power of laser scanning and related reality capture technology to supplement existing Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows. Laser scanning has the potential to fundamentally change the way in which we plan and coordinate construction work and interact with our built environment. While the technology may be relatively new to our industry, there are many high-value opportunities to use laser scanning to enhance our workflows and provide better-quality products to our owners at the completion of our projects. Software discussion will include integrating laser scan data into AutoCAD software, ReCap software, Revit software, and Navisworks project review software.
Construction project stakeholders interested in laser scanning/Reality Capture to supplement usinexisting BIM workflows.
David Epps has been in the construction industry for 19 years and has worked with Building Information Modeling (BIM) and virtual design and construction for 14 years. As a BIM manager David develops, integrates, coordinates, and manages digital intelligent models for design, construction, and facilities use post-construction. For the last several years he has been focusing on integration and consistency of BIM and related technologies across all Holder projects. This incorporates 3D visualization, options and constructability analysis; layout, laser scanning, coordination, and quality assurance /QC; 4D phasing, sequencing, and scheduling analysis; 5D quantity, cost, and attribute data extraction; mobile access of project models and documentation; and facilities management. He plays an integral role in departmental and company training, recruiting efforts, research and development, field integration, and the continual development and refinement of BIM standards and processes.
Alex Edgar received a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in construction management from the University of Florida, and he has been working in the industry for over 10 years. As an engineer in Holder Construction's Building Information Modeling (BIM) Services Group, Alex is responsible for BIM activities throughout the lifecycle of a construction project, including business development, preconstruction, and construction operations, and transitioning to facilities management. Alex has extensive experience with many project types, including data center, aviation, higher education, and corporate office projects.
Come to the reality computing booth in the exhibit area to meet with the people behind some of the most advanced startups and businesses in the reality computing arena. Products include new analysis tools for reality data and new capture devices, and there will be representatives from new businesses that are maximizing on the Capture-Compute-Create workflow.
We will explore the implementation of the scanning process of an entire Mexico City district and the impact that this process represents as a social-decision support tool. Urban planning has a special responsibility to represent societal needs. Using laser scanning technologies with a powerful 3D visualization tool like ReCap software, planners can generate and explain new ideas, and they can get more people involved in the planning phase. Information for urban planning must integrate all possible strategic information coming from different sources. In other words, the information must be accurate and updated and it should represent a high-fidelity 3D model of the city. In addition, when data is coming from different sources, the integration and management of this information plays a vital role for decision-making and urban planning at all levels of the society. In this lecture we will review the advances that laser scanning methods offer in urban planning for a more sustainable built environment.