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Oliver Smith

CS21827: New-Age Reality Capture: Capitalizing on Machine Learning and BIM to Organize Field Data

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Understand the types of visual documentation coming from the field
  • Comprehend the basics of machine learning for speech and vision
  • Describe BIM-driven reality-capture workflows during construction
  • Understand the different types of visual documentation devices in the field today

Materials

Materials

Description

Description

Sources of video and photo content are rapidly increasing within construction. In addition to mobile phones and tablets, drones and even wearables are starting to generate their own views of “reality” from the job site. How can this information best be capitalized on for value during construction, and managed afterward for future retrieval? In this case study-driven class, Oliver Smith of Skanska and Josh Kanner of Smartvid.io will explore how a new set of technologies are helping to deal with the content proliferation—and are also going beyond to elevate the power and value of this visual data. New techniques in machine learning are enabling mining of the native content to help tag and search the ever-growing set of videos and photos coming from the field. Once tagged, the content can be integrated with Building Information Modeling (BIM) for ongoing progress updates during the project and other workflows. We will present examples of drone-generated and mobile-phone-generated field-progress capture. This session features Navisworks Manage, AutoCAD, and Revit. AIA Approved

Target Audience

Target Audience

AEC professionals with field and operations experience concerned with managing “Big Data” of photos, video and model content

Speakers

Speakers

Oliver Smith

Oliver Smith has 16-plus years of experience within the design and construction industry focusing on lean processes, sustainability, Building Information Modeling (BIM), emerging and advancing technologies, and services, to name a few areas. Over his career, he has created and implemented many standards and workflows to help integrate a more streamlined and effective process. In his efforts, he has helped to engage clients, project teams, and other participants in the building process to create an understanding of where and how technology can provide a positive impact before, during, and beyond the construction phase. At Skanska, Smith serves as the regional virtual design and construction director for the southeast region (Washington, DC; Maryland; Virginia; North and South Carolina; Georgia; Florida; Louisiana; and Puerto Rico). This role has evolved into a more expansive one, enabling him to utilize his expertise on all aspects of his career rather than BIM. Currently, he heads up Skanska's unmanned autonomous systems (drone) program, and he has recently become a certificated pilot.

Josh Kanner

Josh Kanner is an experienced entrepreneur with a proven track record in fast-growing enterprise software companies.Most recently he was co-founder of Vela Systems, a pioneer in the use of web and tablet workflows for construction and capital projects. There he led the company’s product, marketing and business development functions. Vela Systems grew from bootstrapped beginnings to include over 50% of the ENR Top Contractors as customers and deployments all over the globe. The company was successfully acquired by Autodesk in 2012 and has been rebranded as BIM 360 Field.Prior to founding Vela Systems, Josh was responsible for product management and strategy at Emptoris (now part of IBM), a web-based strategic sourcing software company with customers including Motorola, GlaxoSmithKline, Bank of America, and American Express.Kanner graduated from Brown University and earned an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He still gets excited to put on a hard hat and walk a job.

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Published

  • 2016
  • CS21827
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • Navisworks Manage
  • AutoCAD
  • Revit

Industries

  • Construction Services
  • Architecture Services
  • General Architecture. Engineering and Construction

Topics

  • Building Construction
  • Building Owners and Operators