Should you consider adding this tool to your workflow? While there are some very powerful laser scanners that are accurate and fast for larger spaces, and photogrammetry that is cost-effective but not as accurate, there is a growing number of more-affordable handheld scanners that can be capitalized on to augment the as-built conditions, and in some cases they are more effective the other alternatives. We will discuss the current and forthcoming technology that may augment current scanning methods. This class will address the following questions: What is a reasonable expectation from a handheld scanner and return on investment? What is the workflow for maximizing the scanner’s use for as-built and quality assurance / quality control uses? How can we best capitalize on scanning at this scale? When is the right time to consider handheld versus other scanning technology? Where can this scanning method be most effective? This session features ReCap and Navisworks Manage.
David Stone is the director of virtual construction, bringing 19 years of experience in architecture and construction to inform forward-thinking industry solutions. In his role, Stone is responsible for developing the vision and strategy for the implementation of virtual construction at HITT Contracting, including streamlining processes and coordinating design-compatibility issues via the use of industry-specific technology tools. He collaborates with project teams to identify and resolve workflow issues and conflicts, coordinate Building Information Modeling (BIM)-based shop drawings, create visualizations for proactive planning, and communicate project objectives. Stone is the driving force behind HITT’s virtual-construction initiatives, and is a registered architect and a Design-Build Institute of America design-build professional. He has presented at several architecture, engineering, and construction conferences on the topic of virtual design and construction (VDC), and has been a key contributor for multiple national VDC awards, including AIA BIM TAP, Synchro Pro, and CETI.
Project Case Study where deployed innovation and implementation of three different technologies 1) BIM 360 Plan 2) Revit/C3D Design Models 3) UAV/Drone image capture and point cloud generation provided the ability to isolate and recognize potential schedule risk impacts/conflicts between submitted weekly work plans and actual job progress in a real-time manner. (One page summary brief available upon request for additional detail)
Renovation work is challenging when you’re trying to capture all the necessary details via hand sketches and pictures to complete the new work with as little field conflicts as possible. This is where the laser scanning of existing spaces is best utilized. Laser scanning enables the design and construction teams to collect 3D color images that, when assembled using ReCap software into a single file, enable users to "walk-through" the 3D space as though they were actually in the space in person. Users are able to navigate through the spaces as well as take relevant dimensions without ever having to get on a ladder or even leave their desks. Laser scanning saves time and provides additional levels of detail that pictures alone can't achieve. This roundtable will discuss how companies are currently utilizing point cloud data along with best workflows to maximize the value provided, along with industry trends. This session features ReCap and ReCap.
This class will explore the implementation of an efficient workflow for 3D scanning of large plants. From laser scanning at the field until a point cloud, which can be combined with a 2D layout and 3D models, our scan projects count regularly more than 100 scans. After the scans are taken, the scans are removed from noise and then divided in layers according to the flow sheet. The buildings are also on a separate layer and divided into roof, walls, and floor. These scans are then combined in Navisworks software with a 3D model of a new line generated at our company. The 3D models are made with Inventor software. A 2D layout, which we receive from the customer, is also attached. This workflow has been improved on a lot since the start, and this is what we want to teach in this class. Recently we purchased a drone to capture photos at places that are not reachable for our scanner (for example, ducting on a roof). A 3D point cloud can then be derived from those photos and combined with the laser scan point cloud This session features ReCap, Inventor Professional, and Navisworks Manage.
Renovation work is challenging when you’re trying to capture all the necessary details via hand sketches and pictures to complete the new work with as little field conflicts as possible. This is where the laser scanning of existing spaces is best utilized. Laser scanning enables the design and construction teams to collect 3D color images that, when assembled using ReCap software into a single file, enable users to "walk-through" the 3D space as though they were actually in the space in person. Users are able to navigate through the spaces as well as take relevant dimensions without ever having to get on a ladder or even leave their desks. Laser scanning saves time and provides additional levels of detail that pictures alone can't achieve. This roundtable will discuss how companies are currently utilizing point cloud data along with best workflows to maximize the value provided, along with industry trends. This session features ReCap and ReCap.<br/><br/>
Learn how to take existing project information and capitalize on Autodesk, Inc., platforms; ReCap 360 Pro software; Remake software; Revit software; and Maya software—all to create and aggregate models and present information in an immersive virtual-reality setting to derive value for the overall project. The case study we’ll look at is a historically significant, high-visibility project that needed various reality-capture methods to mitigate possible risk and liability during construction. The team was able to use these requirements to drive drone flights, photogrammetric models, and laser scans. These were used to enrich the design models and create an environment to run scenarios for logistics and feasibility studies. The downstream effect will help the owner better understand the complexity and manage understanding of changes as they occur. The created environment will also aid in developing future projects that have similar challenges. This session features ReCap, Maya, and Revit. AIA Approved
This class will help anyone looking to apply innovation to gain lighter, leaner, and more-lethal business processes via reality computing and additive manufacturing. We will look at several case studies where ReCap software and Fusion 360 software were the software conduits to mission accomplishment. Specifically, we will examine the United States Air Force’s (USAF) explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) community (think: “The Hurt Locker”), which achieved gains on training and lowering costs via 2 initiatives to laser scan real-world “things that go boom” for making realistic, tactile training aids for just-in-time training. Also, find out how Fusion 360 software helped cadets consult with a real-world team and make a myriad of low-cost additive-manufacturing solutions to replace expensive, yet expendable, EOD shape charges. Furthermore, listen and learn about how the USAF and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are redefining building owners’ requirements for the largest real-property owner in the world, the United States Department of Defense. This session features ReCap and Fusion 360.
