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AEC Project Case Studies

May 21 2019
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

AEC Project Case Studies

Track Name: AEC Next
Session Date: May 21 2019 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Session Credits: 1 AIA LU

11:30am - 11:50am Turner Mining Group Improves Operational Efficiencies with Drone Solutions

We live in a world where data is increasingly available and at our fingertips. The ability to collect it is also becoming easier and more cost effective, especially with drone technology. But what do we do with it? How do we use it effectively? In this presentation, we will discuss how Turner Mining Group has improved their operations by going beyond just data. They take the insights they receive and turn it into business intelligence that they use to make key operational decisions and improve operational efficiencies.


Thomas Haun

Turner Mining Group

11:50am - 12:10pm Site Management with Augmented Reality Technology (S.M.A.R.T)

Standard construction management technologies are an inefficient utilization of modern tools for coordination, documentation, and acceleration during construction. S.M.A.R.T technology allows efficiency and enables communication with the team anywhere in the world. This class will showcase the case study of a $1.6 billion airport project and how smart technology was implemented to streamline the construction process through Virtual and Augmented reality. Attendees will see first-hand how a 4K, 360 degree camera was used to scan and produce point-clouds for existing conditions, virtually document punch lists and record imaging for archiving. In addition, attendees will learn how smart glasses were integrated with Autodesk BIM 360 tools to review 3D models in current field conditions while virtually collaborating with designers, engineers, contractor, and clients concurrently.


12:10pm - 12:30pm Business Benefits for the Nuclear Industry Using 3D Reality Capture

Borton-Lawson provided on-site generation of as-built fabrication drawings during planned outage for a RWCU system loop pipe replacement job utilizing a 3D project approach at a Nuclear facility. Fabrication drawings did not exist so the welders typically completed all work using traditional pipe fitting methods within the high radiation area. The application of technology allowed the welders to pre-fabricate each loop in the shop environment, reducing 24 welds down to 8 within the high radiation controlled area. This resulted in 30% schedule savings, associated budget as well as reduction of Rad Waste, and radiation exposure.


Jim Kovalik


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