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Scott Aldridge

CI127942: Harnessing Mixed Reality to More Effectively Design, Build, and Operate Infrastructure

(Duration 52:40)

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Learn how this platform enables project teams to interact with 3D design models at scale using Microsoft’s HoloLens wearable holographic computer
  • Discuss the challenges faced, the solutions adopted, the critical factors and goals, the processes put in place, the results thus far, and next steps in using immersive mixed reality to enhance collaboration and improve communication
  • Learn how incorporating mixed reality enhances collaboration, improves workplace performance, boosts operational efficiency, reduces costs, enables input from key operational staff not normally involved, and is effective in educating stakeholders and the public
  • See demonstrations of immersive mixed reality

Description

Description

Scott Aldridge (an innovation and disruptive technology leader at CDM Smith) and Matt Harraka (CDM Smith's national VDC manager) will demonstrate CDM Smith's mixed reality (MR) collaboration platform for VDC and discuss how they've integrated immersive MR into their firm's VDC processes. This MR collaboration platform empowers project teams to interact with 3D design models at scale using Microsoft's wearable holographic computer HoloLens. This creates new ways to visualize designs, share information, and identify problems, letting all involved make more-informed, more-effective, and quicker decisions. Aldridge and Harraka will discuss how incorporating MR enhances collaboration, improves workplace performance, boosts operational efficiency, reduces costs, facilitates input from key operational staff not normally involved, and is effective in educating stakeholders and the public.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Anyone who has an interst in not getting left behind once mixed reality technologies becomes mainstream which it surely will in the next few years.

Speakers

Speakers

Scott Aldridge

Scott is an Innovation and Disruptive Technology leader at CDM Smith, a firm that provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy, and facilities to public and private clients worldwide.He provides leadership and guidance to the firm and its clients in the use of innovative technologies to deliver disruptive solutions that help create competitive advantage, generate value, and reduce operating costs. Scott focuses on emerging technologies that show promise in delivering change, including the use of immersive mixed reality. CDM Smith is an early innovator in harnessing immersive mixed reality to enhance collaboration & improve communication as part of its Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) practice. Scott is based out of Raleigh, NC and has 25 years of experience exploiting digital workplace technologies and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science.

Matthew Harraka

Matthew Harraka, CM-BIM (CDM Smith) is a Regional VDC Manager brings his expertise in Autodesk Suite, multiple gaming engines, Building Information Modeling, and a variety of field instruments from GPS Survey systems to Robotic Total Stations to construction and asset management. He is a driving force behind the CDM Smith VDC Program and use of Disruptive Technology. He works with the first self-contained Holographic computer, the Microsoft HoloLens, and has extensive experience in virtual reality using the HTC Vive and oculus Rift to develop experiences for clients and project staff to review their projects in a Virtual Reality Environment.

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Published

  • 2017
  • CI127942
  • AU Las Vegas;

Software

  • Autodesk Stingray
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Revit
  • Maya

Industry

  • Civil Infrastructure

Topics

  • Augmented Reality
  • Virtual Reality
  • Internet of Things