Join us for a guided tour of how Black & Veatch is exploring the potential impact of virtual-reality (VR) job sites on the future of design and construction. What's a VR job site, you ask? It is a virtual version of the actual job site, including cranes and temporary works. This virtual version can take many forms, ranging from 3D meshes to spherical photography. The idea is to create and use VR job sites for planning, safety, and historical purposes because VR eliminates assumptions and risk by capturing and portraying the actual job-site conditions, not just modeled conditions. Additionally—and most fun of all—you can immerse yourself in a VR job site or future design using first-person VR. Together we will explore real examples—proofs of concepts and ideas from infrastructure projects—including power plants and water projects. But it won't be a total space odyssey—some of the ideas we will explore together are being implemented today, and with ease! This session features ReCap, ReCap 360, and Revit. AIA Approved
This class will explain the fundamentals of laser scanning, explore its value and application in building construction, and reveal how reality-capture tools are shaping the future of the industry. Attendees will gain a basic understanding of what data is collected and how, typical scan-data processing workflows in ReCap software, and analysis for ASTM E1155 Concrete Floor Flatness & Levelness (FF/FL) reporting. We will share best practices for capturing data in the field; accurate and precise scan registration to ensure reliable results; and several examples of actual projects where ReCap software was used to enhance processes and communication. This session features ReCap.
What if we—Autodesk, Inc.—would use our own technologies for our own needs? In this class we will show you how we applied interesting workflows involving the following software: ReCap software, Revit software, BIM 360 Glue software, BIM 360 Layout software, and Point Layout to retrofit the Autodesk Paris office. After having generated a 3D model in Revit software based on point clouds reflecting existing conditions that we got from 3D scans, we made a retrofit proposal and used BIM 360 Layout software to stake out data into the field with a robotic total station. Finally, we used BIM 360 Layout capabilities to verify the as-built construction and update the model. This session features BIM 360 Layout, ReCap, and Revit. AIA Approved
The idea of using Building Information Modeling (BIM) models in facilities management has been raised for many years. One major reason why it isn’t widely adopted in the market is the mismatch between as-built model and built structure. Using reality capture technology, we can collect the scan data of the built structure and use it for as-built model verification. A list of discrepancies between scan data and the as-built model would be produced, and team members could validate the results and amend the as-built model when appropriate. This class will identify the workflow when using Revit software to verify the as-built model with the scan data, as well as the possible follow-up actions. We will use a third-party Revit plug-in for scan data identification with model category, and we’ll perform model checking using point clouds. We’ll explore a sample case to demonstrate the suggested workflow. This session features Revit and ReCap. AIA Approved
Reality capture techniques are becoming commonplace in many aspects of design. The factory layout process is no different. From the clean up and orientation of the point cloud to the possibility of using point clouds as factory assets, when it comes to utilizing point clouds with Factory Design Suite software, there is a lot to consider. Join us in this class as we focus on the various techniques and workflows for capitalizing on point clouds captures in the factory layout process. This session features Factory Design Utilities, Inventor Professional, and ReCap.
Curious about the benefits of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for construction that go beyond just taking photos? Wish you could track and quantify a site’s earthwork more often and more accurately than you’re doing now? This session will focus on an actual working project site where UAVs were tasked with both of those issues. Working on a campus project that includes 12 buildings and 200 acres of site required a way to coordinate work among various trades while verifying work was being performed. To find a solution we took to the sky. With this course we will review how a UAV quadcopter was used to perform photometric surveys to understand how much of our site was exposed at one time; to control the work being performed by comparing the aerial-survey-generated digital terrain model (DTM) to the proposed DTM; to calculate volumetric information of material in the survey; and to verify landscape completion by model comparison.
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